Renesas Electronics enhances RA Microcontroller ecosystem with ready to use partner offerings

Renesas Electronics announced Tuesday that its initial ten ready-to-use partner solutions that support the Renesas Advanced (RA) microcontroller (MCU) line of 32-bit Arm Cortex-M MCUs. RA MCUs deliver optimized performance and ease of use with the Flexible Software Package (FSP) and partner building block solutions that work out-of-box, to address a range of Internet of Things (IoT) endpoint and edge applications.

The RA MCU ecosystem has more than 30 partners with continuous investments planned. Each partner’s building block solution will be labelled with the RA READY badge and is designed to solve real-world customer problems. 

Ready to use RA solutions accelerate time to market by providing plug & play options that enable a variety of IoT capabilities like security, connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and human machine interface (HMI). Because the RA FSP is an open architecture, it allows customers to re-use their legacy code and combine it with software examples from Renesas and ecosystem partners to easily implement complex IoT capabilities.

“Explosive IoT growth has exponentially increased embedded design complexity over the last few years,” said Kaushal Vora, director of strategic partnerships and global ecosystem at Renesas. “Due to the dynamic nature of IoT devices combined with growing design problems and shrinking project timelines, designers struggle to deliver on-time products with competitive feature sets. Now, more than ever, customers need a flexible platform design approach leveraging pre-developed building blocks that work out of the box.” 

“We are excited to work closely with Renesas to bring to market a broad range of ready to use RA MCU solutions that accelerate various aspects of the IoT,” said Rolf Segger, founder of SEGGER. “Our emWin embedded GUI software, emCrypt, emSecure and Flasher Secure security software, embOS RTOS and middleware give designers all the required tools they need to build their products.”

The RA MCU solution packs are available now from Renesas Electronics. Each solution pack typically includes a two-page partner brief, short introductory solution video, demo project, and technical documentation.


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