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Getting Started with the Renesas Synergy Platform

Last Updated:07/04/2017

Getting Started

We have made it easy for you to get started with the Renesas Synergy Platform. Just follow the tasks on this page and we will guide you thru the entire process of downloading, installing and running your first Synergy. Each task has an associated How To article that describes all the steps required to complete each task. You can skip a task if you have already completed it (for example, if you already have a kit) and some tasks have options for completion (for example, you have a choice of using e2 studio or IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas Synergy as your IDE).

If you use this Getting Started Guide carefully and completely you will avoid issues that arise when taking seemingly time saving 'short-cuts'. Within an hour you this guide will get you up and running with the Synergy platform and ready to begin your first project. Sound good? Then let's get started!

1: How to obtain a Synergy Starter Kit, if you don't already have one

In this step we show you how to obtain a Synergy Kit. A Synergy kit is highly recommended in order to experience the power of Synergy in a hands-on environment. You should be able to obtain your kit in just a couple of days. Just click on this link to see your options and our recommendations for obtaining a kit. Link

2: How to obtain all the development tools needed to work with the Renesas Synergy Platform

In this step we show you how to register for and download and the tools needed to develop projects targeting the Renesas Synergy Platform. By following this step by step guide we will show you how to download all the needed software components. Just click on this link to go to the How to guide that shows each step needed to complete this task. Link

3: How to install all the development tools used with the Renesas Synergy Platform

In this step we show you how to install the tools needed to develop projects targeting the Renesas Synergy Platform. By following this step by step guide we will have your system up and running in less than 30 minutes. Just click on this link to go to the How to guide that shows each step needed to complete this task. Link

4: How to work with the Synergy Software Package

In this step we show you how to work with the Synergy Software Platform (SSP. Introductions for each of the key elements required to use the SSP are provided so you can 'brush up' on topics such as creating threads, configuring modules and stacks. After completing this task you will be ready to create your own application project. Just click on this link to go to the How to guide that shows each step we recommend to get up to speed on the SSP. Link

5: Where to go for documentation, example designs and other development resources

There are a variety of resources available to accelerate your development. Data sheets, user's manuals, example designs, application notes, online support, and online engineering forums all make it possible to get a head start on your specific project. Just click on this link to go to an article that describes all of the relevant development resources, where to find them and how to use them efficiently. Link

Additional Resources and Suggestions

You can find additional resources and suggestions to learn more about the Synergy Software Package here. Link

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