Renesas launches open autonomy platform

July 27, 2017  - By

Renesas Electronics, an automotive semiconductor supplier, is offering an advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) and automated driving platform: Renesas autonomy.

As the first rollout under the new platform, Renesas released the R-Car V3M high-performance image recognition system-on-chip (SoC), optimized primarily for use in smart camera applications, as well as surround view systems or even lidars.

The R-Car V3M SoC complies with the ISO26262 functional safety standard, delivers low-power hardware acceleration for vision processing and is equipped with a built-in image signal processor, freeing up board space and reducing system manufacturers’ costs.

The R-Car V3M SoC for smart camera applications is on the Renesas autonomy platform.

Autonomous vehicles will be required to sense the environment, control the vehicle and conduct synchronized communications with the cloud. A wide range of technologies is necessary to realize these functions, and each technology needs to maintain high reliability to synchronize without any flaw.

At the same time, these technologies are continuously advancing, which is why there is a growing demand for a total end-to-end solution.

Renesas autonomy delivers a comprehensive portfolio that includes scalable hardware, software and IP building blocks. It consists of Renesas’ sustainable and scalable SoC and micro-controller (MCU) roadmaps.

The platform also gives system manufacturers access to Renesas’ 195 technology partners in its ADAS R-Car Consortium, improving development efficiency and speeding time to market.

For the implementation of demanding algorithms, the Renesas autonomy platform provides system manufacturers the option to select the most suitable IP cores, including hardware accelerators, offering functional safety and flexibility within an architecture capable of the highest performance at the lowest power consumption.