Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction distributor
with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the RZ/Five-RISC-V microprocessor from Renesas Electronics. Expanding upon Renesas’ previously available Arm CPU core–based MPUs, the RZ/Five is the first general-purpose MPU on the market based on an Andes AX45MP utilizing a RISC-V CPU instruction set architecture. The enhanced 64-bit RISC-V MPU offers users greater flexibility by providing the tools and building blocks to help get designs to market faster, including support through Renesas’ RZ Partner Ecosystem.
The Renesas RZ/Five-RISC-V microprocessor, available from Mouser Electronics, is a single-core, 64-bit processor with a maximum operating frequency of 1 GHz. The MPU has 128KB of internal SRAM with ECC and 16-bit DDR4-1600 or DDR3L-1333 memory interfaces with in-line ECC supporting up to 4GB of RAM. Peripheral functions include support for multiple interfaces, including two Gigabit Ethernet MAC channels, two USB 2.0 channels and two serial CAN/CAN-FD interfaces. Additional features of the RZ/Five include a 2-channel, 12-bit ADC, thermal sensor, four I 2 C interfaces, three SPI interfaces and GPIOs. For security support, the MPU also has 1Kbit of OTP memory, secure boot, a crypto engine and secure JTAG. For additional design flexibility, the peripheral functions and package of the RZ/Five are pin-compatible with those of the Arm core-based RZ/G2UL, allowing for easy reuse of existing and proven designs.
The RZ/Five-RISC-V microprocessor is available in either a 13 mm x 13 mm BGA-361 or 11 mm x 11 mm BGA- 266 package. The BGA-361 option includes a 2-channel Gigabit Ethernet Interface, whereas the BGA-266 option includes a 1-channel Gigabit Ethernet Interface. Both packages feature a 0.5 mm pitch.
Explicitly developed for Internet of Things endpoint devices, the RZ/Five-RISC-V microprocessor is ideally suited for applications such as Industrial IoT or industrial gateways used for entry-class social infrastructure control and industrial control, respectively. The microprocessor also offers long-term Linux support through a Verified Linux Package featuring Civil Infrastructure Platform Linux to address corporate infrastructure and industrial applications requiring high reliability and extended service life.
For evaluation and development, Mouser offers the RZ/Five evaluation board kit, which provides a complete demonstration and development platform for the microprocessor. The kit is available for purchase on the Mouser website and consists of a Module Board (SOM) and a Carrier Board, and includes a wide range of interfaces such as Gbit-Ethernet, CAN, and USB 2.0.
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