This reference design features an easy-to-build industrial ether connectable sensor hub solution that utilizes Renesas’ RZ/N1S microprocessor (MPU), power products and sensors. The solution can collect data from sensors connected to the RZ/N1S MPU and send it to a programmable logic controller (PLC) and/or controllers, which comply with specific industrial ether protocols.

System Benefits:

  • Send data to a PLC and/or controllers, complying with industrial ether protocols: EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, PROFINET, Modbus-TCP, and OPC UA are all applicable for the solution, as well as IO-Link 
  • Sensors can be connected by several interfaces, such as CAN, RS-485 and I2C
  • The RZ/N1S MPU has dual CPU cores: Arm® Cortex®-A7 and Arm® Cortex®-M3, so it can implement communication software on the Arm® Cortex®-M3 core and application software on Arm® Cortex®-A7 core separately 
  • The RZ/N1S MPU has features that help reduce bill-of-materials (BOM) and the size of the PCB


 

Image
industrial-ether-connectable-iot-sensor-hub-block-diagram

Related Products

Product Description Featured Document Ordering
       
Microprocessor      
RZ/N1S Scalable and proven Arm®-based microprocessor that can be used in a variety of applications with the Cortex®-A7 Dual core and a high-speed, high-capacity memory interface Datasheet Select Specific Device
       
Buck Regulator      
ISL85410 Wide VIN 1A Synchronous Buck Regulator Datasheet Buy/Sample
ISL8088 Dual 800mA Low Quiescent Current 2.25MHz High Efficiency Synchronous Buck Regulator Datasheet Buy/Sample
       
EEPROM      
R1EX24016 Two-wire serial interface 16k EEPROM (2-kword × 8-bit) Datasheet Buy/Sample
       
I2C Bus Buffer      
ISL33002 I2C Bus Buffer with Rise Time Accelerators and Hot Swap Capability Datasheet Buy/Sample
       
Memory      
M3016204 Non-Volatile 16Mb High-Performance MRAM, 3.0V Datasheet Buy/Sample
       
RS-485 Transceiver      
ISL32745E 6kV VDE-Reinforced Isolated 40Mbps Full-Duplex RS-485 Transceiver Datasheet Buy/Sample
       
Sensor      
FS2012 Gas or Liquid Flow Sensor Module with Calibration Datasheet Buy/Sample
OB1203 Digital RGB / Ambient Light, Proximity and Photoplethysmography Sensor Datasheet Buy/Sample
ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality Sensor Platform Datasheet Buy/Sample
HS3001 High-Performance Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensor Datasheet Buy/Sample
ISL29501 Time of Flight (ToF) Signal Processing IC Datasheet Buy/Sample