Overview

The EK-RA6M3 evaluation kit enables users to seamlessly evaluate the features of the RA6M3 MCU Group and develop embedded systems applications using the 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.

Key Features

The key features of the EK-RA6M3 are categorized in three groups (consistent with the architecture of the kit) as follows:

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 & 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 ecosystem expansions
    • Two SeeedGrove® system (I2C) connectors
    • Two Digilent PmodTM (SPI and UART) connectors
    • ArduinoTM (Uno R3) connector
    • MikroElektronikaTM mikroBUS connector
  • MCU boot configuration jumper

Kit Contents

  1. EK-RA6M3 board
  2. Micro USB device cable (type-A male to micro-B male)
  3. Micro USB host cable (type-A male to micro-B male)
  4. Ethernet patch cable

Getting Started

Running the Quick Start Example Project

  1. The EK-RA6M3 comes pre-programmed with a Quick Start example project.
  2. Power up the EK-RA6M3 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.
  3. The Quick Start example project will begin to execute blinking the red, green and blue user LEDs.
  4. Refer to the EK-RA6M3 Quick Start Guide to explore additional functionality of the Quick Start example project.

Developing Embedded Applications

  1. Modifying the Quick Start example projects – Refer to the EK-RA6M3 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 – Choose from many example projects to learn about different peripherals of the RA6M3 MCU Group. These example projects can serve as excellent starting points for you to develop your custom applications.

Building a Custom Hardware

  1. Start by building a functional prototype – Utilize the EK-RA6M3 board 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-RA6M3 design package.

Certifications

The EK-RA6M3 meets the following certifications/standards. Refer to the EK-RA6M3 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

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Tool Information

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