Avnet Embedded Unveils a Low-Vitality, Value-Efficient SMARC COM Constructed Atop Renesas’ RZ/G2UL Chips



Avnet Embedded has introduced an extension to its work with Renesas to launch a brand new household of extremely energy- and cost-efficient computer systems on modules (COMs) that includes Renesas’ RZ/G2UL processors — and constructed to the Good Mobility Structure (SMARC) customary.

“The brand new SMARC module constructed on know-how from Renesas demonstrates our dedication to giving our clients the very best choices for embedding computing of their merchandise,” says Dominik Ressing, PhD and vp at Avnet Embedded, of the launch. “Renesas’ RZ/G2UL processors are standard for designs centered on value and vitality effectivity, and this processor sequence in a modular platform will unlock big new potential for engineers and product designers.”

The Good Mobility Structure (SMARC) customary was first developed in 2012 as a successor to the ultra-low energy pc (ULP-COM) type issue by the Standardization Group for Embedded Applied sciences (SGET). Designed to enhance interoperability, the SMARC customary makes use of a 314-pin edge connector to attach compact computers-on-modules (COMs) to host methods — with optimizations particularly for low-power Arm systems-on-chips (SoCs).

Avnet Embedded’s new MSC SM2S-G2UL module adopts the SMARC 2.1.1 customary, coming in at a compact 82×50mm footprint (round 3.23×1.97″), and may deal with a broad temperature vary from -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F). On the module’s coronary heart is a Renesas RZ/G2UL SoC, that includes a single Arm Cortex-A55 core working at as much as 1GHz, a second 200MHz Cortex-M33 core for real-time workloads, and a devoted picture processing unit for human-machine interface (HMI) workloads — with Avnet claiming a “typical design energy” of simply 3-4W.

Elsewhere on the board is a DDR4 reminiscence controller for as much as 2GB of RAM inside line ECC, the selection of as much as 256GB of eMMC flash storage, and gigabit Ethernet, as much as 4 USB 2.0 Host and one USB 2.0 Host/Gadget interface, twin CAN-FD bus, dual-channel LVDS, and MIPI Digicam Serial Interface 2 (CSI-2) connectivity — plus the choice of an on-board wi-fi module. In addition to the naked COM itself, Avnet Embedded has introduced a starter package and improvement platform with a Linux board help package deal (BSP) as customary and an Android BSP obtainable “on request.”

“We’re excited Avnet Embedded is utilizing our RZ/G2UL for this primary platform because it enhances our module partnership,” says Renesas’ D. Okay. Singh of the brand new design. “Avnet’s new module will allow a broader buyer base entry to our options, leverage our MPU [Microprocessor Unit] and complete Renesas portfolio, and reinforce and develop the strategic international engagement Avnet and Renesas have established.”

Avnet Embedded has not but launched pricing data for the brand new board, however has technical particulars obtainable on the official product web page — with engineering samples obtainable on request in 512MB RAM and 2GB RAM variants.