Arm Cortex-M85 MCU with Helium and TrustZone now available

31-01-2024 | Mouser Electronics | Industrial

Mouser now offers the RA8M1 and RA8D1 MCUs from Renesas Electronics. The RA8x1 MCUs are the industry's first 32-bit MCU based on an Arm Cortex-M85 (480MHz) core with Helium, providing breakthrough performance of over 3000 coremarks, and low latency, real-time operation, ideal for industrial automation, appliances, smart home or building, voice and vision AI, and healthcare applications.

These MCUs are versatile devices with high-performance processing power, robust memory (1MB SRAM with up to 2MB code flash memory), multiple external interfaces, and a rich peripheral set optimised for secure, high-performance IoT applications. The RA8x1 devices also feature TrustZone technology, with next-gen cryptography, secure boot and tamper protection, and DPA and SPA side-channel attack protection for truly secure IoT.

The MCUs are supported by the EK-RA8M1 and EK-RA8D1 evaluation kits, which are also available from Mouser. These evaluation kits allow users to effortlessly evaluate the features of the RA8x1 MCUs and develop embedded systems applications with Renesas' Flexible Software Package and the e2 Studio IDE to access rich onboard features and flexibility for users' choice of popular ecosystem add-ons.

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By Seb Springall