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

Software that has traditionally been provided by semiconductor chip manufacturers has been sample-level quality where operation was not guaranteed, and maintenance was not performed systematically. Due to this, developers needed to develop product-level software by themselves.

The operation of the software in Renesas' Linux package and software add-ons has been verified, and the process is carefully managed and maintained. This vastly reduces the software development burden inherent to embedded system design.

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

Verified Linux Package Concept

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.

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Where to Get

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

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


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