RZ/G Verified Linux Package [Evaluation version]
Update: December 23, 2019

Renesas Electronics Corporation
The Linux package offered by Renesas contains ported and tested basic software that is necessary for the industrial segment, in a software package for which operation and performance has been verified based on a datasheet.
It enables you to start using a stable Linux environment and basic software immediately, so you can concentrate on developing your application.
Evaluation version can be downloaded immediately for evaluation of RZ/G platform product.

Product Overview

This product provides whole set of software which consists of Linux packages and software add-ons.
Functions of this products have been verified under our development process management. Regular maintenance is also provided. You can greatly reduce the burden of software development in embedded system development by using this package.

Evaluation version can download immediately after an application and use for evaluation of the RZ/G platform product.

Please read the Release Note included in this product and "RZ/G Verified Linux Package Start-up Guide" first when you use the package.


  • Verified under CMMI Level 3 software development process management
  • Supports industry standard API
  • Expandable via software add-ons from Renesas and selected partners
  • Maintained free of charge
  • Two types of Linux kernel available


  • Linux kernel
       You can choose Kernel version "4.4-CIP" or "4.4-CIP-RT"
       10+ years support will be provided with the cooperation of the CIP project
  • Device Driver
  • Media Player IF
       Plug-in with general-purpose media player (GStreamer)
  • Video Codec
       H.264 decoder/encoder provided as standard IF (OMX)
  • Video processing
       Image editing functions such as scaling, clipping, and compositing according to the display screen
  • Graphics function
       Graphics function compliant with OpenGL ES standard (SGX)

Please refer to the Release Note for names and versions of major components.

"4.4-CIP" version is suitable for typical purposes.
"4.4-CIP-RT" version offers the kernel which is improved real time performance compared with "4.4-CIP", but note that RT version do not guarantee hard real time performance such as worst response time. Please carefully consider the possibility of application to real products by doing performance evaluation with your own use-case.

  - Pros of RT version
    ・Improve the accuracy of the periodic thread execution
    ・Improve the worst response time to interrupt
  - Cons of RT version
    ・Generally, since the number of thread transition increases, the overall system performance reduces
    ・Mutual exclusion and other timings in the kernel are changed, and may cause problems with existing assets (drivers, etc.)

This product contains the same evaluation version library of H.264 Video codecs and graphics (OpenGL ES) functions provided from "RZ/G Multimedia Package [Evaluation version]" page.

"RZ/G Series Security Solution" is not included in this product. Please get individually from "RZ/G Series Security Solution" page.

This product offers many packages in the form of source code. If you want to use pre-build binaries, please consider to use "RZ/G Application Development Package".

The package is "Evaluation version" and it should not be integrated on customer's product as license terms.
Please obtain "Product version" if applying VLP to products.
Also note that the package of Evaluation version can not be used for a long time operation.

[Target reference board]
iWave RZ/G1H-PF Development Kit
iWave RZ/G1M-PF Development Kit
iWave RZ/G1N-PF Development Kit
iWave RZ/G1E-PF Development Kit
iWave RZ/G1C-PF Development Kit

Note) All targets of VLP are "Standard Version". Regarding the support of interfaces which are not implemented on the standard version boards, and the other versions such as "SATA Version", please inquire via "Contact Us" page.

Oct 22, 2018: 4.4-CIP version VLP 2.1.0(Support HTML5 rendering engine, update build environment)
Nov 17, 2018: 4.4-CIP-RT version VLP 2.1.0-RT(Support PREEMPT_RT)
Mar 27, 2019: 4.4-CIP version VLP 2.1.1(Update Linux kernel to 4.4.166-cip29)
Jun 27, 2019: 4.4-CIP version VLP 2.1.2-RT(Update Linux kernel to 4.4.176-cip31-rt23)
Sep 30, 2019: 4.4-CIP version VLP 2.1.3(Update Linux kernel to 4.4.185-cip35)
Dec 23, 2019: 4.4-CIP version VLP 2.1.4-RT(Update Linux kernel to 4.4.190-cip36-rt25)

[Next update]
Mar, 2020: 4.4-CIP version
Jun, 2020: 4.4-CIP-RT version

RZ/G Verified Linux Package contains the following decoders, encoders, parser related packages.

 [Package name] gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-videoparsersbad
  -diracparse (Dirac parser)      http://diracvideo.org/
  -h 263 parse (H.263 parser)      http://www.itu.int/
  -h 264 parse (H.264 parser)      http://www.mpegla.com/
  -mpeg4videoparse (MPEG 4 video elementary stream parser) http://www.mpegla.com/
  -mpegvideoparse (MPEG video elementary stream parser) http://www.mpegla.com/
  -pngparse (PNG parser)      http://www.libpng.org/
  -vc1parse (VC1 parser)      http://www.mpegla.com/

 [Package name] gstreamer1.0-plugins-good-isomp4
  -3 gppmux (3 GPP Muxer)   http://www.3gpp.org/
  -ismlmux (ISML Muxer)   http://www.microsoft.com/
  -mj 2 mux (MJ2 Muxer)   http://www.jpeg.org/
  -mp4mux (MP4 Muxer)   http://www.mpegla.com/
  -qtdemux (QuickTime demuxer) http://www.apple.com/
  -qtmux (QuickTime Muxer)   http://www.apple.com/

 [Package name] gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-faac
  -faac (AAC)   http://www.vialicensing.jp/

 [Package name] gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-faad
  -faad 2 (AAC)   http://www.vialicensing.jp/

 [Package name] gstreamer1.0-omx, libomxil, omx-user-module
  -omxh264dec, omxh264enc   http://www.mpegla.com/

Please refer to this page for our support policy of this package.


Please refer to this page for our support policy of this package.