New CPU-Module DIMM-RZ/A1H

emtrion is pleased to announce the availability of the new processor-module based on the RZ/A1H CPU from Renesas.

The RZ processor family was designed to meet the requirements of the constantly growing market for HMI-applications. The improved GUIs of new HMI applications lead to a demand for enhanced 2D graphics functions to utilize LCD-panels with higher resolutions. The DIMM-RZ/A1H processor module with its CPU internal 10MB of SRAM is capable to operate a display at WXGA resolution without external DDR-SDRAM.

The DIMM-RZ/A1H is well-suited for applications which were formerly based on Cortex-M3/M4 CPUs and are now facing new tasks to integrate a LCD-panel, with the new demand for more RAM, 2D graphics functions and higher CPU-speed. The RZ/A1H processor includes a Video Display Controller (VDC5) with hardware accelerated 2D vector graphics (OpenVG1.1) which keeps the CPU-load low for image processing tasks.

The new DIMM-RZ/A1H module consists of a single Core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU running at 384MHz with the unique feature of 10MB on-chip SRAM. The module is equipped with 16MB of serial NOR-Flash (Q-SPI) and provides the interfaces USB 2.0 Host, USB 2.0 Device, 10/100MBit Ethernet, 2 x SDC, 24-bit RGB-Interface, LVDS, 4-wire-touch, camera interface, SPDIF and SSI audio interface. From the industrial standard interfaces CAN, UART, SPI, I2C, ADCs and GPIOs with PWM capability are available on the DIMM-RZ/A1H board.

For the programming process the board is equipped with a 20pin ARM JTAG connector. As programming device the J-Link emulator from Segger can be used. The booting device for this board is the 16MB QSPI serial NOR-Flash.

With its compact size of 67,6mm x 45mm x 10mm (LxWxH) and the usage of the SO-DIMM connector with emtrions pin-to-pin compatibility, this processor board can be used together with several base-boards which are available at emtrion. The low power consumption of 400mA @ 3.3V makes this CPU module suitable for fanless applications. As an option this board is also available for the extended temperature range of -25°C to +85°C.