Renesas Electronics has 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.
“RZ/G2 MPUs are designed to meet the needs of developers using embedded controllers in industrial automation and building automation applications,” said Shigeki Kato, Vice President of Renesas’ Enterprise Infrastructure Business Division, Industrial Solution Business Unit.
“These applications demand higher performance, comprehensive integrated interfaces, higher reliability, and long term software support, exactly what RZ/G2 MPUs deliver.”
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.
According to the company, the RZ/G2 MPUs are the first embedded MPUs on the market offering more than ten years of support for the 64-bit Linux kernel.
“Renesas is the first member to support the new 64-bit Arm CIP kernel, and we are delighted that the new RZ/G2 MPUs will serve as the first reference hardware for Arm64 for the certification and release of CIP Linux packages,” said Urs Gleim, CIP Governing Board Chairman and Head of Smart Embedded Systems for Siemens. “Ultimately, this gets us one step closer to our mission of SLTS for critical systems that are the backbone of our communities worldwide.”
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, recognising 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: