Overview

Description

The EK-RA6M5 evaluation kit enables users to effortlessly evaluate the features of the RA6M5 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.

Getting Started

Running the Quick Start Example Project

  1. The EK-RA6M5 comes pre-programmed with a Quick Start example project (source code provided in the EK-RA6M5 Example Project Bundle.
  2. Power up the EK-RA6M5 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 blue user LED.
  4. Refer to the EK-RA6M5 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-RA6M5 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 provided in the EK-RA6M5 Example Project Bundle to learn about different peripherals of the RA6M5 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-RA6M5 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-RA6M5 Design Package.

Features

  • Kit Contents: EK-RA6M5 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
  • Ecosystem & System Control Access
    • USB Full Speed host and device
    • Multiple 5V input sources
      • USB (Debug, High Speed, 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
    • MCU boot configuration jumper
  • Special Feature Access
    • Ethernet (RMII and PHY)
    • 64MB External Octo-SPI Flash
    • 32MB External Quad-SPI Flash
    • CAN FD
    • USB High Speed host and device
  • MCU Native Pin Access
    • R7FA6M5BH3CFC MCU
    • 200MHz, Arm Cortex®-M33 core
    • 2MB Code Flash, 512kB SRAM
    • 176 pins, LQFP package
    • Native pin access through 4x 40-pin male headers
    • MCU and USB current measurement points

Applications

Documentation

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PDF1.63 MB日本語
Quick Start Guide
PDF101 KB
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Application Note
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Application Note
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Application Note
PDF1.06 MB日本語
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Application Note
PDF698 KB日本語
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Application Note
PDF2.44 MB 简体中文
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PDF2.67 MB 简体中文
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PDF1.11 MB
Application Note
PDF870 KB
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PDF5.10 MB日本語
Manual - Hardware
PPSX38.29 MB
Presentation
PPSX14.07 MB
Presentation
ZIP52.77 MB
Schematic

Design & Development

Software & Tools

Software & Tools

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

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ZIP30.58 MB
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[Software=FSP|v4.0.0]
ZIP29.61 MB
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Compiler: GNUARM-NONE
IDE: e2 studio
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[Software=FSP|v3.7.0],[Toolchain: GCC ARM Embedded | 10.3.1.20210824]
ZIP1018 KB
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Compiler: GNUARM-NONE
IDE: e2 studio
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This application project is built with the integrated “Azure IoT SDK for Embedded C” package which allows small embedded (IoT) devices like Renesas RA family of MCUs RA6M3, RA6M4, and RA6M5 to communicate with Azure services.
ZIP9.71 MB
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IDE: e2 studio
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The application project uses the Flexible Software Package (FSP) of the RA family|| the GNU GCC compiler|| and the integrated development environment e2 studio IDE to demonstrate an exception handling flow for multiple possible faults.
ZIP2.69 MB
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Compiler: GNU ARM Embedded
IDE: e2 studio, Keil
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MCUboot is a secure bootloader for 32-bit MCUs. It defines a common infrastructure for the bootloader, defines system flash layout on microcontroller systems, and provides a secure bootloader that enables easy software update [Toolchains=GCC Arm Embedded|9.3.1.20200408] [Software=RA FSP|v3.5.0] [Board=EK-RA6M3;EK-RA6M4]
ZIP22.71 MB
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Compiler: GNU Arm Embedded
IDE: e2 studio
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ZIP4.16 MB
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The application example provided in this package uses the Secure Crypto Engine 9 (SCE9) module based on RA6M4 to generate a pair of ECC keys and uses a local CA to generate the device certificate based on the ECC public key.
ZIP8.80 MB
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IDE: e2 studio
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Arm® TrustZone® technology for ARMv8-M is an optional security extension that is designed to provide a foundation for improved system-level security in a wide range of embedded applications.
ZIP2.61 MB
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IDE: e2 studio
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ZIP881 KB
IDE: e2 studio
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ZIP2.66 MB
IDE: e2 studio
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[Toolchains=GCC Arm Embedded|9.2.1.20191025] [Software=RA FSP|v2.0.0] [Board=EK-RA6M4]
ZIP881 KB
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Certifications

The EK-RA6M5 meets the following certifications/standards. Refer to the EK-RA6M5 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