New 32-Bit MCUs For High-Temperature Motor Control Applications

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The newest members of the RX24T and RX24U Groups provide excellent function and performance to support safe and flexible equipment design.

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the expansion of its RX24T and RX24U Groups of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) to include new high-temperature-tolerant models for motor-control applications that require an expanded operating temperature range. The new RX24T G Version and RX24U G Version maintain the high speed, high functionality, and energy efficiency of the RX24T and RX24U MCUs.

As device form factors shrink, the heat challenge is growing for motor-control applications. In industrial machinery and office equipment, as well as home appliances that handle hot air and heated water, circuit boards are increasingly being mounted in high-temperature locations. In the case of home appliances such as dishwashers or induction hotplates in particular, demand for designs with larger interior capacity or heating areas is increasing, which restricts the space available for circuit boards. The resulting shift toward circuit board design with a smaller surface area addresses the space constraints but also reduces the board’s capacity to disperse heat, causing the circuit board itself to become quite hot. To address these application needs, Renesas is adding new high-temperature-tolerant products to its MCU lineup that can operate in high-temperature spaces and on hot circuit boards. The new devices will provide greater flexibility for designers of products that operate in high-temperature environments, enabling the trend toward more compact devices to advance.

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Software can be developed using the RX24T and RX24U CPU cards combined with the 24 V Motor Control Evaluation Kit which enables developers to create motor control applications in less time.

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About the RX24T and RX24U Groups

The 32-bit RX24T and RX24U features a maximum operating frequency of 80 MHz. It is equipped with peripheral functions for motor control such as timers, A/D converter, and analog circuits that enable efficient control of two brushless DC motors by a single chip. Renesas has shipped 10 million units of the popular RX24T and RX24U Groups since their launch two years ago. With the addition of the G versions, all 32-bit RX MCU family products for motor-control applications now support operating temperature from −40°C to +105°C, extending the scalability of the RX Family and providing system manufacturers a rich and scalable lineup to choose from.

Key Features

  • Supply voltage: 2.7 V to 5.5 V @ 80 MHz
  • Safety functions: Memory Protection, Register Write Protection, CRC, Main clock oscillation stop detection, Clock frequency accuracy circuit, Data operation circuit etc.
  • Data flash: 8 KB
  • High speed on-chip oscillator:  32MHz / 64MHz
  • Operating temperature range: −40°C to +105°C

Availability

The RX24T G Version and RX24U G Version are available now in mass production. The RX24T covers 11 models with pin counts ranging from 64 to 100 pins and memory sizes from 128 KB to 512 KB. The RX24U covers six models with pin counts ranging from 100 to 144 pins and memory sizes from 256 KB to 512 KB. (Availability is subject to change without notice.)

For more information on the new RX24T G Version, visit:
https://www.renesas.com/products/microcontrollers-microprocessors/rx/rx200/rx24t.html.

For more information on the new RX24U G Version, visit:
https://www.renesas.com/products/microcontrollers-microprocessors/rx/rx200/rx24u.html.

For more information on how the RX24T 32-bit MCU simplifies highly efficient control and sensorless vector control of multiple motors with a single chip, visit:
https://www.renesas.com/promotions/products-solutions/rx24t.html

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