Johnson Tan
Senior Manager
Published: April 13, 2021

With smart factory development, various equipment and devices in factories need to increase communication as well as computing capability for Industrial 4.0.

Virtualization and digitalization of the smart factory lead networks and real-time operation demand to grow rapidly. Due to large data transferring among the machine, high-speed communication and powerful CPU computing capability become more critical, meanwhile, various industrial communication protocols make the system communication more complex and cost up. And, bring the developer more difficulties with prototyping and time-to-market.

The RX72M Group achieves the superior performance of a 1416 CoreMark® score at 240MHz, and it is capable both of application processing and standard EtherCAT® communication. Combining a motor-control MCU with on-chip EtherCAT slave functions allows industrial application developers to reduce their bill of materials (BOM) and support the miniaturization levels required.

The RX72M Group offers a wide product lineup from 100-pin to 224-pin with various sockets, like LQFP and BGA, with its high-performance, single-chip MCU solution as well as large memory capacities for industrial equipment requiring control and communication functions such as incremental AC Servo, PLC Remote IO, industrial Ethernet type of GP inverter or stepping motor, compact industrial robot, etc.

RX72M supports multiple industrial Ethernet protocols as well as industrial motor control. With the new 100-pin and 144-pin packages launching, customers can set up and simplify the EtherCAT or other industrial Ethernet network or 1-axis motor control design with the best cost performance. In addition, Renesas has provided different EVBs boards and can help you to kick off development and/or accelerate prototypes.


The demo boards included network boards, a starter kit as well as EtherCAT with motor control demo kits. By providing Renesas EtherCAT protocol and motor control algorithm sample code, customers can quickly and easily develop or upgrade the system to be compliant with industrial communication applications.

Industrial Ethernet communication ability enhancement and high CPU computing performance as well as a compact design for industrial applications are significant toward Industrial 4.0 realization, how to provide a cost-efficient product and help customers minimize development cost to launch industrial Ethernet communication solutions and time-to-market, RX72M is your best choice!

Learn more about the RX72M 32-bit microcontrollers.

Learn more about the RX72M Network Solution.

EtherCAT® is a registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany.

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