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RZ Family Software & Tools

 

 

Overview

Optimal solutions for the human machine interface field that fuse Renesas' experience in the microprocessor business and the global ecosystem of ARM® partners are offered to users. This contributes to shortened prototype development time and a great reduction in development costs. Development tools, OS, middleware, boards, and other products are available for purchase from our partners.

 

ARM®Ecosystem

Renesas Electronics joins APS (ARM PARTNERS SUCCESS) ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS targeted for providing most suitable solutions to the customer and activation of ARM Ecosystem.

 

ARM Ecosystem

 

1) Development of CMSIS (Cortex® Microcontroller Software Interface Standard) -RTOS RTX

Through a joint development by Renesas and ARM which was the first such attempt in the industry, CMSIS-RTOS RTX, a real-time OS for Cortex®-M, was mounted on Cortex®-A, which has superior throughput processing performance. This makes it easy to migrate application software resources that were developed for Cortex-M to Cortex-A, making it possible to offer performance scalability in fields where real-time performance is required.
CMSIS-RTOS RTX is a real-time operating system provided as royalty-free, BSD-licensed source code. It can be used to create a program that can run multiple functions at once, and is useful for creating well-structured, simple-to-maintain applications. CMSIS-RTOS RTX is included with the ARM Development Suite (DS-5™) reference software development tool suite, and with the DS-5 Starter Kit for RZ/A which is described below.

For more information、 please see CMSIS-RTOS RTX

 

2) Development of DS-5 Starter Kit for RZ/A

The DS-5 Starter Kit for RZ/A was developed by Renesas and ARM from the ARM DS-5 reference software development tool suite as an optimized package for initial evaluation of the RZ/A.
The DS-5 Starter Kit for RZ/A is offered as a free download as a 12-month limited license, with functions restricted to those only required for initial evaluation. The DS-5 Starter Kit for RZ/A can be obtained from the ARM website.

For more information、 please see http://ds.arm.com/renesas/

 

3) Participation in APS (ARM PARTNERS SUCCESS) ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

APS is a medium that aims to work together with ARM partners to provide information to encourage activities in the embedded industry, by presenting a variety of use cases in Japan of the ARM architecture from Britain that has become a global standard. Renesas participates in one of APS's initiatives, called ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS. You can browse partners and products that support the RZ/A1 easily on this site.

For more information, please see http://www.aps-web.jp/ecosystem/

 

RZ/A Series Development Environment

 

 

CPU Boards (Renesas)

Evaluation Boards (CPU boards, reference boards)
Category Product Name Description Purchase Document
High Resolution Embedded GUI Solution Kit YLCDRZA1H The High Resolution Embedded GUI Solution kit (YLCDRZA1H) provides a quick and easy way to add a low-cost LCD touchscreen and communication functions to embedded designs. Multiple GUI software development options are available to jumpstart your development effort. Contact Renesas Docs
Evaluation Boards/CPU Boards RSK (Renesas Starter Kit) CPU boards mounted with the RZ/A1H (ARM Cortex™-A9core, 400 MHz operation, 324-pin BGA) and an optional board for peripheral IP evaluation are available. Contact Renesas Docs
Evaluation Boards/CPU Boards RTK772100BC00000BR#ES
(GENMAI CPU Board)
A CPU board for evaluating the function and performance of the RZ/A1H 324-pin BGA product. Special shipment Contact Renesas Docs
Evaluation Boards/CPU Boards RTK7721000B00000BR#ES
(GENMAI Optional Board)
A board used in combination with the GENMAI CPU board to evaluate the peripheral functions of the RZ/A1H 324-pin BGA product. Special shipment Contact Renesas Docs

 

 

 

 

Middleware (Renesas)

 
Category Function Details and purchasing method
File System FAT Evaluation version, free version, and paid version available. For details, please contact a seller.
ISO9660 Evaluation version, free version, and paid version available. For details, please contact a seller.
Audio MP3 Evaluation version and paid version available. For details, please contact a seller.
WMA Evaluation version and paid version available. For details, please contact a seller.
AAC Evaluation version, free version, and paid version available. For details, please contact a seller.
Graphic Library RGA(Renesas Graphics Architecture) Evaluation version and free version only. For details, please contact a seller.
Media SD Card Driver
eSD Driver
For details, please contact a seller.

 

 

 

Software Development Kit (Renesas)

Category Outline Details/Download

HMI software development kit for RZ/A1

(SDK for Cameras)

It is an HMI software development kit for RZ/A1 that consistently supports camera input, LCD output, and image adjustment.

RZ/A1H, RZ/A1LU device drivers, middleware, and sample programs as one.

 

  Add-on Software
SDHI Add-on It is an add-on software of “SDK for Camera”.
Sample programs for SDHI driver and SDHI driver are included in this package. SDHI driver provides access to SD memory card and MMC card. It can also be linked with FAT filesystem.

 

Contrast Automatic Correction Add-on It is an add-on software of “SDK for Camera”.
This package enables following functions using “Dynamic Range Compression” which is installed in RZ/A1H and RZ/A1M:
• Adjustment of dark part or light part of an image.
• Getting histogram.

 

 

 

 

 

Partner Software & Tools

Software Partners (OS/Driver/Middleware)

RZ/G Series Development Environment

  • Linux Solution

 

Linux BSP

U-Boot, Kernel, and root file system are provided by using the Yocto Project.
Kernel version:LTSI-3.10
BSP for RZ/G1M Starter Kit
BSP for RZ/G1E Starter Kit

To get Linux BSP, please click here.

