As the first product to emerge from this exciting partnership, these new system on module (SOM) are uniquely designed and positioned as an ideal foundation for artificial intelligence (AI) enhanced human-machine interface (HMI) applications, industrial and building automation, video surveillance, IoT solutions, and more.
Equipped with all necessary power, memory and I/O subsystems for accelerated development:
- The SOMs take advantage of the powerful 64-bit Cortex-A55 processor cores of the RZ/G2LC MPU; offers 20% more processing power than conventional Cortex-A53 CPUs running at the same frequency
- Built-in Arm Mali-G31 3D GPU for excellent image processing capabilities without CPU loading
- Integrated GPU adds value to its advanced AI inference runtime processing capabilities, nearly 6x faster than devices with Cortex-A53 CPU
With a 47mm x 30mm footprint, the SOM offers pin-to-pin compatibility with SolidRun’s NXP i.MX8 Mini SOM, giving customers options when specifying hardware for IoT, building automation , security and other applications. Because it is pin-to-pin compatible with the i.MX8 Mini SOM, customers can pair the new RZ/G2 SOM with the feature-rich Hummingboard Pulse carrier board to accelerate prototyping and product development.
Since many industrial and automation applications targeted by this SOM take a long time from development to release, and these products tend to remain operational for many years, long-term software support is a necessity. Renesas RZ/G2 MPUs adopt the Linux kernel provided by the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) and provide the Verified Linux Package (VLP) on the Linux CIP kernel to greatly reduce the Linux maintenance required by customers. This ensures that the Linux software that drives devices based on the RZ/G2 platform will maintain long-term support for years to come.
To help speed up the development process, customers will receive an optimized board support package, long-term stable support for select software distributions, access to SolidRun’s support tools, and sample source code.