Renesas EK-RA6M3 User Manual

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Manual User’s

RA6M3 Group

Evaluation Kit for RA6M3 Microcontroller Group

EK-RA6M3

Quick Start Guide

Renesas RA Family

RA6 Series

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By using this EK-RA6M3, the User accepts the following terms, which are in addition to, and control in the event of disagreement, with Renesas’ General Terms and Conditions available at https://www.renesas.com/en-us/legal/disclaimer.html.

The EK-RA6M3 is not guaranteed to be error free, and the entire risk as to the results and performance of the EK-RA6M3 is assumed by the User. The EK­RA6M3 is provided by Renesas on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of good workmanship, fitness for a particular purpose, title, merchantability, and non-infringement of intellectual property rights. Renesas expressly disclaims any implied warranty.

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This Evaluation Kit is only intended for use in a laboratory environment under ambient temperature and humidity conditions. A safe separation distance should be used between this and any sensitive equipment. Its use outside the laboratory, classroom, study area, or similar such area invalidates conformity with the protection requirements of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive and could lead to prosecution.

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Ensure attached cables do not lie across the equipment.

Reorient the receiving antenna.

Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that which the receiver is connected.

Power down the equipment when not in use.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Note: It is recommended that wherever possible shielded interface cables are used.

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The user is advised that mobile phones should not be used within 10 m of the product when in use.

The user is advised to take ESD precautions when handling the equipment.

The Evaluation Kit does not represent an ideal reference design for an end product and does not fulfill the regulatory standards for an end product.

Quick Start Guide

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EK-RA6M3

Contents

1.

 

Introduction..............................................................................................................................

6

1.1

Assumptions and Advisory Notes............................................................................................................

6

2.

 

Kit Contents.............................................................................................................................

6

3.

Overview of the Quick Start Example Project...........................................................................

7

3.1

Quick Start Example Project Flow...........................................................................................................

7

4.

Running the Quick Start Example Project ................................................................................

8

4.1

Connecting and Powering Up the EK-RA6M3 Board..............................................................................

8

4.2

Running the Quick Start Example Project ..............................................................................................

9

5.

Customizing the Quick Start Example Project........................................................................

12

5.1

Downloading and Installing Software and Development Tools.............................................................

12

5.2

Downloading and Importing the Quick Start Example Project ..............................................................

12

5.3

Modifying, Generating, and Building the Quick Start Example Project .................................................

16

5.4

Setting Up Debug Connection between the EK-RA6M3 board and Host PC .......................................

18

5.5

Downloading and Running the Modified Quick Start Example Project .................................................

19

6.

 

Next Steps.............................................................................................................................

20

7.

 

Website and Support .............................................................................................................

21

Revision History............................................................................................................................

22

Figures

Figure 1. EK-RA6M3 Kit Contents...................................................................................................................

6

Figure 2. Quick Start Example Project Flow....................................................................................................

7

Figure 3. Connecting the EK-RA6M3 Board to the Host PC via USB Full Speed Port...................................

8

Figure 4. USB Serial Device in Windows Device Manager .............................................................................

9

Figure 5.

Selecting the Serial Port on Tera Term...........................................................................................

10

Figure 6.

Welcome Message.........................................................................................................................

10

Figure 7.

Kit Information ................................................................................................................................

11

Figure 8.

Next Steps ......................................................................................................................................

11

Figure 9. Creating a New Workspace............................................................................................................

12

Figure 10. Launching the Workspace............................................................................................................

13

Figure 11. Importing the Project ....................................................................................................................

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Figure 12. Importing Existing Projects into the Workspace...........................................................................

 

14

Figure 13. Clicking Next to Import Existing Projects into the Workspace .....................................................

14

Figure 14. Selecting the Root Directory.........................................................................................................

 

15

Figure 15. Finishing Importing the Quick Start Example Project...................................................................

 

15

Figure 16. Opening the Configurator .............................................................................................................

 

16

Figure 17. Modifying the Configuration Settings ...........................................................................................

 

16

Figure 18. Saving the Configuration Changes ..............................................................................................

 

17

Figure 19. Building the Project ......................................................................................................................

 

17

Figure 20. Successful Build Output ...............................................................................................................

 

17

Figure 21.

Connecting the EK-RA6M3 Board to the Host PC via USB Debug Port .....................................

