Renesas Electronics Support for Embedded Industrial Linux Developers

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Renesas Electronics Support Long-Term for Embedded Industrial Linux Developers, Features of Renesas RZ/G Linux Platform, linux embedded development:

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It is a leading provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced on October 16, 2017, the Renesas Electronics RZ / G Linux platform with civil infrastructure platform, Super Long-Term Support (SLTS) Linux Kernel will maintain the Linux-based embedded  systems for more than 10 years.

The new Renesas RZ / G Linux platform provides a tested Linux package with cloud development and maintenance options that enable embedded developers to leverage Linux for high-performance industrial equipment. In addition to supporting the long-term stability of the Linux kernel, which can reduce maintenance costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, Linux RZ / G platform greatly reduces the time needed for development and installation costs of equipment for industrial Linux applications.

“Long-term maintenance and support are key to the safety, security and reliability required by the integrated industrial environments and corporate infrastructure,” said Shigeki Kato, vice president of Renesas Electronics. With the CIP Celts core, the RZ / G platform offers an unprecedented maintenance period in the Linux operating system, making it much easier to challenge long-term Linux maintenance and reduce the risk of embedded Linux developers’ design.

“Renesas has long been a strong supporter of Linux and an open source, providing valuable knowledge and expertise to the CIP project, such as the development of the Renesas Linux RZ / G platform,” said Mike Wester, chief operating officer of Linux. “We are delighted that this platform is available to developers around the world for further advancement in Linux in industrial applications that require long-term maintenance and high reliability.”

Linux embedded development in industrial and social infrastructure applications is unique challenges for equipment manufacturers. These devices generally require support for more than 10 years, while Linux maintenance period (LTS) long term only lasts for about two years. In addition, industrial grade software requires high reliability, security and performance in real time or near real time. To meet these challenges, Renesas introduced Core CIP SLTS in the Linux RZ/G validation package, extending its leadership with industrial grade Linux.

Features of Renesas Electronics RZ/G Linux Platform

Linux supported package that supports kernel CIP SLTS

The Linux RZ / G platform provides a certified Linux package, which allows users to immediately start development in a stable operating environment. The package includes many software components, including the Linux CIP kernel, the BSP support package, the multimedia feature (H.264 encoding, 3D graphics), graphical framework (CT, HTML 5), and security. Renesas Electronics manages the maintenance and management of Linux distribution versions, dramatically reducing the cost and effort of users to deploy long-term Linux solutions for industrial applications. Today, the support package is available because of RZ / G1M, and Renesas plans to support other members of the RZ / G1 series.

Development tools that improve ease of use

The Linux RZ / G platform is designed for new users migrating from the existing RTOS environment or database, as well as to advanced Linux users included. Provides a cloud-based development environment within Renesas Electronics “built-in E2 Studio software. This gives programmers an integral ability to write and compile their own code, on cloud servers, where the distribution of Linux and BSP is maintained actively. The Linux RZ / G will reduce repetitive frequency and improve overall user productivity across all domains. The platform provides comprehensive verification and code verification tools based on a comprehensive and a unique online database that helps users identify possible sources of error and recommends specific corrective actions during debugging.

Ecosystem and Market

Ecosystem and market in collaboration with several leading technical partners

Renesas’ product developers and software partners are becoming familiar with the first silicon and software infrastructure. Renesas Electronics is providing access to verified software and solutions for the Renesas G / Linux platform. Security tools, embedded display libraries, among other programs. Renesas continues to expand the community of market partners to strengthen the Linux RZ  / G platform and enable key affiliates worldwide. Renesas Electronics will introduce the new Renesas RZ / G platform in the following events:

• Arm Tech Con, to held October 24-26, 2017 in Santa Clara, California, United States.

Embedded Linux Europe Conference, to be held from 23 to 25 October 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.

• SPS IPC Drives, which runs from November 28-30, 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany.

• CIIF 2017, to held November 7-11, 2017 in Shanghai, China.

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