Top 3 Reasons You Need the RCM112 for Your Mobile Machine Project

Melissa NewmanBlog, Cybersecurity, ECUs, Functional Safety, Hardware

If you’re looking for an ECU that’s 1) easy to use, 2) customizable, and 3) in it for the long haul, then swipe right on the RCM112. 

Because you’ve just found your perfect match. And we’re here to tell you why.

Read on to meet the RCM112.

What is the New Eagle RCM112?

New Eagle’s RCM112 is a star player in our lineup of powerful general-purpose control modules. Thanks to its heavy-duty processing power and large array of inputs and outputs (43 and 40 respectively, to be precise), the RCM112 is perfectly suited for applications from smart cars to Class-8 semi trucks.

This all-purpose controller is packed with robust features that make it a standout among the pack of other ECUs. Its ASIL-D capability means your project can meet the most stringent safety requirements. It’s also cybersecurity capable, allowing you to meet ISO 21434’s rigorous standards for risk assessment, safeguard implementation, and components.

The RCM112 boasts a total of five CAN FD channels, or Controller Area Network Flexible Data-Rate. Essentially, CAN FD is a fast, reliable way to move data between systems. Each of RCM112’s five channels supports Standard or Extended IDs with increased speeds that boost security with authentication protocols.

Speaking of speed, its 2-wire ethernet also provides lightning-fast data transmission and reliable encryption for safer, more secure transfers to protect against cyber threats.

If you’re looking for a controller that packs a punch on safety, security, and speedy communication, look no further. We recommend the RCM112 for:

  • An all-purpose VCU
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • A central communication gateway
  • EV and hybrid powertrains
  • Replacing a pair of medium-sized ECUs
  • Any project with high functional safety and/or cybersecurity requirements

Why do you need the RCM112?

It’s easy to rattle off what the RCM112 can do, but here’s how these features translate into why this controller is worth your time. In a nutshell, it’s easy to use, customizable, and a cutting-edge long-term solution.

1. Enjoy ease of use, thanks to the Raptor® eMBD™ Nugget.

The Raptor nugget is basically a piece of data  that unlocks the ECU module’s ability to run Raptor Dev software. Think of it as the key to the Raptor kingdom that lets you bypass writing incredibly complex code with simple drag-and-drop solutions.

In the library, you get both Raptor Dev and native Simulink blocks that simplify your building process instead of writing hundreds of thousands of lines of code by hand. This includes essential building blocks for processes like input/output, data storage, and application monitoring, as well as a separate library for configuring display hardware. There’s also the Raptor EV Development Platform that targets the RCM112 and offers common EV system component libraries to provide teams with the ability to quickly build and easily adjust the software using the Raptor embedded Model-Based Design (eMBD) platform..

Once the Raptor nugget opens the door, you have access to a system that is remarkably easy to use, from design to development to prototyping. When you can code, prototype, and produce on the same hardware and software? It doesn’t get much easier than that.

2. The RCM112 gives you flexible options.

Whether you’re looking for an ECU that’s off-the-shelf or you need a more customized approach, the RCM112 is a reliable and flexible choice. The RCM112’s open architecture makes it easy to develop and implement controls right out of the box. That’s perfect when you’re looking for fast, scalable, and cost-effective development.

If your project requires a more custom-made approach, that’s no problem for the RCM112. Because this controller is designed and constructed by New Eagle, we can easily modify it based on your specific project requirements with no need to start from scratch.

In either case, the RCM112’s high number of inputs and outputs, five CAN FD channels, and two ethernet [ports/channels] gives developers a lot of options for a variety of applications.

3. With ISO capability, the RCM112 is future-proof.

An vehicle project is a long-term investment. The last thing you want is to reach production with a vehicle that’s already obsolete. And in such a fast-moving market, that’s a real risk—especially when it comes to functional safety and cybersecurity requirements that are constantly evolving.

The ISO, or International Organization for Standardization, is responsible for setting down the global standards that govern these areas. And New Eagle is no stranger to ISO’s rigorous requirements. We created the RCM112 with ISO 26262 and ISO 21434 in mind. For developers, this means understanding and accepting responsibility for functional safety and cybersecurity from concept development, through production, and even end-of-life for a vehicle.

The RCM112’s safety architecture includes ASIL-D-capable microcontrollers, system basis chips (SBC), and operating systems—so it can fulfill requirements set down in ISO 26262. Safety also includes cybersecurity. You want your vehicle to be safe from cyberthreats through its full life cycle: that’s why the RCM112 is cybersecurity capable as well.

Because the RCM112 is ISO-capable, you can rest easy knowing this controller can meet the most rigorous safety standards—current and future.

Fire up your vehicle development with New Eagle’s RCM112.

There’s no such thing as a simple vehicle project. But New Eagle can help you simplify your project with an easy-to-use, flexible, and future-proof ECU. 

Whether you’re looking for an off-the-shelf or custom solution, the RCM112 is a perfect fit for any hybrid or EV development project that focuses on safety and cybersecurity.Reach out to one of our experts at New Eagle today. We’d love to chat with you about the perfect match for your next project.