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

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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.)

For more information about Renesas, follow Renesas Electronics America
at @RenesasAmerica on Twitter and http://www.facebook.com/RenesasAmerica.

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.

(Remarks) ARM and Cortex are registered trademarks of ARM Limited.
PowerVR is a trademark from Imagination Technologies Ltd. All other
registered trademarks or trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.

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