The Starter Kit for RZ/G1M microprocessor (MPU) is a complete development platform to evaluate and develop intelligent HMI applications on RZ/G1M MPU. The RZ/G1M MPU offers a high performance dual-core 1.5 GHz Arm Cortex-A15 CPU, PowerVR SGX544MP2 3D graphics accelerator and hardware codec that supports Full HD video. The kit has Linux and Android BSP support enabling you to create rich HMI-based applications.



  • Processor:
  • RZ/G1M SoC
  • Arm®Cortex-A15 Dual Core 1.5 GHz
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544MP2 with OpenGL ES 2.0
  • H.264 Hardware encoder/decoder
  • Memory:
  • 2 GB DDR3L memory (dual channel)
  • Two SPI flash memory chips
  • 4 MB
  • 64MB
  • I2C EEPROM (Renesas R1EX24002ATAS0)
  • Storage connections:
  • SATA rev 3.1 port
  • SD card slot
  • microSD card slot
  • Audio/Video:
  • Audio codec: AK4643EN
  • Line In 3.5 mm jack
  • Line Out 3.5 mm jack
  • HDMI type A output
  • Max. resolutions support TBD
  • VGA output (DB-15F)
  • Analog Video In: ADV7180 Video Decoder
  • RCA jack
  • NTSC/PAL/SECAM auto-detection
  • Connectivity:
  • Two USB 2.0 ports
  • 10/100 Ethernet connector
  • PCI Express x1 slot
  • CAN transceiver
  • Power:
  • Dialog Semiconductor DA9063 Power Regulator
  • Power supply: 12V, 5A
  • Dimensions: 170x125 mm

Getting Started

Renesas provides pre-built Linux images and SDK to develop HMI based applications using Qt graphical framework. The Linux images include Linux BSP, OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics library, H.264 encoder/decoder and frameworks like GStreamer multimedia framework, ALSA audio framework, Wayland/Weston windowing system and Qt graphical framework. The SDK provides cross-compiler tool chain and libraries, to get your started on your Linux applications.

In addition to pre-built Linux images, Renesas uses Yocto tools and provides recipes to build a custom Linux distribution and SDK for your embedded projects. For more information on building your custom Linux using Yocto, please visit the SK-RZ/G1 Yocto page on

Renesas provides many demos that demonstrate the capabilities of RZ/G1 in different application areas like HMI, object identification and recognition, human face recognition and identification, camera-based applications, and others. Please visit the Renesas YouTube page and experience the capabilities of RZ/G1M.

In the Box

The following components are included in the RZ/G1M Starter Kit

  • RZ/G1M Main Board
  • Power Supply with regional adapters
  • USB Type-A to Micro-B cable
  • Disclaimer document
  • Quick start guide

Board Design

Product Category
Product Name Issue Date Description
Renesas Development Kits Design data Renesas RZ/G1M Starter Kit Design Data
Aug.2016 1. Board schematics
2. Board design/layout file
3. Manufacturing files (Gerbers, Drill Files, etc.)
4. Parts list
5. Photo of board

Ordering Information

The orderable part number for the RZ/G1M Starter Kit is YR8A77430S000BE


Distributor Part Number (Ordering Number)
Digi-Key Electronics



Target Devices

Family Group
RZ Family RZ/G1

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