Renesas – RZ Family of ARM® Microprocessors


High-Resolution HMI and Embedded Vision for Industrial, Home and Security Applications

The Renesas RZ family of ARM microprocessors (MPUs) enables high-resolution human-machine interface (HMI) and embedded vision with a range of single- and multi-core ARM Cortex®-A7, -A9 and -A15 cores with support for multiple cameras and displays with alpha blending, 2D/3D graphics, and H.264 video codecs. The RZ/A1 series of MPUs comes with up to 10 MB of on-chip SRAM, while the RZ/G1 series supports 3D graphics and full high-definition (FHD) video.

Example Applications

  • High-end HMI displays
  • 3D rendering for medical imaging
  • Networked video camera systems
  • Intelligent IoT end-points for face, object and gesture recognition
  • Home automation gateways
  • Ether CAT master with HMI
  • 2-way video telephony


Key Features

  • ARM Cortex-A7 and -A15 CPU cores in dual and quad configurations for power or performance optimization
  • 3D graphics engine for image rendering, plus 1080p 60fps video codec
  • Shared IP and memory map over entire RZ/G1 MPU series
  • Extensive network of ecosystem partners

Key Benefits

  • Enhance GUI expressiveness with 3D graphics and multistream video
  • Optimize your design to minimize power dissipation or maximize performance
  • Easily handle complex embedded vision and machine learning algorithms, including convolutional neural networks
  • Linux, Android, & QNX design flows


Key Features

  • Execute in Place (XIP) from QSPI Flash
  • 1000 DMIPS ARM Cortex-A9 processor
  • Up to 10 MB of on-chip SRAM for frame buffering or code execution
  • Support for up to two independent LCD displays and 4-layer graphics overlays with support for alpha blending

Key Benefits

  • Performance of a microprocessor (MPU) with the design simplicity of a microcontroller (MCU)
  • Lower BOM cost thanks to no external DRAM, reduced PCB layers, and simple voltage regulator requirements
  • Accelerated time to market
  • Linux, RTOS, or bare-metal design-flows


RZ/G1 – High-End Graphics and Multistream Video

Renesas RZ/G1 Series MPUs enable rapid development of game-changing Linux, Android, and QNX-based embedded systems. Designed for use in home appliances and industrial, office, and medical equipment, the RZ/G1 Series extends the capabilities of the successful RZ/A1 Series MPUs to deliver high-end performance in applications such as graphics, multistream video, and embedded vision. The RZ/G1 Series features up to 1.5 GHz CPUs, 3D graphics acceleration, FHD H.264 video, and DDR3 memory interfaces for an ample performance margin.


RZ/A1 – Design-In 2D Effects that Look Almost like 3D with TES Guiliani-Lite Prepaid Platform

TES Guiliani on RZ/A1 is a cross platform C++ framework to develop visually appealing user interfaces. With TES Guiliani on RZ/A1, you can create stunning graphical user interfaces for embedded systems within minutes. TES Guiliani can be used with all RZ/A1 embedded MPUs and evaluated with the Stream It! RZ solution kit. Even better, with the new “Prepaid by Renesas” TES Guiliani-lite program, no GUI framework licensing costs arise for Renesas RZ/A1 customers in production.



To apply for your free “Prepaid by Renesas” TES Guiliani-lite license for Renesas RZ/A1q, click here.


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