Introducing the new Renesas S5D9 IoT Fast Prototyping Kit

Today, we are very pleased to announce the new Renesas S5D9 IoT Fast Prototyping Kit!

In collaboration with Seeed Studio, Bug Labs and Medium One, Renesas has broadened Renesas IoT Sandbox by enhancing the data monitoring and data intelligence developer components areas to significantly speed the prototyping process, and by adding the new Renesas Synergy™ S5D9 IoT Fast Prototyping Kit that can be used for both prototyping and as a production module. Besides, Renesas Electronics America will demonstrate new Renesas IoT Sandbox solutions at IoT World 2017, booth 725, May 16-18, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. If you would like to learn more about it, please come and visit!

New Product - Renesas S5D9 IoT Fast Prototyping Kit

The Renesas S5D9 IoT Fast Prototyping Kit is the first co-branded MCU development kit targeted for rapid IoT prototyping. Powered by the Renesas Synergy S5D9 MCU – ARM Cortex M4F @120MHz with integrated 2MB flash and 640KB SDRAM, the kit includes an extra 256Mbits serial Nor QSPI flash; acoustic, motion, pressure, temperature and humidity sensors; a 10/100Base-T Ethernet port; a USB 2.0 Full Speed port as device and 5V power input; three colored LEDs (Red, Yellow, Green); a 10-pin JTAG; and two Grove and one PMOD expansion connectors.

It includes all the integrated functionality, plus sufficient expansion capability, to allow users to start IoT prototyping. The kit has been validated and supported by Renesas IoT Sandbox. Renesas IoT Sandbox allows the user to rapidly create IoT applications using cloud services and real-time workflows by aggregating all event data from any source, whether it’s sensors, mobile apps, or an existing cloud, and performs real-time processing to extract intelligence or implement automation.

All functions needed for development are incorporated, from connecting to the cloud and processing device data, to IoT-centric libraries with analytics functions for predicting trends and detecting anomalies. With Renesas IoT Sandbox, you can focus on application logic while the IoT Sandbox quickly extracts intelligent insights to power your applications.

Simply create a free Renesas IoT Sandbox account at and connect the S5D9 IoT Fast Prototyping Kit to Renesas IoT Sandbox. You can quickly turn your big IoT ideas into a prototype. The Synergy S5D9 IoT Fast Prototyping Kit is now available for pre-order on the Bazaar for US$34.95 per kit.

“Time to market is a vital aspect of successful IoT products, and the ability for users to develop prototypes with the kit and then leverage the same board design as open-source hardware for their production product gives product development teams a huge competitive advantage,” said Eric Pan, CEO of Seeed Studio.

“The advantage of Renesas IoT Sandbox is the simplicity it brings to the embedded IoT design process. Developers can easily integrate their Renesas IoT Fast Prototyping Kits with Bug Labs Dweet messaging and Freeboard dashboards to jump start their solution development. Renesas IoT Sandbox enables them to build real-time data monitoring applications in under five minutes and then quickly transition into a production deployment,” said Peter Semmelhack, Bug Labs Founder and CEO.

“Prototyping environments play a key role in reducing the complexity associated with IoT design. Renesas IoT Sandbox powered by Medium One’s Data Intelligence platform makes it easy for IoT developers to build applications that integrate with many of the popular cloud-based web services, freeing up their time to focus on their application expertise, making applications smarter and more valuable to their customers,” said David Thai, Founder and CEO at Medium One.

Your feedback is crucial and very much appreciated. For more IoT information about Seeed Studio, contact [email protected].




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  1. As someone who works with prototyping, this looks very interesting.
    Did I miss it, or did you not list a release date?

    Any ideas on price?

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May 2017