With the TQMaRZG2x, the technology company TQ is presenting its first embedded module based on the RZ/G2x CPU family from Renesas. These processors are particularly suitable for industrial use in controllers, vending machines, HMIs, access control systems and robotics. The first prototypes will be available in October.
The TQMaRZG2x uses the pin-compatible CPU derivatives RZ/G2N, RZ/G2M and RZ/G2H from Renesas.
The 64-bit multicore architecture provides faster and more efficient processing with Arm® Cortex®-A53 (up to 1.2 GHz) and Arm® Cortex®-A57 (up to 1.5 GHz) CPU cores. The embedded module has both a dual core and two multicores. Various multicore combinations are available to scale from low-end to high-end applications.
Additionally, an LPDDR4 with up to 8 GB supports the performance. The modules are equipped with an eMMC memory with up to 64 GB. For special data security, TQ offers an optional QSPI-NOR Flash with up to 256 MB.
The CPUs offer powerful graphics support with a powerful GPU for 3D applications. Resolutions up to 4K are possible. Multiple displays are able to show separate content. Furthermore, these derivatives offer two MIPI-CSI-2 interfaces for direct connection of camera sensors.
For more flexibility, the module has several interfaces. Thus 1x Gbit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0 enable fast data communication. 2x PCIe interfaces are available for extensions. This allows connecting WiFi modules and other network interfaces to the module.
This design is the first of a new series of TQ products that rely on Renesas technology. They are also part of a long-term software strategy. Renesas guarantees comprehensive software support for 10 years. As a result, users receive long-term available, secure, tested and certified software.
“For us embedded modules are ideal business enablers to provide our customers an easy access to our processor technology and to shorten their development cycles”, said Frank Urbe, Senior Manager Systems and Solutions Team EMEA, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas Electronics Corporation. “With TQ we have one of the leading partners with proven knowledge in the market and the right experience with our technology and components. Since TQ is aiming for long-term customer support this is an additional value for both of us and as a result for our customers. We are looking forward to continue this cooperation”, Urbe added.
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