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Renesas Electronics supports HIPERFACE DSL Digital Encoder Interface

By Ken Briodagh November 07, 2017

In a recent release, Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of semiconductor solutions, has announced a new solution package for its RZ/T1 Group of microprocessors (MPUs) that will support HIPERFACE DSL digital encoder interface for AC servo applications. The support of HIPERFACE DSL for RZ/T1 is designed to reduce the customer’s system bill-of-materials (BOM) cost and enables faster time-to-market.

The RZ/T1 Group includes the Arm Cortex-R4 processor with a dual precision floating-point unit (FPU) operating at up to 600 megahertz (MHz), and provides: real-time processing, tightly-coupled memory, high-speed analog to support dual servo motors, and network connectivity for distributed motion that matches the needs of precise AC servo drive applications.

The RZ/T1 already supports other encoder interfaces including EnDat 2.2, BiSS-C, Tamagawa and A-format. This time, the RZ/T1 newly supports the HIPERFACE DSL digital encoder interface. These digital, bidirectional interfaces provide precise position values from absolute encoders. Instead of using a separate FPGA or ASIC, integrating these encoder interfaces on the RZ/T1 reduces the component count and cuts system costs.

With this expanded functionality, the RZ/T1 now supports most of the leading encoder interfaces, and with its unique configurable encoder interface, it simplifies swapping different encoders interfaces from a single device platform. 

“The availability of HIPERFACE DSL for the RZ/T1 proliferates the adoption of our powerful encoder technology in the market,” said Clemens Bitsch, Product Manager, HIPERFACE DSL, SICK STEGMANN GmbH. “We see the digital encoder evolution as a substantial driver for efficient and cost-optimized systems and as a pre-requisite for the Industry 4.0.”

As a solution provider, Renesas, in collaboration with partners, said it is committed to providing AC servo solutions that support innovative and future-proven system architectures.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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