Renesas Electronics Enables Flexible Design for Capacitive Touch-Based Human-Machine Interface Applications

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world’s number one supplier of microcontrollers, is a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad-range of analog and power devices. Business operations began as Renesas Electronics in April 2010 through the integration of NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723) and Renesas Technology Corp., with operations spanning research, development, design and manufacturing for a wide range of applications. Headquartered in Japan, Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More information can be found at

1 Renesas released the Workbench development tool in 2009, timed to coincide with the start of mass production of the R8C/3xT Group of touch sensing MCUs. A variety of functions have been added since then in response to customer requirements. The current version of the software is Workbench6.

2 Only the board is included. Compatible software will be distributed via the website at a later date.

3 An integrated development environment tool for Renesas RX Family (RX600, RX200, and RX100) MCUs that is based on the internationally popular Eclipse open source integrated development environment and the CDT plugin, which enables development using C/C++.

4 Workbench6, which supports mixing self-capacitance and mutual-capacitance, will be distributed via the website at a later date.


Renesas Electronics America Media Contact:
Voce Communications, a Porter Novelli Company
Jessica Kerr, 415-975-2213
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