The EK-RA4M1 evaluation kit enables users to effortlessly evaluate the features of the RA4M1 MCU Group and develop embedded systems applications using Renesas' Flexible Software Package (FSP) and various IDEs.

Getting Started

Running the Quick Start Example Project

  1. The EK-RA4M1 board comes pre-programmed with a Quick Start example project (Provided with the example projects bundle).
  2. Power up the EK-RA4M1 board through the USB debug port (J11) using the micro USB device cable connected to a 5V power source. The green power LED will light up.
  3. The Quick Start example project will begin to execute blinking the red user LED.
  4. Refer to the EK-RA4M1 – Quick Start Guide (PDF) to explore additional functionality of the Quick Start example project.

Developing Embedded Applications

  1. Modifying the Quick Start example project – Refer to the EK-RA4M1 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 example projects bundle) – Choose from many example projects to learn about different peripherals of the RA4M1 MCU group. These example projects can serve as an excellent starting points for you to develop your custom applications.

Building Custom Hardware

  1. Start by building a functional prototype - Utilize the EK-RA4M1 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-RA4M1v1 - Design Package (ZIP | English, 日本語)

Certifications

The EK-RA4M1 kit meets the following certifications/standards. Refer to the EK-RA4M1 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

  • Kit Contents: EK-RA4M1 board, Micro USB device cable (type-A male to micro-B male)
  • MCU Native Pin Access
    • R7FA4M1AB3CFP MCU
    • 48MHz, Arm Cortex®-M4 core
    • 256kB Code Flash, 32kB SRAM
    • 100 pins, LQFP package
    • Native pin access through 4x 40-pin male headers
    • MCU current measurement points
  • Ecosystem & System Control Access
    • USB Full Speed device
    • 5V input through USB debug
    • Debug on-board (Segger J-Link®)
    • Debug in (SWD and JTAG)
    • Two Digilent PmodTM (SPI and UART)
    • User LED
    • Mechanical user button
    • Capacitive user button
    • MCU boot configuration jumper

Product Options

Orderable Part ID Part Status Buy Sample
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Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
User Guides & Manuals
EK-RA4M1 – Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide PDF 853 KB
EK-RA4M1 v1 – User's Manual 日本語 Manual PDF 2.08 MB
EK-RA4M1 v1 – Errata 日本語 Manual PDF 300 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
- EK-RA4M1 Example Project Bundle Application Note PDF 78 KB
RA Family QE for BLE [RA]: Sample Projects and Dedicated Programs for the R_BLE Scripts 日本語 Application Note PDF 964 KB
EK-RA4M1 Example Project Overview - Application Note Application Note PDF 89 KB
- EK-RA4M1 Example Project Overview - Application Note Application Note PDF 89 KB
Downloads
EK-RA4M1 Example Project Bundle - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 4.38 MB
RA Family QE for BLE [RA]: Sample Projects and Dedicated Programs for the R_BLE Scripts - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 2.05 MB
- EK-RA4M1 Example Project Overview - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 2.34 MB
EK-RA4M1 Example Project Overview - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 2.34 MB
EK-RA4M1v1 - Design Package 日本語 Software ZIP 40.89 MB
Other
An Introduction to Renesas Advanced (RA) MCU Kits Presentations PPSX 24.34 MB
Renesas RA Family of 32-bit MCUs with Arm® Cortex®-M Core Flyer 日本語 Flyer PDF 391 KB
RA4M1 Group Flyer 日本語 Flyer PDF 331 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

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