The Starter Kit for RZ/G1M microprocessor (MPU) is a complete development platform to evaluate and develop intelligent HMI applications on RZ/G1M MPU. The RZ/G1M MPU offers a high performance dual-core 1. 5 GHz Arm Cortex-A15 CPU, PowerVR SGX544MP2 3D 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/G1 Yocto 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/G1M.

In the Box

The following components are included in the RZ/G1M Starter Kit

  • 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/G1M 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/G1M Starter Kit is YR8A77430S000BE


Distributor Part Number (Ordering Number)
Digi-Key Electronics YR8A77430S000BE-ND


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  • Processor:
    • RZ/G1M SoC
    • Arm®Cortex-A15 Dual Core 1.5 GHz
    • GPU: PowerVR SGX544MP2 with OpenGL ES 2.0
    • H.264 Hardware encoder/decoder
  • Memory:
    • 2 GB DDR3L memory (dual channel)
    • Two SPI flash memory chips
      • 4 MB
      • 64MB
    • I2C EEPROM (Renesas R1EX24002ATAS0)
  • Storage connections:
    • SATA rev 3.1 port
    • SD card slot
    • microSD card slot
  • 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
    • PCI Express x1 slot
    • CAN transceiver
  • Power:
    • Dialog Semiconductor DA9063 Power Regulator
    • Power supply: 12V, 5A
    • Dimensions: 170x125 mm

Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
User Guides & Manuals
RZ/G1M Starter Kit Board Hardware Manual Manual PDF 1.13 MB
RZG1M Starter Kit Design Files Design File ZIP 9.92 MB
SDK/Toolchain for RZ/G1M MPU (64 bit) Software EXE 70 KB
SDK/Toolchain for RZ/G1M MPU (32 bit) Software EXE 70 KB
HMI and Multimedia Starter BSP for RZ/G1M SK Board Evaluation Software ZIP 605.12 MB
Door Phone Demo (single & dual board versions) for RZ/G1M SK Sample Code ZIP 498.42 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