Scalable MCUs deliver leading-edge security, easy development, excellent balance of power and performance

The competitively priced Family of scalable Renesas RA MCUs are powered by Arm® Cortex®-M33, -M23 and -M4 processor cores. These Platform Security Architecture (PSA) Certified™ MCUs deliver a superior combination of security, optimized power/performance, connectivity, peripheral IP and an easy-to-use Flexible Software Package (FSP) to accelerate the development and delivery of next-generation embedded solutions.

Key advantages:

Leading-edge secure connectivity

The RA Family of MCUs delivers advanced security capabilities that include a Secure Crypto Engine (SCE) IP and an extra layer of embedded hardware security that enables tamper detection and resistance to side-channel attacks. Arm TrustZone provisioning employs a system-wide approach with hardware-enforced isolation built directly into the CPU. All RA MCUs supports standard encryption protocols including AES, RSA, ECC, DSA, TRNG and UID. Connectivity options include BLE, 802.15.4, LoRa, NB-IoT, UWB and Wi-Fi.

Excellent balance of power and performance

The RA Family are based on the powerful and energy efficient Arm® Cortex®-M core processors. The low power RA2 series delivers clock speeds up to 60Mhz while providing advanced low power operations that conserve energy. The RA4 and RA6 series deliver performance gains with balanced energy efficiency.

Ease of development

Simplicity boosts efficiency. The 32-bit Renesas RA MCU Family comes complete with a suite of development tools and capabilities that help accelerate your designs and speeds time to value. The Renesas fast-start development tools are part of the Flexible Software Package (FSP) that features extensive support for open architecture, legacy code and third-party ecosystems that will get your solution up and running in no time.

Maximize potential of your next embedded solution with the Renesas RA Family of MCUs:

Renesas developed a helpful e-manual with detailed specifications on the RA Family of 32-bit microcontrollers. The scalable architecture of the RA Family can easily grow with your solution and deliver real efficiency gains in security, development time and costs.Download today to learn how the Renesas RA Family of MCUs accelerate the development and delivery of next-generation embedded solutions.

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The RA2 Series is the RA Family's entry-level 32-bit MCU, offering excellent cost performance and ultra-low power consumption. It delivers up to 48MHz of CPU performance using an Arm® Cortex®-M23 core with up to 256kB of embedded flash memory and a wide single voltage supply range from 1.6V to 5.5V.

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Renesas RA2E1 group

48MHz Arm® Cortex®-M23 Entry Line General Purpose Microcontroller

The RA2E1 group is RA Family’s entry line single-chip microcontroller based on the 48-MHz Arm® Cortex®-M23 core and up to 128-KB code flash and 16-KB SRAM memory. The optimized processing and Renesas’s low power process technology make it the industry's most energy-efficient Ultra-Low Power. The RA2E1 group supports a wide operating voltage range of 1.6V to 5.5V and a large selection of packages such as LQFP, QFN, LGA, BGA and WLCSP. The RA2E1 provides pin and peripheral compatibility with RA2L1 group, is ideal for battery-operated applications and other systems requiring high performance and low-energy consumption in space constrained applications.

Renesas RA2L1 group

48MHz Arm® Cortex®-M23 Ultra-Low power General Purpose Microcontroller

The RA2L1 group is based on the Arm® Cortex®-M23 core, the most energy-efficient CPU among Arm Cortex-M today. The optimized processing and Renesas’ low power process technology makes it the industry's most energy-efficient ultra-low power microcontroller. The RA2L1 group supports a wide operating voltage range of 1.6V to 5.5V, and a maximum CPU clock frequency of 48MHz, lower active mode current and standby mode current. The RA2L1 group also features an enhanced Capacitive Touch Sensing Unit (CTSU2), a set of serial communication interfaces, highly accurate converters and timers. The products are available with pin counts ranging from 48-pin to 100-pin

Renesas RA2A1 group

60MHz ARM Cortex M23 with Integration of 24-bit Sigma Delta ADC

The RA2A1 group uses the high-performance Arm® Cortex®-M23 core and offers highly integrated, high-accuracy analog capabilities and therefore offers complete MCU with analog solution for signal conditioning and measurement. The RA2A1 Group supports a wide operating voltage range of 1.6V to 5.5V. It includes 16-bit SAR ADC, 24-bit Sigma Delta ADC, comparators, operational amplifiers, and DACs. The RA2A1 MCU targets cost sensitive and low power Industrial sensor applications where high resolution analog will become a cost benefit.

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The RA4 Series bridges the needs for reasonable low power with the demand for connectivity and performance. These MCUs deliver up to 48MHz of CPU performance using an Arm® Cortex®-M4 core with up to 256kB of embedded flash memory.

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RenesasRA4M2 group

100MHz Arm® Cortex®-M33 TrustZone®, High Integration With Lowest Active Power Consumption

The Renesas RA4M2 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 RA4M2 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 RA4M2 is suitable for IoT applications requiring vast communication options, future proof security, large embedded RAM, and low active power consumption down to 81µA/MHz running the CoreMark® algorithm from Flash.

