On May 17, Our team presented an all-day training seminar at the Fredrick office on the latest Renesas Flexible Software Package (FSP) technology. On-site participants included engineers from various companies with offices in Colorado, such as Medtronic and II-VI Incorporated. Engineers from overseas also attended remotely.
This training session was the first since the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on travel and events. Prior to the pandemic, our team members often traveled both domestically and internationally to train other engineers in the use of various Renesas technologies, including the RZ microcontroller family and the Synergy family. In fact, our team has been recognized by the electronics giant as a Renesas Certified Training Center. As Michael Halleck, Vice President of Software Product Development, likes to say, “We train the folks who train the folks who use the Renesas chips and software stacks.” Dev Mandya and John Taft from Renesas presented brief talks on Renesas’ history, the background of the Renesas Advanced (RA) family of microcontrollers, and the FSP software for use with the RA MCUs. Lucia Fox from AKI GIBB and Sarah Carlock at HWI were invaluable in coordinating the event. Michael Halleck, along with Firmware Engineers, Ali Elhouderi and Huan Nguyen, led the FSP training.
Topics for the May 17 seminar included an introduction to FSP, creating an FSP project, and running the project code on a Renesas RA6M2 microcontroller evaluation kit. For engineers who mostly work with bare- metal applications, there was also an afternoon lab session introducing Microsoft’s real-time operating system, Azure RTOS.
Our team is looking forward to providing more training and to helping more engineers develop and deliver products with excited technologies such as RA and FSP – there are more training plans in development, and we are eager to share them with future attendees!