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SolidRun introduces Renesas-powered system for industrial automation

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SolidRun introduces Renesas-powered system for industrial automation

SolidRun announced commercial availability of a 64-bit high-performance system-on-module, built around Renesas chips, that is targeting AI-focused human-machine interface applications. This is the first hardware product resulting from the partnership of SolidRun and Renesas to position itself in the growing market for industrial automation, video surveillance, and IoT systems.

SolidRun says it is leveraging the processing power of the 64-bit Renesas G2LC microprocessor to feature a single/dual-core Arm Cortex A-55 core integrated with a graphics engine and a variety of communication interfaces. Renesas RZ/G2 is a range of general-purpose microprocessors primarily designed for entry-level human-machine interface products to offer lower costs and maximize performance capabilities.

“Working with Renesas, we’ve developed an affordable and surprisingly potent module based on their RZ/G2 line of MPUs that not only satisfies these requirements but adds serious value-adding capabilities for the price point,” said Dr Atai Ziv, CEO at SolidRun. “Furthermore, these new SOMs are pin-to-pin compatible with other SOMs we offer, which provides customers new platform options to consider for their products.”

With the minimalistic design, the SolidRun system-on-module is pin-to-pin compatible with the company’s NXP i.MX8 Mini SOM. This offers customers the flexibility to develop applications by pairing the RZ/G2 system-on-module with the Hummingboard Plus carrier board for a faster time to market.

Along with the SolidRun SOM announcement, the company has also unveiled the RZ/G2LC starter kit to offer a complete development platform for evaluation and application development. This starter kit includes the Hummingboard Plus carrier board, RZ/G2LC system-on-module, and several other relevant accessories for connectivity and evaluation purposes.

“We’re excited to work with SolidRun to bring a new line of SOMs based on our RZ/G2 family of MPUs to market,” said Frank Urbe, senior manager, SST EMEA at Renesas Electronics Europe. “These compact SOMs are sure to help customers quickly take advantage of the many unique benefits of our powerful and cost-effective MPUs and will shave months of development time off roadmaps.”

SolidRun recently announced the launch of the LX2-Lite system-on-module and ClearFog LX2-Lite development board, both built around the NXP’s Layerscape LX2162A system-on-chip. The hardware platform targets a wide range of use cases, including edge network security applications to 5G networks.

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