AN INTRODUCTION USING THE
RENESAS RX62N MICROCONTROLLER
James M. Conrad
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Alexander G. Dean
North Carolina State University
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This book is the results of a long relationship the authors have enjoyed with Renesas Electronics America, Inc. (and one of its predecessors, Mitsubishi Electronics). We originally worked with this company because of their commitment to providing a low-cost evaluation board and free development software that students could purchase and use in classes and senior design projects. Over the years the boards have remained as affordable (and popular) as ever, and the software development tools available have added more functionality while still remaining available for free to our students. We have been teaching embedded systems courses for over twelve years (and working in the ﬁeld even longer). We had not been able to ﬁnd a book suitable for using in an undergraduate course that would lend itself to the theoretical and applied nature of embedded systems design. Renesas had been asking us to create a book for several years, and the introduction of the new RX62N microcontroller offered a wonderful opportunity to work with this powerful device and integrate it into our classes. This book also has a radical feature not seen in many books currently on the market (if any). It is freely available for download and is also provided with the Renesas RX62N evaluation board. It is also available for purchase in hardcopy form for a modest price. This book can be used on its own for an Introduction to Embedded Systems class or an Introduction to Microprocessors/Microcontrollers. It can also be used as a supplement in many different types of classes.
This book would not have been possible had it not been for the assistance of numerous people. Several students and educators...