18 Feb 2016
Düsseldorf, February 18, 2016 — Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, and emtrion, a company that assists customers during all stages of the development process and integration, today 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' already very popular 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 high performance (ARM Cortex-A15) and high power efficiency (ARM Cortex-A7). RZ/G MPUs excel 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, USB3.0 and much more. 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 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 AndroidTM, the BSPs are available on request.
Mohammed Dogar, Senior Manager MCU/MPU Solution Marketing, Renesas Electronics Europe, mentions 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, 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."
emtrion, based in Karlsruhe Germany, assists customers during all stages of the development process and integration. From hardware and firmware design, through software development, up to mass production made in Germany. All modules are pin-to-pin compatible, allowing the user to migrate easily between the modules and the longevity of up to 15 years, makes the modules suitable especially for industrial and railway applications. emtrion simplifies the development of innovative products, offering several types of CPU modules (SOM) based on latest-generation ARM CPUs. The modules are provided with operating system (Linux, Windows®CE, Windows®Embedded Compact 7 and 2013, QNX or AndroidTM), along with ready-to-use BSP.
About Renesas Electronics Europe
Renesas delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live – securely and safely. As the number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in A&P and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future.
Renesas Electronics Corporation was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Japan.With over 800 hardware and software alliance partners worldwide, it has the industry’s largest local support network. Renesas Electronics’ European structure is comprised of three business units – the Automotive, the Broad-based and the Industrial Solution Business Unit.
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