RZ/G2 64-Bit MPUs with Verified Linux Package

RZ/G2 microprocessors (MPU) feature a 64-bit multi-core architecture with advanced graphics capabilities and high-bandwidth memory interfaces to enable high-performance embedded systems with enhanced human machine interfaces.

Flexible Development Kits

RZ/G2 development kits support the 96Boards format to enable evaluation and speed development with a wide variety of mezzanine boards. Renesas provides circuit schematics, component BOMs and board layout data to make it easy to spin your own custom hardware.

 

RZ/G2E 96 Development Kit

RZ/G2E 96 Development Kit

  • Main Memory: 2GB DDR3L
  • QSPI NOR FLASH 64MByte
  • I2C EEPROM 512Byte
  • External Storage: Micro SD x 1
  • Connectivity:USB 2.0 x 2ch, USB 3.0 x 1ch, GbEx1
  • HDMI out / LVDS out or MIPI DSI out
  • Wi-Fi+BT
RZ/G2M 96 Development Kit

RZ/G2M 96 Development Kit

  • Main Memory: 4GB DDR4
  • QSPI NOR FLASH 64MByte
  • I2C EEPROM 512Byte
  • External Storage: Micro SD x1
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 x 2ch, USB 3.0 x 1ch, GbEx1
  • HDMI out / LVDS out or MIPI DSI out
  • Wi-Fi+BT

High-Performance MPUs with Advanced Graphics for Next-Generation HMI in Industrial and Building Automation

Developers using embedded controllers in Industrial Automation and Building Automation applications are demanding higher performance, higher reliability and long-term software support.

To address these demands Renesas Electronics created the RZ/G2 microprocessors which combine a powerful 64-bit multi-core architecture with advanced graphics capabilities and high-bandwidth memory interfaces to enable a new generation of systems with enhanced human machine interfaces (HMI) for factory automation, process control, building power management, and video surveillance.

Renesas supports RZ/G2 application development with an industrial-grade Linux software package, maintained for 10+ years to bring reliability, functional safety, security, and feature-richness to mission-critical systems.

RZ/G2 Platform Highlights

  • High Performance: 64-bit Arm®v8-A cores plus powerful graphics engine and 4K UHD video engine to offer the highest performance per dollar
  • High Reliability: Built-in Error Correction Code (ECC) for internal and external memory which is essential for high-reliability mission critical systems
  • Super Long Term Support for Linux: Civil Infrastructure Program (CIP) Linux offers 10+ years support
  • RZ/G Linux Platform Solution: Reduce development cost and time with Renesas verified software for RZ/G MPUs
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Renesas introduces the second generation RZ/G series of 64-bit microprocessors (MPU) with verified Linux package.
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Renesas introduces the second generation RZ/G series of 64-bit microprocessors (MPU) with verified Linux package.
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Renesas introduces the second generation RZ/G series of 64-bit microprocessors (MPU) with verified Linux package.

Next Generation Architecture Delivers Highest Performance and Advanced Graphics Capabilities

Renesas RZ/G2 microprocessors offer higher performance per dollar than competing embedded 64-bit MPUs, to lower system cost while improving system performance. 

  • 64-bit architecture for faster, more efficient processing with Arm® Cortex®-A53 and Cortex-A57 CPU cores
  • Multicore combinations to scale from low-end to high-end applications, delivering up to 35.6kDMIPs in a single package
  • Latest high-speed protocols for external memories including DDR3L and LPDDR4 up to 3200MT/s 
  • Fast communication with integrated USB 3.0, SATA, PCI-e, Gigabit Ethernet, QSPI, and eMMC interfaces
  • Powerful video and graphics with 600MHz PowerVR 3D GFX, 4K UHD H.265 and H.264 codecs, HDMI, LVDS, and MIPI-CSI2 camera inputs

