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Renesas RZ/G Linux Platform

RZ/G Linux Platform for embedded system development using advanced middleware and Linux

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The RZ/G Linux Platform is an integrated hardware-software platform that offers verified software and development tools from the cloud, reducing time to market and costs. It helps developers to face the emerging demands of embedded devices in the industrial segment: network support, multimedia support and security. 

What is the RZ/G Linux Platform?

Developers who are experienced with real-time OS (RTOS) are reluctant to use open-source software (OSS) such as Linux. They may have tried using Linux as a free OS, and then found the time and effort of verifying middleware for OSS and the cost of embedding it was more than expected. In terms of long-term support, there are costs for version management, outsourcing for maintenance, and so on.

The components of the RZ/G Linux Platform alleviate such issues and concerns with Linux development, providing a way to bring your product to market swiftly.

Components of the RZ/G Linux Platform: Linux Package, Cloud development, Software, Multipedia processor, evaluation

The five components of the RZ/G Linux Platform

1. Verified Linux package
2. Cloud development environment and development tools
3. Software add-ons
4. Board solutions

5. Supported devices (RZ/G-PF Series)

RZ/G-PF Series high-performance processors have dual or octo ARM® Cortex®-A cores, a 3D graphics engine, a full high-definition (HD) video engine, secure IP, high-speed interfaces such as PCIe, SATA, and Gigabit Ethernet, and other functions necessary for embedded devices in the industrial segment.


  • Calculating power of a powerful 1GHz+ CPU
  • Full HD video engine
  • 3D graphics engine
  • High-speed interfaces (USB 3.0, SATA, PCI-e, and Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Security (secure communication, data protection, and program protection)

New device: RZ/G1C-PF
High processing performance with 1.0 GHz dual-core Arm® Cortex®-A7 CPUs, with 3D graphics and video codec engine.

RZ/G1C embedded processors are equipped with a 3D graphics engine (PowerVR SGX531 at 260 MHz) and support full high-definition video encoding and decoding, making them ideal for human-machine interface (HMI) applications.

Click here to view entire lineup of devices for the RZ/G Linux platform.

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