Renesas RA4M3 group

100MHz Arm® Cortex®-M33 TrustZone®, High Integration with Rich Connectivity

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.

Renesas RA4W1 group

48MHz Bluetooth® 5.0 Low Energy Single Chip MCU from RA4 Series

The Renesas RA4W1 is the first Bluetooth® 5.0 Low Energy fully compliant with 2Mbit High-Throughput (HT) and Long Range support in a single chip MCU of Renesas RA4 product series for IoT applications that require a high-performance Arm® Cortex®-M4 core at a very attractive price point. The RA4W1 is built on a highly efficient low power process and is supported by an open and flexible ecosystem concept, called Flexible Software Package (FSP), using FreeRTOS as base. RA4W1 is geared towards IoT application requiring Security, large embedded RAM and low power consumption.

Renesas RA4M1 group

48MHz ARM Cortex M4 with LCD controller and Cap Touch for HMI

The Renesas RA4M1 group uses the high-performance Arm® Cortex®-M4F core and offers a Segment LCD Controller and a Capacitive Touch Sensing Unit input for intensive HMI designs. The RA4M1 is built on a highly efficient low power 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 RA4M1 is suitable for applications where a large amount of Capacitive Touch channels and a Segment LCD controller are required.

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The RA6 Series offers the widest integration of communication interfaces as well as the best performance level. These MCUs deliver up to 120MHz of CPU performance using an Arm® Corte®-M4 core and a memory range from 512kB to 2MBFlash

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Renesas RA6M4 group

200MHz Arm® Cortex®-M33 TrustZone®, high integration with Ethernet and OctaSPI

The Renesas RA6M4 group of 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 integrated Ethernet MAC with individual DMA ensures high data throughput. The RA6M4 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 RA6M4 is suitable for IoT applications requiring Ethernet, future proof security, large embedded RAM, and low active power consumption down to 99uA/MHz running the CoreMark® algorithm from Flash.

Renesas RA6T1 group

120MHz Arm® Cortex®-M4, ASSP of RA6 for Motor Control

The Renesas RA6T1 Group, as part of the wide scalable RA6 Series, is optimized for enhanced motor control. The RA6T1 is built on a highly efficient 40nm process and equipped with various peripherals and memory suitable for motor control applications. To make engineers' application design easy, RA6T1 is supported by the Flexible Software Package (FSP) including a motor control specific control code algorithm, which makes the RA6T1 a perfect choice for quick time to market.

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120MHz Optimized entry point to RA6 Series

The Renesas RA6M1 is the entry point to the Renesas RA6 product series for applications that require a high-performance Arm® Cortex®-M4F core at a very attractive price point. The RA6M1 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 RA6M1 is suitable for IoT application requiring security, large embedded RAM and low power consumption

Renesas RA6M2 group

120MHz Medium Size Memory Integration with Ethernet

The Renesas RA6M2 group uses the high-performance Arm® Cortex®-M4F core and offers a building Ethernet MAC with individual DMA, to ensure high data throughput. The RA6M2 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 RA6M2 is suitable for IoT application requiring Ethernet, Security, large embedded RAM and low active power consumption.

Renesas RA6M3 Group

120MHz with USB HS, Ethernet and TFT controller

The Renesas RA6M3 group uses the high-performance Arm® Cortex®-M4F core and offers a TFT controller with 2D accelerator and JPEG decoder. In addition RA6M3 offers Ethernet MAC with individual DMA and USB High Speed interface to ensure high data throughput. The RA6M2 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 RA6M3 is suitable for IoT application requiring TFT, Ethernet, Security, large embedded RAM and USB HS.

Target markets and benefits

Industrial automation

  • Long product life
  • Temperature up to 105°C
  • Industrial quality grade
  • Strongest robustness
  • 24-bit ∑Δ ADC for sensors

Security

  • Isolated crypto subsystem
  • Symmetric/asymmetric hardware acceleration
  • True Random Number Generator (TRNG)
  • NIST-certified algorithms
  • Key isolation and management

Connectivity

  • Large on-chip RAM suitable for stacks
  • CAN/USB/Ethernet
  • Large amount on serial interfaces
  • QSPI interfaces
  • Integrated crypto module

Building automation

  • High Flash/RAM ratio
  • Wide range of connectivity
  • Rich analog features
  • Small packages

Metering

  • Scalable lineup
  • Industrial quality grade
  • Long product life
  • Integrated crypto module

Whitegoods

  • Temperature up to 105°C
  • Scalable lineup
  • Motor control solutions
  • Capacitive touch interface
  • LCD control

Tools and support

  • Renesas e2 studio
  • Keil MDK
  • Compiler

  • GNU, Arm Compiler version 6
  • Emulator

  • Segger J-Link
  • Renesas E2 emulator, E2 Lite emulator
  • Flash memory programmer

  • Renesas PG-FP6
  • Third party solutions