05 Jul 2019
Theobroma Systems cooperates with Renesas RZ/G2 for exceptional
long-term availability of the next-generation computing platforms
Theobroma Systems, a trusted developer and manufacturer of computing platforms for diverse embedded applications, introduces its first single-board computer (SBC) based on the Renesas RZ/G2M: the RZ/G2M-MiniITX.
As an industry pioneer in Europe, Theobroma Systems’ offers a wide spectrum of experience and skills that serve as a trusted foundation for the development of industrial and prosumer devices. Currently Theobroma Systems offers standard and customized SBC and SOM solutions.
RZ/G2M-MiniITX SBC for industrial applications
The newly announced Renesas-based SBC and SOM products augment the existing module line-up with industry-leading long-term availability.
The scope of the cooperation is to combine the powerful Renesas technology with the exceptional engineering skills of Theobroma Systems in order to solve market challenges such as supported component life cycles that come in the way of computing solutions for long-term projects.
Theobroma Systems currently supports similar high-end solutions and this new SBC is the first from a portfolio of long-term available and supported computing solutions built around the RZ/G2-family that will include both SBC and system-on-module (SOM) solutions.
“Winning Theobroma Systems as a Europe-based ecosystem partner brings their experience, as proven with their RK3399-Q7 product, with high-end application processors for industrial HMI and computer vision to our RZ/G2-family,” comments Christoph Adam, BDM for Industrial Micro Processors in EME at Renesas on the partnership. “We are especially pleased by the depth of capabilities provided by a single partner: they are experts in information security for connected devices, have ample experience in supporting the entire Linux and Android software stack and can provide hardware development and in-house manufacturing services.”
Furthermore, the cooperation announces Theobroma Systems as the first European company to take on the project of introducing the RZ/G2M-MiniITX as a long-term solution for the industrial market.
“Working with Renesas, we can now protect our customer’s investment into our computing platforms powering their products for at least 20 years” explains Dr. Philipp Tomsich, CTO at Theobroma Systems. “No other semiconductor vendor was able and willing to make such an extensive longevity promise and back it with equally long-term software support. Simply put: the RZ/G2 provides outstanding value for our customers through its unmatched longevity combined with a rich feature-set and industry-leading software enablement.”
The newly announced RZ/G2M-MiniITX and RZ/G2M-SMARC feature the hexa-core RZ/G2M application processor from Renesas. These products use long-term available and industrial-grade LPDDR4 memory from and eMMC from WesternDigital to back the long-term availability promise of the RZ/G2-family processors with an assured supply of memories from trusted sources.
The first product released is the RZ/G2M-MiniITX, a single-board computer in the MiniITX form-factor featuring the RZ/G2M, which is today sampling to lead customers. The adherence to the 170mm x 170mm MiniITX form-factor makes the board a direct replacement to embedded PC platforms, allowing its quick adoption and the reuse of existing rackmount cases and mounting solutions.
The next release will be a SMARC form-factor module, which will bring the advantages of the RZ/G2-family to modular embedded applications.
RZ/G2M-MiniITX SBC for industrial applications targets industrial control, kiosk applications and industrial machine-learning applications with a matching feature-list:
About Theobroma Systems
Theobroma Systems is a leading producer of intelligent devices and provider engineering services and Embedded Systems solutions. Our services include developing and marketing building blocks for embedded applications, specialized engineering services and turnkey – engineering projects with in-house manufacturing capabilities.
Our strength relies on our rich and long experience as an embedded design house, combining a solid understanding of the market with skillful engineering services, ongoing competent support for every project and product and final assembled products manufactured in-house with the utmost care and expertise. Learn more here:
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation, and information communication technology applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.