Renesas Electronics America Highlights Secure Smart Energy Solutions at Grid Edge World Forum 2017

Explore Renesas’ High-Performance Processing, Accuracy, Connectivity, and Security Solutions for the Smart Grid in Action at Booth #502

Renesas Electronics America Inc., a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced it will demonstrate smart energy solutions that enable the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) applications at Grid Edge World Forum, June 27-29, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. At booth #502, Renesas will demonstrate microcontroller (MCU)-based designs for high-performance embedded control processing, accurate metering, multi-standard connectivity, and reliable security, which support embedded designers from their application concept to innovative smart energy solutions.

As devices become interconnected and processing capabilities move out to the edge, smart meter and other energy equipment manufacturers require more comprehensive design resources, from development platforms to reference designs to fully working prototypes. At Grid Edge World Forum, Renesas is sharing its embedded design expertise and perspectives on the smart grid. Renesas will showcase solutions from the distribution automation network to the grid edge, and will also explore emerging technologies for low-voltage grid architectures in the control center and in the field with other smart grid experts during the conference sessions.

Panel Discussion

Peter Knazko, Segment Manager, Smart Grid & Metrology, Renesas Electronics America, will join smart grid and technology experts from Whisker Labs, Blue Pillar, and Green Tech Media Research to discuss how smart grid product manufacturers can achieve innovative designs in the panel “The Plug & Play Grid: Realizing the Full Opportunity of the Internet of Things.”

When: Wednesday, June 28 at 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm PT
Where: Santa Jose Convention Center

Technology Demonstrations

At booth #502, Renesas Electronics America will showcase several innovative smart energy solutions that address three key elements of designing for the grid edge:

High-Performance Processing

Metrology is the science of measurement, and Renesas has designed into its evaluation systems accuracies of better than +/- 0.1 percent and a dynamic range of over 6600:1, with the possibility to use either shunt-based sensing, or the more traditional current-transformer based methods.

At the Grid Edge World Forum, Renesas will demonstrate its low-power RL78/I1C microcontroller (MCU)-based solutions with high security functionality that enable smart meter manufacturers to create, customize, and bring to market high-precision smart meters that drive innovation at the grid edge.


Renesas, a founding member of the Wi-SUN Alliance, will also demonstrate reliable smart meter connectivity for the smart grid based on its RAA604S Sub-GHz RF front-end device and RL78/G1H integrated RF transceiver chip.


Protection of high-precision data is mission critical for systems and connectivity standards, and there are multiple levels of security from which to choose. Renesas will showcase its secure cloud-connected power solution for power meters with technology from Intrinsic ID and Medium One. The demonstrations will highlight the use of Intrinsic ID’s SRAM PUF (Physical Unclonable Function) authentication technology inside Renesas’ RX231 MCU that prevents unauthorized access to the Renesas IoT Sandbox cloud site and manipulation of smart meter sensing data, providing peace of mind for metering manufacturers who want to bring their next-generation devices online.

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