SOMANET Core C21 DX – Synapticon
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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:

  • Traditional Robotic Arms
  • Collaborative Robotic Arms
  • Automated Guided Vehicles
  • Service Robots
  • Conveyor Belts
  • Special Machinery

Order No.: S-010-2 Category:
Additional information
Number of 32-bit processor cores2
Number of real-time hardware threads (total / per core)16 / 8
Core clock frequency500 MHZ
Maximum clock frequency usable by single thread125 MHz
Minimum guaranteed clock frequency per thread62,5 MHz
Maximum inter-core bus speed244 Mbit/s
Typical power consumption350 mW
Distributed SRAM size2x 64 kByte
Flash memory size4 Mbit
Supply voltage5 V DC
On-board voltage regulators3.3, 1.0 V DC
Auxiliary supply option availableYes (Molex Flexi-Mate)
LVDX Connector typeJST SUR series 10-pin
Debug Connector typeJST SUR series 12-pin
Weight20 g
Dimensions30 × 30 × 9.8 mm
Hardware Status

End of Life