Easy-to-use dev boards and modules for industrial and educational applications
RS Components has added a new portfolio of advanced modules based on FPGAs and SoC ICs from Trenz Electronic. The company has added the line of easy-to-use development boards and SoMs to help educate engineers and researchers working in industry or academia to get them up and running in a relatively short timeframe.
Aimed at a range of industrial applications, in addition to many scientific research areas, the modules are ideal for embedded vision, industrial cameras for monitoring and control, medical instruments, AFM, and ASIC-emulation applications, among many others.
Initial products in the range include a series of Xilinx FPGA-based boards, such as a Kintex-7 FPGA module with multi-Gigabit transceivers, an Artix-7 35T FPGA module with dual 100-Mbit Ethernet transceivers, and an Artix-7 based module offering 32MB of Quad SPI Flash memory and a large number of configurable I/Os.
"As a long-term customer of RS, we were very satisfied with its customer liaison and support, as well as its large selection of in-stock components and short-delivery times,” said Thorsten Trenz, CEO at Trenz Electronic. “Now, with RS as a distributor of our products, we are confident our customers will benefit as we did.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Trenz Electronic to offer our customers FPGA support and development in their designs,” added Adrian Gurr, RS’ global product group manager for Semiconductors. “As FPGAs become more complex, these Trenz system-on-chip modules provide easy-to-use components that enable fast integration into customers’ systems.”