RZ/G2 MPU Capabilities at a Glance

RZ/G2 Series RZ/G2E RZ/G2N RZ/G2M RZ/G2H
  Economical Mid-Range (Pin Compatible) Highest Performance
CPU
(64-bit ARMv8A)
2x Cortex-A53 @ 1.2GHz
L1, L2 Parity/ECC
2x Cortex-A57 @ 1.5GHz
L1, L2 Parity/ECC
2x Cortex-A57 @ 1.5GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.2GHz
L1, L2 Parity/ECC
4x Cortex-A57 @ 1.5GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.2GHz
L1, L2 Parity/ECC
Performance 5.5kDMIPS 12.3kDMIPS 23.3kDMIPS 35.6kDMIPS
DRAM I/F DDR3L-1866 x 32-bit
(ECC)
LPDDR4-3200 x 32-bit
(ECC)
LPDDR4-3200 x 64-bit
(ECC)
LPDDR4-3200 x 64-bit
(ECC)
Video Codec FHD Resolution
H.265 Decoder
H.264/AVC
4K Resolution
H.265 Decoder
H.264/AVC
4K Resolution
H.265 Decoder
H.264/AVC
4K Resolution
H.265 Decoder
H.264/AVC
3D GFX PowerVR
GE8300 @ 600MHz
PowerVR
GE7800 @ 600MHz
PowerVR
GX6250 @ 600MHz
PowerVR
GX6650 @ 600MHz
Other Peripheral Functions USB 3.0, GbE, PCI-e, MIPI-CSI, LVDS  USB 3.0, SATA, PCI-e, GbE, MIPI-CSI, HDMI  USB 3.0, PCI-e, GbE, MIPI-CSI, HDMI  USB 3.0, SATA, PCI-e, GbE, MIPI-CSI, HDMI 

ECC for High Reliability

Error correcting code (ECC) functions protect RAM against radiation-induced soft errors, a critical requirement for high-reliability systems.

  • The only embedded MPUs offering ECC on all internal and external memory interfaces for all device options
  • RZ/G2 L1 and L2 cache SRAM memories have built-in ECC to reduce/eliminate soft errors
  • DDR3L or LPDDR4 interfaces implement ECC to protect data on external memory devices

 

Code and Data Security

Renesas RZ/G2 microprocessors enable a secure trusted platform through many hardware features including:

  • Arm TrustZone partitioning
  • Cryptographic acceleration
  • Secure key generation and storage
  • Secure boot
  • Establishment of unique root of trust

 

Super Long Term Software Support

Renesas RZ/G2 microprocessors are the only embedded MPUs that meet the long-term support demands for industrial and infrastructure equipment manufacturers through the 10+ year support offered by the super long term support (SLTS) kernel maintained by the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP). The CIP SLTS Linux kernel supports countermeasures against vulnerability to security attacks with a long-term maintenance period of 10 years or more. This reduces Linux maintenance costs and simplifies adoption of reliable industrial-grade Linux.

Civil Infrastructure Platform

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RZ/G Linux Platform Reduces Cost and Simplifies Design

Reduce time to market by up to 40% and shrink development costs by up to 80% with verified software and development tools. Minimize maintenance burden by adopting SLTS CIP Linux. The RZ/G Linux platform includes a reference board and the following no-charge development package:

  • Verified Linux Package (VLP) with CIP SLTS kernel
  • GUI framework and multimedia middleware for HMI
  • Security middleware
  • A complete software development environment
  • Verification test software so customers can perform re-verification in their own systems

Get Started with RZ/G Linux Platform

 

Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) project adopted the Renesas RZ/G2M-96CE board as the ARM64 reference board for the next CIP SLTS kernel.

 

RZ/G Linux Platform

RZ MPU for human machine interfaces

Software Tools

Development Environment for the Renesas RZ Family MPUs

Optimal solutions for human machine interface (HMI) and system control that fuse Renesas' microprocessor experience with the global ecosystem of Arm® partners.