Monday, May 27, 2024

ADAS and Automated Driving Development With ASIL D System on Chip

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Open and scalable platform with high Deep Learning Performance and low power drives central processing ECUs for automated driving

Delivering a groundbreaking 60 TOPS with low power consumption for deep learning processing and up to 96,000 DMIPS is the R-Car V3U, an ASIL D system on chip (SoC) for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) systems. The SoC is built for the performance, safety and scalability demands of next-generation ADAS and AD architectures.

The new R-Car V3U uses the R-Car Gen 4 architecture and offers complete scalability from entry-level NCAP applications up to highly automated driving systems.

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Flexible Architecture

The R-Car V3U delivers highly flexible Deep Neural Network (DNN) and AI machine learning functions. Its flexible architecture is capable of handling any state-of-the-art neural networks for automotive obstacle detection and classification tasks while maintaining 60 TOPS with low power consumption and an air cooling system.

The R-Car V3U also offers a wide range of programmable engines, including:

  • DSP for radar processing
  • Multi-threading computer vision engine for traditional computer vision algorithms
  • Image signal processing 
  • Additional hardware accelerators for key algorithms such as dense optical flow, stereo disparity and object classification.

Strict Safety System

Automated driving systems require functional safety up to ASIL D – the highest and most stringent automotive safety integrity level specified under the ISO 26262 standard for road vehicles. The best-in-class R-Car V3U SoC integrates multiple sophisticated safety mechanisms that provide high coverage with fast detection and response for random hardware faults.

Easy-to-use debugging and tuning tools for heterogeneous multi-core hardware enable efficient software development while a comprehensive set of example applications and online education resources allows engineers at all levels to jumpstart their design process. Qualified compilers and code generators for compliance with functional safety and cybersecurity requirements enable safe and secure software development.

Faster Time To Market

Customers can also combine the R-Car V3U with the low-power RH850 microcontroller, integrated power management ICs and power transistor devices to access all the key components required for their ADAS and AD ECUs. This combination also enables them to efficiently develop their systems and speed their time to market.

The R-Car V3U leverages assets developed on previous-generation devices, such as ADAS and Level 2 perception stack with the R-Car V3M and R-Car V3H, along with the Renesas autonomy platform, to offer a smooth migration path to single-chip Level 3 automated driving with short development turnaround and safe production launch,” said Naoki Yoshida, Vice President, Automotive Digital Products Marketing Division at Renesas.

Samples of the R-Car V3U SoC are available now from Renesas Electronics Corporation. Mass production is planned for the second quarter of 2023.


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