Overview

Description

The Renesas RA4M3 group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) uses the high-performance Arm® Cortex®-M33 core with TrustZone. In concert with the secure crypto engine, it offers secure element functionality. The RA4M3 is built on a highly efficient 40nm process and is supported by an open and flexible ecosystem concept—the Flexible Software Package (FSP), built on FreeRTOS—and is expandable to use other RTOSes and middleware. The RA4M3 is suitable for IoT applications requiring vast communication options, future proof security, large embedded RAM, and low active power consumption down to 119µA/MHz running the CoreMark® algorithm from Flash.

Features

  • 100MHz Arm Cortex-M33 with TrustZone
  • Secure element functionality
  • 512kB - 1MB Flash memory and 64kB SRAM with parity and 64kB SRAM with ECC
  • 8kB Data Flash to store data as in EEPROM
  • 1kB Stand-by SRAM
  • Scalable from 64-pin to 144-pin packages
  • Capacitive touch sensing unit (CTSU)
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed
  • CAN 2.0B
  • Quad SPI
  • SCI (UART, Simple SPI, Simple I2C)
  • SPI/I2C multi-master interface
  • SDHI and MMC

Comparison

Applications

Applications

  • Enhanced security (fire detection, burglar detection, panel control)
  • Metering (electricity, automated meter reading)
  • Industry (robotics, door openers, sewing machines, vending machines, UPS)
  • HVAC (heating, air conditioning, boiler control)
  • General purpose

Documentation

Design & Development

Software & Tools

Software & Tools

Software title
Software type
Company
QE for Capacitive Touch: Development Assistance Tool for Capacitive Touch Sensors
In developing embedded system using the capacitive touch sensor of MCUs, you can easily setup initial configurations of the touch interface as well as process the tuning of sensors, and reduce development time. [Plugin for Renesas IDE "e2 studio"] [Standalone Version] [Support MCU/MPU:RA, RL78, RX, Renesas Synergy™]
Solution Toolkit 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.
Software Package Renesas
E2 emulator [RTE0T00020KCE00000R]
On-chip debugging emulator. Also available as a flash memory programmer. [Support MCU/MPU: RA, RE, RH850, R-Car D1, RL78, RX]
Emulator Renesas
E2 emulator Lite [RTE0T0002LKCE00000R]
On-chip debugging emulator. Also available as a flash memory programmer. [Support MCU/MPU: RA, RE, RL78, RX]
Emulator Renesas
PG-FP6
Flash memory programmer [Programming software: Dedicated GUI-based software, the "FP6 Terminal"] [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, SuperH RISC engine, V850, 78K, R8C]
Programmer (Unit/SW) 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
RA Smart Configurator
The Renesas RA Smart Configurator (RA SC) is a desktop application that helps you in configuring software systems (including a Board Support Package (BSP), drivers, RTOS, and middleware) for RA-Family MCUs when you are using a third-party IDE and toolchain.
Solution Toolkit Renesas
Sensor Software Modules for Renesas MCU Platforms
Middleware (FIT module and FSP module) and sample software packages that enable control and data acquisition for Renesas sensor products.
Sensor Renesas
Security Key Management Tool
Key wrapping tool for key management systems using Renesas security IP. Enables secure installation and update of user application and device lifecycle management (DLM) keys.
Solution Toolkit Renesas
e² studio - information for RA Family
Eclipse-based Renesas integrated development environment (IDE). [Support MCU/MPU: RA, RE, RX, RL78, RH850, Renesas Synergy, RZ]
IDE and Coding Tool Renesas
SEGGER emWin GUI Library for Renesas RA Products
SEGGER's emWin graphics library is a ready-to-use solution that provides a versatile and professional GUI platform for creating interactive and high-quality graphical user interfaces on any type of display for the Renesas RA family.
Imaging SEGGER
SEGGER J-Link and J-Trace PRO
The J-Link debug probes offer full support for RA Family MCUs. With their outstanding performance, robustness, and ease of use are widely recognized as the market-leading debug probes today.
Emulator SEGGER
IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm
IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm (EWARM) provides a complete development environment for Arm - including RA Family MCUs - generating fast, compact code and enabling you to take full control of your code.
IDE and Coding Tool IAR Systems
Arm® Keil® MDK
Arm® Keil® MDK is a comprehensive software development solution for Arm-based microcontrollers, including RA Family MCUs, containing all the components that you need to create, build, and debug embedded applications.
IDE and Coding Tool Arm® Keil® MDK Arm®
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Sample Code

Boards & Kits

Boards & Kits

Models

Pin Count / Memory Size

1MB Flash
128kB RAM Size
768kB Flash
128kB RAM Size
512kB Flash
128kB RAM Size
  
Pin Count
Package
Size
Pitch
64-pin
LQFP
10x10mm
0.5mm
100-pin
LQFP
14x14mm
0.5mm
144-pin
LQFP
20x20mm
0.5mm