Renesas: RX71M Revelation Kit simplifies TFT display implementation

Renesas Electronics Europe announced an innovative solution kit including promotional board that enables system designers to quickly implement a TFT-based human-machine interface at lower BOM cost. The RX71M revelation kit is based on Renesas’ scalable 32-bit RX71M Group of microcontrollers, which provides up to 4 MB on-chip flash memory, 552 KB on-chip RAM and a high performance of 240 MHz. The kit also comes with a “Get Started” book and a hands-on guide to create graphical user interfaces.

The revelation kit includes the RX71M MCU based on 40 nm technology, delivers outstanding performance of 4.35 CoreMark/MHz at a CPU frequency of 240 MHz which makes the MCU suitable for use in a variety of applications requiring high performance.

The performance of the RX71M and embedded 552 kB RAM supports quarter video graphics array (QVGA) resolution for the TFT (320 x 240) with up to 16-bit colours per pixel. The CPU of the RX71M only requires about 5 percent power to display an image, leaving plenty of resources for other application functions, such as connectivity. To complement the kit, Renesas has published an instruction book together with the German publisher Franzis Verlag that enables users to get started right away.

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