HMI solution supports multiple-image processing and 3-D graphics tasks

HMI solution supports multiple-image processing and 3-D graphics tasks

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Renesas Electronics' RZ/G microprocessor (MPU) Series enables the development of high-performance Linux and Android applications for industrial, home appliances, and office equipment relying on a human machine interface.
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The RZ/G series delivers high-end performance in applications such as image processing, video sensing, and 3-D graphics and multimedia at up to 1080p resolution.

The RZ/G series uses Renesas’ proprietary Full HD video codec (processing up to 1080@60) in addition to the PowerVR SGX540 (RZ/G1E) or PowerVR SGX544MP2 (RZ/G1M) 3-D graphics core from Imagination Technologies Limited. These intellectual property (IP) blocks make it possible to develop highly effective user interfaces (UI) on products ranging from hand-held medical devices to digital signage by incorporate elements such as simple still images, 3-D graphics, plus video content. This functionality improves UI expressiveness and adds value to new products.

It is comprised of two product versions: the RZ/G1E with dual ARM Cortex-A7 CPU cores operating at up to 1.0 gigahertz (GHz) and the RZ/G1M with dual Cortex-A15 CPU cores operating at up to 1.5 GHz. Each RZ/G device includes an 800 megahertz (MHz) DDR3 external memory interface, which provides ample performance margin for applications including image processing of multiple video streams for monitoring systems and video sensing such as face recognition. High-speed interfaces including USB 3.0, PCI-Express, and serial ATA are integrated on-chip, allowing easy expansion of functionality without the need for external components.

The RZ/G Series is backed by an ecosystem of Renesas partners that provides system integration services, graphical user interface (GUI) frameworks, middleware, OS support, board design, as well as sales of evaluation and mass-production boards.

RZ/G Series MPUs support Linux 3.10 LTSI, which will let customers develop secure and flexible systems within a proven, industry-standard development flow. Android KitKat support will be available later in 2015, and Linux kernel 4.1 will also be supported.

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