SolidRun Unveils High-Performance 64-Bit Renesas RZ/G2 Based SOMs with Integrated GPU for Next-Gen Human-Machine Interfaces

SolidRun Unveils High-Performance 64-Bit Renesas RZ/G2 Based SOMs with Integrated GPU for Next-Gen Human-Machine Interfaces

Today at Embedded World 2022,  SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance system-on-module (SOM) solutions, single-board computers (SBC) and network edge solutions, announced a new line of efficient and powerful system-on-module solutions based on the RZ/G2 family of SOCs from Renesas. As the first product to emerge from this exciting partnership, these new SOMs are uniquely engineered and positioned as an ideal foundation for AI-enhanced human-machine-interface (HMI) applications, industrial and building automation, video surveillance, IoT solutions and more.

“We developed our RZ/G2 family of general-purpose microprocessors to serve a variety of entry-level HMI products, while giving much thought to lowering systems costs and maximizing performance and overall capabilities,” said Frank Urbe, Senior Manager, SST EMEA at Renesas Electronics Europe. “We’re excited to work with SolidRun to bring a new line of SOMs based on our RZ/G2 family of MPUs to market. These compact SOMs are sure to help customers quickly take advantage of the many unique benefits of our powerful and cost-effective MPUs and will shave months of development time off roadmaps.”

Equipped with all necessary power, memory and I/O subsystems for expedited development, these SOMs take advantage of the RZ/G2LC MPU’s powerful 64-bit Cortex-A55 processor cores, that can deliver 20 percent greater processing power over conventional Cortex-A53 core processors running at the same frequency. With an integrated Arm® Mali™-G31 3D GPU, these SOMs also offer excellent image processing capabilities without tasking the CPU. The embedded GPU also adds value for its advanced AI inference execution processing capabilities, which clock in nearly six-times faster than what is possible with Cortex-A53 processor-equipped devices.

Combining the embedded GPU, AI inference capabilities and hardware H.264 codec, with an embedded camera and display interface makes this SOM an excellent platform for intercoms, video doorbells, network cameras, handheld POS systems, and more.

Designed with small form factor devices like video doorbells and powered IP cameras in mind, this new SOM maintains a tiny footprint measuring just 47 x 30mm. This SOM also offers pin-to-pin compatibility with SolidRun’s NXP i.MX8 Mini SOM, offering customers options when specifying hardware for IoT, building automation, security, and other applications. Because it is pin-to-pin compatible with the i.MX8 Mini SOM, customers can pair the new RZ/G2 SOM with the feature-rich Hummingboard Pulse carrier board for expedited prototyping and product development.

“Network security cameras, video doorbells, smart office controllers, and more all require a few things in common – a powerful processor, image and video processing capabilities, a fast network connection, and varying levels of AI inference processing support,” said Dr. Atai Ziv, CEO at SolidRun. “Working with Renesas, we’ve developed an affordable and surprisingly potent module based on their RZ/G2 line of MPUs that not only satisfies these requirements but adds serious value-adding capabilities for the price point. Furthermore, these new SOMs are pin-to-pin compatible with other SOMs we offer, which provides customers new platform options to consider for their products.”

Since many of the industrial and automation applications that this SOM targets require a lot of time between development and release, and since these products tend to remain in operation for many years, long-term software support is a necessity. Renesas RZ/G2 MPUs adopt the Linux kernel provided by the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) and provide the verified Linux Package (VLP) on the CIP Linux kernel to greatly reduce Linux maintenance required by customers. This ensures Linux software that drives devices based on the RZ/G2 platform will maintain long-term support for many years to come.

Available today, the RZ/G2LC SOM, the first SOM from SolidRun based on the RZ/G2 family of MPUs from Renesas, starts at $67 USD. Customers can order these products today at  To help expedite the development process, customers will be provided with an optimized board support package, stable long-term support for select software distributions, access to SolidRun’s support tools and sample source code.

For more information about the RZ/G2 family of SOMs, please visit

Specifications for SolidRun’s RZ/G2LC Computer on Module solutions include: 

 SolidRun RZ/G2LC SOM
CPU Details2 x Cortex A55
1 x Cortex M33
CPU Speed1.2GHz
Floating Point
RAM1GB DDR4 with inline ECC
Internal Storage8GB eMMC
External Storage SupportSD (*)
USB 2.0 (*)
Wireless802.11 a/b/g/n + BT 4.2
GPUArm Mali-G31
3D GPU SupportOpenGL/CL 2.0
Display Interfaces1 x MIPI-DSI
Camera Interface1 x MIPI-CSI-2
Digital Audio Serial Interface1
USB 2.02
SD/MMCup to 2
JTAGTest point header
OS SupportLinux
Size47 x 30 mm
Interface3 x Hirose DF40 connectors
Main Voltage5V
I/O Voltage3.3V
TemperatureCommercial: 0°C to 70°C
Industrial: -40°C to 85°C
HumidityHumidity (non-condensing): 10% – 90%

