Renode is a development framework which accelerates IoT and embedded systems development by letting you simulate physical hardware systems - including both the CPU, peripherals, sensors, environment and wired or wireless medium between nodes. For more information, see Renode’s official website.


You can configure Renode as a debugging tool using debug_tool option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File):

platform = ...
board = ...
debug_tool = renode

More options:


We will automatically install for you the latest Renode package using PlatformIO package manager. The only requirement is to install Mono/.NET framework.

Windows:On Windows 7, download and install .NET Framework 4.7. Windows 10 ships with .NET by default, so no action is required there.
Mac:Install Homebrew and the mono package using brew install mono.
Linux:Install the mono-complete package as per the installation instructions for various Linux distributions which can be found on the Mono project website.

Check the official Renode installation guide for more details.


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For more detailed board information please scroll tables below by horizontal.

Name Platform Debug MCU Frequency Flash RAM
Arty FPGA Dev Kit SiFive On-board FE310 450MHz 16MB 256MB
HiFive Unleashed SiFive On-board FU540 1500MHz 32MB 8GB
HiFive1 SiFive On-board FE310 320MHz 16MB 16KB
HiFive1 Rev B SiFive On-board FE310 320MHz 16MB 16KB
SparkFun RED-V RedBoard SiFive On-board FE310 320MHz 16MB 16KB
SparkFun RED-V Thing Plus SiFive On-board FE310 320MHz 16MB 16KB