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)

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

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
    • 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
    • Four most popular ecosystem expansions
    • 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-RA6M3 v1 - Errata 日本語 Manual PDF 789 KB
EK-RA6M3 – Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide PDF 817 KB
EK-RA6M3 v1 – User's Manual  日本語 Manual PDF 1.46 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
RA AWS MQTT/TLS Cloud Connectivity Solution Application Note PDF 2.13 MB
- RA AWS MQTT/TLS Cloud Connectivity Solution Application Note PDF 2.13 MB
Partner RTOS Aware Debugging for RA Application Note PDF 830 KB
- EK-RA6M3 Example Project Bundle Application Note PDF 109 KB
Getting Started with Low Power Applications for RA6M3 Application Note PDF 1.41 MB
RA Azure IoT Cloud Connectivity Solution Application Note PDF 1.78 MB
- RA Azure IoT Cloud Connectivity Solution Application Note PDF 1.78 MB
Renesas RA Family Getting Started with Low Power Applications Application Note PDF 1.43 MB
- Renesas RA Family Getting Started with Low Power Applications Application Note PDF 1.43 MB
- Secure Data at Rest for RA Family - Application Project Application Note PDF 1.41 MB
Secure Data at Rest for RA Family - Application Project Application Note PDF 1.41 MB
- Arm® Secure Boot Solution for RA6M3 MCU Group Application Note PDF 281 KB
Arm® Secure Boot Solution for RA6M3 MCU Group Application Note PDF 281 KB
EK-RA6M3 Example Project Overview Application Note PDF 105 KB
- EK-RA6M3 Example Project Overview Application Note PDF 105 KB
Downloads
- RA AWS MQTT/TLS Cloud Connectivity Solution - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 2.35 MB
RA AWS MQTT/TLS Cloud Connectivity Solution - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 2.35 MB
EK-RA6M3 Example Project Bundle - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 6.28 MB
- LPM Application Sample Code ZIP 2.68 MB
- RA Azure IoT Cloud Connectivity Solution - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 2.01 MB
RA Azure IoT Cloud Connectivity Solution - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 2.01 MB
- Renesas RA Family Getting Started with Low Power Applications - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 1.39 MB
Renesas RA Family Getting Started with Low Power Applications - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 1.39 MB
Secure Data at Rest for RA Family - Application Project - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 1.52 MB
- Secure Data at Rest for RA Family - Application Project - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 1.52 MB
Arm® Secure Boot Solution for RA6M3 MCU Group - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 40.83 MB
- Arm® Secure Boot Solution for RA6M3 MCU Group - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 40.83 MB
- EK-RA6M3 Example Project Overview - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 3.00 MB
EK-RA6M3 Example Project Overview - Sample Code Sample Code ZIP 3.00 MB
EK-RA6M3v1 - Design Package 日本語 Software ZIP 42.48 MB
Other
An Introduction to Renesas Advanced (RA) MCU Kits Presentations PPSX 24.34 MB
RA6M3 Group Flyer 日本語 Flyer PDF 332 KB
Deep Dive into EK-RA6M3 and EK-RA6M3G Kits Other PPSX 18.77 MB

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