RL78/F13 microcontrollers are successors to the 78K0R and R8C, are available in a 20 to 80-pin, 16KB to 128KB flash memory lineup, and realize the industry's lowest level of consumption current. They have a built-in CAN module and LIN module for automotive interfaces, and in addition to the functional safety features of the RL78/F12, a RAM ECC function, PLL lock function, port output state monitoring, stack overflow detection, dedicated WDT oscillator, and more have also been added. Since a more highly reliable system can be built, these microcontrollers can be used for industrial applications and of course automotive applications.

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Features

  • CPU: RL78 core, Max. 32MHz
  • Voltage: 2.7V to 5.5V
  • Package: 32 to 48-pin HVQFN, 48 to 80-pin LFQFP, 20 to 30-pin LSSOP
  • Memory: SRAM Max. 8KB, Program Flash Max. 128KB
  • PWM: PWM Output x 16, 3-phase PWM Output Function
  • Analog function: 10-bit A/D Converter (ch) x 8
  • On-chip Oscillator Freq. (MHz): 64M, 48M, 32M, 24M, 16M, 12M, 8M, 4M, 1M Low-speed Oscillator 15kHz
  • Others: PLL, RTC, Power-On Reset, Low Voltage Detection

Applications

  • Car Audio
  • Body
  • Chassis & Safety
  • HEV/EV
  • Motor Control

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RL78 Family FAQs

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High Temperature: Ta = 150°C Support

To order an RL78/F13 MCU with Ta = -40 °C to 150 °C specification, please provide the order code and the application temperature mission profile for verification to Renesas Support.


Hardware Tools

Starter Kits

Starter Kit Description Featured Documents Ordering
Y-ASK-RL78F13
  • Target board QB-R5F10BMG-TB which contains an RL78/F13 device with 80 pins and 128KB Flash memory
  • E1 OCD emulator (HW – OCD and flash programmer)
  • IAR EWRL78 KickStart Edition (SW – compiler from IAR with limited feature set)
  • Quick-Start Guide (documentation with SW examples)
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Programming Tools

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RTE0T00020KCE00000R E2 Emulator
On-chip debugging emulator for RH850 family and RL78 family. Also available as a flash memory programmer.
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R0C00000FDW13R Renesas Flash Programmer (Programming GUI)
The Renesas Flash Programmer provides usable and functional support for programming the on-chip flash memory of Renesas microcontrollers in each phase of development and mass production.
  • A simple GUI makes operations easy, even for first-time developers
  • PC-controlled programming via the E1 emulator or E2 emulator, a serial or USB connection
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Software Tools

Software Libraries

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Flash Self Programming Library (SelfLib_RL78) (Type T01, European Release) pdf_icon_for_table.png User's Manual archive Software
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EEPROM Emulation Library (EEPROM_EMULATION_RL78) (Type T01, European Release) pdf_icon_for_table.png User's Manual archive Software

Software Tools

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Compiler Toolchain

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IAR Systems
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IAR Embedded Workbench provides extensive support for RL78 devices. IAR Embedded Workbench is a complete set of development tools with leading optimization technology for creating powerful automotive applications.

Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
User Guides & Manuals
RL78/F13, F14 User's Manual: Hardware 日本語 Manual PDF 20.53 MB
RL78 family User's Manual: Software 日本語 Manual PDF 1.45 MB
Technical Updates
Restriction regarding re ading data flash memory 日本語 Technical Update PDF 262 KB
RL78 RLIN3 Self Test Mode constraints 日本語 Technical Update PDF 168 KB
Notice of LVD circuit characteristics change (grade Y) 日本語 Technical Update PDF 82 KB
Adding contents in the hardware user's manual Invalid Memory Access Detection Function 日本語 Technical Update PDF 166 KB
RL78/F13 Injected Current Specification Technical Update PDF 430 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
LIN Controller Usage: Applications and Frequently Asked Questions Application Note PDF 1.03 MB
RL78/F13,F14,F15 SENT (Single Edge Nibble Transmission) 通信 アプリケーションノート Application Note PDF 1.13 MB
RL78/F13,F14,F15 SENT (Single Edge Nibble Transmission) Communication Application Notes Application Note PDF 1020 KB
- Onboard LED Flashing Control (Arduino API) 日本語 Application Note PDF 620 KB
- Onboard LED Flashing Control (Arduino API) 日本語 Application Note PDF 514 KB
PG-FP6 Usage of Communications Commands 日本語 Application Note PDF 369 KB
RL78/F13, F14, F15 Option Byte Setting 日本語 Application Note PDF 191 KB
Renesas Flash Programmer Usage from the Command Line 日本語 Application Note PDF 208 KB
IEC60730/60335 Self Test Library of CARL78 for RL78 MCU extended Application Notes 日本語 Application Note PDF 2.36 MB
IEC60730/60335 Self Test Library of CCRL78 for RL78 MCU extended Application Notes 日本語 Application Note PDF 2.09 MB
CAN Controller Usage: Applications and Frequently Asked Questions Application Note PDF 1.81 MB
RL78/F13,F14,F15 Setup Procedures for IICA Multi-Master Communication 日本語 Application Note PDF 641 KB
Random Number Generator Application Note PDF 560 KB
Porting Guide from R8C/3x to RL78/F13, F14 日本語 Application Note PDF 668 KB
Porting Giude from M16C/5L, 56 to RL78/F13, F14 日本語 Application Note PDF 319 KB
Porting Giude from M16C/5M, 57 to RL78/F13, F14, F15 日本語 Application Note PDF 391 KB
RL78/F13, F14 Standby Function 日本語 Application Note PDF 730 KB
RL78/F13, F14 Safety Function 日本語 Application Note PDF 851 KB
RL78/F13, F14, F15 CAN configuration, reception and transmission 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.03 MB
RL78 Software Migration Guide Source Code Migration from Assembly Language to C Language CC-RL 日本語, 简体中文 Application Note PDF 1.64 MB
RL78/F13, F14 DTC Usage Example (High-Speed Transfer and Chain Transfer) 日本語 Application Note PDF 465 KB
RL78/F13, F14 DTC Usage Example (High-Speed Transfer): A/D Converter 日本語 Application Note PDF 423 KB
RL78/F13, F14 DTC Usage Example (Normal Transfer): A/D Converter 日本語 Application Note PDF 494 KB
Porting guide from 78K0R/FC3 to RL78/F14 日本語 Application Note PDF 2.31 MB
RL78 DAC Dithering Application Note Application Note PDF 1.26 MB
RL78 PWM filtered output to create DAC DC output Application Note PDF 1.38 MB
Current Consumption Tuning Solution for RL78 family (E2 Emulator,CS+) 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.91 MB
Current Consumption Tuning Solution for RL78 family (E2 Emulator, e² studio) 日本語 Application Note PDF 2.07 MB
Pin assignment of RL78/F13, F14 by model 日本語 Application Note PDF 526 KB
IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78 Programming Techniques Application Note PDF 701 KB
RL78 Family C compiler CC-RL Programming Techniques 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.21 MB
Motor control by RL78/F14 micro controller sensorless 120 degrees conducting control of blushless DC motor (COMP) 日本語 Application Note PDF 822 KB
Motor control by RL78/F14 micro controller sensorless 120 degrees conducting control of blushless DC motor (A/D) 日本語 Application Note PDF 837 KB
Motor control by RL78/F14 micro controller 120 degrees conducting control of blushless DC motor with hall sensor 日本語 Application Note PDF 792 KB
Motor control by RL78/F14 micro controller Sensorless vector control of permanent magnetic synchronous motor 日本語 Application Note PDF 790 KB
RL78/F13, F14 Group LIN Slave Mode (RLIN3) Application Note PDF 1.03 MB
RL78 Family RL78 Hardware CRC Functions Application Note PDF 1.22 MB
Replacement Guide for R8C Family to RL78 Family (CcnvNC30) 日本語, 简体中文 Application Note PDF 987 KB
Replacement Guide from 78K0 Family to RL78 Family (CcnvCA78K0) 日本語, 简体中文 Application Note PDF 1.47 MB
RL78 Family Real-Time-Clock Watch Error Correction function Application Note PDF 609 KB
RL78/F13, F14 Clock Generator 日本語 Application Note PDF 474 KB
RX Family, RL78 Family, 78K0R/Kx3-L Spansion S25FLxxxS MirrorBit® Flash Non-Volatile Memory Control Software 日本語 Application Note PDF 801 KB
RX Family, RL78 Family, 78K0R/Kx3-L Micron Technology N25Q Serial NOR Flash Memory Control Software 日本語 Application Note PDF 775 KB
RX Family, RL78 Family, 78K0R/Kx3-L Micron Technology P5Q Serial Phase Change Memory Control Software 日本語 Application Note PDF 732 KB
RX Family, RL78 Family, 78K0R/Kx3-L Micron Technology M25P Series Serial Flash memory Control Software 日本語 Application Note PDF 2.46 MB
RX Family, RL78 Family, 78K0R/Kx3-L Micron Technology M45PE Series Serial Flash memory Control Software 日本語 Application Note PDF 2.02 MB
RX Family, RL78 Family, 78K0R/Kx3-L Renesas R1EX25xxx Series Serial EEPROM Control Software 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.79 MB
RL78/G14, RL78/G1C, RL78/L12, RL78/L13, RL78/L1C Group Clock Synchronous Single Master Control Software Using CSI Mode of Serial Array Unit 日本語 Application Note PDF 561 KB
RL78 Software Migration Guide Migrating from CA78K0R to CC-RL (CS+) 日本語 Application Note PDF 3.19 MB
RL78/F13, F14 Lists of Special Function Registers by Model 日本語 Application Note PDF 796 KB
RL78 Family Open Source FAT File System M3S-TFAT-Tiny: Introduction Guide 日本語 Application Note PDF 189 KB
RL78 Family FFT Library: Introduction Guide 日本語 Application Note PDF 131 KB
RL78 Family Sound Playback/Compression System (Original ADPCM Codec) M3S-S2-Tiny: Introduction Guide 日本語 Application Note PDF 153 KB
RL78/F13, F14 Group LIN Master Mode (RLIN3) Application Note PDF 1.20 MB
RL78 Family Digital Signal Controller Library - Filter Application Note PDF 898 KB
RL78/F13,F14 Settings of port-related registers when using alternate functions 日本語 Application Note PDF 4.83 MB
RL78 Family IEC60730/60335 oriented Self Test additional Library 日本語 Application Note PDF 743 KB
Application execution in RAM (RL78) Application Note PDF 792 KB
RL78 Family VDE Certified IEC60730/60335 Self Test Library Application Note PDF 1.42 MB
RL78 Family CubeSuite+ Startup Guide 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.04 MB
RL78 Family RL78 Internal Temperature Sensor Calibration