16-bit RL78/G24 microcontroller achieves highest performance in RL78 family
Renesas Electronics has introduced a new addition to its RL78 microcontroller family of eight- and 16-bit devices for power-sensitive applications. The RL78/G24 has the highest performance among all the devices in the RL78 family, said Renesas.
Performance is boosted with an application specific flexible application accelerator (FAA) and a fast CPU that can achieve an operating frequency of 48MHz. Enhanced peripheral functions include analogue and timer capabilities, making it suitable for motor control, power supply control and lighting control. The FAA enables the microcontroller to distribute tasks such as inverter control, encryption, sensing and arithmetic operations efficiently and independently of the CPU in order to “substantially” boost processing speed, said Renesas.
Key Features of the RL78/G24 series are a CPU operating at 48MHz (maximum) and FAA operating independently from the CPU. The 12-bit ADC is capable of simultaneous sampling of three channels with a maximum conversion speed of one microsecond. There is also a high-speed comparator with a latency of 50 nanoseconds (typical).
The RL78/G25 is equipped with DALI-2 function for lighting communication standard and operates at high temperatures, up to 125 degrees C.
The smallest package option available in 3.0 x 3.0mm.
The RL78/G24 offers a standby function. Customers can choose from halt mode, which cuts power consumption by 60 per cent compared to normal operation mode, or stop mode, which reduces power consumption by 99 per cent compared to the halt mode.
Developers can use the Smart Configurator to generate driver code for peripheral functions via a graphical user interface (GUI), similar to other RL78 devices. Renesas also offers model-based design using MATLAB and Simulink.
There is also the fast prototyping board, which comes with Arduino Uno and Pmod Type 6A interfaces and Grove connectors for access to all pins. Debug and programming requires a single USB cable, added Renesas. Evaluation kits for motor applications and power/lighting applications are also available.
The RL78/G24 is available today.