Baseboard establishes broad and easy access to RISC-V technology

01-06-2023 | ARIES Embedded | Semiconductors

ARIES Embedded has announced the new FIVEberry embedded system delivering a smooth and fast start to computing projects. The system integrates the powerful, OSM-compatible MSRZFive SiP based on the single-core microprocessor RZ/Five by Renesas Electronics onto a compact evaluation board. The microprocessor has a RISC-V CPU core (AX45MP single) running at 1GHz.

"Our new baseboard supports all necessary features to make the first steps with the RISC-V CPU core," stated Andreas Widder, managing director of ARIES Embedded. "This entry-level platform serves an expanded user community to develop and debug drivers and bootloaders, and even use it in prototype setups."

The RZ/Five general-purpose MPUs from Renesas are constructed around a 64-bit RISC-V CPU core and employ the AX45MP from Andes Technology Corporation, based on the RISC-V CPU ISA.

The peripheral functions of the small, low-cost CPU application board include support for multiple interfaces, including two Gigabit Ethernet channels, two USB 2.0 channels, and two CAN channels. Also, the baseboard provides dual A/D converter modules, making it excellent for applications, including entry-class social infrastructure gateway control and industrial gateway control.

The powerful and versatile SiP MSRZFive drives the system, which in the smallest size 'S' concentrates comprehensive functionality on the board measuring only 30mm x 30mm each. The module conforms to SGET's OSM standard and provides an LCD controller. It supports 512MB to 4GB of DDR4 RAM, SPI-NOR flash, and 4GB of eMMC NAND flash optionally. The many interfaces include camera input (MIPI-CSI), display output (Parallel-IF), USB 2.0 2ch, SD 2ch, CAN (CAN-FD), and Gigabit Ethernet Two-Channel. The temperature range starts at -25C to +85C and goes up to -40C to +85C for industrial environments.

The FIVEberry will be available in Q3 2023.


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