System-on-module hosts Renesas’ RZ/G MCUs for industrial apps

February 19, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Renesas Electronics Europe and emtrion are introducing the emCON-RZ/G1E system-on-module board for quick and easy evaluation and production of high-end industrial applications

emtrion (Karlsruhe, Germany) is a development-and-integration specialist (hardware and firmware design, through software development, up to mass production in Germany); together with Renesas, it has designed the emCON-RZ/G1E System-On-Module (SOM) board. The board is designed for rapid evaluation and production of high-end industrial applications using RZ/G Series of microprocessors (MPUs).

The RZ/G Series extends Renesas’ RZ/A embedded MPUs to the high end. The MPUs enable advanced industrial applications with a focus on high speed computation and communication and the combination of advanced 3D graphics with full HD video streaming.

RZ/G MPUs are based on ARM Cortex-A7 and ARM Cortex-A15 dual core architectures and provide designers with the choice of high performance (ARM Cortex-A15) and high power efficiency (ARM Cortex-A7). RZ/G MPUs suit the industrial MPU market place with a very rich feature set, including up to 10,500 DMIPS of computational performance, DDR3 memory interface, 3D hardware rendering (173M polygons/sec), Full HD video playback at 60 frames per second, PCI Express, SATA, Gigabit EthernetAVB, and USB3.0.

The emCON-RZ/G modules enable evaluation, and are also fully production ready for quick time-to-market. With the emCON-series, emtrion meets the constantly increasing demands of multimedia and high-speed interfaces for embedded systems.

All the modules within the new emCON-series are pin-to-pin compatible, allowing the system manufacturer to migrate easily between them. The modules are provided with the in-house Linux Board Support Package (BSP). For the operating systems Windows Embedded Compact 7, WEC2013, QNX or Android, the BSPs are available on request.

Angela Lourenco, Sales Manager at emtrion, stated: “RZ/G MPUs deliver the right performance level to the emCON form factor, which generally focuses on high performance computation, high-speed communication and an advanced feature set. We are happy to extend our fruitful partnership with Renesas that already generated the very successful DIMM-RZ/A1H.”

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