|Product Performed to Expectations:||10|
|Specifications were sufficient to design with:||9|
|Demo Software was of good quality:||10|
|Product was easy to use:||10|
|Support materials were available:||9|
|The price to performance ratio was good:||10|
|TotalScore:||58 / 60|
BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy) technology has revolutionized wireless communications By its Popularity and simple characteristics. It allows devices to communicate without Consuming More Power and by maintaining high levels of security. Because of its low power and low cost, BLE has played crucial importance in the evolution of IoT applications from Wearable Devices, high-speed automotive devices to complex medical devices.
Out Of the Box RX23W BLE 5.0 Module Target Development Board
RX23W BLE 5.0 Module Target Development Board
Block Diagram of RX23W BLE 5.0 Module Target Development Board
The external appearance of the top side of the RX23W BLE 5.0 Module Target Development Board
Features Of RX23W BLE 5.0 Module Target Development Board
Description Of Features Of RX23W BLE 5.0 Module Target Development Board
1. Evaluation MCU R5F523W8CDLN Features(RX23W Group)
32-bit RXv2 CPU core
Low power design and architecture
On-chip flash memory for code
On-chip data flash memory
On-chip SRAM, no wait states
Reset and supply management
Independent watchdog timer
Capacitive touch sensing unit
Up to 12 communication functions
Up to 19 extended-function timers
12-bit A/D converter
12-bit D/A converter
General I/O ports
An emulator is mounted on the board. With the settings as shipped, the switches are shown in the below figure is turned off and the emulator is in the reset state. To use the emulator, make the corresponding switch setting in The Table.
The shape of the emulator connector (ECN1) is USB micro-B for the IDE and for the Renesas Flash Programmer (RFP). Connect the emulator connector to the computer by a USB cable. If the power supply on the host side is on, the power is supplied to this product at the same time as the connection of the cable.
3. USB-to-Serial Conversion
USB connector CN1 is connected to the USB-to-serial conversion module from FTDI and can be used as a virtual COM port. Table Below shows the connection relationship of USB-to-serial signals
Names of the USB-to-Serial Signals
The first time the CPU board is connected to the USB port of a PC, the monitor of the PC shows the message stating that installation of the driver is in progress as shown below Figure. After that, a message indicating completion of the driver installation is displayed. The content of the message will differ from the OS version on the host PC
Displays Indicating Installation of the USB-to-Serial Driver
If you do not have a driver, download the installer for the driver from the Web site of FTDI .https://ftdichip.com/drivers/
4. ACT LED
The ACT LED displays the state of operation of the emulator control software. The illumination conditions are listed below. The LED is green.
5. Power LED
While the power LED is illuminated, power is being supplied to the board. The LED is green.
6. User LEDs
The optional user LEDs can be used for any purpose. LED0 and LED1 are mounted on the board and are respectively connected to the following ports. The LEDs are green
LED0: Pin 47, connected to port PC0
LED1: Pin 53, connected to port PB0
7. External Power-Supply Header
When more current is required than the USB is capable of supplying, use the external power-supply header (J1) to supply power. The usable voltage is 3.3 V. When this header is to be used, remove the pattern for cutting (SS19) on the soldered side, electrically separating the emulator from the target.
The figure below shows the position of the pattern for cutting.
The below Figure shows the position of the external power-supply header (the actual header component is not mounted on the board as shipped)
8. Pmod Connector
The specification of the Pmod connector (CN2) is on the assumption that Pmod modules are to be connectable. CN2 is for connection to Pmod Interface Type 6A (Type 6 + Type 1) modules* in the product as shipped. Remodeling of the board by removing patterns for cutting enables the connection of CN2 to Type 2A or Type 3A modules. Use Pmod modules for operation at the same potential as that for the evaluation MCU. However, we do not guarantee connection to all types of Pmod modules. Confirm the specifications of this product against any Pmod module you intend to use.
Note: The specifications of Type 6A differ from those described in the Pmod interface specification of Digilent.
Pin Assignments of the Pmod Connector
9. Arduino UNO Headers
For the J2, J3, J4, and J5 headers, through-holes are assigned with a pitch of 2.54 mm, and these headers are connected to the evaluation MCU according to the Arduino UNO R3 specification.
Pin Assignments of J2 (6-Pin Analog Connector)
Pin Assignments of J3 (8-Pin Power Connector)
Pin Assignments of J4 (8-Pin Digital Connector)
Pin Assignments of J5 (10-Pin Digital Connector)
10. Current Measurement Header
The current measurement header (JP1) is used to measure the current drawn by the evaluation MCU (an actual header component is not mounted on the board as shipped). The current drawn can be measured by connecting an ammeter to the evaluation MCU. When this header is to be used, remove the relevant pattern for cutting (SS20) on the soldered side. The figure below shows the positions of the header and pattern for cutting.
11. MCU Headers
MCU headers are provided for by two sets of through holes (CN3 and CN4) for 36-pin headers (actual header components are not mounted on the board as shipped). The pin headers have a pitch of 2.54 mm and are connected to the evaluation MCU. Pin numbers of the MCU headers correspond to those of the evaluation MCU, and most pins are connected (with pins 3, 6, 9 to 20, 33, 35, 36, and 73 to 83 as the exceptions).
12. Reset Switch
Pressing the RESET switch applies a hardware reset to the evaluation MCU
13. User Switch
An optional user switch (SW1) is mounted. It is connected to pin 42 of the evaluation MCU, which operates as pin function P15. The IRQ5 interrupt is multiplexed on the same pin.
Advantages of RX23W BLE 5.0 Module Target Development Board
Every Wearable design's main concern is the Size Of the Main microcontroller and the Memory size. RX23W group BLE is perfect For Wearable applications.
Renesas Try BT App interfacing with The RX23W BLE 5.0 Module Target Development Board
We can check the RX23W BLE Target Board Communication with the Android Application. The Demo Firmware is Factory Preloaded, we just need to connect the Target Board with The Mobile application. The App Try BT Can be download from the app store. By connecting the Target board with the app let's try the LED Light Up Demo. In below video you can see the demo.
RX23W BLE 5.0 Module Target Development Board