Synergy Book


The revolutionary Synergy Platform promises to change the life of embedded design engineers for the better thanks to enabling you to start development at the API (Application Programming Interface) layer and focus your creativity on differentiation of your own application.  As a result, you will reduce your time to market, lower cost of ownership and remove barriers to entry.

Getting started is now even easier with the publication of “Basics of the Renesas Synergy™ Platform”.  Based around the S5D9 promotion kit, the book introduces the concept of the Synergy Platform before taking you through all the necessary steps to reach your first application implementation.  Heavily indexed, it can also serve as a reference guide for those already familiar with the platform.

You are able to download the complete book from this website, as well as identifying and downloading individual chapters which have been recently updated due to the fast pace of development of the Renesas Synergy™ Platform.

For those who prefer it, elements of the book are also available as video tutorials, accessible both here on Renesas’ YouTube channel, Renesas Presents.

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Individual Chapters

Listed below are the project examples from the book. If no update is mentioned then the original printed version is still valid. When there is an update, the main reason for updated will be stated.

SSP Release v1.5.0 Updated 2018.11

  1. Introduction to the Renesas Synergy™ Platform
  2. Details of the Renesas Synergy™ Software
  3. An Introduction to the APIs of the Synergy Software
  4. Getting the Renesas Synergy™ Platform Toolchain Up and Running
  5. Working with the Development Environments for the Renesas  Synergy™ Platform
  6. Renesas Synergy™ Kits
  7. Starting the Renesas Synergy™ Promotion Kit PK-S5D9 for the First Time
  8. Hello world! – Hello Blinky!
  9. Including a Real-Time Operating System
  10. Sending Data Through USB Using a Queue
  11. Event Analysis with TraceX®
  12. Where To Go From Here

Example Projects (Updated 2018.11)

Please find in this section the project examples from the book.

The pre-requisite file contains the project files you need to start the chapter and enables you to write your own code for the exercises contained in the chapter. The solution file contains not only the project files to start the chapter, but also all code that will be developed during the chapter. The following tables lists the chapters with associated projects and which type of project file it is.

Chapter Prerequisite e² studio   Prerequisite IAR Solution e² studio Solution IAR
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