Farnell adds Renesas Electronics’ RA family with security focus

Distributor Farnell now offers the RA family of 32-bit Arm Cortex-M-based microcontrollers from Renesas Electronics.

According to Farnell, the microcontrollers offer a high level of security, a wide range of connectivity, low power consumption and scalability and offers design engineers the flexibility to leverage Renesas’ ready-to-use partner solutions and Arm ecosystem whilst developing their own hardware and software solutions.

The RA microcontrollers enable a range of IoT applications, including industrial automation, cloud computing, building automation, smart environment, energy and metering and home appliances.

All RA microcontrollers are feature-, software- and pin-compatible for easy scalability and code reuse from one device to another. It is now easy to develop IoT edge and endpoint devices, using the Flexible Software Package (FSP), fast-start software for security and connectivity and development tools from Renesas and the Arm partner ecosystem.

The microcontrollers have Arm PSA security certification for assurance when deploying secure IoT endpoint and edge devices, and smart factory equipment for Industry 4.0.

The RA2 family is the entry-level 32-bit microcontroller, delivering up to 48MHz of CPU performance. It has peripherals such as capacitive touch, for system control or user interface applications including healthcare devices, home appliances, office equipment and measuring equipment.

The RA4 series offers a wide set of peripherals, including USB, CAN, ADC, capacitive touch, a segment LCD controller, and additional security IP integration. Applications include industrial equipment, home appliances, office equipment, healthcare products and meters.

The RA6 microcontrollers offer a wide integration of communication interfaces while delivering up to 120MHz of CPU performance using an Arm Cortex-M4 core and a memory range from 512kbyte to 2Mbyte flash. It offers Ethernet, USB Full Speed and USB High Speed, QSPI, CAN, and TFT display driver integration. There is also the embedded Secure Crypto Engine.

Lee Turner, global head of semiconductors and SBC for Farnell said, “This . . . provides our customers with greater options in the development of their IoT hardware and software, without compromising on key features such as security.”

The Renesas RA Family of 32-bit Arm Cortex-M based microcontrollers are in stock for same day dispatch from Farnell in EMEA and element14 in APAC, and Newark in North America.


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