Verified Linux Package

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 PlatformTM (CIPTM)
    • 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
  • Support for industry-standard APIs
  • Free and simple click-through licensing
  • Free maintenance

Verified Linux Package Concept

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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A user agreement (free) with Renesas is required for using the RZ/G Linux package.


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

Linux Package (VLP)

Renesas provides the basic software required for the industrial segment as the verified software package. Renesas also provides the multimedia package for installing H.264/H.265 Video codec and graphics (OpenGL ES) function into the RZ/G BSP (Board Support Package).
Please goto the page from the link that indicates the version of VLP in the table below, download the package and use it.

VLP VersionCIP Kernel VersionTarget DeviceVLP maintenance
end date*

VLP v3.0.5-update3



VLP64 v1.0.18,
VLP64 v1.0.17-RT





VLP v2.1.19,
VLP v2.1.20-RT





* Each VLP maintenance will be finished when the maintenance of corresponding CIP Linux Kernel version is completed.
   Use of the latest version VLP is recommended.
   Please refer to CIP Wiki for CIP Linux kernel maintenance periods.

RZ/G3S will be added to the list of products covered by VLP in the next update on May 2024.
Until then, please use the RZ/G3S Board Support Package.

Software Package

This software package runs on VLP.

HTML5(Gecko) Package for Verified Linux Packages

RZ MPU Security Package

  • RZ MPU Security Package
  • This Package is the software package consisting of RZ/G2L Cortex-M33 Flexible Software Package (FSP) as software package for Renesas MCU with Arm® Cortex-M Core and OpenAMP as standardization API of framework for inter-processor communication for developing multi OS solution.

RZ/G2L and RZ/G2UL Group Multi-OS Package

RZ/G AI Board Support Package