In Case You Missed it, the RA6M5 is a Thing(+)!

Our sole product for the week carries a lot of weight on its shoulders. And it is more than capable of performing!

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another Friday Product Post here at SparkFun Electronics! This week we have a single new product to present to you, and it's a big one! We originally announced this board on Tuesday at Embedded World with our friends at Renesas. This board combines a Renesas RA6M5 microcontroller for exceptional speed and efficiency with the familiar Feather form factor. Perfect for real-time applications, the Thing Plus handles demanding tasks with ease. Plus, built-in Bluetooth Low Energy allows for seamless wireless connectivity without reprogramming. Let's take a closer look, shall we?

Clocking in at 200MHz, the SparkFun RA6M5 Thing+ is a brilliant choice for new and experienced users!

SparkFun Thing Plus - RA6M5

SparkFun Thing Plus - RA6M5


t's time to supercharge your next project with the SparkFun RA6M5 Thing Plus! Clocking in at 200MHz, the RA6M5 is a high-performance microcontroller from Renesas that is perfect for real-time applications. This translates to smooth responsiveness, lightning-fast data processing, and the ability to handle complex calculations – perfect for bringing your creations to life!

Forget about messy wiring thanks to the Thing Plus - RA6M5's integration with SparkFun's Qwiic ecosystem. This intuitive system features a common 4-pin JST connector, enabling a breeze of plug-and-play functionality. This standardized system utilizes a 4-pin JST connector for effortless plug-and-play functionality. No more worrying about mismatched wires – the polarized connection ensures every connection is correct. The Qwiic ecosystem boasts a wide range of sensors, actuators, and shields, allowing you to incorporate various functionalities into your projects with ease.

That's it for this week. As always, we can't wait to see what you make! Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn. Please be safe out there, be kind to one another! We'll be back with more new products next week so make sure to check back then. Happy hacking!

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