TOKYO, Japan – Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced the RZ/G2 Group of 64-bit Arm Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53-based microprocessors (MPUs) for industrial automation and building automation applications, as the second generation of the RZ/G Series. The four new RZ/G2 MPUs are supported by the Renesas RZ/G Linux Platform for industrial applications, bringing increased performance, reliability, security, and long-term software support to mission-critical applications as well as standard applications with high quality requirements.
The RZ/G2 MPUs feature a combination of high-performance 64-bit MPUs, a comprehensive set of integrated interfaces, error checking and correction (ECC) protection on both internal and external memories, and a full Verified Linux Package (VLP) featuring a Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) Super Long-Term Support (SLTS) Linux kernel, bundled with a software development environment that binds safety, security, and reliability across the software and hardware. The RZ/G2 MPUs are the first embedded MPUs on the market offering more than 10 years of support for the 64-bit Linux kernel.
Early technology adapters such as Pioneer DJ Corporation, a leader in the DJ/club and professional audio equipment market, have already started to implement the RZ/G2M, recognizing the MPU’s high performance and graphic functions.
Main Features of the RZ/G2 MPUs
Increased performance for industrial applications:
High reliability and security:
Super long-term support:
About the RZ/G Linux Platform
The RZ/G Linux Platform is a one-stop solution combining a high-performance processor, verified software with a long-term support, development tools and a reference board. In addition to supporting super long-term Linux kernel stability, which can potentially reduce maintenance costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, the RZ/G Linux Platform significantly reduces development time and Linux set-up costs for industrial equipment – two key barriers to open source software adoption. With the platform, users can adopt Linux in their projects with confidence and bring new products to market quickly and efficiently.
The RZ/G2 MPUs will be available in four devices – RZ/G2E, RZ/G2N, RZ/G2M, and RZ/G2H – with configurations including the eight-core RZ/G2H, the six-core RZ/G2M, and the two-core RZ/G2N and RZ/G2E. Sample shipments of the six-core RZ/G2M and two-core RZ/G2E are available now; the other MPU models will be released over time. Mass production is scheduled to start in Q1 2020. (Availability are subject to change without notice.)
To learn more about the RZ/G Linux Platform, visit https://www.renesas.com/products/rzg-linux-platform.html.