The EK-RA6M4 evaluation kit enables users to effortlessly evaluate the features of the RA6M4 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.

Kit Contents

  1. EK-RA6M4 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-RA6M4 comes pre-programmed with a Quick Start example project (source code provided in the EK-RA6M4 Example Project Bundle - Sample Code (ZIP)).
  2. Power up the EK-RA6M4 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-RA6M4 – Quick Start Guide (PDF | English, 日本語) to explore additional functionality of the Quick Start example project.

Developing Embedded Applications

  1. Modifying the Quick Start example project – Refer to the EK-RA6M4 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-RA6M4 Example Project Bundle to learn about different peripherals of the RA6M4 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-RA6M4 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-RA6M4 v1 - Design Package (ZIP | English, 日本語).

Certifications

The EK-RA6M4 meets the following certifications/standards. Refer to the EK-RA6M4 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

Features

  • Ecosystem & System Control Access
    • USB Full Speed host and device
    • Multiple 5V input sources
      • USB (Debug, Full 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
    • 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
  • MCU Native Pin Access
    • R7FA6M4AF3CFB MCU
    • 200MHz, Arm Cortex®-M33 core
    • 1MB Code Flash, 256kB SRAM
    • 144 pins, LQFP package
    • Native pin access through 4x 40-pin male headers
    • MCU and USB current measurement points

Product Options

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Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
User Guides & Manuals
EK-RA6M4 – Quick Start Guide 日本語 Quick Start Guide PDF 2.50 MB
EK-RA6M4 v1 – User's Manual  日本語 Manual PDF 2.41 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
RA AWS MQTT/TLS Cloud Connectivity Solution Application Note PDF 1.87 MB
- Installing and Utilizing the Cryptographic User Keys using SCE9 Application Note PDF 1.18 MB
Installing and Utilizing the Cryptographic User Keys using SCE9 Application Note PDF 1.18 MB
- Renesas RA Family Device Lifecycle Management Key Installation Application Note PDF 2.38 MB
Renesas RA Family Device Lifecycle Management Key Installation Application Note PDF 2.38 MB
- Establishing and Protecting Device Identity using SCE9 and Arm® TrustZone® Application Note PDF 1.07 MB
- EK-RA6M4 Example Project Bundle Application Note PDF 115 KB
Establishing and Protecting Device Identity using SCE9 and Arm® TrustZone® Application Note PDF 1.07 MB
- Renesas RA Securing Data at Rest Using the Arm® TrustZone® Application Note PDF 870 KB
- Renesas RA Security Design with Arm® TrustZone® - IP Protection Application Note PDF 2.76 MB
RA Arm® TrustZone® Tooling Primer Application Note PDF 1.11 MB
Renesas RA Security Design with Arm® TrustZone® - IP Protection Application Note PDF 2.76 MB
Renesas RA Securing Data at Rest Using the Arm® TrustZone® Application Note PDF 870 KB
Downloads
- RA AWS MQTT/TLS Cloud Connectivity Solution - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 2.02 MB
Installing and Utilizing the Cryptographic User Keys using SCE9 - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 1.20 MB
- Installing and Utilizing the Cryptographic User Keys using SCE9 - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 1.20 MB
Renesas RA Family Device Lifecycle Management Key Installation - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 2.23 MB
- Renesas RA Family Device Lifecycle Management Key Installation - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 2.23 MB
Establishing and Protecting Device Identity using SCE9 and Arm® TrustZone® - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 8.77 MB
EK-RA6M4 Example Project Bundle - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 6.61 MB
- Establishing and Protecting Device Identity using SCE9 and Arm® TrustZone® - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 8.77 MB
Renesas RA Securing Data at Rest Using the Arm® TrustZone® - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 881 KB
Renesas RA Security Design with Arm® TrustZone® - IP Protection - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 881 KB
Renesas RA Family Securing Data at Rest Using the Arm® TrustZone® Sample Code ZIP 881 KB
Renesas RA Family Security Design with Arm® TrustZone® - IP Protection Sample Code ZIP 2.66 MB
- Renesas RA Security Design with Arm® TrustZone® - IP Protection - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 881 KB
- Renesas RA Securing Data at Rest Using the Arm® TrustZone® - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 881 KB
Other
An Introduction to Renesas Advanced (RA) MCU Kits Presentations PPSX 24.34 MB
Deep Dive into the EK-RA6M4 Kit Other PPSX 18.15 MB
EK-RA6M4 v1 - Design Package 日本語 Design File ZIP 40.27 MB
Renesas RA6M4 Group of 32-bit MCUs with ARM® Cortex®-M Core 日本語 Flyer PDF 467 KB

Software / Tools

Title Type Description Company
Flexible Software Package (FSP) Software Package The Renesas RA Flexible Software Package (FSP) provides a quick and versatile way to build secure connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices using the Renesas RA Family of Arm microcontrollers (MCUs). FSP provides production ready peripheral drivers, FreeRTOS and middleware stacks to take advantage of the FSP ecosystem. Renesas
e² studio IDE and Coding Tool Eclipse-based Renesas integrated development environment (IDE). (Note: You need to install compiler separately as an additional software) Renesas