A new family of 16-bit MCUs has been added by Renesas Electronics to its RL78 microcontroller (MCU) range.

The new RL78/G14 group of MCUs is ideal for a number of applications, including household appliances, healthcare devices, office equipment and industrial automation systems, as well as medical and consumer products such as motor control, security systems and mobile devices. The family contributes to lower overall system power consumption and reduced development cost. The new MCUs incorporate advanced on-chip peripheral functions from the company’s R8C family, meeting the needs of customers wishing to utilise existing software resources originally developed for the R8C family. The new MCUs are available in Flash ROM capacities ranging from 16 KB to 256 KB and RAM capacities from 2.5 KB to 24 KB.