Renesas Electronics America Expands Support for Linux HMI Application Development With New RZ/G Microprocessors

RZ/G1C MPUs Streamline Manufacturing and Reduce BOM Cost

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Renesas Electronics America, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, has expanded its powerful RZ microprocessor (MPU) Family to support the growing range of human-machine interface (HMI)- and vision-based systems, with performance scalability from entry-level to highly complex embedded applications. The new RZ/G1C MPUs from the Renesas RZ/G Series enable the rapid development of high-performance HMI applications and support 3D graphics with full high-definition (FHD) video. The RZ/G1C is especially optimized for Linux-based application development.

The Renesas RZ/G lets system manufacturers right-size their processor selection to support current and next-generation connected devices, ranging from home appliances with touch-based displays to industrial equipment with integrated embedded vision-equipped HMI that enables image recognition and artificial intelligence.

“Increasing design complexity and rising development costs continue to create barriers for embedded innovation in a competitive environment where companies need flexibility, agility, and efficiency to cross the finish line first,” said Semir Haddad, Director of Marketing, MCU and MPU Product Solutions, Renesas Electronics America Inc. “The RZ/G1C MPUs offer PCB design and power management options that allow customers to configure a performance/cost combination that will flex up and down with their evolving design requirements.”

About the RZ/G1C MPUs

Based on the power-efficient ARM® Cortex®-A7 CPU, the RZ/G1C offers a balance of performance and power for connected HMI-based systems. Support for multiple interfaces, including USB and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), and full pin compatibility between parts provides customers the flexibility to scale up or down the RZ Family to address current and future embedded development needs. The new MPU features a PowerVR® SGX531 3D graphics engine and an FHD H.264 video codec to support video encoding and decoding. Additionally, the RZ/G1C offers one analog and two digital camera inputs to facilitate embedded vision and other video applications.

The RZ/G1C brings developers the ability to trade off performance for cost-savings, as needed. They offer a number of advantages over competing technology. For instance, they can be designed into a four-layer board to minimize cost and PCB design complexity, whereas other parts currently on the market require a minimum of six to eight layers. Moreover, no special power sequencing or power management IC (PMIC) is needed on board, which reduces the bill of material (BOM) costs, streamlines manufacturing, and simplifies board bring-up.

Availability

Samples of the RZ/G1C MPUs are available now. The RZ/G1C is available in dual core or single core depending on customer requirements. Mass production will begin in December 2017. (Availability is subject to change without notice.)

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About Renesas Electronics America

Renesas Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live—securely and safely. The number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in Analog & Power and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA), and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.

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Contacts

Voce Communications, Porter Novelli Company
Clint Gordy, 415-975-2268
cgordy@vocecomm.com

Release Summary

Renesas Electronics America has expanded its powerful RZ MPU Family to support the growing range of HMI- and vision-based systems with RZ/G1C MPUs.

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Contacts

Voce Communications, Porter Novelli Company
Clint Gordy, 415-975-2268
cgordy@vocecomm.com