Access to Renesas’s abundant portfolio of IP licenses support custom development for subsystems and peripheral IP modules in systems ranging from Artificial Intelligence to Autonomous Driving
Renesas has expanded access to its extensive portfolio of intellectual property (IP) licenses that allow designers to meet a broad range of customized customer requirements in a rapidly changing industry.
Renesas has incorporated a broad range of IP into its microcontrollers (MCUs) and system on chip (SoC) products spans, including central processing unit (CPU) IP, communication interface IP, timer IP, memory IP, and analog IP.
Advantages for development style for customers
Users wanting to develop custom LSIs such as AI (Artificial Intelligence), for automotive vehicles, for robots, etc.
Renesas said that this initiative will help manufacturers interested in developing custom chips for applications such as AI, autonomous vehicles and robots to leverage the company’s IP in their subsystems design, allowing them to concentrate on developing their own competitive IP assets, and thereby speeding up the advanced semiconductor development process.
Users who want to develop them using FPGAs
In addition, manufacturers using field programmable gate array (FPGA) devices for early development can utilize Renesas IP assets to speed up software development, allowing for early evaluation and accelerated time to market, and then transition immediately to mass production.
Users who wish to keep using their past software assets
Customers who prefer to use existing software assets can continue to utilize Renesas IP assets, thereby reducing the labor needed to develop, verify, and evaluate software and boards, and allowing for more efficient system development.
“As a leading global semiconductor supplier with deep manufacturing expertise, Renesas brings its unique perspective to the IP market with a broad portfolio of semiconductor IP assets,” said Hiroyuki Kondo, Vice President of Shared R&D Division 1, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “This completely open initiative offers manufacturers of assembled products and fabless semiconductor companies access trusted IP that allows them to accelerate software development cycles and develop customized semiconductors more quickly, dramatically speeding up technological innovation worldwide.”
Previously, Renesas provided IP assets to select customers. The new effort to expand IP sales marks Renesas’ entry to the IP licensing market, which is growing at a rate of over 10 percent a year and is expected to be worth around a trillion yen in 2025, according to the announcement.
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