IoT Gateway Flex2COM
Based on the Renesas RZ/N1D heterogeneous multi-core processor, the SBC-RZ/N1D provides a mature solution for multi-protocol fieldbus communication. The SBC is optional available in a top-hat rail case (Flex2COM) for industrial usage.
- Renesas RZ/N1D processor with Dual Cortex®-A7 at 500 MHz and Cortex®-M3 at 125 MHz
- R-IN Engine for industrial Ethernet communication
- Advanced 5 Port Switch
- EtherCAT Slave Controller
- 512 MB DDR3-SDRAM
- 8 GB NAND Flash
- Ambient temperature range from 0° to +70° C, optionally -40° to +80° C
- Long-term availability of 15 years
High performance with low power consumption
The integrated R-IN Engine subsystem of the RZ/N1D stands for Renesas Industrial Network Controller. It was developed for the requirements of Industry 4.0. It consists of a 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 RISC CPU with 2 MB RAM as well as a Gigabit Ethernet MAC (GMAC) and an RTOS accelerator HW-RTOS. This concept enables high speed and real time operation with low power consumption. For industrial multi-protocol communication, the R-IN Engine is supplemented by a 5-port Ethernet switch and slave controller for Sercos III and EtherCAT.
Support of various protocols
The SBC-RZ/N1D offers the user two 100 Mbit interfaces for industrial Ethernet protocols such as EtherCAT, Profinet CCB RT1, EtherNet/IP or Sercos III. In addition, there are two 1 Gbit interfaces for TCP/IP communication, two CAN 2.0B interfaces with CANopen support and three UART interfaces.
Flexible choice of operating system
The SBC-RZ/N1D is pre-installed with Yocto Linux, which runs on the 2x Cortex-A7 CPUs. Support for Debian Linux is available, support for Android can be added, if required. The Cortex-M3 Microcontroller is pre-installed with Renesas' HW-RTOS, support for other real-time operating systems like QNX, FreeRTOS and ThreadX can be added, if required.