Overview

Description

The EK-RA4M2 evaluation kit enables users to effortlessly evaluate the features of the RA4M2 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-RA4M2 board comes pre-programmed with a Quick Start example project (source code provided in the EK-RA4M2 example project bundle).
  2. Power up the EK-RA4M2 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-RA4M2 – 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-RA4M2 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-RA4M2 example project's bundle) – Choose from many example projects to learn about different peripherals of the RA4M2 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-RA4M2 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-RA4M2 design package.

Features

  • Special Feature Access
    • 32MB external Quad-SPI Flash
  • MCU Native Pin Access
    • R7FA4M2AD3CFP MCU
    • 100MHz, Arm Cortex®-M33 core
    • 512KB Code Flash, 128KB SRAM
    • 100 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
  • Kit Contents: EK-RA4M2 board, Micro USB device cable (type-A male to micro-B male)

Documentation

Title Type Date
PDF1.44 MB日本語
Quick Start Guide
PDF3.90 MB日本語
Manual - Development Tools
ZIP41.05 MB
Schematic
PDF97 KB
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Application Note
PDF1.12 MB
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Application Note
PDF421 KB日本語
Flyer
PDF602 KB日本語
Manual - Development Tools
PPS25.48 MB
Presentation

Design & Development

Software & Tools

Software & Tools

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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ZIP17.25 MB
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Sample Code

Videos & Training

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Certifications

The EK-RA4M2 kit meets the following certifications/standards. Refer to the EK-RA4M2 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