The RZ/A series is an RTOS-based microprocessor (MPU) combining excellent real-time performance and fast boot time based on Renesas' proprietary technology and Arm® ecosystem, and is as user-friendly as Renesas MCUs. The high-speed performance of the RZ/A MPU can quickly process graphics and high-load applications especially in the third generation RZ/A3UL MPU. The RZ/A2M is embedded with Dynamically Reconfigurable Processor (DRP) technology enabling real-time video image pre-processing at the endpoint for embedded AI applications. The RZ/A1 group MPUs offer up to 10 MB on-chip SRAM, which can buffer up to WXGA resolution graphics without an external SDRAM.

Dive into RZ/A Series Features: Introduction to Renesas RZ/A Series (PDF | English, 日本語)

RZ/A Start-up

Step-by-step guide to set up evaluation environment for RZ/A1 and RZ/A2 MPUs.

Partner Solutions

Partner products and services that support the RZ/A series can speed up your design and get to market faster.

Target Applications

  • Graphics display applications
    • FA display
    • White goods
    • Programmable display
    • Interphone
  • Camera input applications
    • White goods
    • Biometric authentication
    • Communication robot
    • Bar code scanner
    • Face authentication

Featured Products

Product Description Featured Document
RZ/A3UL RTOS MPU with 1GHz 64-bit CPU pdf_icon_for_table.png
RZ/A2M RTOS MPU with DRP and 4MB of On-chip RAM pdf_icon_for_table.png
RZ/A1H RTOS MPU with 10MB of On-chip RAM pdf_icon_for_table.png
RZ/A1M RTOS MPU with 5MB of On-chip RAM pdf_icon_for_table.png
RZ/A1LU RTOS MPU with 3MB of On-chip RAM pdf_icon_for_table.png
RZ/A1LC RTOS MPU with 2MB of On-chip RAM pdf_icon_for_table.png

Specification Summary

  RZ/A1H, RZ/A1M RZ/A1LU RZ/A1L RZ/A1LC RZ/A2M RZ/A3UL
CPU/Frequency Cortex®-A9/400MHz Cortex-A9/400MHz Cortex-A9/400MHz Cortex-A9/400MHz Cortex-A9/528MHz Cortex-A55/1.0GHz
On-Chip RAM 5MB/10MB 3MB 3MB 2MB 4MB 128KB (w/ ECC)
Supported Flash ROM NOR, Serial (DDR*1), NAND NOR, Serial (DDR) NOR, Serial (SDR) NOR, Serial (SDR) NOR, Serial (DDR), NAND, HyperFlash, OctaFlash Serial (DDR), OctaFlash
RAM Interface SDRAM SDRAM SDRAM SDRAM SDRAM, HyperRAM, OctaRAM DDR3L/DDR4, OctaRAM
Graphics Engine 2D (OpenVG) Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable 2D, Sprite Engine Unavailable
LCD Controller VDC5 (2ch) VDC5 (1ch) VDC5 (1ch) VDC5 (1ch) VDC6 (1ch) LCDC (1ch)
Camera Interface Digital (Parallel), Analog Digital (Parallel) Digital (Parallel) Digital (Parallel) Digital (Parallel/Serial: MIPI) Digital (Serial: MIPI)
JPEG Codec Unit Available Available Unavailable Unavailable Available Unavailable
Connectivity 2 x USB2.0 (FS/HS)
2 x SDHI
1 x 10/100base Ethernet
2 x USB2.0 (FS/HS)
2 x SDHI
1 x 10/100base Ethernet
2 x USB2.0 (FS/HS)
2 x SDHI
1 x 10/100base Ethernet
2 x USB2.0 (FS/HS)
2 x SDHI
1 x 10/100base Ethernet
2 x USB2.0 (FS/HS/OTG)
2 x SDHI (UHS-I)
2 x 10/100base Ethernet*2
1 x USB2.0 Host
1 x USB2.0 (Host/Function)
2x SDHI (UHS-I)
2 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet*2
Package 256QFP, 324BGA, 256BGA*3 176QFP, 208QFP, 233BGA, 176BGA*3 176QFP, 208QFP, 176BGA*3 176BGA*3 324BGA*3, 272BGA*3, 256BGA*3, 176BGA*3 361PBGA*3

*1 Frequency limitations apply
*2 2ch can be used simultaneously
*3 For industrial/consumer use

select_allSoftware & Tool Pages

Title Type Description Company
RZ/A Software Development Kit Software Package Software package for the RZ/A Renesas
Renesas RZ/A Software (GitHub) Software Package   Renesas
e² studio IDE and Coding Tool Eclipse-based Renesas integrated development environment (IDE).
[Support MCU/MPU: RA, RE, RX, RL78, RH850, Renesas Synergy, RZ]
Renesas
Smart Configurator Solution Toolkit Smart Configurators are utilities for combining software in ways that meet your needs. They simplify the embedding of Renesas drivers in your systems through support for importing middleware and drivers and configuring pins. [Support MCU/MPU: RL78, RX, RH850, RA, RZ] Renesas
QE for Camera: Development Assistance Tool for Camera Applications Solution Toolkit This development assistance tool supports the development of embedded systems which use the camera functions of display controllers from Renesas. [Plugin for Renesas IDE "e2 studio"] Renesas
QE for Display: Development Assistance Tool for Display Applications Solution Toolkit This development assistance tool supports the development of embedded systems which use the LCD display functions of display controllers from Renesas. [Plugin for Renesas IDE "e2 studio"] Renesas
RZ/A Azure RTOS Samples (Azure RTOS) (GitHub) Software Package   Renesas
USB Drivers USB Device drivers for USB communication using USB interface with built-in microcomputer and USB ASSP Renesas
Security Security / Crypto Renesas guides you through the design and implementation of a secure, connected application, from basic IoT security concepts. Renesas
Crypto Library Security / Crypto Robust encode library to ensure security for all types of system developments Renesas

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Videos

Moving Object Tracking Demonstration with RZ/A2M with DRP Technology

In this demonstration, the robot arm is controlled only by the small camera attached to the hand and our RZ/A2M microcomputer, and the moving object is tracked and grasped in real-time. No need for difficult teaching because the target is specified by image processing.