Build Environments: Getting started with Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi boards are very popular and powerful for graphics applications using OpenGL ES 2.0.

For the Raspberry Pi boards 3B and 4B in combination with the official 7" Raspberry Pi touch display we provide a dedicated Build Environment. Furthermore, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 is supported in combination with HDMI displays.

Each of the Build Environments contains a couple of UI projects and the necessary sources, libraries, scripts and makefiles to get the UI sample applications up and running on the Raspberry Pi.

Please note, that every Build Environment is prepared and tested exactly or for the referred evaluation kit. If you are using your own hardware with different memory layout, different peripherals or different display, you can use the Build Environments just as a template. Please feel free to adapt them according your needs.

Each Build Environment is described by a 'Getting Started' article that explains the ingredients and the recommended workflow.

The following table provides an overview of all available Renesas Build Environments and Getting Started articles:






Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (RasPi-3B)

1200 MHz

Raspberry Pi 7" touch display (800x480)

Getting started with Raspberry Pi 3B.

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (RasPi-4B)

1500 MHz

Raspberry Pi 7" touch display (800x480) or HDMI display

Getting started with Raspberry Pi 4B.

Raspberry Pi Compute Moduel 4 (RasPi-CM4)

1500 MHz

HDMI display (recommended 800x480)

Getting started with Raspberry Pi CM4.