SolidRun and Virtium Lead the Charge Towards a 5G Connected Future

SolidRun and Virtium Lead the Charge Towards a 5G Connected Future

Collaboration Expedites the Development of 5G Network and Edge IoT Solutions by Offering Computing Platforms, Memory and SSD Storage That Have Been Prequalified for Compatibility


The much-anticipated move to 5G communications has begun and now most industries are working towards building the infrastructure to support the vast coverage and incredible speed that comes with it. SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance edge computing solutions, and Virtium®, a leading provider of industrial-grade solid-state drive (SSD) and memory solutions, have announced a collaboration to provide the industry with essential building blocks for creating new technologies for the network edge that fully benefit from 5G.


The two companies are working together to leverage SolidRun’s CEx7 16-core LX2160A Computer-on-Module and ClearFog CX LX2K network computing platform, and Virtium’s StorFly® M.2 SATA industrial-grade SSDs, DDR4 memory modules and StorKit™ SSD software, to usher in the next generation of edge-computing solutions that emphasize speed, connectivity, efficiency and data security across 5G networks.


“We see many industries looking to the near-zero latency of 5G as being the key to unlocking the true potential of Industrial IoT, but to benefit from these speeds, having the right hardware is critical,” said Atai Ziv, CEO at SolidRun. “We saw an opportunity to create a variety of solutions ranging from computer on modules and carrier boards to rack-mount Arm servers that will expedite the proliferation of 5G across the entire ecosystem. Additionally, we’re teaming up with key industry players, like Virtium, to ensure that our systems are paired with storage solutions that won’t bottleneck data processing speeds or compromise data security.”


“5G’s unprecedented bandwidth will dramatically increase the demand for industrial-grade solid-state storage throughout the network infrastructure – especially at the edge, where low latency, high endurance and rock-solid security are imperative,” said Virtium Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing Jacques Issa. “Collaborating with SolidRun as we have to develop complete solutions – edge-computing platforms with already-qualified SSDs, integrated software and memory – will help meet that demand and unleash the power and promise of 5G at the network edge.”


Poised to deliver as much as a 2,000-percent increase in network speed and support for up to 10-times more device connections than 4G, all while reducing total network power consumption, 5G is expected to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to new levels and dramatically boost the role data plays in society. According to a recent Ericsson Mobility Report, 190 million 5G subscriptions are expected by the end of 2020 and forecasted to grow to 2.8 billion in 2025, representing approximately 30 percent of total mobile subscriptions.


The speed and widespread coverage promised by 5G is poised to revolutionize several industries, including manufacturing, logistics, farming/agriculture, communications, industrial automation, healthcare, and energy. It will lay the framework for truly smart cities and usher in the age of autonomous transportation.


To design the systems needed to proliferate 5G across the entire ecosystem, hardware solutions that create, route or consume data at 5G speeds must be optimized for reliable transfer of data at incredibly fast rates and be protected against data loss from power failure, but must also offer a new level of security. Beyond how data is handled, these systems must also operate at low power and fit within form factor constraints all while still maintaining exceptional resilience to harsh environmental factors like heat, shock and vibration. These are value propositions that both SolidRun and Virtium are each well known for. Together, the two companies are able to support a wide range of edge computing applications for indoor and outdoor deployment.


To learn more about SolidRun’s 5G-enabling solutions, please visit To learn more about Virtium’s 5G-compatible SSD and memory solutions, please visit and


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About SolidRun

SolidRun is a leading provider of computing and network technology designed to streamline the deployment of edge computing infrastructure, support embedded and IoT markets and give rise to the vast adoption of AI and 5G. SolidRun’s innovative solutions are based on ARM and x86 architecture, and are available as off-the-shelf products and as components in the form of computer-on-modules and single-board computers.


By providing the edge computing, AI inference and networking building blocks needed to architect the connected future, SolidRun helps its customers to realize technology’s true potential for maximizing productivity. For more information, please visit



About Virtium

Virtium is a leading supplier of industrial-grade solid-state storage and memory solutions for the world’s top OEMs. For more than two decades, the company has designed and built its SSDs, products in the USA, fortified by a global network of sales and support locations. Virtium’s superior industrial embedded solutions and unsurpassed customer support consistently rate some of the highest customer-satisfaction surveys in the industry. For more information, please visit


Virtium and StorFly are registered trademarks and StorKit is a trademark of Virtium LLC.