Renesas and LUPA develop open automotive smart camera
Partners in the development of the EagleCAM module, Renesas Electronics and LUPA-Electronics, describe it as an open turnkey solution, delivering flexible, high-performance perception.
The open front camera solution features Renesas’ R-Car V3H and R-Car V3M SoCs and supports low- to high-end front camera applications with extensions for surround view, driver monitoring, and augmented reality. It also includes Renesas’ automotive power management ICs (PMICs). The update of the R-Car V3H microcontroller means that new turnkey solutions will benefit from the improved CNN performance of up to 3.7 trillion operations per second, ASIL-C capability of the real-time domain and camera support of up to 8Mpixels. EagleCAM features a pre-validated hardware design, shortening the time required to reach mass production. Customers can access best-in-class perception stacks that offer shorter turnaround time or stacks based on emerging technologies, allowing them to achieve the best fit for their application needs.
The scalable camera platform targets the latest Euro NCAP and C-NCAP safety requirements, such as automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, and traffic sign recognition. EagleCan enables OEMs and Tier 1s to differentiate and extend their offering by integrating their proprietary or third-party software to add driving features, explains Renesas.
Instead of the conventional ‘black box’ approach, Renesas and LUPA say the EagleCAM delivers flexible, high-performance perception while shortening time to market and reducing the bill of materials (BOM) costs.
“The combination of LUPA’s EagleCAM and Renesas R-Car SoCs delivers scalable and functional safety-compliant, open advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solutions that enables flexible feature integration, allowing customers to achieve quicker time to production,” said Naoki Yoshida, vice president, Automotive Digital Products Marketing Division, Automotive Solution Business Unit, at Renesas. “We are excited that our collaboration will make it easier for our joint customers to develop smart camera applications and bring NCAP and L2+ functionality to their vehicles more quickly and confidently,” he added.
The EagleCAM camera featuring R-Car SoCs are available now from LUPA.