Renesas RX Microcontroller Design Contest

Renesas Electronics recently announced their RX Design Contest. The Renesas RX Design Contest is an opportunity for embedded engineers to showcase their skills in any type of design using an RX MCU. One thousand RX62N Renesas Demonstration Kits (RDKs) will be available to contestants for free. The use of the RDK is encouraged, but not required. The top prize is $5000 and there are over $110,000 in cash and prizes. The deadline to enter the Renesas RX Design Contest is March 4, 2011.

RX Design Contest Prizes

  • $5,000 (first place)
  • $3,000 (second place)
  • $1,000 (third place)
  • $500 (five honorable mentions)
  • Weekly challenges and prizes

The contest selections will be based on a scoring of technical merit, design originality, usefulness, cost effectiveness, documentation and public voting. Participating Alliance Partners also will present their own prize awards, based on criteria for their respective prizes. Final judging and the winner selections will be announced during a special ceremony at Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley 2011.

The RX62N RDK offered to contestants integrates products from several Renesas Electronics partners to create an extremely robust solution that helps reduce design and interoperability uncertainty for designers while delivering desired performance and time-to-market turnaround. Among the components on the RDK board are devices from Analog Devices, Epson, Micron Technology, National Semiconductor, Okaya, SEGGER and TotalPhase.

More information: RX MCU Design Contest