Core modules are the heart of every SOMANET node. The SOMANET Core C21-DX module features one dual-core XMOS XS1-L16 processor, having the huge computational resources of 16 deterministic real-time hardware cores while consuming less than 1 Watt.
Integrated with the Core C21-DX, we can find two X-Link ports. These two ports enable SOMANET Core modules to communicate with each other directly over their processor bus (X-Link). From a software perspective, no communication protocols are required, enabling developers to create distributed applications without needing to care for communication issues. Using SOMANET DX-Links, a distributed system can be programmed as if it was a single-board system. Requiring no additional MAC, DX-LVDS is the lowest-power consuming communication option available for SOMANET.
A SOMANET Core is needed in any SOMANET based motion solution.
Applications for the SOMANE Core C21 DX include for example:
|Number of 32-bit processor cores||2|
|Number of real-time hardware threads (total / per core)||16 / 8|
|Core clock frequency||500 MHZ|
|Maximum clock frequency usable by single thread||125 MHz|
|Minimum guaranteed clock frequency per thread||62,5 MHz|
|Maximum inter-core bus speed||244 Mbit/s|
|Typical power consumption||350 mW|
|Distributed SRAM size||2x 64 kByte|
|Flash memory size||4 Mbit|
|Supply voltage||5 V DC|
|On-board voltage regulators||3.3, 1.0 V DC|
|Auxiliary supply option available||Yes (Molex Flexi-Mate)|
|LVDX Connector type||JST SUR series 10-pin|
|Debug Connector type||JST SUR series 12-pin|
|Dimensions||30 × 30 × 9.8 mm|
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