IoT Gateway Flex2COM

Powerful industrial communication

Flex2COM is a gateway for industrial Ethernet communication in real time.
Based on the Renesas RZ/N1D heterogeneous multi-core processor, the gateway provides a mature solution for multi-protocol fieldbus communication.

Flex2COM IoT Gateway with RZ/N1D

Key Features

  • Renesas RZ/N1D processor with Dual Cortex®-A7 at 500 MHz and Cortex®-M3 at 125 MHz
  • R-IN Engine for industrial Ethernet communication
  • Advanced 5 Port Switch
  • EtherCAT Slave Controller
  • 512 MB DDR3-SDRAM
  • 8 GB NAND Flash
  • Ambient temperature range from 0° to +70° C, optionally -40° to +80° C
  • Long-term availability of 15 years



High performance with low power consumption

The integrated R-IN Engine subsystem of the RZ/N1D stands for Renesas Industrial Network Controller. It was developed for the requirements of Industry 4.0.
It consists of a 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 RISC CPU with 2 MB RAM as well as a Gigabit Ethernet MAC (GMAC) and an RTOS accelerator HW-RTOS.
This concept enables high speed and real time operation with low power consumption.
For industrial multi-protocol communication, the R-IN Engine is supplemented by a 5-port Ethernet switch and slave controller for Sercos III and EtherCAT.

Support of various protocols

Flex2COM offers the user two 100 Mbit interfaces for industrial Ethernet protocols such as EtherCAT, Profinet CCB RT1, EtherNet/IP or Sercos III.
In addition, there are two 1 Gbit interfaces for TCP/IP communication, two CAN 2.0B interfaces with CANopen support and three UART interfaces.

Flexible choice of operating system

Flex2COM is pre-installed with Yocto Linux, which runs on the 2x Cortex-A7 CPUs. Support for Debian Linux is available, support for Android can be added, if required. The Cortex-M3 Microcontroller is pre-installed with Renesas' HW-RTOS, support for other real-time operating systems like QNX, FreeRTOS and ThreadX can be added, if required.



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