Interesting. Money talks, money walks, and we all ask questions. Yes, I know, I always come across negative.
Renesas is inferior to pretty much any other MCU in that class, but very recently the Japanese invested $10MM in Arduino, and got one of their top executives (VP) join Arduino’s board of directors, so I guess they are buying their way into the game. Whatever.
Sure, I’m interested in trying it out. What do we do?
I finally managed to order them - both the R4 Minima and the R4 WiFi - after their site was down all day yesterday… I guess people really want those new UNOs
I also have the Portenta C33 sitting on my desk, another Renesas MCU.
So I’ll check out the Arduino Framework for these chips this weekend, and write a PWM driver for them so we can test them out. We have to hope the boards pins are configured in a way that lets us do 6-PWM, assuming the MCU’s timers support it. I have yet to check into it.
I really agree with this. Lets see how the MCU is, but if it performs well and they gave us enough PWM and analog pins, then I think especially the WiFI model could be an excellent platform for experimenting with the SimpleFOC shield.
So I took a look over the UNO R4 datasheet, and it looks like not only does the chip have good motor control features, but the Arduino folks also kindly routed out a bunch of PWM pins we can use. It looks like it will be compatible with the SimpleFOC shield