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Renesas Electronics Offers Complete Automotive Integrated Cockpit Reference Solution Based on R-Car System on Chip

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Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of
advanced semiconductor solutions, today 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.

“Automotive integrated cockpit is a challenging space because the
integration of so many different cockpit functions, such as multiple
operating systems, a rich UI, Bluetooth, and navigation, requires
significant system-level insight,” said Daniel Sisco, Senior Director
of Automotive Systems, Renesas Electronics
. “Leveraging Renesas’
deep expertise in both silicon and system-level design, our reference
solution reduces the implementation burden, allowing customers to
jumpstart their application development in a cost-effective way with
production-focused hardware and software.”

Renesas will demonstrate the new Cockpit Reference Solution in Renesas’
booth C190 at TU-Automotive
Detroit 2019
, June 5-6, in Novi, Mich.

Key Features of the Renesas Cockpit Reference Solution:

The new reference solution provides OEMs and Tier 1s a full white box
baseline solution that can be customized 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. Customers can then reconfigure,
upgrade, or expand on the system to create tailored solutions that match
their unique needs.

The solution is delivered as a transparent mixture of FOSS (Free and
Open-Source Software), Renesas software and third-party software by key
members of Renesas’ automotive partner network. OEMs and production
partners can modify, change, and distribute the Renesas code to best fit
the application design needs.

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
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.

More Information

To learn more about the new Renesas Cockpit Reference Solution, visit:

To learn more about Renesas’ R-Car M3 SoCs, visit:

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:
) 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
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