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Renesas unveils ADAS autonomy platform

Renesas Electronics has announced the launch of Renesas autonomy, an advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving platform, consisting of the company’s SoC and MCU roadmaps. The platform also gives system manufacturers access to the company’ ecosystem of partners.

“ADAS and automated driving applications are driving the future of the automotive market. Renesas autonomy is a trusted, open and innovative platform that covers all needs from secure cloud connectivity, sensing, and cognitive over to vehicle control,” said Jean-Francois Chouteau, vice president of Renesas Global ADAS Centre.

For the implementation of demanding algorithms, the platform provides system manufacturers the option to select the most suitable IP cores – including hardware accelerators.

To address the requirements for high-level functional safety, the company supports several ASIL levels and provides a range of ASIL-B SoCs (R-Car M3 and R-Car H3) and ASIL-D MCUs (RH850/P1X Series) that meet the requirements of the latest ADAS applications.

The R-Car V3M is the latest SoC from the autonomy platform, optimised primarily for use in smart camera applications, as well as surround view systems and lidars.

The SoC is said to comply with the ISO26262 functional safety standard, deliver low power hardware acceleration for vision processing, and to be equipped with a built-in image signal processor (ISP).

For smart camera applications, the R-Car V3M focuses on enabling new car assessment program features. The integrated ISP enhances the raw image quality from the camera sensor and makes the image ready for computer vision. The system features a single DDR3L memory channel.

The SoC also implements a computer vision platform using different accelerators, including a versatile pipeline engine and a computer vision engine, allowing the R-Car V3M to manage algorithms like optical flow, object detection and classification and convolutional neural networks. The R-Car V3M integrates a dual ARM Cortex A53 for application programming and dual Cortex R7 lockstep cores to run AUTOSAR.

Peggy Lee

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