Renesas announced the RL78 Green Energy Challenge!‏

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Renesas Electronics America, Inc. is leading a great green revolution and are challenging you to transform how the world experiences green energy and low-power design. Announcing the RL78 Green Energy Challenge!

Engineers from around the world will compete for top honor by developing a unique, low-power application featuring the RL78 microcontroller (MCU). Succeed and you'll win a share of a $17,500 Grand Prize! The competition starts on March 26, 2012 and ends August 30, 2012. Winners will be announced at the Renesas DevCon in October in Anaheim, CA. 

Follow Renesas on Twitter and Facebook for a chance to win additional weekly prizes from official contest partners! Pmods, development tools, and even more cash prizes are up for grabs. Follow the weekly challenge questions and answer correctly for your chance to win. 


Hundreds of free RL78/G13 Demonstration Kits ("RDK"s) are being distributed to those who qualify. 

The RDK is optimized for low power and features a great mix of peripherals. It is based on the 78K0R CPU core and can be applied to a variety of consumer and industrial applications. Optimized for low-power operation, this development kit runs with a 16-bit, 32-Mhz RL78G13 MCU @ 40.6 DMIPS. 

Software is supported by the IAR RL78 Embedded Workbench, as well as a Micrium full uC/Probe license. The RDK comes fully loaded with the Embedded Workbench, 16-KB Kickstart edition. Request a full license of the IAR Embedded Workbench when you sign up for a free RDK.
Join the RL78 Green Energy Challenge today! 

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*by andreascy*