32-bit MCUs deliver 200MHz performance

21st November 2022
Mick Elliott

Renesas has expanded its RA Family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) with the addition of the RA6E1 Group MCUs.


They are in stock at Anglia Components.

The RA6E1 Group are said to be the industry’s first Entry-Line MCUs to deliver 200 MHz performance and also provide exceptional low power consumption specifications, along with a rich list of peripheral features.

These 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) uses the high-performance Arm Cortex-M33 core with TrustZone. The MCU is built on a highly efficient 40nm process and is supported by an open and flexible ecosystem concept—the Flexible Software Package (FSP) —and is the perfect entry point into the RA Family of microcontrollers.

The MCUs are suitable for IoT applications requiring streamlined feature and connectivity integration including Ethernet, and unprecedented performance with 790.75 CoreMark, which are 3.95CoreMark / Mhz.

Six different part make up the RA6E1 group, spanning from 48-pin to 100-pin packages, and from 512kB to 1MB of flash memory along with 256kB of SRAM.

The devices offer exceptional power consumption specifications, and extensive peripherals and connectivity options (including Ethernet), delivering a unique combination of performance and features.

Renesas’ RA Family MCUs are differentiated by a combination of very low power consumption, best-in-class security options, including Arm TrustZone technology, and Renesas’ Flexible Software Program (FSP) that supports all RA Family offerings. The FSP includes highly efficient drivers and middleware to ease the implementation of communications and security.

The FSP’s GUI simplifies and accelerates the development process.

It enables flexible use of legacy code, as well as easy compatibility and scalability with other RA Family devices.

Designers using FSP also have access to the extensive Arm ecosystem, offering a wide range of tools that help speed time-to-market.

Support for developers is provided with the RA6E1 fast prototyping board which comes equipped with a R7FA6E10F2CFP microcontroller and is an evaluation board specialised for prototype development in a variety of applications. The board has a built-in SEGGER J-Link emulator circuit so developers can write/debug programs without additional tools.

In addition, with the integrated Arduino Uno and Pmod interfaces included as standard and through-hole access to all pins of the microcontroller the board is not only flexible but has high expandability.

Sample software is available to demonstrate the functionality of the MCU and for connecting between the prototyping board and various wireless modules or various sensor modules.

Renesas has combined the RA6E1 MCUs with complementary analogue and power offerings for a variety of applications.

Examples include an Ultra-small Fingerprint Sensor and a Cloud Gateway Module.

Anglia are offering customers a free fast prototyping board and samples of the RA6E1 Microcontrollers from Renesas.

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