Renesas introduces high-performance entry-line MCUs

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Renesas Electronics has introduced a new Group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) in its RA Family.

The RA6E1 MCUs are based on the Arm Cortex-M33 core and are the first Entry-Line MCUs to deliver 200 MHz performance. They are also able to provide exceptional low power consumption specifications, along with an extensive list of peripheral features.

Renesas' RA Family of devices are differentiated by a combination of very low power consumption, best-in-class security options, including Arm TrustZone technology, and Renesas’ Flexible Software Program (FSP) that supports all RA Family offerings.

The FSP includes highly efficient drivers and middleware to ease the implementation of communications and security and the GUI simplifies and accelerates the development process. It enables flexible use of legacy code, as well as easy compatibility and scalability with other RA Family devices. Designers using FSP also have access to the extensive Arm ecosystem, offering a wide range of tools that help speed time-to-market, as well as Renesas’ extensive partner network.

“Our RA Family is setting new standards in the market for Entry-Line MCUs with unprecedented performance,” claimed Roger Wendelken, Senior Vice President in the IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas. “With the new RA6E1 Group we developed an MCU which is an exceptional fit for calculation-intensive IoT applications requiring both high performance and the lowest power, as well as the need for value-optimized feature integration and connectivity.”

The RA6E1 Group MCUs includes six different parts, spanning from 48-pin to 100-pin packages, and from 512kB to 1MB of flash memory along with 256kB of SRAM. The RA6E1 devices offer much improved power consumption specifications, and extensive peripherals and connectivity options (including Ethernet), delivering a unique combination of performance and features.