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RX660 MCU Targets Home Appliance and Industrial Applications

By Sharad Bhowmick

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RX660 from Renesas is a new addition to the RX 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) family that supports operating voltages of up to 5V.  It is the first RX family MCU with CAN FD Bus Protocol that enables high-speed communication. The RX660 features an RXv3 core (6.00 CoreMark/MHz) with a maximum operating frequency of 120 MHz and is capable of supporting RAM of up to 128 kilobytes (KB) and ROM of up to 1 megabyte (MB). The RX660 offers superior noise tolerance both for home appliances and for industrial equipment exposed to high electromagnetic interference.

“Noise suppression is essential for home appliances and industrial products since ambient electromagnetic waves in the surrounding environment can cause system malfunctions or reduce performance,” said Sakae Ito, Vice President of the IoT Platform Business Division at Renesas.“We introduced the new RX660 MCUs in response to strong demand from customers who need to design products with high power supply voltages. We are happy to assist our customers to make their product design process simpler.”

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Renesas has released two development boards for the RX660 group for both prototyping and detailed evaluation. The starter kit for RX660 enables customers to make use of the full functionality of the RX660 MCU is designed for detailed evaluation and allows users to make use of the full functionality of the RX660 when developing applications, while the target board for RX660 is an inexpensive prototyping board that

The RX660 is the first group in the RX Family to integrate a CAN FD controller, it enables faster and higher volumes of data transfer. Furthermore, CAN FD enhances security as it allows security signals in large volumes to be transmitted in a single frame, therefore, making it possible to build stronger security into devices.

The RX660 The devices feature up to 1 megabyte (MB) of ROM and up to 128 KBs of RAM, it is available in many package options (48-pin to 144-pin). The module also offers a 10% higher pin count than the previous 5V compatible RX210 module. With this increase in I/O count, more sensors can be connected to an MCU for a given package, making it simpler to upgrade existing systems.


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