Renesas Electronics Europe and Micrium Announce Free Software Packages for RX MCU Designs

25 Apr 2013

Dusseldorf, April 25, 2013 – Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, has teamed up with its software alliance partner Micrium to offer an innovative software support programme to European customers. Customers who are planning to use the 32-bit RX MCU microcontroller family in their designs can qualify for a free-of-charge commercial software package by Micrium up to the value of 20,000 euros. This innovation support programme adds maximum value to the RX MCU range, providing qualifying customers with free development boards and free market-leading software.


  Renesas’ 32-bit RX microcontroller platform offers customers a broad product spectrum, with 32K-2MB on-chip Flash memory and 8-256KB on-chip SRAM in 48-177 pin packages. Maximum compatibility across the range is guaranteed by a common core, common IP and common development tools.


  “Micriµm is excited to be expanding our current relationship with Renesas and offer European customers our highly successful software components through this innovative support program to Maximise RX MCU designs,” said Jean Labrosse, President and CEO of Micrium. “The Renesas RX platform is ideally suited to take advantage of Micrium’s highly acclaimed uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III real-time kernels, the high performance uC/TCP-IP networking stack, uC/USB stacks, uC/FS file system and more, enabling customers to access one of the most widely adopted commercial RTOSs in the world from one of their most trusted semiconductor manufacturers, Renesas. This unique opportunity allows customers to accelerate their designs by taking advantage of some of the best software and best hardware in the embedded industry.”


  Micrium has worked closely with Renesas to create a series of ready-to-evaluate projects on multiple RX platforms such as the RX210, RX62N, RX63N, RX630, etc. These allow customers to quickly create end products by starting with pre-tested infrastructure software components.

"We are glad to be teaming up with Micrium as a software alliance partner for this innovative ecosystem support programme,” said Bernd Westhoff, RX Product Manager at Renesas Electronics Europe. “The software package provided by Micrium is a well-accepted middleware solution in the industry with a wide range of variations and customisation options. The Micrium software package combined with the widely scalable 32-bit RX MCU platform is the ideal base for any customer application.”


  Qualifying RX customers will be able to access these commercial software packages free of charge.


  Interested customers are invited to contact their local Renesas sales office, distribution partners or the alliance partner Micrium to find out how they can qualify for this innovation support programme.


About Micrium

Micrium is an RTOS and tools provider serving embedded systems developers. The software modules in Micriµm's portfolio uphold stringent coding standards and are backed by the best support and documentation in the industry. Developers leverage Micriµm's software in a vast assortment of innovative products, including high-efficiency thermostats, life-saving medical devices, and even spacecraft. For more information, visit

About Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live – securely and safely. As the number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in A&P and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future.

Renesas Electronics Corporation was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Japan.With over 800 hardware and software alliance partners worldwide, it has the industry’s largest local support network. Renesas Electronics’ European structure is comprised of three business units – the Automotive, the Broad-based and the Industrial Solution Business Unit.

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