Overview

The Smart Configurator is a utility for combining software to meet your needs. It supports the following three functions related to the embedding of Renesas drivers in your systems: importing middleware, generating driver code, and setting pins.

Topics

We have revised the Smart Configurator for RZ and RX.

Learn More (RZ Tool News) >>
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Guides for Beginners Learning How to Use the Smart Configurator

The guides listed below are available for customers who will be using the Smart Configurator for the first time.

Guide (PDF) Description
RX Smart Configurator User’s Guide: CS+ This guide is for those who will be using the Smart Configurator for RX with the CS+ integrated development environment. It covers everything from installation to the setting of peripheral functions and generation of code.
RX Smart Configurator User's Guide: e² studio This guide is for those who will be using the Smart Configurator for RX with the e² studio integrated development environment. It covers the setting of peripheral functions, generation of code, other operations, and functions specific to the e² studio version.
RH850 Smart Configurator User's Guide: CS+ This guide is for those who will be using the Smart Configurator for RH850 with the CS+ integrated development environment. It covers everything from installation to the setting of peripheral functions and generation of code.
RZ/A2M Smart Configurator User's Guide: e² studio This guide is for those who will be using the Smart Configurator for RZ/A2M with the e² studio integrated development environment.

Release Information

Product Name Latest Ver. Released Details of upgrade Download Important
Smart Configurator for RX V2.2.0 Jul 22, 2019 See Tool News  Download Usage with CS+ also requires the CS+ plug-in.
Smart Configurator for RH850 V1.1.0 Jul 20, 2018 See Tool News  Download Usage with CS+ also requires the CS+ plug-in.
Smart Configurator for RZ V1.6.0 Jul 22, 2019 See Tool News  Download The stand-alone software only supports the pin-assignment function. (See "Functions")

Important: Note that this product is provided in different forms according to the development environment in use. For details, refer to the "Forms of Provision".

Features

Importing Board Information (Note1)

You can import Board Description File (BDF) in which board information is defined. The Smart Configurator will automatically start making the settings of clock signals and pins after a BDF is imported. Based on the imported information, you can also export board information in which you have changed the settings to suit your board.

Note

  1. Importing board information supports RX family devices only.

Importing Middleware/Driver

RX Family: Importing Fit Modules

This function is for importing FIT (Firmware Integration Technology) modules and modifying settings such as pin assignments. You can also use it with the driver code generator.

Details of FIT >>

RZ Family: Importing middleware and driver from RZ/A2M Software Package (Note1)

This function is for importing middleware and driver from RZ/A2M Software Package and modifying settings such as pin assignments.

Details of RZ/A2M Software Package >>

Note

  1. This function supports RZ/A2M Software Package version 2.0.0 or above.

Generating Driver Code

The Smart Configurator allows you to use its GUI to generate driver code that handles the details of the settings of peripheral modules.

Clock settings

You can make clock settings by selecting clock sources and making connections in the block diagrams in the [Clocks configuration] window.

Component settings

In the [Software component configuration] window, you can embed sample code (Note1), set peripheral functions, check for errors in settings, or modify driver channels by selecting the modules to be used.

Note

  1. Embedding sample code function supports RX family devices only.

Pin Settings

The assignments of pins can be set up from a GUI, which also checks and offers solutions for cases of contention for the same pins by multiplexed functions.

Pins Configuration window (displayed per peripheral module)

Specifying a peripheral module in the Pins Configuration window displays the pin functions for use by the module and allows you to set their assignments to pins.

MCU Package window

The MCU Package window displays a symbolic view of the pins, indicating by colors which are and are not in use, and indicating pins for which multiplexed functions are in contention, and so on, so you are able to check the overall situation.

Automatic resolution of contention between pin functions

Where contention for pins is present, clicking on the pins brings up a list allowing you to automatically change the assignments of pins to resolve the contention.

Functions

MCUs Importing middleware Generating driver code Pin settings
RH850
RX
RZ RZ/A2
RZ/A1
RZ/G1
RZ/G2E

 Supported | — Not Supported

Forms of Provision

The Smart Configurator is provided as an e² studio plug-in or a stand-alone version. See the table below for details.

MCUs supported IDEs
e² studio CS+ IAR GHS
RH850 Stand-alone software  Download Stand-alone software  Download Stand-alone software  Download
RX e² studio plug-in Stand-alone software  Download Stand-alone software  Download
RZ RZ/A2 e² studio plug-in
RZ/A1 Stand-alone software  Download
RZ/G1 Stand-alone software  Download
RZ/G2E Stand-alone software  Download

— Not Supported

Code generation support

Codes, generated by Smart Configurator, can be built by compilers in below.

MCUs e² studio plugin Stand-alone software
Compilers from Renesas GNU compilers Compilers from Renesas IAR compiler GHS compiler
RH850
RX (Note1) (Note1)
RZ RZ/A2
RZ/A1 (Note2)
RZ/G1 (Note3)
RZ/G2E (Note3)

 Supported | — Not Supported

Note

  1. FIT modules cannot be imported with this compiler.
  2. Only the pin-assignment function is supported.
  3. Only the pin-assignment function and the pin setting code generation (DTS) function are supported.

Products Supporting Component

RX Family: FIT Modules

RZ Family: Software Package

Videos

Introduction

Smart Configurator (SC) is a GUI-based tool that can generate code for drivers and middlewares and configure pins easily. - Smart Configurator overview - Centralized resource management - Easy, Efficient, Expansion

Example1 - CMT Driver

Smart Configurator (SC) is a GUI-based tool that can generate code for drivers and middlewares and configure pins easily. The objective of this video is to create a LED blinking program by using "Smart Configurator".

Example2 - A/D Convertor

Smart Configurator (SC) is a GUI-based tool that can generate code for drivers and middlewares and configure pins easily. The objective of this video is to create an A/D converter program (potentiometer to control LED blinking) by using "Smart Configurator".

Target Devices

Family Series Group
RX RX100 RX110, RX111, RX113, RX130
RX200 RX230, RX231, RX23T, RX24T, RX24U
RX600 RX64M, RX651, RX65N, RX66T
RX700 RX71M, RX72T, RX72M
RH850 RH850/F1x RH850/F1KM (Note3)
RZ RZ/A RZ/A1H (Note1), RZ/A1L (Note1), RZ/A1LC (Note1), RZ/A1LU (Note1), RZ/A1M (Note1)
RZ/A2M
RZ/G RZ/G1C (Note2), RZ/G1E (Note2), RZ/G1H (Note2), RZ/G1M (Note2), RZ/G1N (Note2), RZ/G2E (Note2), RZ/G2M (Note2)

Note

  1. Only the pin-assignment function is supported.
  2. Only the pin-assignment function and the pin setting code generation (DTS) function are supported.
  3. R7F701652 and R7F701653 are not supported.

Information supporting development tools

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FAQ Frequently asked questions and useful hints for development.
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Tool News Tool release information and other important information.
Operating Environment Information on system requirements and operating environment for the latest version of tools.
Info on Discontinued Products A list of Renesas software and tools that have been discontinued and are no longer being offered for new projects.