System-On-Chips

A system-on-chip (SOC) is an integrated circuit that combines all of the functions of a computer or other electronic system onto one microchip. Commonly found in smartphones, wireless routers, tablets, and wearable tech, system-on-chips process the increasingly complex computing needs of many small devices. In contrast to the traditional motherboard format of PC architecture, which allows for separate, function-specific components to be added and removed as desired from the central interfacing circuit board, SOCs integrate all of these functions into a single circuit.

RS Components offer a range of SOCs from leading brands, including Cypress Semiconductor, Nordic Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, and more.

What are system-on-chips used for?

System-on-chips are very commonly found in mobile computing and electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablets. They are also found in embedded systems, such as Wi-Fi routers, and are also found in gadgets in the growing industry of the Internet of Things (IoT). Their low power consumption combined with their compact size makes them suitable for use in these small applications. They may combine digital, analogue, mixed-signal and even radio-frequency functions all on one chip.

What is in a system-on-chip?

A system-on-chip can include various elements that would be typically found on a regular motherboard-based circuit, with the specific features varying depending on how it's used. The general breakdown tends to contain the following:

  • The CPU – the central processing unit, responsible for performing logic, arithmetic, control, and input/output (I/O) operations.
  • The GPU – the graphical processing unit responsible for creating all imagery on the device, allowing photos and videos to be viewed, games to be played, etc.
  • RAM – Random Access Memory is typically used to store working data and machine code and is required to run apps and other software.
  • ROM – Read-Only Memory is a type of non-volatile memory used to store data that is typically unchanged during the system's lifetime, also known as the firmware. This data cannot be electronically modified after the memory device has been manufactured.
  • The modem – radio modems are used to wirelessly transfer data independent of satellite networks; in a smart device, like phones or tablets, the modem will be responsible for connections to 3G and 4G networks.

...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 1 - 12 of 12 products
Results per page
Description Price Processing Unit Application Technology Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Dimensions Height Length Maximum Operating Supply Voltage Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Supply Voltage Minimum Operating Temperature Width
RS Stock No. 905-4435
Mfr. Part No.EM357-ZRT
kr 39,98
Each
Units
Microcontroller Building Automation and Control, General ZigBee Wireless Sensor Networking, Home Automation and Control, Security and Monitoring, Smart Energy 32 bit ARM Cortex M3 Surface Mount QFN 48 7 x 7 x 0.95mm 0.95mm 7mm 3.6 V +85 °C 2.1 V -40 °C 7mm
RS Stock No. 171-1733
Mfr. Part No.EM357-ZRT
kr 39,272
Each (In a Tray of 416)
Units
Microcontroller Building Automation and Control, General ZigBee Wireless Sensor Networking, Home Automation and Control, Security and Monitoring, Smart Energy 32 bit ARM Cortex M3 Surface Mount QFN 48 7 x 7 x 0.95mm 0.95mm 7mm 3.6 V +85 °C 2.1 V -40 °C 7mm
New
RS Stock No. 196-3321
Mfr. Part No.EFR32BG21A020F1024IM32-B
kr 38,266
Each (In a Tray of 75)
Units
Microcontroller - - Surface Mount QFN 32 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 4.1mm 3.8 V +125 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 4.1mm
RS Stock No. 196-3316
Mfr. Part No.EFR32MG21A010F1024IM32-B
kr 31,04
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
Microcontroller - - Surface Mount QFN 32 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 4.1mm 3.8 V +125 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 4.1mm
RS Stock No. 196-3317
Mfr. Part No.EFR32MG21A020F1024IM32-B
kr 33,535
Each (In a Tray of 75)
Units
Microcontroller - - Surface Mount QFN 32 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 4.1mm 3.8 V +125 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 4.1mm
RS Stock No. 171-1734
Mfr. Part No.EM3588-RT
kr 53,798
Each (In a Tray of 416)
Units
Microcontroller Building Automation and Control, General ZigBee Wireless Sensor Networking, Home Automation and Control, Security and Monitoring, Smart Energy 32 bit ARM Cortex M3 Surface Mount QFN 48 7 x 7 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 7mm 3.6 V +85 °C 2.1 V -40 °C 7mm
New
RS Stock No. 196-3322
Mfr. Part No.EFR32BG21A020F1024IM32-B
kr 50,065
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
Microcontroller - - Surface Mount QFN 32 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 4.1mm 3.8 V +125 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 4.1mm
RS Stock No. 196-3319
Mfr. Part No.EFR32BG21A010F1024IM32-B
kr 35,222
Each (In a Tray of 75)
Units
Microcontroller - - Surface Mount QFN 32 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 4.1mm 3.8 V +125 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 4.1mm
RS Stock No. 196-3318
Mfr. Part No.EFR32MG21A020F1024IM32-B
kr 35,495
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
Microcontroller - - Surface Mount QFN 32 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 4.1mm 3.8 V +125 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 4.1mm
RS Stock No. 196-3320
Mfr. Part No.EFR32BG21A010F1024IM32-B
kr 38,594
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Microcontroller - - Surface Mount QFN 32 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 4.1mm 3.8 V +125 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 4.1mm
RS Stock No. 196-3315
Mfr. Part No.EFR32MG21A010F1024IM32-B
kr 29,312
Each (In a Tray of 75)
Units
Microcontroller - - Surface Mount QFN 32 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 4.1mm 3.8 V +125 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 4.1mm
RS Stock No. 905-4441
Mfr. Part No.EM3588-RT
kr 75,56
Each
Units
Microcontroller Building Automation and Control, General ZigBee Wireless Sensor Networking, Home Automation and Control, Security and Monitoring, Smart Energy 32 bit ARM Cortex M3 Surface Mount QFN 48 7 x 7 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 7mm 3.6 V +85 °C 2.1 V -40 °C 7mm