Renesas RZ/G2L Arm® Cortex™-A55/M33

The new MSC SM2S-G2L SMARC 2.1.1 module family is equipped with cost-effective and power-efficient RZ/G2L  Arm Cortex-A55 processor, manufactured by Renesas. The module integrates a single- or dual-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor running at 1.2 GHz, an Arm Cortex-M33 real-time processor and an efficient multimedia 2D/3D graphics and video processing unit (GPU and VPU). The typical design power ranges from 4 to 6 W.

The MSC SM2S-G2L offers cost-effective DDR4 memory technology, combined with up to 256GB eMMC Flash memory. Various interfaces for embedded applications such as Dual Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, dual CAN-FD, dual-channel LVDS and MIPI CSI-2 for connecting a camera are available. An on-board Wireless Module is provided as assembly options.

The module is compliant with the new SMARC 2.1.1 standard, allowing easy integration with SMARC baseboards. For evaluation and design-in of the MSC SM2S-G2L module, Avnet Embedded provides a development platform and a starter kit. Support for Linux is available (Android support on request).


  • Single or Dual core Arm Cortex-A55 Microprocessor at 1.2GHz
  • Arm Cortex-M33 Real Time Processor at 200MHz
  • Arm Mali-G31 multimedia 2D/3D Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
  • H.264 Video Encoding and Decoding (VPU)
  • Up to 2GB DDR4 SDRAM with inline ECC
  • Up to 256GB eMMC Flash
  • Dual-channel LVDS
  • MIPI CSI-2 Camera interface
  • Up to 4x USB 2.0 Host interfaces
  • 1x USB 2.0 Host/Device interface
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wireless Module (optional)
  • MMC/SD/SDIO interface (optional)
  • 2x CAN-FD interfaces
  • 2x I2S Audio interfaces
  • 14x GPIO
  • UART, SPI, I2C
  • SMARC 2.1.1 Compliant


Technology ARM
Formfactor SMARC™ Short Size
CPU Renesas RZ/G2L family
- Single Core Arm Cortex-A55 at 1.2GHz, secure
- Single Core Arm Cortex-A55 at 1.2GHz, non-secure
- Dual Core Arm Cortex-A55 at 1.2GHz, secure
- Dual Core Arm Cortex-A55 at 1.2GHz, non-secure

Arm Cortex-M33 Real Time Processor at 200MHz
Chipset SOC
RAM Up to 2GB 1600MT/s DDR4 SDRAM, soldered, inline ECC support
Flash Up to 256GB eMMC Flash
Storage Interfaces 1x MMC/SD/SDIO (optional, SDIO and WIFI/BT are mutual exclusive)
USB 1x USB 2.0 Host/Client, 4x USB 2.0 Host or
1x USB 2.0 Host/Client, 1x USB 2.0 Host (optional)
Serial Interfaces 2x UART with TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS
2x UART with TxD, RxD only
Bus Interfaces 4x I2C up to 400 Kbit/s
2x SPI (with two chip selects)
Display Controller Arm Mali-G31 multimedia 2D/3D Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
OpenGL ES1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 support
OpenCL 2.0 Full Profile support
Video Codec Processor with H.264 support
Display Interfaces Dual-channel LVDS interface, 18 or 24 bit (up to 1920x1080);
also usable as one single-channel LVDS interface (up to 1366x768) or
MIPI-DSI Display Interface, 4 lanes, up to 1920x1080 @ 60fps (optional)
Network Interface 2x 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
Wireless Module with 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 5.0, single band 2.4GHz, soldered
(optional, SDIO and WIFI/BT are mutual exclusive)
Audio Interface 2x I2S Audio
Security Device Advanced Security, Safety, and Reliability integrated in the SOC

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 (optional)
Miscellaneous Watchdog Timer for system reset (programmable, 1s … 600s)

Real Time Clock (RTC)