Multimedia Package

OpenGL ES2.0(Graphics library)
H.264 encoder/decoder

To download Multimedia and Graphics library, please click here.

  • Related Linux drivers

related Linux drivers, please click here.

 

  • HMI Starter Package

  For RZ/G1M Starter Kit

HMI Starter Package for Multimedia Download Remarks
SD Image File From here *1
SDK From here *1
Sample Applications From here  
HMI Starter Package for Qt Download Remarks
SD Image File From here *1,*2
SDK From here *1,*2
Sample Applications From here  

 

  For RZ/G1E Starter Kit

HMI Starter Package for Multimedia Download Remarks
SD Image File From here *1
SDK From here *1
Sample Applications From here  
HMI Starter Package for Qt Download Remarks
SD Image File From here *1,*2
SDK From here *1,*2
Sample Applications From here  

 

  • Demonstration

  For RZ/G1M Starter Kit

DoorPhone Demonstration Download Remarks
SD Image File To be prepared *1,*2

 

   For RZ/G1E Starter Kit

DoorPhone Demonstration Download Remarks
SD Image File To be prepared *1,*2

*1. When you use the multimedia library included in the package, you must agree to those license articles.

*2. The Qt library of the LGPL license is included in "HMI Starter Package for Qt" and " DoorPhone Demonstration".

When you use the Qt library, please obey the license of LGPL and the Qt library. Information of Qt license (The Qt Company)
link:http://www.qt.io/

 

 

RZ/T Series Development Environment

Integrated Development Environments

 

  IAR SYSTEMS ARM® RENESAS
Integrated Development Environment IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM®
DS-5 e² studio*1 
Compiler IAR C/C++ Compiler *2 ARM CC*3 GNU Tool *4
Other Tools AP4 code generation tool from Renesas is compatible. AP4 code generation tool from Renesas is compatible. Code generation function available as a plug-in.
ICE I-jet™ 
JTAGjet-Trace 
DSTREAM™ 
ULINKpro™ 
ULINKproD™ 
ULINK2™ 
J-Link LITE from Segger 
J-Link Series from Segger *5 

*1 : Eclipse-based development environment from Renesas (http://www.renesas.com/e2studio).

*2 : The IAR C/C++ compiler is available in two free versions: one is limited to a code size of 32KB but has no time limit, and the other provides full functionality but is limited to 30 days of use.

*3 : ARM CC is available in a free evaluation version that provides full functionality but is limited to 30 days of use. Contact a DS-5 sales agent for details.

*4 : GNU TOOLS & SUPPORT Web Site (https://gcc-renesas.com/)

*5 : Renesas does not handle ICEs from Segger. Contact a sales agent for details.

 

Renesas Electronics America

e2 studio: Integrated Development Environment Based on Eclipse

 

e2 studio is an integrated development environment based on the Eclipse open source integrated development environment and CDT plug-ins supporting development in C/C++. The version of e2 studio that is compatible with the RZ/T series provides support for a code generation plug-in.

 

C/C++ perspective: code generation plug-in

 

A code generation plug-in is available that enables the user to generate device driver programs for peripheral functions of Renesas microcontrollers (timers, UART, A/D converter, etc.) by entering settings in a graphical user interface. It is possible to specify the processing of multiplexed pins in a pin table and view a pin assignment diagram to confirm the settings.

 

Category Product Name Outline Download Documentation Remarks
Integrated Development Environment e² studio Renesas Integrated Development Environment 
(Eclipse Base) 
* Need compiler installation separately.
Download Docs -

 

AP4: Code Generation Support Tool

 

AP4 is a standalone tool that automatically generates peripheral function control programs (device driver programs) based on settings entered by the user. The build tool (compiler) is selectable. This makes it possible to generate peripheral function control program code to match a specific build tool and enables interoperation with integrated development environments.The version of AP4 that is compatible with the RZ/T series can generate compatible source code for IAR Embedded Workbench from IAR Systems, Development Studio (DS-5™) from ARM®, and e2 studio (GNU Tools)

 

 

Category Product Name Outline Download Documentation Remarks
Code Generation Support Tool AP4 An AP4, Application Leading Tool and Applilet is a standalone tool for automatically generating control programs (device driver programs) for peripheral modules in accordance with user settings. Download Docs -

 

 

CPU Evalution Board

 

The Renesas Starter Kit+ for RZ/T1 is the perfect starter kit for developers who are new to the RZ/T1. The kit includes an LCD display module, J-LINK Lite debugging emulator, and e2studio integrated development environment so you can start evaluating the RZ/T1 immediately after opening the box. Please use this product to experience the performance and functions of the RZ/T1.

 

 

 

Category Product Name Debbuger supplied Part Number(Ordering Number) Availability
Evaluation Boards/CPU Boards Renesas Starter Kit+ for RZ/T1(Kit with Segger J-LINK Lite) Segger J-LINK Lite RTK7910018S00000BE Available
Evaluation Boards/CPU Boards Renesas Starter Kit+ for RZ/T1(Kit without Debugger) (No Debugger in Kit) RTK7910018S90000BE Available

 

 

RZ/N Series Development Environment

Integrated Development Environment

OS

Compiler

Debugger

Linux

GCC (GNU Compiler)

GDB (GNU Debugger)

VxWorks (Wind River)

DIAB (Wind River)

TCF (Xilinx)

HW-RTOS

EWARM (IAR Systems for ARM® Cortex®-M3 with R-IN Engine)

 

Protocol Stack Software (Refer product page)

 

RZ/N1D Evaluation Board (Under Preparing)

Partner Software & Tools

Design Partners

 

 

Software Partners (OS/Driver/Middleware)

 

 

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