Update: Jun.29,2020
Renesas Electronics Corporation

The Linux package offered by Renesas contains ported and tested basic software that is necessary for the industrial segment, in a software package for which operation and performance has been verified based on a datasheet. It enables you to start using a stable Linux environment and basic software immediately, so you can concentrate on developing your application.

Product Overview

This product provides whole set of software which consists of Linux packages and software add-ons.
Functions of this products have been verified under our development process management. Regular maintenance is also provided. You can greatly reduce the burden of software development in embedded system development by using this package.

Please read the Release Note included in this product and "RZ/G Verified Linux Package Start-up Guide" first when you use the package.


  • Verified not only the first release but also all following releases
  • Supports industry standard API
  • Expandable via software add-ons from Renesas and selected partners
  • Maintained free of charge
  • Two types of Linux kernel available


  • Linux kernel
    You can choose Kernel version "4.4-CIP" or "4.4-CIP-RT"
    10+ years support will be provided with the cooperation of the CIP project
  • Device Driver
  • Media Player IF
    Plug-in with general-purpose media player (GStreamer)
  • Video Codec
    H.264 decoder/encoder provided as standard IF (OMX)
  • Video processing
    Image editing functions such as scaling, clipping, and compositing according to the display screen
  • Graphics function
    Graphics function compliant with OpenGL ES standard (SGX)

Please refer to the Release Note for names and versions of major components.

Two different version "4.4-CIP" and "4.4-CIP-RT" with different Linux kernels are available.
"4.4-CIP" version is suitable for typical purposes.
"4.4-CIP-RT" version offers the kernel which is improved real time performance compared with "4.4-CIP", but note that RT version do not guarantee hard real time performance such as worst response time. Please carefully consider the possibility of application to real products by doing performance evaluation with your own use-case.

  • Pros of RT version
    • Improve the accuracy of the periodic thread execution
    • Improve the worst response time to interrupt
  • Cons of RT version
    • Generally, since the number of thread transition increases, the overall system performance reduces
    • Mutual exclusion and other timings in the kernel are changed, and may cause problems with existing assets (drivers, etc.)

This product contains the same evaluation version library of H.264 Video codecs and graphics (OpenGL ES) functions provided from "RZ/G Multimedia Package [Evaluation version]" page.

"RZ/G Series Security Solution" is not included in this product. Please get individually from "RZ/G Series Security Solution" page.

[Target reference board]

  • iWave RZ/G1H-PF Development Kit
  • iWave RZ/G1M-PF Development Kit
  • iWave RZ/G1N-PF Development Kit
  • iWave RZ/G1E-PF Development Kit
  • iWave RZ/G1C-PF Development Kit

Note) All targets of VLP are "Standard Version". Regarding the support of interfaces which are not implemented on the standard version boards, and the other versions such as "SATA Version", please inquire via "Contact Us" page.


  • Nov 17, 2018: 4.4-CIP-RT version VLP 2.1.0-RT(Support PREEMPT_RT)
  • Jun 27, 2019: 4.4-CIP-RT version VLP 2.1.2-RT(Update Linux kernel to 4.4.176-cip31-rt23)
  • Dec 23, 2019: 4.4-CIP-RT version VLP 2.1.4-RT(Update Linux kernel to 4.4.190-cip36-rt25)
  • Jun 29, 2020: 4.4-CIP-RT version VLP 2.1.6-RT(Update Linux kernel to 4.4.208-cip41-rt27)

[Next update]

  • Dec, 2020: 4.4-CIP-RT version


RZ/G Verified Linux Package contains the following decoders, encoders, parser related packages.


Evaluation version package is permitted to be used for evaluation purposes only and is not able to be applied to commercial products. For more details about the terms of use and how to obtain the product version, please refer to the download page and the license agreement of the evaluation version.