Overview

3D printers are attracting attention as the prices of personal hobby- use low-cost versions drop. Many low-cost 3D printers use the fused deposition modeling method and control 3D coordinates by controlling a plastic outputting head in 2D coordinates and controlling the height of the stage. A plastic loader motor and a cooling fan motor also require PWM output. In addition, large-capacity flash ROM and a high-performance CPU are required for high-speed processing of large volume data. Also required are serial I/O for receiving data from a PC via USB or flash memory media devices and controlling LCD panel modules.
Renesas Electronics offers the RX200 Series, which has a high-performance CPU, PWM for controlling stepper motors, and serial I/O for communicating with various peripheral devices, and the RX600 Series, which has an RSPI for controlling serial flash.

System Block Diagram

System Block Diagram

Recommended Products

System Control MCU

Semiconductor Device Recommended Products Features, etc.
System Control MCU RX651
  • High-performance RXv2 core and large memory capacity for high-precision efficient system control and motor control.
  • Enhanced connectivity and encryption functions can support a variety of needs
RX231
  • High-performance RXv2 core and large memory capacity for high-precision efficient system control
RX113
  • Ability to implement a variety of user interfaces using capacitive touch sensing and segment LCD controller
RL78/G1C
  • For USB extension, ultra low power, RL78 CPU (up to 32MHz)