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The EK-RA6M3G evaluation kit enables users to seamlessly evaluate the features of the RA6M3 MCU Group and develop embedded systems applications using Renesas' Flexible Software Package (FSP) and e2 studio IDE. You can utilize rich on-board features along with your choice of popular ecosystem add-ons to bring your big ideas to life.

The EK-RA6M3G kit consists of two boards: the EK-RA6M3 board featuring the RA6M3 MCU with on-chip graphics LCD controller and the graphics expansion board featuring a 4.3-inch TFT color LCD with capacitive touch overlay.

Getting Started

Running the Quick Start Example Project

  1. The EK-RA6M3G comes pre-programmed with Quick Start example project (Provided with the example projects bundle).
  2. Connect the graphics expansion board to the graphics expansion port (J1) on the EK-RA6M3 board.
  3. Power up the EK-RA6M3G board through the debug USB port (J10) using the micro USB device cable connected to a 5V power source. The white power LED will light up.
  4. The Quick Start example project will begin to execute showing graphics elements on the screen.
  5. Refer to the EK-RA6M3G – Quick Start Guide (PDF) to explore additional functionality of the Quick Start example project.

Developing Embedded Applications

  1. Start with one of the many other example projects (Provided in the example projects bundle) – Choose from many example projects to learn about different peripherals for the RA6M3 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-RA6M3 and graphics expansion boards with your choice of hundreds of popular ecosystem add-ons.
  2. Build custom hardware – Develop custom hardware by referring to the design and manufacturing information provided in the EK-RA6M3Gv1 - Design Package (ZIP | English, 日本語)

Certifications

The EK-RA6M3G kit meets the following certifications/standards. Refer to the EK-RA6M3G kit’s 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

Related Software & Tools

Segger Evaluation Software

Features

  • Kit Contents: EK-RA6M3 board, Graphics expansion 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
  • Special Feature Access
    • Ethernet (RMII and PHY)
    • USB High Speed host and device
    • 32MB External QSPI Flash
  • MCU Native Pin Access
    • R7FA6M3AH3CFC MCU
    • 120MHz, Arm Cortex®-M4 core
    • 2MB Code Flash, 640kB SRAM
    • 176 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, High 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
    • Four most popular ecosystems expansions
    • MCU boot configuration jumper
  • Graphics Expansion Board
    • 4.3-inch TFT color LCD
    • 480 x 272 resolution
    • Capacitive touch overlay with controller
    • Back light controller
  • SeggerTM emWin Embedded GUI Library
    • Enables the creation of stunning graphics
    • Powerful and easy to use API
    • Uses ANSI C/C++ development environment

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descriptionDocumentation

Title language Type Format File Size Date
User Guides & Manuals
star EK-RA6M3G – Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide PDF 560 KB
EK-RA6M3G v1 – User's Manual  日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 2.09 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
Getting Started with GUIX Thermostat Application
Related Files: Sample Code
Application Note PDF 2.24 MB
EK-RA6M3G Example Project Bundle
Related Files: Sample Code
Application Note PDF 87 KB
Getting Started with the Graphics Application for RA Family Application Note PDF 2.78 MB
EK-RA6M3G Example Project Overview
Related Files: Sample Code
Application Note PDF 90 KB
Other
An Introduction to Renesas Advanced (RA) MCU Kits Presentation PPSX 38.31 MB
Deep Dive into EK-RA6M3 and EK-RA6M3G Kits Presentation PPSX 20.26 MB
Renesas RA Family of 32-bit MCUs with Arm® Cortex®-M Core Flyer 日本語 Flyer PDF 391 KB
EK-RA6M3Gv1 - Design Package 日本語 Schematic ZIP 8.73 MB

file_downloadDownloads

Title language Type Format File Size Date
Software
Segger emWin v550h - Documentation, Tools and Samples Library ZIP 54.12 MB
Sample Code
Getting Started with GUIX Thermostat Application - Sample Code
Related Files: Application Note
Sample Code ZIP 3.14 MB
EK-RA6M3G Example Project Bundle - Sample Code
Related Files: Application Note
Sample Code ZIP 8.30 MB
Getting Started with the Graphics Application for RA Family Rev.1.00 - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 5.74 MB
EK-RA6M3G Example Project Overview Rev.1.00 - Sample Code
Related Files: Application Note
Sample Code ZIP 2.96 MB

select_allSoftware & Tool Pages

Title Type Description Company
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
Renesas Flash Programmer (Programming GUI) Programmer (Unit/SW) Flash memory programming software [Support MCU/MPU and devices: RA, RE, RX, RL78, RH850, Renesas Synergy, Power Management, Renesas USB Power Delivery Family, ICs for Motor Driver/Actuator Driver, V850, 78KR, 78K0] Renesas
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