The Renesas Demonstration Kit (RDK) for RX63N is an evaluation and demonstration tool for Renesas RX63N microcontrollers. The goal is to provide the user with a powerful debug and demonstration platform targeted at common applications. The board also provides a useful platform for evaluating the Renesas suite of development tools for coding and debugging, using the High-performance Embedded Workshop (HEW) IDE as well as programming the device using the on-board SEGGER J-Link JTAG debugger.


The Renesas Demonstration Kit for RX63N is also the hardware platform that is included in a special RX63N-specific edition of Micrium's book on the µC/OS-III Real Time Kernel. The book and board combo targets serious programmers and college students who need to understand and create programs based on the timesaving features of a real-time kernel. Part I of the text covers the internals of the new µC/OS-III real-time kernel. The emphasis is on the internals, features, API calls, and where and how to use an RTOS, all presented in a clear and useful way, and accompanied by a wealth of diagrams. Part II provides specific examples for using µC/OS-III on the new Renesas RX63N microcontroller.


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Target Applications and Features

  • Stereo audio driver connected to the PWM interface
  • On-board microphone to demonstrate sampling, FFT/FPU capabilities
  • Volume Control Potentiometer
  • Micro SD card interface for audio and data files
Motor Control
  • 3 – Phase motor control algorithm representation with LEDs
  • Motor control algorithm speed variation through volume control potentiometer
  • 3 – Axis Accelerometer (Digital)
  • User pushbutton switches
  • 10/100 Ethernet Interface connected to an internal Ethernet MAC (1588 compatible)
  • USB Interface connected to an internal USB controller (Host, Device and OTG)
  • RS-232 Interface
  • CAN Interface
  • I2C, SPI with Debug through the Beagle connector from Total Phase
  • PMOD connections to support a variety of generic PMOD devices (WiFi, Bluetooth, RF, and much more).
User Code and Application Debugging
  • On-board J-Link OB for high-quality source code debugging

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Package Content

  • 96 MHz RX63N MCU board with integrated debugger and huge peripheral set including Ethernet, CAN, and USB
  • USB Mini A/B to Host Cable
  • USB Debugger Cable
  • Installation DVD containing:
    • E2 studio Eclipse-based IDE from Renesas
    • High-Performance Embedded Workshop (HEW)
    • RX Family C/C++ Toolchains (Renesas 128 K evaluation version, Full GNU version)
    • IAR Embedded WorkBench compiler/debugger, 64 KB KickStart version
    • Mirium μC/Probe 3.1 eval version
    • RX63N Sample Projects and RTOS
    • User's Manual, datasheets and more
    • Quick-start guide


What is PMOD™?

hat offer an ideal way to extend the capabilities of our MCU evaluation and demo boards. It can be found on RDKs and RSKs. PMODs communicate with system boards using 6, 8 or 12-pin connectors. Pmods include sensors, I/O, data acquisition & conversion, connectors, external memory, and more.

  • Convenient low pin-count daughter card format
  • Peripheral Module: PMOD
  • Trademarked by Digilent Inc. (
  • Low cost (connector/cards)
  • Open and royalty free
  • Typically 12-pin connector
    • 6-pin format also available
  • 2 slots in each RDK
    • UART/SPI/I2 C
  • Provide power to cards
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Partner Vendors

The Renesas Demonstration Kit for RX63N was made possible by a joint effort by Renesas and the following partners (in alphabetical order):


Analog Devices offers the broadest MEMS inertial sensor portfolios in the industry, including high performance low-g accelerometers, high-g accelerometers, gyroscopes, and fully integrated Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs). ADI's MEMS portfolios now include high performance analog and digital out MEMS microphones.

On the RX63N RDK, the on-board ADI silicon microphone ADMP401 is connected to the RX63N A/D converter using an ADI SSM2167 low voltage microphone preamplifier. Analog Devices also supplied the ADXL345 3-Axis Accelerometer, the ADT7420 temperature sensor, as well as the ADM3101E RS-232 line driver.



Future Designs, Inc. is a design and technical services organization founded in 1989 specializing in Embedded Design and Development. Their team of engineers and technical personnel can assist you in your Electrical, Mechanical, Software, Manufacturing and Systems engineering requirements.


Future Designs, Inc. provided the hardware customization, schematic capture, PCB design and layout, manufacturing, and Supply Chain Management services for the RX63N RDK.



Future Electronics is proud to offer you the most comprehensive range of products including the latest releases from the world's best manufacturers of electronic devices. The RX63N Renesas Demonstration Kit (RDK) Adder Board, was designed by Future Electronics' Systems Design Center (SDC), and allows design engineers to quickly develop a low cost daughter card implementing their own custom application circuit that will easily interface to the Renesas RX63N RDK.


The board has a flexible assortment of common surface mount IC footprints with all pins brought out to small vias for easy wiring. With the addition of common headers, the Adder Board plugs neatly onto the RDK allowing daughter card access to most of the RX63N's peripherals and I/O pins for use in their application.


Suggested Connectors:


  • Two 26-position 0.100" Male Headers
  • Two 26-position 0.100" Female Headers


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Micrium provides the highest quality embedded software components by way of cleanest source code, unsurpassed documentation and customer support. Starting with Micrium's flagship product, uC/OS, through its complete line of software, Micrium shortens time to market throughout all product development cycles and builds products that address today's increased design complexity.

