Arm Cortex-M85 MCUs with Helium and TrustZone

19-01-2024 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

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

The 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 optimized 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. 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 Integrated Development Environment to access rich onboard features and flexibility for user's choice of popular ecosystem add-ons.

sebastian_springall.jpg

By Seb Springall