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Renesas Electronics Europe: TES Electronic Solutions’ Guiliani Graphical User Interface Software Now Supports Renesas’ RZ/A1 Microprocessors (MPU)

Dusseldorf, June 27, 2014 — Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the availability of Guiliani graphical user interface software from TES Electronic Solutions for the RZ/A1 “Renesas Starter Kit” (RSK) development suite.

Renesas’ RZ/A1 microprocessor (MPU) has been designed to give an optimal cost / performance balance for Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications. In contrast to a standard microprocessor architecture, the RZ/A1 Group incorporates up to 10MB of embedded SRAM, eliminating the need for external RAM. It can also give a significant performance boost compared with devices needing to run code over an external bus interface. This achieves a high performance - and with no external RAM required, system cost and complexity can be reduced dramatically. Of course, hardware requires optimised software too. Supported by TES Electronic Solutions’ Guiliani HMI software, the RZ/A1 provides a complete and very cost-effective solution.

Guiliani is a platform independent HMI framework designed to meet todays’ user expectations for smartphone-like HMIs on highly cost-driven embedded systems. Being OS- and CPU-agnostic and without requiring an expensive hardware GPU, it covers a wide range of cost efficient MCUs and MPUs and is an ideal complement to Renesas’ RZ/A series.

Guiliani is delivered with a customisable and extensible set of modern widgets and features like carousels, wheels, gauges, drop boxes, animations, transition effects, multi-language support and skinning. Applying its modern graphics processing features, including sub-pixel accurate rendering, anti-aliasing, scaling, filtering and blending in combination with smart redraw and caching mechanisms, provides an eye-catching and high-performance visual experience. Guiliani’s PC drag and drop editor and simulator support rapid HMI design and prototyping, resulting in fast development cycles.

Robert Kalman (Renesas Electronics Europe) says: “In the HMI market today, competitive pressures mean that companies need a complete package of high-performance hardware and software to reduce development time and cost. The combination of Renesas’ RZ/A1 and TES Electronic Solutions’ Guiliani software provides customers with a wonderful user experience, fast time to market and very appealing GUIs.”

Thomas Hase (TES Electronic Solutions) said: “With the breakthrough of integrating sufficiently large internal SRAM and being optimised for modern HMI solutions, the Renesas RZ/A is a very attractive platform for our Guiliani HMI framework. RZ/A together with Guiliani are at the sweet spot of fantastic GUI experiences with fast development cycles at very attractive system cost.”

About TES Electronic Solutions

TES Electronic Solutions (“TES”, www.tes-dst.com) is a leading full-spectrum Electronics Design Services Company and Technology Supplier with headquarter in Stuttgart, Germany.
We serve markets like e.g. Automotive, Avionics, Semiconductor, Industrial, White Goods and Professional Audio and provide services from full turn-key product development with supply chain and life cycle management to expert consultancy according to customers’ requirements.
TES operates 11 design centers worldwide, 7 of which are in Germany, one in the UK, Serbia, Bulgaria and India.
We provide Hardware-, Embedded Software-, Mixed-signal & RF ASIC- and FPGA Design services on system-, sub-system or chip level to our broad global customer base.
Our focus areas include embedded platforms, multi media systems for professional applications and wireless solutions. Furthermore, TES is a well-known and leading supplier of intellectual property (IP) and expert services in embedded graphics and human machine interface (HMI) technologies.
A further key differentiator of TES is the excellent system engineering expertise which most of our customers do appreciate and order.

About Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas Electronics is the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, including system-on-chip and a wide range of discrete analogue and power devices. Established in 2010, Renesas Electronics combines the collective semiconductor expertise of Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric and NEC Electronics, encapsulating more than 200 years' experience.

Renesas' products are the result of decades of research and investment into semiconductor technology and customer solutions. Today, they provide pioneering platforms for the advancement of the Smart Society, embedding intelligence, connectivity, safety and security in solutions for cars, homes, buildings and factories. In Europe, Renesas complements its cutting-edge technology with resources that foster customer proximity and span the entire product lifecycle. These include the European Technology Centre, which designs innovative solutions specifically for Europe, and the European Quality Centre in Dusseldorf, which provides technical support to customers throughout the region. Renesas also operates an effective ecosystem, comprising the industry's largest local support network and an extensive network of over 800 hardware and software alliance partners.

Headquartered in Japan, Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More information is available at www.renesas.com.

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