New R-Car Gen3e Series of SoC Chips with Higher CPU Speed and Increased Functional Safety for Entry-To-Mid-Range Automotive Applications

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R-Car Gen3e Series from Renesas

Renesas Electronics Corporation has added a new family R-Car Gen3e to its popular series of R-Car system-on-chips (SoCs). The new R-Car Gen3e series of SoCs features six new members and offers a scalable lineup for entry- to mid-range automotive applications that require high-quality graphics rendering, such as integrated cockpit domain controllers, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), digital instrument cluster, driver monitoring systems, and LED matrix light. The new devices extend the successful R-Car Gen3 SoC products with increased CPU performance up to 50k DMIPS and 2GHz speeds to help carmakers navigate demands for continuous user experience, security, and safety improvements.

This Series features Pre-integrated software that enables higher application integration, for example, for 2D/3D cluster HMI, welcome animation, rear-view camera, and surround view applications and its VirtIO technology allows developers to easily add the reference solutions to existing applications without changing the existing Linux or Android application. It has On-chip real-time Arm® Cortex® R7 CPU to eliminate the need for an external vehicle controller combined with a Renesas PMIC, reducing overall BOM costs.

It supports ASIL-B system safety requirements for applications such as telltale monitoring and camera freeze detection, as well as for true hardware separation in non-hypervisor cockpits. Moreover, The R-Car Consortium (RCC) partner ecosystem includes system integrators, middleware/application developers, and operating system and tools vendors, providing innovative solutions for the connected Car, ADAS, and gateway markets that enable customers to reduce development time and accelerate time to market for new products.

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