The Renesas Demonstration Kit for RX63N is the hardware platform that is included in a special RX63N-specific edition of Micrium's book on the µC/OS-III Real Time Kernel. The book and board combo targets serious programmers and college students who need to understand and create programs based on the timesaving features of a real-time kernel.



Micron is one of the world's leading semiconductor companies. Our DRAM components, modules, and NAND Flash memory products are used in everything from computing, networking, and server equipment, to consumer, mobile, automotive, and industrial applications. We're an innovator and industry leader, developing groundbreaking technologies that transform what's possible. We're also a partner with other manufacturers and enablers, making it easier for our customers to try new things and gain competitive advantages in their markets.

A Micron Phase Change Memory (PCM) serial flash is provided on the RX63N RDK for user non-volatile storage. PCM memory has greater write endurance than standard serial flash. This part, NP5Q128A13ESFC0E, is 128 megabit and is accessed by the SPI Bus.



NDK has grown to become the leading company among quartz crystal device manufacturers with its lineup of high-precision, high-reliability, compact crystal devices that anticipate the next generation of customer needs. Under the banner of "quality, cost, and speed," NDK aims to establish itself as the industry's technology leader and the most trusted customer brand.



Okaya Electric America is a global provider of a wide range of LCD modules and display technologies including: Character, Graphic, Color TFT, and OLED display panels. Most of Okaya's standard TFT, Graphic, and OLED display modules are available with highly accurate Touch Panel technology. If available standard products do not meet your needs, Okaya also offers extensive options for creating Custom LCD products. These customizations include Sunlight Readability modifications for outdoor applications.

Okaya provided the 96 x 64 backlit graphics LCD.



SEGGER Microcontroller develops and distributes hardware and software development tools as well as software components for embedded systems. SEGGER was founded in 1997, is privately held, has been profitable since its inception, and is growing steadily. Based in Hilden, Germany, with distributors in all continents and a local office in Massachusetts, SEGGER offers its full product range worldwide. SEGGER's intention is to cut software development time for embedded applications by offering affordable, high quality, flexible and easy-to-use tools and software components allowing developers to focus on their applications.

The RDK for RX63N uses the SEGGER J-Link Lite Debugger Interface for debugging and programming.


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SEGGER evaluation package for RX63N using RX63N RSK, Renesas
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Total Phase manufactures powerful and affordable USB, I2C, SPI, and CAN tools for embedded systems engineers. The complete line of Total Phase host adapters and protocol analyzers are the development and debugging tools of choice for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and research institutions all over the world.

The RX63N RDK includes the Total Phase 'Beagle' debug header. The Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer is a non-intrusive USB-based bus monitor that can capture, display, and filter I2C and SPI data as it appears on the bus. Using both the Data Center Software and Beagle analyzer, users can easily view I2C bus traffic (up to 4 MHz) and SPI bus traffic (up to 24 MHz) in real time. Additional functionality allows engineers to filter data against a wide variety of parameters, or instantly search for specific hexadecimal or ASCII data patterns during a live capture.



FreeRTOS now released fully maintained ports of their popular operating system targeting the RX architecture with specific communication stacks for the RX63N.


Having recognized the advantage of the wide compiler choice available for RX devices, three separate ports have been developed to support the Renesas, IAR Systems, and GNU toolchains. Each port includes demo applications designed to run on a number of platforms including the Renesas Starter Kit (RSK) and the Renesas Demonstration Kit (RDK). These demonstrations range from simple flashing of LEDs using a number of the operating systems key features (designed as a kick start for target application development) to a full TCP/IP web server. Best of all, these ports are available for download and use totally royalty free under a modified GPL license (FreeRTOS) or with technical support and warranty as OpenRTOS.


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Exosite is a cloud data platform provider focused on data monitoring and management for embedded devices. Our cloud data Platform provides the tools to securely collect data from any remote source. We process and deliver filtered results to the end user - simply connect your device to our cloud data Platform and begin receiving real time, actionable information anywhere, anytime, through powerful widgets on our website interface.


Exosite Cloud support for the RX63N

Renesas and Exosite have worked together to make it easy to connect the RX63N Renesas Development Kit to the cloud. Cloud capable software runs on the RX63N RDK so you can create your own connected products.


You can create your own web dashboards that enable you to see and control the status of your RDK from anywhere in the world. Use your web portal account to setup alerts, share your data, graph your results, acquire API access keys, and manage access. Build on the open source embedded API libraries and examples to launch your own cloud connected products.


With cloud connectivity, you can build connected products to:


  • Quickly prototype
  • Share and store real world data
  • Network new and existing devices
  • Manage field deployed products
  • Create interactive customer apps
  • Enable real-time business decisions



Creating an account on and connecting your device to the cloud takes less than 10 minutes. Sign up for a free web portal account at


Watch how easy it is, in the four-minute introduction video below.


Below you will find information to support the development of your application.


Information supporting development tools

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My Renesas Create a My Renesas account to use our tool download services,receive e-newsletter/update notifications, and take advantage of our other services.
e-learning Information for studying and learning about microcontrollers and microprocessors.
FAQ Frequently asked questions and useful hints for development.
Forum A forum and community site to share technical information,
questions and opinions with others who use Renesas MCU's.
Tool News Tool release information and other important information.
Operating Environment Information on system requirements and operating environment for the latest version of tools.
Tool Environmental Information Information on RoHS compliance of tools.
Info on Discontinued Products A list of Renesas software and tools that have been discontinued and are no longer being offered for new projects.