Renesas Microcontrollers

Well known across the world for their microcontroller products, Renesas offers a wide selection of products for focus markets, such as automotive, as well as for broader applications spaces, such as consumer, industrial and white goods.

RH850 Family

The RH850 is Renesas Electronics' latest automotive micro-controller family that offers high performance balanced with very low power consumption over a wide and scalable range of products. This family offers rich functional safety and embedded security features needed for new and advanced automotive applications.

The RH850 family is offered in a Renesas 40nm process, an industry first, and offers tremendous capability and features as cost-effective pricing. The family offers a range of CPU core structures (single, multiple, lock-step and combination thereof) to support high performance and/or high reliability requirements.

Renesas Synergy™ Microcontrollers

High-quality products need to be built on a high-quality foundation. With this as their focus the Renesas Synergy™ microcontrollers (MCUs) are designed to meet the scalability, power consumption, and performance needs of nearly any end-product using embedded system control. Designed for the rapidly expanding IoT market, Renesas Synergy™ MCUs have features built-in to ease connectivity, establish rock-solid security, ensure dependable safety and create human-machine interfaces.

R-Car Series

Building upon several generations of technology, the 3rd generation R-Car H3 and M3 products are pure automotive computing platforms, featuring multi-core Cortex-A technology and lock-step Cortex-R processors. These devices focus on human-machine interfacing applications (HMI), head-up displays (HUD) and look to enter spaces such as augmented reality and obstacle detection for ADAS and autonomous driving features. With multiple display outputs, SATA interface, automotive CAN, MOST and Ethernet, it can deliver a fully integrated digital driving experience. Consumer peripheral connectivity, such as PCI and USB, allow the option to interface with the drivers smart-phone or WiFi connected cloud services.


Contact us for more information on the support of the RL78 16-bit microcontroller family.

iSYSTEM - Enabling Safer Embedded Systems

Regardless of the application or target microcontroller, or if you are using an evaluation board or your own prototype, iSYSTEM has a debugging solution to meet your needs. For automotive applications, winIDEA is the starting point, together with the iC5700 for R-Car and RH850 devices, or the iC6000 in the case of some RH850 devices. Our range of Active Probes enable high-speed program and data trace export via the ARM® HSSTP interface, whilst the AURORA interface is supported directly on the iC6000.

With our free integrated development environment (IDE) winIDEA Open, the on-board Segger J-Link debug interface, found on Renesas’ Synergy range of evaluation boards, is an excellent way to get started. Simply develop your application code in the “e² studio”, configure your peripherals and build your code. From there, it is simply a case of downloading the generated ELF file onto the target from within winIDEA Open to profit from the deep insights the winIDEA environment can offer. Additionally, it is also possible to start with on-chip testing of your application code using testIDEA. As soon as code trace or code coverage becomes an issue, you can upgrade to our range of BlueBox™ On-Chip Analyzers, as shown in the table below.

Family Core(s) iC5000 iC5700 iC6000
RH850 RH850
R-Car Cortex-A,





If you require further help to understand which BlueBox™ On-Chip Analyzer would best suit your needs, why not get in touch using the contact link on the right.

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