Renesas Electronics Bridges the Gap with New RX110 Microcontrollers Bringing True Low Power™ and 32-Bit Performance to the

  Renesas Electronics Bridges the Gap with New RX110 Microcontrollers Bringing
  True Low Power™ and 32-Bit Performance to the Internet of Things

     Expanded RX100 Series Strengthens Line-Up for Cost-Sensitive Mobile
 Healthcare, Sensors, Building and Industrial Automation, and Smart Appliance
                                 Applications

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- October 11, 2013

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced
semiconductor solutions, has expanded its popular 32-bit RX100 Series of
microcontrollers (MCUs) with the RX110 Group. Designed to support a broad
range of markets, the new MCUs deliver a combination of ultra low-power
consumption and high performance at attractive price points for entry-level
32-bit embedded Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including mobile
healthcare, environmental sensors/detectors, smart appliances, and industrial
and building automation. A complement to the RX111 Group announced in April
2013, the new RX110 MCUs combine RX core performance along with Renesas’ True
Low Power™ features, providing greater device scalability for these
cost-sensitive applications.

“While the IoT encompasses a wide range of markets, embedded designers face a
common set of challenges – achieving very low power and robust performance
with connectivity support and shrinking price points,” said Ritesh Tyagi,
Senior Director, Microcontroller Products & Solutions, Renesas Electronics
America. “Our RX110 Group of MCUs helps bridge the gap between cost
constraints and performance requirements; the expansion of our RX100 Series
with the RX110 and RX111 MCUs enables us to continue delivering the key
features and functionalities needed to support emerging IoT applications.”

Based on Renesas’ RX CPU core, the RX100 Series of MCUs delivers high
performance, ultra low power, connectivity and digital signal processing (DSP)
functionality in a general-purpose MCU. The new RX110 devices offer the
industry’s best active power/power-down mode capabilities, system performance
and DSP implementation levels for entry-level 32-bit MCUs.

With best-in-class run-mode power consumption – as low as 100µa/MHz, 4.8µs
wake-up time, and three low-power modes, including the lowest power-down mode
with Real Time Clock (RTC), the RX110 MCUs enable extended life cycles for
battery-powered applications such as blood glucose meters, remote control
systems or POS terminals.

The new MCUs also feature three operating speeds, achieving 1.56 Dhrystone
MIPS (DMIPS)/MHz throughput and 3.08 CoreMark®/MHz. In addition, with the
RX110 Group, Renesas offers the only entry-level 32-bit line to provide a
complete DSP library, as well as single-cycle Multiple/Accumulate and
hardware-based Divide capability. This provides much-needed support for
customers working in audio processing and digital filtering, as well as
sensor-based applications.

To address critical compliance regulations, such as FDA/FCC certification and
IEC60730 for enhanced safety, the RX100 Series – including the RX110 Group –
features several safety and security functions and peripherals not available
on any other entry-level 32-bit MCU, including:

  *On-chip clock frequency accuracy measurement circuit (CAC), which ensures
    the accuracy of the MCU’s clock frequency
  *Data Operation Circuit (DOC), which allows for hardware-based RAM memory
    testing that is used to identify a potential memory fault
  *Cyclic redundancy check (CRC) – a hardware-based feature that prevents
    timing or corruption issues with the communication functions

As part of the RX100 Series, the new RX110 Group of MCUs joins the RX111 Group
announced in April 2013, extending the RX Family line-up to support
applications with ultra-low power, on-chip connectivity and cost-sensitivity
constraints. The RX111 Group was the first member of the Renesas RX family to
introduce True Low Power™ with 32-bit RX performance. The RX110 Group is
easily scalable to the mid- and high-end RX600 and RX200 Series, providing
greater flexibility and an easy migration path to higher integration levels
and higher performance MCUs. This enables embedded designers to move easily
between full-feature and cost-sensitive platforms with minimal re-design
efforts and commitment.

Just like the RX111 Group, the new RX110 devices are supported by Renesas’
extensive development tools ecosystem. This includes the Renesas Eclipse-based
e^2 studio IDE and the Renesas RX compiler, IAR Systems’ Embedded Workbench,
as well as the RTOS kernels by Micrium, Segger, CMX, Express Logic, RoweBots,
and FreeRTOS. The recently launched RX111 Promotion Board (RPB) provides a
unique and cost-effective evaluation platform designed to facilitate the
evaluation of Renesas' RX100 MCUs.

With the addition of the RX110 group of MCUs, the Renesas RX Family offers
embedded designers one of the most comprehensive 32-bit line-ups that supports
a broad range of applications, from the smallest, battery-powered equipment in
which cost is the most important factor to the highest performance
applications that require extensive data processing and computation.

Pricing and Availability

Samples of the RX110 devices are available now, with mass production scheduled
for March 2014 and expected to reach a scale of 1,000,000 units per month in
December 2015. Pricing ranges from US$0.95 for a 8KB, 36-pin configuration in
10,000-unit quantities to US$1.51 for a 128KB flash, 64-pin configuration in
10,000-unit quantities. (Pricing and availability are subject to change
without notice.)

For more information, follow Renesas Electronics America at @RenesasAmerica on
Twitter or http://www.facebook.com/RenesasAmerica.

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About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world’s number one supplier
of microcontrollers, is a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions
including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad-range of analog and
power devices. Business operations began as Renesas Electronics in April 2010
through the integration of NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723) and Renesas
Technology Corp., with operations spanning research, development, design and
manufacturing for a wide range of applications. Headquartered in Japan,
Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More
information can be found at www.renesas.com.

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