Achieving rapid evaluation of high-end industrial applications

18th February 2016
Joe Bush

Renesas Electronics Europe and emtrion have announced the availability of the new emCON-RZ/G1E System-On-Module (SOM) board. The new board is designed for the quick and easy evaluation and production of high-end industrial applications using RZ/G Series of microprocessors (MPUs) from Renesas.

The RZ/G Series extends Renesas’ family of 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 (ARM Cortex-A15) and high power efficiency (ARM Cortex-A7). RZ/G MPUs are well suited in the industrial MPU market place with a very rich feature set, including up to 10,500 DMIPS of computational performance, DDR3 memory interface, powerful 3D hardware rendering (173M polygons/sec), full HD video playback at 60 frames per second, PCI Express, SATA, Gigabit EthernetAVB and USB3.0. The RZ/G Series is supported by an ecosystem of Renesas partners that provides system integration services, graphical user interface (GUI) frameworks, middleware, OS support, board design, as well as sales of evaluation and mass production boards.

The emCON-RZ/G modules allow quick and easy evaluation, and have the additional benefit of being fully production ready. This minimises costly development time and effort for products that differentiate their manufacturers by enabling quick time to market. With the new emCON-series, emtrion meets the constantly increasing demands of multi-media 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.

Mohammed Dogar, Senior Manager MCU/MPU Solution Marketing, Renesas Electronics Europe, commented that: “The emCON-RZ/G1E offering significantly speeds up time to market for high-end industrial applications, with the additional benefits of providing a high level of scalability as well as the potential for vast total system cost reductions.”

Angela Lourenco, Sales Manager at emtrion, added: “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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