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Renesas EK-RA6M4 Evaluation Kit - Part 1

The Renesas EK-RA6M4 evaluation kit features a Renesas RA6M4 microcontroller based on an Arm® Cortex®-M33 Core. This video is the first in a series of 3 that will look at the kit features (part 1), software development tools (part 2) and a mini real-world application (part 3) where we connect up some sensors to our kit and see where that takes us.

Kit Features

MCU Native Pin Access

  • 200MHz, Arm Cortex®-M33 core
  • 1MB Code Flash, 256kB SRAM
  • 144 pins, LQFP package
  • Native pin access through 4x 40-pin male headers
  • MCU and USB current measurement points

Ecosystem & System Control Access

  • USB Full Speed host and device
  • Multiple 5V input sources
  • USB (Debug, Full Speed)
  • External power supply
  • SEGGER J-LinkTM on-board programmer and debugger
  • User LEDs and buttons:
  • Three user LEDs (red, blue, green)
  • Power LED (white) indicating availability of regulated power
  • Debug LED (yellow) indicating the debug connection
  • Two user buttons
  • One reset button
  • MikroElektronikaTMmikroBUS connector
  • SparkFun® Qwiic® connector
  • 2x SeeedGrove® connectors
  • 2xDigilent PmodTM connectors
  • ArduinoTM (Uno R3) connector
  • MCU boot configuration jumper

Special Feature Access

  • Ethernet (RMII and PHY)
  • 64MB External Octo-SPI Flash
  • 32MB External Quad-SPI Flash

Kit Contents: EK-RA6M4 board, Micro USB device cable (type-A male to micro-B male), Micro USB host cable (type-A male to micro-B male), Ethernet patch cable.

Articles in this series:

  • Part 1 - Hardware Features of the EK-RA6M4 evaluation kit
  • Part 2 - Software support and trying out the preinstalled demo software for the kit
  • Part 3 - A real-world application by trying out some sensors
Mark completed his Electronic Engineering degree in 1991 and worked in real-time digital signal processing applications engineering for a number of years, before moving into technical marketing.