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Renesas Extends Leading RISC-V Embedded Processing Portfolio with New Motor Control ASSP Solution

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced
semiconductor solutions, today introduced the industry’s first RISC-V MCU
specifically optimized for advanced motor control systems. The new solution
enables customers to benefit from a ready-to-use, turnkey solution for motor
control applications, with no development cost. Customers benefit from
reduced time to market and cost reductions with the delivery of a
pre-programmed ASSP that eliminates RISC-V related tools and software
investment. Target applications for the new solution include home/building
automation, healthcare devices, home appliances, drones and more.

Renesas has taken a leadership role in delivering RISC-V embedded processing
solutions, having recently introduced the 64-bit general-purpose RZ/Five
MPUs based on a 64-bit RISC-V CPU, and announcing development of RISC-V
automotive solutions, as well.

“As the leading embedded processing provider, Renesas delivers the solutions
our customers demand across any number of platforms” said Roger Wendelken,
Senior Vice President in Renesas’ IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit.
“This RISC-V-based ASSP offers an optimum combination of low cost, quick
time-to-market and outstanding performance. It complements our current
portfolio nicely, reaching out to new customers and emerging markets across
the globe.”

Optimized Solution in Collaboration with Global Partners

Renesas’ new R9A02G020 motor control ASSP is based on RISC-V processing IP
from Andes Technology Corp. Franklin Lin, CEO of Andes, said, “We are
thrilled to have Andes’ entry-level RISC-V processor IP providing computing
power in Renesas’ R9A02G020 MCU ASSP. We believe Renesas making a powerful,
low-power MCU ASSP available to the market will accelerate the incorporation
of RISC-V in a broad array of applications. It will also encourage software
developers to produce more creative and efficient applications for RISC-V,
thus speeding up adoption of this next generation paradigm.”

Renesas will deliver the new RISC-V ASSP pre-programmed with specialized
application code developed by leading Independent Design Houses (IDHs) BFG
Engineering and DigiPower (HK) Technology Ltd. Both BFG and DigiPower have
specialized expertise in the motor control field and proven customer support
capability. BFG is famous for sensor-less algorithms that allow customers to
reduce motor start-up times. DigiPower has been creating cost-optimized,
scalable motor drive solutions since 2008 and has designed specific
solutions for control of refrigerator compressors, fans, pumps and more.
Both BFG and DigiPower will work with customers to finalize designs and aid
the transition to production.

SEGGER Microcontroller GmbH has also partnered in this effort. The complete
SEGGER ecosystem, including Embedded Studio and J-Link, was a key element
used to create and test these motor control solutions.

Key Features of the R9A02G020 Motor Control ASSP Solution

Innovative, cost-optimized 32MHz, 32-bit CPU core based on license-free
Rich analog IP functionality: ADCs with three dedicated PGA and S/H, two
DACs, two comparators, temperature sensor
Advanced motor control timers, two watchdog timers
Small 24- and 32-pin QFN packages
High temperature support up to Ta +125°C for harsh operating environments
Sensor-less vector control for one BLDC motor, 1/3 shunt, PFC and Hall
sensor inputs
Flash: 48 KB
SRAM: 16 KB (4KB with ECC)
CPU and bus memory protection units
Pre-programmed and tested motor control software
Complete reference design: hardware, software, kit, tools, hardware
datasheet, software datasheet, GUI manual, app notes
RISC-V Motor Control Winning Combination

Renesas has designed a 3-Phase Motor Control with RISC-V Core Winning
Combination that employs the R9A02G020 and other compatible devices from
Renesas portfolio to support general-purpose 3-phase motors. Renesas Winning
Combinations are technically vetted system architectures from mutually
compatible devices that work together seamlessly to bring an optimized
low-risk design for a faster time to market. Renesas offers more than 300
Winning Combinations with a wide range of products from the Renesas
portfolio to enable customers to speed up the design process and bring their
products to market more quickly. They can be found at


The R9A02G020 MCU ASSP motor control solution is available now. For further
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About Renesas Electronics Corporation

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more sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. A
leading global provider of microcontrollers, Renesas combines our expertise
in embedded processing, analog, power and connectivity to deliver complete
semiconductor solutions. These Winning Combinations accelerate time to
market for automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications,
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