Delivering the Promise of a Secure, Connected and Intelligent IoT
The flexible Renesas Advanced (RA) 32-bit MCUs are industry leading 32-bit MCUs with the Arm® Cortex®-M33, -M23 and -M4 processor cores and PSA certification. RA delivers key advantages compared to competitive Arm Cortex-M MCUs by providing stronger embedded security, superior CoreMark® performance, and ultra-low power operation. PSA certification provides customers the confidence and assurance to quickly deploy secure IoT endpoint and edge devices, and smart factory equipment for Industry 4.0.
32-bit Arm® Cortex®-M Core MCU
Renesas is enabling a comprehensive partner ecosystem to deliver an array of software & hardware building blocks that will work out-of-the-box with Renesas RA Family MCUs. The Renesas RA ecosystem will help accelerate development of IoT applications, including core technologies such as security, safety, connectivity, HMI among others.
Veridify’s fast, small footprint, energy efficient security methods are ideal for protecting RA devices and the low resource IoT points they connect to.
Cypherbridge uLoadXL SDK secure boot and safe software update is a software lifecycle solution for Renesas RA and is integrated with FSP-based development kits for a total project-ready solution.
|RA Family of Arm-based MCUs|
The RA2 Series is the RA Family's entry-level 32-bit MCU, offering excellent cost performance and ultra-low power consumption. It delivers up to 48MHz of CPU performance using an Arm® Cortex®-M23 core with up to 256kB of embedded flash memory and a wide single voltage supply range from 1.6V to 5.5V. With cutting-edge peripherals like capacitive touch, the RA2 Series is ideal for system control or user interface applications such as in healthcare devices, home appliances, office equipment, and measuring equipment.
The RA4 Series bridges the needs for reasonable low power with the demand for connectivity and performance. These MCUs deliver up to 48MHz of CPU performance using an ArmⓇ CortexⓇ-M4 core with up to 256kB of embedded flash memory. The series offers a wide set of peripherals, including USB, CAN, ADC, capacitive touch, a segment LCD controller, and additional security IP integration, making it suitable for industrial equipment, home appliances, office equipment, healthcare products, and meters.
The RA6 Series offers the widest integration of communication interfaces as well as the best performance level. These MCUs deliver up to 120MHz of CPU performance using an ArmⓇ CortexⓇ-M4 core and a memory range from 512kB to 2MB Flash. The series offers Ethernet, USB Full Speed and USB High Speed, QSPI, CAN, and TFT display driver integration. And, its embedded Secure Crypto Engine is full of features you can leverage in your higher-level solutions. The RA6 Series addresses a broad range of applications for IoT endpoints such as white goods, meters, and other industrial and consumer applications.
The Renesas RA Flexible Software Package (FSP) provides a quick and versatile way to build secure connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices using the Renesas RA family of Arm microcontrollers (MCUs). RA FSP provides production ready peripheral drivers to take advantage of the RA FSP ecosystem.