Overview

Description

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.

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).

Features

  • Kit Contents: EK-RA6M4 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
  • Ecosystem & System Control Access
    • USB Full Speed host and device
    • Multiple 5V input sources
      • USB (Debug, Full 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
    • 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

Applications

Documentation

Title Type Date
PDF2.50 MB日本語
Quick Start Guide
PDF5.42 MB日本語
Application Note
PDF106 KB
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Application Note
PDF3.17 MB日本語
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Application Note
PDF3.25 MB日本語
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Application Note
PDF3.33 MB日本語
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Application Note
PDF2.44 MB 简体中文
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PDF3.39 MB日本語
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Application Note
PDF4.29 MB日本語
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Application Note
PDF2.79 MB
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Application Note
PDF3.23 MB
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Application Note
PDF4.17 MB日本語
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PDF3.21 MB日本語
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PDF1.60 MB
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PDF1.17 MB
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PDF1.13 MB
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PDF2.67 MB 简体中文
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PDF1.64 MB
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Application Note
PDF1.11 MB
Application Note
PDF870 KB
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Application Note
PDF467 KB日本語
Flyer
PDF350 KB
Manual - Development Tools
PDF2.42 MB日本語
Manual - Hardware
PPSX38.29 MB
Presentation
PPSX16.36 MB
Presentation
ZIP40.27 MB日本語
Schematic

Design & Development

Software & Tools

Software & Tool Pages

Title Type Company
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
[Toolchains=GCC Arm Embedded|9.2.1.20191025] [Software=RA FSP|v3.6.0] [Board=EK-RA6M4 ]
ZIP26.76 MB
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Compiler: GNU Arm Embedded
IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
[Software=FSP|v3.8.0;RX Driver Package|v1.35],[Toolchains=GNU ARM Embedded|v10.3.1.20210824;CC-RX|v3.02.00;GNURX|8.3.0.202004;CC-RL|v1.10.00;GNURL|4.9.2.202103;]
ZIP44.02 MB
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Application: IoT Applications
Compiler: CC-RX, CC-RL, ICCRX, ICCRL78, GNURL78, GNURX, ICCARM, GNU ARM Embedded
Function: Communication Interface, Application Example
IDE: e2 studio, IAR EWRX, IAR EWRL78, IAR EWARM
Sample Code
[Software=FSP|v3.8.0;RX Driver Package|v1.35],[Toolchains=GNU ARM Embedded|v10.3.1.20210824;CC-RX|v3.02.00;GNURX|8.3.0.202004;CC-RL|v1.10.00;GNURL|4.9.2.202103;]
ZIP48.96 MB
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Application: IoT Applications
Compiler: CC-RX, CC-RL, ICCRX, ICCRL78, GNURL78, GNURX, ICCARM, GNU ARM Embedded
Function: Communication Interface, Application Example
IDE: e2 studio, IAR EWRX, IAR EWRL78, IAR EWARM
Sample Code
[Software=FSP|v3.8.0;RX Driver Package|v1.35],[Toolchains=GNU ARM Embedded|v10.3.1.20210824;CC-RX|v3.02.00;GNURX|8.3.0.202004;CC-RL|v1.10.00;GNURL|4.9.2.202103;]
ZIP47.91 MB
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Application: IoT Applications
Compiler: CC-RX, CC-RL, ICCRX, ICCRL78, GNURL78, GNURX, ICCARM, GNU ARM Embedded
Function: Communication Interface, Application Example
IDE: e2 studio, IAR EWRX, IAR EWRL78, IAR EWARM
Sample Code
ZIP2.21 MB
Sample Code
ZIP48.82 MB
Application: Consumer Electronics, Industrial
Compiler: CC-RL, CC-RX, GNU ARM Embedded, GNURX, ICCARM, ICCRX, ICCRL78, GNURL78
Function: Analog, Application Example, Communication Interface, Driver or Library, OS
IDE: CS+, e2 studio, IAR EWRX, IAR EWARM, IAR EWRL78
Sample Code
ZIP61.47 MB
Application: Consumer Electronics, Industrial
Compiler: CC-RX, CC-RL, ICCRX, GNU ARM Embedded, ICCARM, GNURX, ICCRL78, GNURL78
Function: Application Example, Communication Interface, Driver or Library, OS
IDE: CS+, e2 studio, IAR EWRX, IAR EWARM, IAR EWRL78
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Sample Code
This sample software acquires gas data from the ZMOD4410 and ZMOD4510 gas sensors and calculates the result. In combination with the I2C driver of the FSP, the sample software controls the ZMOD4410 and ZMOD4510 through the I2C in the MCU to measure gases, acquire ADC data, and calculate the acquired result.
ZIP83.29 MB日本語
Application: Consumer Electronics, Industrial
Compiler: CC-RL, CC-RX, GNU ARM Embedded, GNURX, ICCARM, ICCRX
Function: Application Example, Communication Interface, Driver or Library, OS
IDE: CS+, e2 studio, IAR EWRX, IAR EWARM
Sample Code
ZIP58.06 MB
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
Compiler: GNU Arm Embedded
IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
ZIP4.01 MB
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The application example provided in this package uses the Secure Crypto Engine 9 (SCE9) module based on RA6M4 to generate a pair of ECC keys and uses a local CA to generate the device certificate based on the ECC public key.
ZIP8.80 MB
IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
Arm® TrustZone® technology for ARMv8-M is an optional security extension that is designed to provide a foundation for improved system-level security in a wide range of embedded applications.
ZIP2.61 MB
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IDE: e2 studio
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ZIP2.01 MB
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ZIP881 KB
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ZIP2.66 MB
IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
[Toolchains=GCC Arm Embedded|9.2.1.20191025] [Software=RA FSP|v2.0.0] [Board=EK-RA6M4]
ZIP881 KB
Compiler: GNU Arm Embedded
IDE: e2 studio
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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