18

Figure 22.

Selecting the Debug Option .........................................................................................................

 

19

Figure 23.

Opening the Debug Perspective ..................................................................................................

 

19

Figure 24.

Executing the Project ...................................................................................................................

 

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1. Introduction

This Quick Start Guide (QSG) provides:

An overview of the Quick Start example project that the EK-RA6M3 board comes pre-programmed with.

Instructions for running the Quick Start example project.

Instructions for importing, modifying, and building the Quick Start example project using Flexible Software Package (FSP) and e2 studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

1.1Assumptions and Advisory Notes

1.Tool experience: It is assumed that the user has prior experience working with IDEs such as e2 studio and terminal emulation programs such as Tera Term.

2.Subject knowledge: It is assumed that the user has basic knowledge about microcontrollers, embedded systems, and FSP to modify the example project described in this document.

3.Prior to running the Quick Start example project or programming the EK-RA6M3 board, default jumper settings must be used. Refer to the EK-RA6M3 user’s manual for the default jumper settings.

4.The screen shots provided throughout this document are for reference. The actual screen content may differ depending on the version of software and development tools used.

2. Kit Contents

The following components are included in the kit:

1.EK-RA6M3 board

2.Micro USB device cable (type-A male to micro-B male)

3.Micro USB host cable (type-A female to micro-B male)

4.Ethernet patch cable

 

Figure 1. EK-RA6M3 Kit Contents

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3. Overview of the Quick Start Example Project

The Quick Start example project allows the user to change the frequency and intensity of the on-board user LEDs (LED1, LED2, and LED3) using the user buttons (S1 and S2). The supported frequencies are 1 Hz, 5 Hz, and 10 Hz and the supported intensities are 10%, 50% and 90%.

When the EK-RA6M3 board running the Quick Start example project is connected to a host PC via USB as a Full Speed CDC Device, the kit information, MCU die temperature, user LED blinking frequency, and so forth, can be displayed on a terminal console.

3.1Quick Start Example Project Flow

 

Power ON/Reset

 

 

 

 

 

User LEDs are blinking

 

 

 

 

 

at 1 Hz and 90% intensity

 

 

 

 

User LEDs

 

User LEDs

 

 

 

 

continue to blink at

continue to blink

 

 

 

the same

 

at the same

 

 

 

 

frequency

 

intensity

 

 

 

 

No

 

No

 

 

Is the

 

Is the

Is the

USB connection

No

 

 

 

S1 (USER BTN)

 

S2 (USER BTN)

 

established

 

 

 

 

 

pressed?

 

pressed?

 

between the

 

 

 

 

 

board and PC?

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency of the

 

Intensity of the

 

 

 

 

user LEDs is

 

user LEDs is

 

 

 

 

changed

 

changed

Is the Enter key

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pressed?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

message is

 

 

 

 

 

 

displayed

 

 

 

 

 

1 is pressed

 

2 is pressed

 

 

 

 

Is a key pressed?

 

 

 

 

 

Kit Information, MCU

 

Next steps are

 

 

 

 

Die Temperature, and

 

 

 

 

 

LED Frequency are

 

displayed

 

 

 

 

displayed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter key is pressed

 

Figure 2. Quick Start Example Project Flow

 

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4. Running the Quick Start Example Project

This section lists the requirements and instructions to power up the EK-RA6M3 board and run the Quick Start example project.

Hardware Requirements

EK-RA6M3 board

Micro USB device cable

A PC with at least 1 USB port

Software Requirements

Windows® 10 operating system

USB Serial Drivers (included in Windows 10)

Tera Term (or similar) terminal console application

4.1Connecting and Powering Up the EK-RA6M3 Board

1.Connect the micro USB end of the micro USB device cable to micro-AB USB Full Speed port (J11) of the EK-RA6M3 board.

2.Connect the other end of this cable to the USB port of the host PC. Power LED (LED4) on the EK-RA6M3 board lights up white, indicating that the EK-RA6M3 board is powered on.

Note: If the EK-RA6M3 board is not powered through micro-AB USB Full Speed port (J11) and the host PC, then USB CDC functionality of the Quick Start example project cannot be demonstrated because of the absence of a USB Full Speed Device connection with the host PC.

Figure 3. Connecting the EK-RA6M3 Board to the Host PC via USB Full Speed Port

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