High-End Performance & Connectivity at an Amazing Price
The SCM318 family is a series of off-the-shelf comms/control modules delivering the processing and communications scalability you need for your next generation of embedded products. Whether you choose a low-end version with just processing and basic RS485 connectivity, or higher-end units with WiFi, Bluetooth 5, Ethernet, or other features to link your device to the outside world, all SCM318’s come with extensive commercial-grade stacks, including OS, TCP/IP, File System, USB device and host, and more to make software development fast and robust.
The SCM318 family has numerous members, or “variants” with combinations of the following features:
|Power & Environmental|
|Operating Voltage||10.8 to 35VDC||10.8 to 35VDC|
|Processor & Memory|
|Processor||Renesas RZ/A1L MPU||Renesas RZ/A1LC MPU|
|Core(s)||400MHz Arm Cortex A9||400MHz Arm Cortex A9|
|MPU RAM (kB)||3072||2048|
|SPI NOR Boot Flash (MB)||16MB||16MB|
|QSPI NAND Flash (MB)||128|
|10/100 2-port Ethernet Switch||●||●||●|
|10/100 Ethernet Ports||11,2+12||11,2+12||11,2+12|
|Bluetooth 5 + 802.15.4||●||●||●|
|RS422/485 2-/4-wire w/Transceiver||11,2||11,2||11,2||11,2||11,2||11,2||11,2|
|USB2.0 HS Device Micro B||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|USB2.0 HS Host Ports||4||4||4||4||4||1||1|
|USB2.0 HS Host A Connectors||21,2||21,2||21,2||21,2||21,2||12||12|
|USB2.0 HS Host||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|30-pin Gen5 HMI3 Docking Connector||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
You can waste months porting an OS and developing the board support package, basic support utilities and communication protocol stacks — even before writing the first line of traditional C- code. Using “free” software stacks can lead you down of path with minimal support and a hodgepodge of building blocks constant requiring attention. Serious gives you a complete, no-cost, commercially supported development environment, including tools and software, to enable you to focus on your communications and control software, not the infrastructure. We call it Leveraged Embedded.
Every SCM Development Kit comes with an unlocked, single seat commercial license to Segger Embedded Studio, enabling powerful cross-platform C development and debugging for your SCM projects. All Serious ARM-based SCM example projects come pre-engineered out-of-the-box for Segger Embedded Studio.
Every SCM also comes with Serious SHIPWare – a starting set of code and firmware on which you can build powerful control and communications applications, leveraging all the features of your module. SHIPWare complete, commercially supported software including:
From Segger, the following no-cost, pre-licensed, pre-ported and fully supported linkable object libraries are included:
This OS and stack implementation is fully supported by Serious and is production-licensed for one copy per Serious module purchased – there are no additional required fees or licensing to use the Segger object software with the SCM. Source code and Segger-direct support is available as an upgrade from Segger with a discount for Serious customers.
In addition to these ingredients, SHIPWare includes numerous application level frameworks, drivers, and example code for developing a communicating and controlling application, including heap and buffer management, the SHIPBridge device and host protocol stacks for communicating with the HMI. This software is provided in source code format and is fully supported by the Serious team.
Out of the box, the SCM also includes the SHIPv5 Boot System, including pre-installed boot-strap and boot-loader applications enabling you to install and commission your custom embedded application on the board on the production line using the no-cost SHIPCrane tools or even over-the-air/wire.
There is no cost or royalty for the out-of-the-box software/firmware for Serious Comms/Control Modules (SCMs). However, getting access to this software and firmware for initial development with SCMs requires a one-time “kickstart” engagement with our Services team to ensure a smooth first project experience. First-time access to SCM dev kits and downloads is predicated on having this engagement in place. Once you’ve been through this initial process, ongoing support (including new revisions of firmware and access to new SCMs) is available at a nominal charge through an annual maintenance and support contract. Contact Serious for details.