New MCUs with superior performance and advanced security for intelligent IoT applications

10-10-2019 | Renesas | Semiconductors

Renesas Electronics Corporation has unveiled the RA Family of 32-bit Arm Cortex-M MCUs. The MCUs provide the ultimate combination of optimised performance, connectivity, security, peripheral IP, and easy-to-use Flexible Software Package to satisfy the next generation of embedded solutions. To support the new family, the company has created an extensive partner ecosystem to provide an array of software and hardware building blocks that will operate out of the box with their MCUs.


“RA MCUs offer customers the ultimate IoT security by combining our Secure Crypto Engine IP with NIST CAVP certifications on top of Arm TrustZone® for Armv8-M, while also providing tamper detection and reinforcing resistance to side-channel attacks,” said Roger Wendelken, senior vice president of Renesas’ IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit. “Scalability and compatibility across the RA Family let customers build a range of products, and they can quickly begin development with our flexible software package using Amazon FreeRTOS, ThreadX, or other RTOS and middleware solutions.”


“With today’s fast pace of innovation, developers need to accelerate their time-to-market without compromising on crucial features such as security and connectivity,” said Dipti Vachani, senior vice president and general manager, Automotive and IoT Line of Business, Arm. “The new RA family of MCUs is PSA Certified, demonstrating that it is built on sound security principles, enabling developers to improve security and safety in high-performing endpoint devices.”

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