Out-of-the-box development experience shortens time to market with production-focused hardware and software
Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has introduced the Renesas Cockpit Reference Solution, providing an out-of-the-box development experience for quick and cost-effective digital cockpit application design. Developed based on Renesas R-Car M3 system-on-chip (SoC), the Renesas Cockpit Reference Solution delivers a combination of production focused, module-level hardware and software developed by Renesas with additional software from Renesas’ automotive partner network to ease the burden of system-level design.
Key Features of the Renesas Cockpit Reference Solution
- Provides OEMs and Tier 1s a full white box baseline solutions to meet different application requirements.
- Based on the company’s high-performance R-Car M3 SoC, the cockpit solution is pre-configured to showcase hardware and software features for out-of-the-box development.
- Delivered as transparent mixture of FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software)
The electronic control unit (ECU) reference solution delivers a functional, high-quality baseline implementation for multi-function display cockpit applications. Renesas offers customers a full turn-key, automotive, LPDDR4 (Low power DDR4 memory) reference design to address the challenge of high-speed IO interface design, complete with design and test collateral. Once customers customize the PCB for their own 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 BSP (board support package) and drivers, operation system (OS), virtualization example, Automotive-Grade Linux example, middleware, and a full application layer.
The Renesas Cockpit Reference Solution is available now. Please contact your local sales representative for more details. Renesas will continue to update and expand the solution with new software features moving forward, aligning with automotive industry trends.