Overview

Description

The EK-RA4M3 evaluation kit enables users to effortlessly evaluate the features of the RA4M3 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-RA4M3 board comes pre-programmed with a Quick Start example project (source code provided in the EK-RA4M3 example project bundle).
  2. Power up the EK-RA4M3 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-RA4M3 – 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-RA4M3 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-RA4M3 example project's bundle) – Choose from many example projects to learn about different peripherals of the RA4M3 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-RA4M3 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-RA4M3 design package.

Features

  • Special Feature Access
    • 32MB external Quad-SPI Flash
  • MCU Native Pin Access
    • R7FA4M3AF3CFB MCU
    • 100MHz, Arm Cortex®-M33 core
    • 1MB Code Flash, 128KB SRAM
    • 144 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
    • SEGGER J-LinkTM on-board programmer and debugger
    • Debug modes
    • 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

Documentation

Title Type Date
PDF2.60 MB日本語
Quick Start Guide
PDF96 KB
Related Files:
Application Note
PDF423 KB日本語
Flyer
PDF618 KB日本語
Flyer
PDF627 KB日本語
Manual - Development Tools
PDF4.05 MB日本語
Manual - Hardware
PPSX38.29 MB
Presentation
PPSX34.26 MB
Presentation
ZIP22.45 MB
Schematic

Design & Development

Software & Tools

Software & Tools

Title Type Company
e² studioEclipse-based Renesas integrated development environment (IDE). [Support MCU/MPU: RA, RE, RX, RL78, RH850, Renesas Synergy, RZ] IDE and Coding Tool Renesas
Renesas Flash Programmer (Programming GUI)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] Programmer (Unit/SW) Renesas
Flexible Software Package (FSP)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.Downloads: Software Package Renesas
SEGGER™ J-Link™ Software and Documentation PackageSoftware utilities, firmware updates, and supporting documentation for the J-Link on-board programmer and debugger on the RA MCU kits. Software Package SEGGER

Sample Code

Sample Code

Title Type Date
ZIP16.35 MB
Related Files:
Sample Code

Certifications

The EK-RA4M3 kit meets the following certifications/standards. Refer to the EK-RA4M3 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