15-03-2023 | Rutronik | Test & Measurement
Rutronik System Solutions' board family increases with the new RDK3. The Base Board supplies developers with an excellent platform for developing their proof-of-concepts for Bluetooth connectivity and reduces time-to-market. It is ideal for IoT applications and future markets. These include advanced robotics, smart buildings, smart factory, and healthcare. Infineon's PSoC 64TM Secured MCU is the primary component of the board, allowing the implementation of state-of-the-art security features. Variability also facilitates integrating the company's software into Infineon's ModusToolbox.
Wireless, intelligent networking of individual elements or work processes becomes more critical in areas like advanced robotics, smart building, smart factory, or healthcare. Only networked systems permit work steps and objects to be intelligently connected and interact with each other. Efficiency growths and the exploitation of potentials are the results. That is where the new board comes into play by delivering a complete solution for wireless low-power Bluetooth connections with high-security standards and low-power consumption. It allows hardware and firmware developers to lower time and costs in the pre-development phase and significantly contribute to bringing new applications faster to market.
"Intelligent, networked systems in the IoT become more important. With the RDK3, we offer a flexible solution in growing markets. Our new Base Board from Rutronik System Solutions supports embedded developers for Wireless Low-Power Bluetooth connections to advance their developments faster to reduce costs. Combined with the state-of-the-art security features implementable by the PSoC64 MCU, it is a perfect foundation for developers to build upon," states Stephan Menze, head of Global Innovation Management at Rutronik.
IoT-networked systems grow in number. The protection and security of data and communication are critical. Therefore, the RDK3 relies on the PSoC 64 Secured MCU with a PSA. The dual-core microcontroller provides three-level hardware and firmware-based isolation. The Arm Dual-Cortex M-Core SOC delivers a secure M0+core and performs all security functions. It is physically separated from the user applications running in parallel on the Arm Cortex-M4 core. Thanks to the elements of the MCU, the RDK3 supplies the main functions to build and authenticate secure applications. Another advantage of the Base Board is that the company's software is included in ModusToolbox, which makes one development environment available, enabling efficiency gains.
The newly developed Base Board has Arduino interfaces and is easily combined with other adapter boards such as HMS Anybus, Text To Speech, RAB1, and RAB2. Also, all components used are from the company's product portfolio to ensure the availability of all parts.