Automotive integrated cockpit reference is based on R-Car SoC

The Renesas Cockpit Reference Solution provides has been developed based on Renesas R-Car M3 SoC and combines module-level hardware and software developed by Renesas with additional software from Renesas’ automotive partner network.

Automotive integrated cockpit integrates many different cockpit functions, such as multiple operating systems, a rich user interface, Bluetooth, and navigation.

Based on the company’s high-performance R-Car M3 SoC, the cockpit is pre-configured to showcase hardware and software features for out-of-the-box development. OEMs and Tier 1 customers can reconfigure, upgrade, or expand on the system to create tailored solutions that match their unique needs.

The transparent mixture of free and open-source software consists of Renesas software and third-party software.

The electronic control unit (ECU) reference kit offers customers a full turn-key, automotive, LPDDR4 (low power DDR4 memory) reference design to address the challenge of high-speed I/O interface design, complete with design and test collateral. Once customers customise the PCB for proprietary feature set, the reference design allows them to quickly bypass the traditionally steep learning curve.

Delivered as source code, the software package enables users to jumpstart application design with no existing cockpit solutions or collateral required. The package represents a complete reference cockpit solution, including a board support package and drivers, operation system (OS), virtualisation example, an Automotive-Grade Linux example, middleware, and a full application layer.

The Renesas Cockpit Reference kit is available now.

Renesas Electronics delivers embedded design innovation with semiconductor products that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. The company’s product portfolio includes microcontrollers, analogue, power, and SoC products, for a broad range of automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation, and information communication technology applications.

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