Core modules are the heart of every SOMANET node. The SOMANET Core C4X module features one quad-core SOMANET C4X processor, having the huge computational resources of 16 deterministic real-time hardware cores while consuming less than 1.5 Watt.
Integrated with the Core C4X, 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 C4X include for example:
|Number of 32-bit processor cores||4|
|Number of real-time hardware threads (total / per core)||32 / 8|
|Core clock frequency||500 MHZ|
|Maximum clock frequency usable by single thread||100 MHz|
|Minimum guaranteed clock frequency per thread||63 MHz|
|Maximum inter-core bus speed||250 Mbit/s|
|Typical power consumption||1140 mW|
|Distributed SRAM size||4x 256 kByte|
|Flash memory size||16 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||40 × 30 × 9.8 mm|