Only the most modern components are installed on the compact Base Board, which can all be found in Rutronik's product portfolio. Infineon's new PSoCTM 4100S Max with a low-cost Arm® Cortex®-M0+ automotive microcontroller and next-generation CAPSENSETM technology is the heart of the RDK4. The RDK4 is currently the only board on the market based on this microcontroller.
Unique: There is not only a microcontroller but also a system base chip on the board. The built-in OPTIREGTM Mid-Range+ system base chip from Infineon offers a high level of integration, performance, and scalability. With its voltage diagnostics and monitoring function, it supports a functional safety concept for motor control units, as required in automotive applications.
The compact RDK4 also features the most important automotive interfaces CAN FD from Amphenol and LIN from KYOCERA AVX. With the help of jumpers, it is possible to partially measure the current consumption of the PSoC during different power modes. That allows not only to determine the power consumption of the entire Base Board but also selectively, depending on demand and interest, for example, only the consumption of the microcontroller.
Rutronik System Solutions also provides software examples and the Base Board - like the other Base and Adapter Boards - is already integrated in Infineon's ModusToolboxTM development environment. Developers benefit from this as well as from the wide range of possible applications and the easy combination with other boards thanks to the Arduino interface.