The new platform from Renesas provides a verified Linux package with cloud-maintenance and development options that makes it easy for embedded developers to leverage Linux for high-performance industrial equipment.

In addition to supporting super long-term Linux kernel stability, which can potentially reduce maintenance costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars per year – the RZ/G Linux Platform significantly reduces development time and Linux set-up costs for industrial equipment.

“Long-term maintenance and support is essential for the safety, security, and reliability required by embedded systems operating in industrial and infrastructure environments,” says Renesas’ Shigeki Kato, “with the CIP SLTS kernel, the Renesas RZ/G Linux Platform offers an unprecedented maintenance period, significantly easing the challenge of long-term Linux maintenance and reducing design risks for embedded Linux developers.”

Maintaining Linux in industrial and social infrastructure applications presents unique challenges for equipment manufacturers.

These machines typically require support for more than 10 years, whereas the maximum Long-Term Support (LTS) Linux maintenance period only runs approximately two years.

In addition, industrial-grade software requires high reliability, safety and security, and real-time or near real-time performance.

To address these challenges, Renesas introduced the CIP SLTS kernel into its verified RZ/G Linux package

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