Renesas Electronics Announces RZ/T1 Group
Nov 18 14
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the RZ/T1 Group, a new factory automation solution with built-in industrial network functionality for use in many industrial applications such as AC servo drives, motion controllers, inverter control and general industrial equipment that require high speed, responsiveness, and excellent real-time performance. Renesas Electronics RZ/T1 Group of microprocessors, a new factory automation solution with built-in industrial network functionality for use in many industrial applications. The new RZ/T1 Group of devices are built around the ARM(R) Cortex(R)-R4F core operating at up to 600 megahertz (MHz) and are configured with two regions of tightly coupled memory (TCM, Note 1), which is linked directly to the CPU core, removing the need for cache memory. TCMs support critical routines, such as interrupt handling routines or real-time tasks, ensuring the high level of responsiveness with no cache latency. The RZ/T1 also integrates the R-IN Engine industrial Ethernet communication accelerator. It provides the same multi-protocol features as the highly regarded Renesas R-IN Series, with support for multiple industrial Ethernet communication standards, including EtherCAT. The RZ/T1 devices likewise retain many of the peripheral functions of the Renesas RX Family and SH Family, making it easier for system manufacturers to design scalable industrial control equipment systems leveraging multiple Renesas architectures. Key Features of the RZ/T1 Solutions: Cortex-R4F core operating at up to 600 MHz and high-speed, large-capacity tightly coupled memory linked directly to the CPU core for high-speed processing and excellent responsiveness; R-IN Engine industrial Ethernet communication accelerator; Peripheral functions retained from proven Renesas MCUs for scalability, and improved new peripheral functions and safety functions for industrial equipment; Addition of encoder interface support provides a single-chip AC servo solution.
Renesas Electronics Corporation Presents at 9th Annual Daiwa Investment Conference, Nov-18-2014
Nov 17 14
Renesas Electronics Corporation Presents at 9th Annual Daiwa Investment Conference, Nov-18-2014 . Venue: Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Renesas Electronics Corporation Announces New RH850/P1x-C Series
Nov 6 14
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced new RH850/P1x-C Series, a high-end version of the RH850/P1x Series of 32-bit automotive microcontrollers (MCUs), is designed for sensor fusion, gateway, and advanced chassis system applications that will enable the types of advanced systems envisioned in the car of the future. Renesas Electronics RH850/P1x-C Series of 32-bit automotive microcontrollers deliver functional safety, encryption, performance and communications for driver assistance systems that enable self-driving cars. Security and safety expectations are on the rise as carmakers endeavor to build vehicles that deliver a more enjoyable, convenient, and safe driving experience. While already deployed in vehicle safety systems, driver assistance systems have rapidly become more sophisticated in the lead up to self-driving cars. In order to fully realize this autonomous vision, Renesas believes that solutions are required in four areas - safety, security, sensors, and networks - and has leveraged its experience, which incorporates all four requirements on a single chip to deliver an all-in-one solution for driver assistance systems. Renesas intends to continue to develop solutions like the RH850/P1x-C Series that generate new value in next-generation vehicle systems designed to meet these expectations. Safety: Functional safety is essential to ensure the driver assistance system is operating safely and normally and, should a fault occur, to ensure that safety is not compromised. Levering its insights and experience with functional safety standardization, Renesas has designed the RH850/P1x-C Series with a full complement of functions to support functional safety and comply with ASIL D, the safety level stipulated in the ISO 26262 functional safety standard for road vehicles. The RH850/P1x-C Series is equipped with fault diagnostic functions ideal for automotive applications. Two CPUs with identical configurations operate in a lockstep system. Error check and correct (ECC) functionality detects and corrects data errors affecting memory, such as flash memory, and the internal buses. Fault detection functions for system diagnostics are also included in the peripheral functions. The built-in self-test (BIST) function can detect faults in the various fault detection functions themselves. The error control module (ECM) allows users to manage error signal inputs, based on the circumstances, from the various functions, thereby helping to maintain system safety and reliability. Security: In the era of connected cars, in-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure networks are becoming mainstream. This connectivity allows systems to obtain information on road conditions and other factors that could impact the driving experience. It also requires robust security measures to ensure the systems are protected from unauthorized external access. The RH850/P1x-C Series integrates a new hardware security module with a coprocessor supporting data encryption and random number generation to address these mission-critical security requirements, for example building anti-tampering measures into vehicle systems. Sensors: In order to be able to respond to all types of conditions while driving, vehicles are using an increasing number of sensors, such as cameras and lasers, to collect information. This proliferation of sensors demands much larger software programs and faster processing speeds. Renesas designed the RH850/P1x-C Series with large memory capacity and a powerful CPU. Offering up to 8MB Flash, up to 960KB global RAM, and operating speeds as fast as 240MHz, the new MCUs deliver the advanced functionality and performance needed to support these requirements. Networks: Communication networks are the lifeblood of the connected vehicle, linking driver assistance-related systems as well as other systems that interact with driver assistance systems and implementing cooperative control based on the data from the sensors. The RH850/P1x-C Series features a full array of communication functions, including Ethernet, in addition to CAN, LIN, CSI, and FlexRay. This allows the implementation of sensor fusion or complex control of chassis systems, using data obtained from a variety of sensing systems via a gateway function or vehicle network. Pricing and availability: Based on Renesas' 40-nanometer (nm) process, the RH850/P1x-C Series features the RH850/P1H-C and RH850/P1M-C group of MCUs. Samples of the RH850/P1x-C MCUs are scheduled to be available from February 2015, and the emulator device will be priced at $1,000 per unit. Mass production is scheduled to begin in September 2016 and is expected to reach a scale of 2,000,000 units per month in January 2020.