New general-purpose 64-Bit MPUs for improved AI processing

21-01-2021 | Renesas | Semiconductors

Renesas Electronics Corporation has expanded its RZ/G2 general-purpose 64-bit MPUs, producing improved AI processing for a broad variety of applications. The extended product lineup comprises three new entry-level MPU models produced around the latest Arm Cortex-A55 core: The RZ/G2L, RZ/G2LC, and RZ/G2UL. With the existing mid to high-end RZ/G2E, RZ/G2N, RZ/G2M, and RZ/G2H MPUs, the total of seven RZ/G2 MPUs offers scalability from entry-level to high-end design.

“The use of 64-bit MPUs for processing AI and graphical HMIs have become widespread, increasing the demand for easy to use, high-performance MPUs,” said Hiroto Nitta, senior vice president and head of SoC Business, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas. “Through the introduction of new entry-level products in RZ/G2, Renesas is accelerating adoption of the Linux OS on high-performance MPUs and can help bring innovation that will deliver better performance and enhanced functionality in HMI devices, while driving down the overall cost.”

“With AI transforming our daily lives, greater on-device compute capabilities are required to provide real-time insights for billions of IoT endpoints,” said Dipti Vachani, senior vice president and general manager, Automotive and IoT Business at Arm. “By incorporating Arm technology in its latest 64-bit MPUs, Renesas is accelerating the adoption of endpoint AI by enabling higher-performance IoT devices capable of processing more intelligence on the device.”

As part of the series, the new entry-level group offers ECC protection for on-chip memory and external DDR memory. Also, a VLP featuring a CIP Linux, an industrial-grade Linux providing guaranteed support and security maintenance for more than ten years, is offered. This makes it feasible to reduce future maintenance costs dramatically. Furthermore, support for security functions indicates that customers can also assuredly adopt the MPUs for industrial applications demanding high reliability and increased service life, making it reasonable to bring their products to market more quickly.

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