Renesas RA remote training workshop with real hands-on labs

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Renesas RA remote training workshop with real hands-on labs

05 Aug 2020 - 06 Aug 2020


Join Renesas, Avnet Silica and Premier Farnell for a hands-on workshop experience whilst working from your home/work office. The new Renesas RA Family offers a range of ARM Cortex-M23, M4 and M33 CPU microcontrollers with powerful security capabilities for connected applications, supported by a free-to-use development environment and Flexible Software Package. 

Attend this online hands-on workshop and learn how to get started with Renesas RA microcontrollers, starting with a simple RTOS project, building an application to connect environmental sensors and display readings on a graphics LCD. In the second part of the training you will learn how to securely update firmware in the field, using a Secure Bootloader and modifying the RTOS application to work with it.

This training will help provide the foundation skills to quickly develop your next generation of connected and secure embedded application.

Split over two Half-Days, the workshop will offer all participates the opportunity to fully engage with the experts and complete all hands-on Labs, allowing you free time in the afternoon. 

There will be a requirement to purchase the following dev board from Premier Farnell (RTK7EKA6M3S01001BU) at a cost of £134. Only those who have the required board will be able attend the training. Participants will also be sent an Arduino sensor board free of charge, separately. 

To make sure we are offering the highest level of support for a true hands-on experience in a remote on-line environment, there will be a limited number of spaces available, so we highly recommend you register your interest early to avoid disappointment.


Agenda - Two Half Days

Day 1 - August 5th, 2020
09:30 Introduction to Renesas ARM MCU Solutions
10:00 Hands-On Lab: Generate, build, download and run ‘RTOS Blinky’ Project
10:30 Renesas RA FSP – HAL Drivers and the FSP Configurator
10:50 Break
11:00 GLCDC Driver, Segger emWin and Sensor Board
11:20 Hands-On Lab: Adding a simple GUI and reading the sensors
12:20 Q&A; Short preview of Part 2
12:30 Finish
Day 2 - August 6th, 2020
09:30 Embedded MCU Security Overview
09:45 Secure Bootloader Overview
10:10 Hands-On Lab: Modify an Application for Secure FW Updates
11:00 Break
11:10 RA Secure Boot Operation Detail
11:40 Hands-On Lab: Program Bootloader and First Firmware; Updating the Firmware
12:20 Q&A
12:30 Finish


Participant Requirements:

  • PC running MS Windows® OS 8.1 or 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Experience with developing in C on embedded microcontroller
  • Renesas software (install instructions to be sent after registration)
  • High-speed broadband connection – min 1.5Mbps download (and pref. 1.5Mbps upload)
  • RA6M3G dev board (to be purchased via Premier Farnell)
  • Arduino sensor board (to be sent Free of charge)
  • Participants to be available for a set-up call before the event to make sure everything is operational.



To register you interest in attending, please submit the form below. After you submitted your registration, a member of the Avnet Silica Team will reach out to you with more information on how to buy the required hardware. 



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