14x GPIO, configurable as input or output, interrupt capable

64kbit ID EEPROM on I2C bus

MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (CSI0, 2 lane) or
MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (CSI1, 4-lane)
Feature Highlights SMARC 2.1.1 compatible
Firmware uboot
OS Support Linux Board Support Package
Android Board Support Package (on request)
Power Requirement Power Main: +5V +/-5%
Power Standby: +5V +/-5%
Power Consumption 4-6 W typ. (depending on CPU and optional features)
Environment Temperature Range:
Commercial: 0°C … 70°C (operating) -20°C … 85°C (storage)
Extended: -25°C … 85°C (operating) -40°C … 85°C (storage)
Industrial: -40°C … 85°C (operating) -40°C … 85°C (storage)

5 … 95% (operating, non-condensing)
5 … 95% (storage, non-condensing)
Dimensions 82 x 50 mm
Certificates UL / CE
Cooling Heatspreader
Carrier MSC SM2-MB-EP1

Order Info

Order No. Description Reference Status
98240 SMARC module based on Renesas RZ/G2L Single-Core Cortex-A55 processor at 1.2GHz, 512MB DDR4, 4GB eMMC Flash, 1x GbE LAN, 1x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 2x CAN, 1x SDIO, MIPI DSI, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0, 2 lane); extended temperature -25...+85°C (Engineering Sample - get in touch with your sales representative) MSC SM2S-G2L-SC- 92N0850E ES1 PCBES OR

PV = Preferred variant; OR = on Request (in OEM quantities only)


Carrier Options

Order No. Description Reference
68488 SMARC 2.0 Embedded Platform with PCI Express x4 slot, GbE, SATA, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB 2.0 OTG, RS232, CAN, SPI, eSPI, SMBus, I2C and GPIO interface, LVDS/eDP, DisplayPort and HDMI display interface, regulated backlight supply, HD/I2S audio interface, MIPI CSI-2 camera interface, mini PCI Express card slot, SD card slot, fan connector, CMOS battery, Mini-ITX form factor (170 x 170 mm), ATX power connector and single 12V/24V power jack, commercial temperature range 0..+70°C MSC SM2-MB-EP1-001 PCBFTX
83977 SMARC 2.x compatible embedded platform (146 x 80mm), 10-36V input voltage, 3x RS232, 2x CAN, dual RJ45 LAN with LED (1 x LAN i210) , 1x M.2 2280 Key M slot, mPCIe slot, 1x USB 3.0 Type A, 1x USB 2.0 Type A, 1x USB 2.0 internal, 1x USB 2.0 Host/Device, 2x SPI, I²C, 8 GPIO on FC, 1x HDMI, LVDS/eDP/DSI on JILI30 connector, SD Card Slot, regulated backlight supply, I2S Audio, 1W Mono, camera connector, RTC battery. Industrial temperature range -40..+85°C, ARM full version MSC SM2S-MB-EP5-002 PCBFTX
83981 SMARC 2.x compatible embedded platform (146 x 80mm), 10-36V input voltage, 2x UART, 1x RS232, 2x CAN, 1x RJ45 LAN with LED, 1x USB 2.0 Type A, 1x USB3.0 Type A, 1x USB 2.0 internal, 1x USB 2.0 Host/Device, 2x SPI, 12 GPIO on FC, 1x HDMI , SD Card Slot, LVDS/eDP/DSI on JILI30 connector, regulated backlight supply, RTC battery. Industrial temperature range -40..+85°C, ARM slim version MSC SM2S-MB-EP5-004 PCBFTX

Other Accessories

Order No. Description Reference
82479 Debug Console (UART) Adapter for i.MX6-based Qseven and nanoRISC modules, with 8-pin FFC cable to connect COM module to 9-pin D-Sub connector MSC Debug Console Adapter
68948 Debug Adapter for i.MX6-based Qseven, SMARC and nanoRISC modules, with 10-pin FFC cable to connect to COM module, adapter provides headers for JTAG connection to Lauterbach and/or Goepel debuggers MSC JTAG Adapter FFC 10-pin


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