Renesas RZ/G2 64-Bit MPUs Target Industrial Applications Leveraging SLTS Linux

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Renesas RZ/G1 Cortex-A15/A7 processor series was introduced in 2016 targeting industrial human machine interface, and RZ/G1M was one the the first processors supported by the industrial-grade CIP Super Long-Term Support (SLTS) Linux kernel – as part of Renesas RZ/G Linux Platform – with commitment of over 10 years of support.

The company has now launched a 64-bit version of the industrial processors with Renesas RZ/G2 family featuring up to eight Cortex-A53/A57 cores and supported by RZ/G Linux Platform for long term Linux support.

RZ-G2-CIP-SLTS-Kernel
RZ/G Linux Platform for Renesas RZ/G2 Reference Board

Renesas RZ/G2 family is now comprised of four SKUs with the following key features and specifications.

RZ/G2 Series RZ/G2E RZ/G2N RZ/G2M RZ/G2H
Economical Mid-Range (Pin Compatible) Highest Performance
CPU
(64-bit ARMv8A)
2x Cortex-A53 @ 1.2GHz
L1, L2 Parity/ECC
2x Cortex-A57 @ 1.5GHz
L1, L2 Parity/ECC
2x Cortex-A57 @ 1.5GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.2GHz
L1, L2 Parity/ECC
4x Cortex-A57 @ 1.5GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.2GHz
L1, L2 Parity/ECC
Performance 5.5kDMIPS 12.3kDMIPS 23.3kDMIPS 35.6kDMIPS
DRAM I/F DDR3L-1866 x 32-bit
(ECC)
LPDDR4-3200 x 32-bit
(ECC)
LPDDR4-3200 x 64-bit
(ECC)
LPDDR4-3200 x 128-bit
(ECC)
Video Codec FHD Resolution
H.265 Decoder
H.264/AVC
4K Resolution
H.265 Decoder
H.264/AVC
4K Resolution
H.265 Decoder
H.264/AVC
4K Resolution
H.265 Decoder
H.264/AVC
3D GFX PowerVR
GE8300 @ 600MHz
PowerVR
GE7800 @ 600MHz
PowerVR
GX6250 @ 600MHz
PowerVR
GX6650 @ 600MHz
Other Peripheral Functions USB 3.0, GbE, PCI-e, MIPI-CSI, LVDS USB 3.0, SATA, PCI-e, GbE, MIPI-CSI, HDMI USB 3.0, PCI-e, GbE, MIPI-CSI, HDMI USB 3.0, SATA, PCI-e, GbE, MIPI-CSI, HDMI

Renesas will offer two development boards compliant with 96Boards specifications, namely RZ/G2E 96 Development Kit powered by the dual-core RZ/G2E Economical model with 2GB DDR3L, 64MB QSPI flash, GbE, USB 3.0, HDMI out, and more…

RZ/G2E 96 Development Kitas well as the RZ/G2M 96 Development Kit with mid range RZ/G2M hexa-core Cortex A57/A53 processor, 4GB DDR4, a  SATA port, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, HDMI, MIPI DSI, etc…

RZ/G2M 96 Development Kit

I’m struggling to understand how any of those two boards can be 96boards compliant, and there seems to be a combination of 96boards SBC plus a mezzanine for both models.

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.

The six-core RZ/G2M and two-core RZ/G2E are available now, but the RZ/G2N and RX/G2H processors will be released later on. Mass production is currently scheduled to start in Q1 2020. More details can be found in the product page.

Via LinuxGizmos

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Interesting chips, but will most likely be priced out of reach for most, assuming they can be bought at all at reasonable volumes.

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>assuming they can be bought at all at reasonable volumes.

Renesas parts can be bought from the major distributors in single units in most cases if you really want to pay the premium.