Overview

Description

The EK-RA6M3 evaluation kit enables users to seamlessly evaluate the features of the RA6M3 MCU Group and develop embedded systems applications using the Flexible Software Package (FSP) and e2studio 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-RA6M3 comes pre-programmed with a Quick Start example project (Provided with the example projects bundle).
  2. Power up the EK-RA6M3 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 red, green and blue user LEDs.
  4. Refer to the EK-RA6M3 – 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-RA6M3 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 RA6M3 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-RA6M3 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-RA6M3v1 - Design Package (ZIP | English, 日本語)

Features

  • Kit Contents: EK-RA6M3 board, Micro USB device cable (type-A male to micro-B male), Micro USB host cable (type-A male to micro-B male), Ethernet patch cable
  • Special Feature Access
    • Ethernet (RMII and PHY)
    • USB High Speed host and device
    • 32MB External QSPI Flash
  • MCU Native Pin Access
    • R7FA6M3AH3CFC MCU
    • 120MHz, Arm Cortex®-M4 core
    • 2MB Code Flash, 640kB SRAM
    • 176 pins, LQFP package
    • Native pin access through 4x 40-pin 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, High 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
    • Four most popular ecosystem expansions
    • MCU boot configuration jumper

Documentation

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PDF822 KB
Quick Start Guide
PDF107 KB
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Application Note
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Application Note
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Flyer
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Manual - Development Tools
PDF1.46 MB日本語
Manual - Development Tools
PPSX38.29 MB
Presentation
PPSX18.14 MB
Presentation
ZIP42.48 MB日本語
Schematic

Design & Development

Software & Tools

Software & Tools

e² studioEclipse-based Renesas integrated development environment (IDE). [Support MCU/MPU: RA, RE, RX, RL78, RH850, Renesas Synergy, RZ] IDE and Coding Tool Renesas
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

Title Type Date
The Example Projects contained within the bundle show how to write code for the various Renesas Flexible Software Package (FSP) modules supported by the EK-RA6M3 kit. [Toolchains=GCC Arm Embedded|9.2.1.20191025] [Software=RA FSP|v1.0.0] [Board=EK-RA6M3]
ZIP28.31 MB
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Compiler: GNU Arm Embedded
IDE: e2 studio, Keil
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ZIP13.95 MB
Sample Code
This application project discusses the considerations for securing Data at Rest in an embedded system and provides guidelines on how to use the Security MPU hardware feature of the RA Family MCUs to implement a secure Data at Rest solution.
ZIP3.45 MB
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Compiler: ARMCC
IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
The application project uses the Flexible Software Package (FSP) of the RA family|| the GNU GCC compiler|| and the integrated development environment e2 studio IDE to demonstrate an exception handling flow for multiple possible faults.
ZIP2.69 MB
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Compiler: GNU ARM Embedded
IDE: e2 studio, Keil
Sample Code
The application example provided in the package uses AWS IoT Core. The detailed steps in this document show first-time AWS IoT Core users how to configure the AWS IoT Core platform to run this application example.
ZIP4.89 MB
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IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
Some typical applications for PWM with nanosecond delays are power supply control, motor control, inverter control, battery charging, digital lightning control, and power factor correction (PFC).
ZIP801 KB
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IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
MCUboot is a secure bootloader for 32-bit MCUs. It defines a common infrastructure for the bootloader, defines system flash layout on microcontroller systems, and provides a secure bootloader that enables easy software update [Toolchains=GCC Arm Embedded|9.3.1.20200408] [Software=RA FSP|v3.5.0] [Board=EK-RA6M3;EK-RA6M4]
ZIP22.71 MB
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Compiler: GNU Arm Embedded
IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
ZIP9.12 MB
Sample Code
ZIP2.44 MB
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Sample Code
ZIP2.01 MB
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IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
[Toolchains=GCC Arm Embedded|9.2.1.20191025] [Software=RA FSP|v1.0.0] [Board=EK-RA6M3]
ZIP3.00 MB
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Compiler: GNU Arm Embedded
IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code

Certifications

The EK-RA6M3 meets the following certifications/standards. Refer to the EK-RA6M3 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
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