Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of
advanced semiconductor solutions, continues to accelerate the
development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) systems with a
new Perception Quick Start Software based on its R-Car V3H
system-on-chip (SoC). The solution delivers reference software for
camera obstacle detection (COD), LiDAR obstacle detection (LOD), and
road feature detection (RFD) – three key recognition areas for
sensor-based Level 2+ autonomous vehicle systems.
The R-Car V3H SoCs deliver a combination of high computer vision
performance and artificial intelligence processing at low power levels,
providing an optimized embedded solution for automotive front cameras in
Level 2+ autonomous vehicles (Note 1). To achieve state-of-the-art
recognition technology, Renesas designed the SoCs with dedicated
hardware accelerators for key algorithms including convolutional neural
networks, dense optical flow, stereo disparity, and object
classification. The new perception software provides an end-to-end
pipeline reference for developers working with these complex yet
cost-effective and power-efficient accelerators, which allows customers
to kickstart their application design whether they are experts at using
the accelerators or have limited experience. The reference software
covers input from sensor or recorded data, all stages of processing and
display output on a screen.
“Specialized hardware accelerators play an essential role in achieving
the computer vision performance and accuracy required in embedded ADAS
and autonomy applications while still meeting stringent in-vehicle power
consumption limits; however, the complexity of these accelerators can
present a steep learning curve,” said Tim Grai, Director of
Automotive Advanced Systems Innovation Department, Renesas. “With
the new Perception Quick Start Software, we are able to offer a set of
application software along with the underlying primitives to simplify
the use of these complex accelerators needed to achieve embedded ADAS.”
Renesas will demonstrate the new Perception Software solution in
Renesas’ booth C190 at TU-Automotive
Detroit 2019, June 5-6, in Novi, Mich.
Key Capabilities of the Renesas Perception Quick Start Software:
The COD reference software uses convolutional neural network (CNN) IP,
a computer vision engine (CV-E), and image rendering (IMR) technology
to detect 2D objects such as cars, trucks, buses, and pedestrians. The
COD achieves approximately 30 frames per second (FPS).
The LOD software uses CNN-IP and CV-E to detect 3D objects, including
cars and trucks. The LOD achieves approximately 15 FPS with 3D
bounding boxes at 50 meters.
The RFD reference software uses CNN-IP, CV-E, IMR, and a versatile
pipeline engine (IMP) to identify drivable free space, lanes
(crossable and uncrossable), road boundaries, and distances to lanes
and nearest objects to support NCAP 2020. The RFD achieves
approximately 30 FPS.
The Renesas Perception Software solution is available now in the United
States with worldwide availability to follow. Please contact your local
sales representative for more details.
Renesas will continue to expand the Perception Quick Start Software with
new features and capabilities that are aligned with industry trends.
To learn more about the Renesas’ new Perception Software solution,
To learn more about Renesas’ R-Car V3H SoCs, visit: https://www.renesas.com/us/en/solutions/automotive/soc/r-car-v3h.html.
Note 1: Level 3 (conditional automation) and Level 4 (high automation)
of the SAE International’s new standard J3016
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:
6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete
semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent
devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global
leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas
provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive,
industrial, home electronics, office automation, and information
communication technology applications that help shape a limitless
future. Learn more at renesas.com.
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