The Linux package packages the basic software required for the industrial field and provides it from Renesas as a software package that has been verified based on the data sheet.

Customers can use stable operating Linux + basic software and start application development immediately.

Traditionally, software provided by semiconductor manufacturers has not been systematically maintained. The software that makes up our Linux package has been verified and provided for maintenance. Significantly reduce customer software development load in embedded system development.

Key Features of the Verified Linux Package:

  • Super long-term support by Civil Infrastructure Platform™ (CIP™)
    • 5 years of backporting of additional functions for latest kernel
    • Over 10 years of security patch support
    • In addition, Renesas is independently carrying out activities to expand the scope of maintenance
  • Support for industry-standard APIs
  • Enhanced standard software components for use with industrial and IoT applications
    • Improved reliability, real-time performance, security, and functional safety as required by industrial segment
  • CMMI Level 3 software development process management
  • Support for industry-standard APIs
  • Free and simple click-through licensing
  • Free maintenance

Renesas Verified Linux Package

Version Information iWave BSP shipped with the kit Renesas CIP BSP
Linux Kernel Version Linux 3.10.31 Linux 4.4.55
Compiler Version gcc version 4.8.3 20140401 (prerelease) (Linaro GCC 4.8-2014.04) gcc version 5.2.1 20151005 (Linaro GCC 5.2-2015.11-2)
Yocto Version Daisy (1.6.1) Jethro (2.0.1)

What is the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP)?

The Civil Infrastructure Platform is a platform that aims to establish a base layer for building Linux-based embedded systems that satisfy the requirements of modern civil infrastructure. It is driven by The Linux Foundation and global leading infrastructure system manufacturers.

Learn More About Civil Infrastructure Platform

Where to Get

The RZ/G Linux package can be obtained from the Renesas Marketplace. For details, please visit "Linux Package" in Marketplace.


A user agreement (free) with Renesas is required for using the RZ/G Linux package. For details, please visit "Linux Package" in Marketplace.


Civil Infrastructure Platform and CIP are trademarks of The Linux Foundation in the United States and other countries.