Low power Rockchip module for embedded designs

Low power Rockchip module for embedded designs

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By Nick Flaherty

Cherry Embedded Solutions in Austria has developed a system-on-module (SoM) for HMI interface applications using a low power processor from Rockchip.

The Ringneck SOM-PX30-µQ7 is based on Rockchip’s low power PX30 system on chip with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A35 CPU.

Ringneck has been specially developed for mobile devices that need to focus on energy efficiency and space requirements. The SoM features the most common interfaces (WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, CAN bus, USB, MIPI-CSI, MIPI-DSI, LVDS) and offers a cost-effective platform for a wide range of professional applications. 

The integrated multimedia processor offers multi-format video decoding and video encoding (H.264, H.265). The ARM Mali GPU supports OpenGL and OpenCL 2.0 Full Profile. A dedicated 2D hardware engine enables image scaling, rotation and window composition to be outsourced and ensures smooth image output.

A MIPI-CSI interface provides native support for high-resolution cameras.

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The CPU has ARM cryptography extensions and enables vector processing using Advanced SIMD. The secure boot mechanism guarantees that only signed images can be executed on the device. Together with the optional EAL6+-certified secure element, they ensure cryptographic identification and the secure storage of digital keys. 

“Ringneck is part of our SoM series, which is specially tailored to the requirements of cost-efficient IoT applications. Developed and manufactured by highly experienced engineers, it combines the perfect balance of reliability, security and cost efficiency,” said Dr. Stefan Roth, Managing Director of Cherry Embedded Solutions in Vienna, which was formerly Theobroma Systems before joining keyboard and switch maker Cherry in 2020.

Typical use cases include web panels with touchscreen and PLC logic for configuring and parameterising industrial systems as well as smart mirrors for the retail sector, remote management and maintenance of vending machines and testing and measuring devices for vehicle components. It can also be used for intelligent surveillance cameras and digital signage displays


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