The EK-RA6M5 evaluation kit enables users to effortlessly evaluate the features of the RA6M5 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-RA6M5 comes pre-programmed with a Quick Start example project (source code provided in the EK-RA6M5 Example Project Bundle.
  2. Power up the EK-RA6M5 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-RA6M5 Quick Start Guide to explore additional functionality of the Quick Start example project.

Developing Embedded Applications

  1. Modifying the Quick Start example project – Refer to the EK-RA6M5 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-RA6M5 Example Project Bundle to learn about different peripherals of the RA6M5 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-RA6M5 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-RA6M5 Design Package.


  • Ecosystem & System Control Access
    • USB Full Speed host and device
    • Multiple 5V input sources
      • USB (Debug, High Speed, 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
    • CAN FD
    • USB High Speed host and device
  • MCU Native Pin Access
    • 200MHz, Arm Cortex®-M33 core
    • 2MB Code Flash, 512kB SRAM
    • 176 pins, LQFP package
    • Native pin access through 4x 40-pin male headers
    • MCU and USB current measurement points
  • Kit Contents: EK-RA6M5 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



PDF 1.63 MB 日本語 Quick Start Guide
PDF 5.10 MB 日本語 Manual - Development Tools
ZIP 52.77 MB Schematic
PPS 40.98 MB Presentation
PPS 13.99 MB Presentation
PDF 70 KB Application Note
PDF 1.86 MB 日本語 Application Note
PDF 1.96 MB Application Note
PDF 1.92 MB Application Note
PDF 1.04 MB Application Note
PDF 1.36 MB 日本語 Application Note
PDF 3.75 MB 简体中文 Application Note
PDF 1.20 MB Application Note
PDF 597 KB Quick Start Guide
PDF 2.02 MB Application Note
PDF 2.98 MB 日本語 Application Note
PDF 1.12 MB Application Note
PDF 3.50 MB Application Note
PDF 1.06 MB 日本語 Application Note
PDF 698 KB 日本語 Application Note
PDF 2.44 MB 简体中文 Application Note
PDF 1.64 MB Application Note
PDF 2.53 MB Application Note
PDF 1.11 MB Application Note
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Design & Development

Software & Tools

Software & Tools

Software title
Software type
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.
Software Package 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
SEGGER™ J-Link™ Software and Documentation Package
Software utilities, firmware updates, and supporting documentation for the J-Link on-board programmer and debugger on the RA MCU kits.
Software Package SEGGER
Quick-Connect IoT Platform
Quick-Connect IoT platform enables fast prototyping by providing compatible hardware and software building blocks.
Other Hardware Renesas
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Sample Code

Sample Code

Title Type Date Date
[Software=RA FSP],[Board=EK-RA6M5]
ZIP 29.67 MB IDE: e2 studio/GCC/AC6, IAR, Keil MDK
Sample Code
ZIP 3.36 MB Sample Code
ZIP 1.93 MB Sample Code
[Software=FSP|v4.4.0],[Toolchain: GCC ARM Embedded |]
ZIP 1.87 MB Compiler: GNUARM-NONE IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
ZIP 4.63 MB Sample Code
ZIP 2.86 MB Sample Code
ZIP 7.36 MB Sample Code
[Software=FSP | v4.3.0],[Toolchain: IAR compiler v9.32.1, ARM compiler v6.15]
ZIP 2.90 MB IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
ZIP 855 KB 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|] [Software=RA FSP|v4.2.0] [Board=EK-RA6M3;EK-RA6M4]
ZIP 29.00 MB Compiler: GNU Arm Embedded IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
ZIP 29.61 MB Compiler: GNUARM-NONE IDE: e2 studio
Sample Code
ZIP 12.60 MB Sample Code
ZIP 13.95 MB Sample Code
ZIP 1.04 MB 日本語 Sample Code
ZIP 1.46 MB Sample Code
ZIP 2.21 MB Sample Code
This application project is built with the integrated “Azure IoT SDK for Embedded C” package which allows small embedded (IoT) devices like Renesas RA family of MCUs RA6M3, RA6M4, and RA6M5 to communicate with Azure services.
ZIP 9.71 MB 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.
ZIP 2.69 MB Compiler: GNU ARM Embedded IDE: e2 studio, Keil
Sample Code
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Related Boards & Kits

Boards & Kits

RA6 Series Kits for Renesas Advanced (RA) Microcontrollers

Kickstart IoT and embedded systems development using Renesas EK-RA6M5, EK-RA6M4, and EK-RA6M3 evaluation kits for the RA6 MCU series. This video provides an overview of the kit architecture, key features, a quick start example project, and many useful resources to begin innovating quickly with Renesas RA MCUs.


The EK-RA6M5 meets the following certifications/standards. Refer to the EK-RA6M5 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