The Renesas RL78 16-bit microcontroller is designed for highly integrated, low-power applications and is used in appliances, consumer electronics, factory automation, and smart energy control systems. For applications requiring cellular connectivity, the end-device certified Skywire™ Cellular Modem with optional bundled, no-contract cellular plans is an ideal choice.
The Skywire™ Renesas RL78 PMOD adapter kit allows the Skywire™ development kit to plug directly into the Renesas RL78 development kit via an SPI-to-UART interface. The back of the adapter board is an interface that can connect to a Kurumi board.
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Skywire™ Cellular Modems
Created by award-winning developers, Skywire™ plug-in cellular modems are the fastest way to provide cellular connectivity for machine-to-machine (M2M) products and speed them to market. Within months of its introduction Skywire™ was recognized for innovation and named a finalist for the ECN Impact Awards, Boards, Modules and Embedded Systems category.
Skywire™ is the smallest end-device certified cellular modem on the market, making it quicker and easier to deploy than chip-down chipset solutions, external modems, or solder-in modules. It uses an XBee® Standard form factor and its pre-certification eliminates months of delay and tens of thousands of dollars of cost for required certification.
It is easy to deploy, requiring just voltage and a UART connection and is more flexible than other plug-in modules, supporting a wider range of voltages and antenna connections.