The Starter Kit for the RZ/G1E microprocessor (MPU) is a complete development platform to evaluate and develop intelligent HMI applications on RZ/G1E MPU. The RZ/G1E MPU offers a power-efficient dual-core 1. 0 GHz Arm Cortex-A7 CPU, PowerVR SGX540 graphics accelerator and hardware codec that supports Full HD video. The kit has Linux and Android BSP support enabling you to create rich HMI-based applications.

Getting Started

Renesas provides pre-built Linux images and SDK to develop HMI based applications using Qt graphical framework. The Linux images include Linux BSP, OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics library, H.264 encoder/decoder and frameworks like GStreamer multimedia framework, ALSA audio framework, Wayland/Weston windowing system and Qt graphical framework. The SDK provides cross-compiler tool chain and libraries, to get your started on your Linux applications.

In addition to pre-built Linux images, Renesas uses Yocto tools and provides recipes to build a custom Linux distribution and SDK for your embedded projects. For more information on building your custom Linux using Yocto, please visit the SK-RZ/G1E page on

Renesas provides many demos that demonstrate the capabilities of RZ/G1 in different application areas like HMI, object identification and recognition, human face recognition and identification, camera-based applications, and others. Please visit the Renesas YouTube page and experience the capabilities of RZ/G1E.

In the Box

  • RZ/G1M Main Board
  • Power Supply with regional adapters
  • USB Type-A to Micro-B cable
  • Disclaimer document
  • Quick start guide

Board Design

Product Category Product Name Issue Date Description
Renesas Development Kits Design data Renesas RZ/G1E Starter Kit Design Data Aug.2016
  1. Board schematics
  2. Board design/layout file
  3. Manufacturing files (Gerbers, Drill Files, etc.)
  4. Parts list
  5. Photo of board

Ordering Information

The orderable part number for the RZ/G1E Starter Kit is YR8A77450S000BE


Distributor Part Number (Ordering Number)
Digi-Key Electronics YR8A77450S000BE-ND


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  • Processor:
    • Arm®Cortex-A7 Dual Core
    • GPU: PowerVR SGX540 with OpenGL ES 2.0
    • H.264 Hardware encoder/decoder
  • Memory:
    • 1 GB DDR3 memory
    • Two SPI flash memory chips (selected by SW9): 4MB, 64MB
    • 8GB eMMC chip MTFC8GLWDQ-3M AIT Z
    • I2C EEPROM (Renesas R1EX24002ATAS0)
  • Audio/Video:
    • Audio codec: AK4643EN
    • Line In 3.5 mm jack
    • Line Out 3.5 mm jack
    • HDMI type A output
    • Max. resolutions support TBD
    • VGA output (DB-15F)
    • Analog Video In: ADV7180 Video
    • Decoder
    • RCA jack
    • NTSC/PAL/SECAM auto-detection
  • Connectivity:
    • Two USB 2.0 ports
    • 10/100 Ethernet connector
    • One USB type A connector can be switched to Host or Function mode by SW10
  • Power:
    • Dialog Semiconductor DA9063 Power Regulator
    • Power supply: 5V, 4A
    • Dimensions: 140x120 mm

Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
User Guides & Manuals
RZ/G1E Starter Kit Board Hardware Manual Manual PDF 1.08 MB
SDK/Toolchain for RZ/G1E MPU (32 bit) Software EXE 70 KB
SDK/Toolchain for RZ/G1E MPU (64 bit) Software EXE 70 KB
HMI and Multimedia Starter BSP for RZ/G1E SK Board Evaluation Software ZIP 601.33 MB
Door Phone Demo (single & dual board versions) for RZ/G1E SK Sample Code ZIP 494.68 MB
Multimedia and Graphics library for RZ/G1M and RZ/G1E for Linux LTSI 3.10 日本語 Evaluation Software ZIP 5.75 MB
Multimedia and Graphics library Related Linux Driver for Linux LTSI3.10 Evaluation Software ZIP 2.29 MB
RZG1E Starter Kit Design Files Design File ZIP 6.68 MB