Renesas Electronics Corporation has expanded its RA6 Series microcontrollers (MCUs) with 20 new RA6M5 Group MCUs, completing the mainstream line of RA6 Series devices.
The new parts offer a very wide array of communications options, generous on-chip memory, and Renesas’ best-in-class security features, enabling customers to create new and innovative IoT designs.
“The RA6M5 MCU Group offers our customers seemingly ‘endless’ communications options, enabling the flexibility to share data in a wide variety of different ways to address numerous IoT applications,” said Roger Wendelken, Senior Vice President in Renesas’ IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit. “This functionality, combined with ample on-chip memory and our industry-leading security features, makes these devices true powerhouses for implementing IoT designs.”
The new MCUs offer numerous communication interface options, including CAN FD, Ethernet MAC with DMA, USB Full Speed and High Speed, and multiple serial interfaces. Designers of IoT systems will have unmatched flexibility in sharing critical data using the RA6M5 Group.
The new MCUs integrate up to 2MB on-chip flash and 512KB on-chip RAM, enough to support a wide range of applications. They provide an OctaSPI interface that enables designers to extend the on-chip flash and RAM even more. They also support error correction code (ECC) in the RAM.
The memory block swap feature in conjunction with the intrinsic security built into RA Family devices makes the RA6M5 Group the best choice for applications where in-field firmware updates are required.
After new firmware is written to the flash using background operation (BGO), a selectable amount of 32kB flash blocks can be swapped to the new firmware.
The RA6M5 MCUs employ the Arm Cortex-M33 core based on Armv8-M architecture. They feature Arm TrustZone technology and Renesas’ Secure Crypto Engine.
The new RA6M5 Group offers the same security features and software support as Renesas’ RA6M4 MCUs, which recently achieved PSA Certified Level 2 and SESIP1 certification.
This combination of features enables customers to realize secure element functionality, delivering unmatched safety and security for highly connected IoT devices.