The EK-RA4M2 evaluation kit enables users to effortlessly evaluate the features of the RA4M2 MCU Group and develop embedded systems applications using Renesas' Flexible Software Package (FSP) and e2 studio IDE. Utilize rich on-board features along with your choice of popular ecosystem add-ons to bring your big ideas to life.

Getting Started

Running the Quick Start Example Project

  1. The EK-RA4M2 board comes pre-programmed with a Quick Start example project (source code provided in the EK-RA4M2 example project bundle).
  2. Power up the EK-RA4M2 board through the USB debug port (J10) using the micro USB device cable connected to a 5V power source. The white power LED will light up.
  3. The Quick Start example project will begin to execute blinking the blue user LED.
  4. Refer to the EK-RA4M2 – Quick Start Guide to explore additional functionality of the Quick Start example project.

Developing Embedded Applications

  1. Modifying the Quick Start example project – Refer to the EK-RA4M2 Quick Start Guide for instructions on importing, modifying and building the Quick Start example project.
  2. Start with one of the many other example projects (provided in the EK-RA4M2 example project's bundle) – Choose from many example projects to learn about different peripherals of the RA4M2 MCU group. These example projects can serve as excellent starting points for you to develop your custom applications.

Building Custom Hardware

  1. Start by building a functional prototype - Utilize the EK-RA4M2 board with your choice of ecosystem add-ons.
  2. Build custom hardware – Develop custom hardware by referring to the design and manufacturing information provided in the EK-RA4M2 design package.

Certifications

The EK-RA4M2 kit meets the following certifications/standards. Refer to the EK-RA4M2 user manual for the disclaimer, precautions and more details on the certifications.

EMC/EMI Standards

  • FCC Notice (Class A) – Part 15
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada ICES-003 Compliance: CAN ICES-3 (A)/NMB-3(A)
  • CE Class A (EMC Directive 2004/108/EEC)
  • Taiwan Chinese National Standard 13438, C6357 compliance, Class A limits
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 32:2015, Class A

Material Selection, Waste, Recycling, and Disposal Standards

  • EU RoHS
  • China SJ/T 113642014, 10-year environmental protection use period

Safety Standards

  • UL 94V-0

Features

  • Special Feature Access
    • 32MB external Quad-SPI Flash
  • MCU Native Pin Access
    • R7FA4M2AD3CFP MCU
    • 100MHz, Arm Cortex®-M32 core
    • 512KB Code Flash, 64KB SRAM
    • 100 pins, LQFP package
    • Native pin access through prototype friendly 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
    • Debug modes
      • Debug on-board (SWD)
      • Debug In (ETM, SWD and JTAG)
      • Debug Out (SWD)
    • 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
    • Five most popular ecosystem expansions
      • MikroElektronika™ mikroBUS connector
      • SparkFun® Qwiic® connector
      • Two SeeedGrove® system (I2C and analog) connectors
      • Two Digilent Pmod™ (SPI and UART) connectors
      • Arduino™ (Uno R3) connector
    • MCU boot configuration

Product Options

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Documentation & Downloads

Title language Type Format File Size Date
User Guides & Manuals
EK-RA4M2 Errata 日本語 Manual PDF 547 KB
EK-RA4M2 v1 – User's Manual 日本語 Manual PDF 3.90 MB
EK-RA4M2 – Quick Start Guide 日本語 Quick Start Guide PDF 1.44 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
EK-RA4M2 Example Project Bundle Application Note PDF 59 KB
- EK-RA4M2 Example Project Bundle Application Note PDF 59 KB
Downloads
- EK-RA4M2 Example Project Bundle - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 4.40 MB
EK-RA4M2 Example Project Bundle - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 4.40 MB
EK-RA4M2 v1 Design Package Design File ZIP 41.05 MB
Other
Deep Dive into the EK-RA4M2 Kit Presentations PPSX 27.47 MB
Renesas RA4M2 Group of 32-bit MCUs with Arm® Cortex®-M Core 日本語 Flyer PDF 421 KB

Software & Tool Pages

Title Type Description Company
Flexible Software Package (FSP) Software Package FSP is an enhanced software package designed to provide easy-to-use, scalable, high-quality software for embedded system designs using Renesas RA Family of Arm Microcontrollers.
Note: FSP with e² studio Installer (Platform Installer) will install the e² studio tool, FSP packs, GCC toolchain and Segger J-Link drivers required to use this software. No additional installations are required.
Renesas
e² studio IDE and Coding Tool Eclipse-based Renesas integrated development environment (IDE).
[Support MCU/MPU: RA, RE, RX, RL78, RH850, Renesas Synergy, RZ]
(Note: You need to install compiler separately as an additional software)
(Note: No separate e² studio installation required for RA FSP, this will be installed as part of the FSP with e² studio installer (Platform Installer) on GitHub.)
Renesas