Renesas Electronics Introduces Successful Portfolio Based on Scalable AI SMARC Architecture for HMI and Embedded Vision Systems

TOKYO, Japan, November 11, 2020 – Renesas Electronics Group (TSE: 6723), a global supplier of semiconductor solutions, today announced the launch of its Scalable System-on-Module (SoM) Smart Mobility Architecture (SMARC) portfolio of successful solutions. The solution includes 10 Renesas IC products including microprocessors (MPUs), power supplies, and analog ICs to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence (AI) IoT face/object detection, image processing, and 4K video playback applications, including surveillance cameras, detection equipment and a range of industrial and building automation HMI and embedded vision systems.

Renesas’ scalable SoM boards conform to the 82mm x 80mm form factor specified by the SMARC 2.0 industry standard. The SMARC SoM board provides designers with three different scalable versions of the Renesas 64-bit RZ/G2 microprocessor: mid-range performance RZ/G2N dual-core Arm® Cortex®-A57 MPU operating at 1.5GHz; high performance The RZ/G2M MPU adopts dual-core Arm Cortex-A57 and quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 (1.2GHz); the ultra-high performance RZ/G2H MPU adopts quad-core Arm Cortex-A57 and quad-core Arm Cortex-A53. All three MPUs (dual-core, up to eight-core) feature integrated 600MHz PowerVR 3D graphics and 4K UHD H.265 and H.264 codecs for different computing processing requirements.

“AI and video processing are well integrated in embedded vision systems,” said DK Singh, Director, Systems and Solutions Marketing Division, Renesas Electronics. The SMARC 2.0 Success Portfolio Reference Design provides processing across multiple Renesas RZ/G2 product families processor, making it an excellent AI development platform that reduces time-to-market and user risk. Our scalable solutions feature a wide range of on-board interfaces, large memory, and programmable clocks for different needs, making them ideal for Wide range of applications, excellent turnkey solution. RZ/G2 MPU with 3D graphics engine, 4K UHD and Full HD video codecs provides more per unit cost compared to other 64-bit MPU and GPU competitors high performance.”

The SoM board provides designers with a choice of RZ/G2 MPU products with performance up to 35.6K DMIPS, 2GB to 4GB LPDDR4 RAM memory, and 32GB eMMC. Each RZ/G2 MPU is capable of running edge video analytics and AI frameworks. These MPUs feature integrated AI software libraries, rich interfaces, internal and external memory data error checking and correction (ECC) protection, a Linux OS, and a Renesas-tested, maintained, and validated Linux software package (VLP). The solution also utilizes the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) Super Long Term Support (SLTS) Linux kernel, bundled with a software development environment. In addition, the SMARC SoM boards provide optimized power supplies and programmable timing trees to assist the RZ/G2 MPU in meeting various application requirements.

Key Features of the SMARC 2.0 SoM Board

Ÿ Supports dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) wireless communication

Ÿ Easy access to high-speed communication interfaces such as USB, SATA, LVDS, HDMI, CSI, I2S, PCIe and Gigabit Ethernet via SMARC 2.0 connectors

Ÿ Quick boot from QSPI or eMMC memory

Ÿ Features an ISL1208 low-power real-time clock powered by a small 400nA battery and suitable for supercapacitors during power outages

Ÿ Features the P8330 Power Management IC (PMIC) to power multiple power rails

Ÿ The Renesas small VersaClock® 3S programmable clock provides two clock sources and integrates a 32.768kHz DCO, powered by a single coin cell battery during power down

Ÿ PCIe clock is generated by Renesas 9FGV0641 supporting six 100MHz differential clock outputs, and supports PCIe Gen 1-4

Ÿ Easy connection to two external cameras and LCD panel via capacitive touch screen

The scalable AI SMARC SoM board was designed by Renesas and developed in collaboration with RelySys Technologies.


The scalable AI SMARC SoM board is available from Renesas’ global sales representatives or distribution partners.

Scalable AI SMARC SoM boards are also available from RelySys Technologies.

About Renesas Electronics’ Successful Product Portfolio

Aiming to combine Renesas’ extensive analog + power + embedded processing products to create a complete solution, our product experts have launched the “Success Portfolio”. Help our customers accelerate the design process and time-to-market with these compelling solutions. These product portfolios are focused on verticals including industrial, infrastructure, automotive and consumer electronics to serve more customers and partners around the world.

About Renesas Electronics Group

Renesas Electronics Group (TSE: 6723), provides professional and trusted innovative embedded designs and complete semiconductor solutions designed to improve the way people work and live through the billions of connected smart devices that use its products. As a global supplier of microcontrollers, analog power devices, and SoC products, Renesas Electronics provides comprehensive solutions for various applications such as automotive, industrial, home, infrastructure, and IoT, and looks forward to working with you to create an infinite future.

Author: Yoyokuo