Renesas Electronics’ R-Car SOC for car infotainment and advanced driving assistant systems (ADAS) along with the RH850 automotive control micro controller (MCU) have been adopted by Nissan. These chips will be utilized for the latter’s ProPILOT Park- a full-fledged automated-parking system of Nissan LEAF. The R-Car SoC plays an eminent role in the ProPILOT Park of Nissan LEAF. It identifies adequate parking spaces, ensures there are no obstacles, and issues control commands for acceleration, braking, steering, and shifting.
Renesas Eelectronics has started the shipment of its first R-Car System-on-chip (SoC) enabled by Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) based software. AGL is a cross-industry effort to develop a fully open software stack for the connected car. As per the company, it’s a crucial step to expand the base of the software developers. The Renesas R-Car Starter Kit and AGL-based software is accelerating the development of automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) applications, and moving automakers closer to the realization of connected cars. By promoting the open source software development under the AGL project, Renesas aims to enable system manufacturers to develop automotive applications.
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has announced that it has come up with a development kit for its R-Car that is fitted with an “emotion engine”. It’s an artificial sensibility and intelligence technology pioneered by cocoro SB Corp., a SoftBank Group Company.The new kit allows cars to sense the drivers’ emotions and optimally respond to their needs depending upon their emotional state. It includes cocoro SB’s emotion engine developed by leveraging its sensibility technology to recognize emotional states like confidence or uncertainty based on the driver’s speed.
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has announced its new R9J02G012 USB Powder Delivery (USB PD) controller. It’s intended to be used in a wide range of USB PD products employing direct current (DC) power including AC adapters, PCs, smartphones, other office and consumer equipment, toys, etc. R9J02G012 is the industry’s first single package solution (Note 1) that supports both USB Power Delivery Rev. 3.0 (USB PD 3.0) and USB Type-C Authentication Rev 1.0, which allows device-to-device authentication.The growing demand for fast charging mobile devices is driving increased demand for high DC power delivery (e.g. 100 W). Earlier, system manufacturers used to implement proprietary fast-charging methods using USB Micro-B connectors.
Renesas Electronics Corporation has unveiled the new 100 kW class inverter solution that achieves industry-leading small design class of 3.9 liter (L) for high power 100 kW class motors in mid-to-large-sized hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) including SUVs, and mid-to-small-sized electric vehicles (EVs). The new offering is going to be offered as a solution kit including software that maximizes the HEV/EV motor performance and hardware components like microcontrollers, Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), fast recovery diode (FRD), and other semiconductor devices. The solution would enable developers to cut down various development steps ranging from specifications analysis to hardware/software development and motor characteristics adjustments.
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of semiconductor solutions has introduced new software packages for the R-Car automotive computing platform to improve security and safety functionalities for the next-generation of connected cars. These packages implement embedded systems to avail security features that protect the car from external threats and also ensure continued safe operation even in case of failures. The new package aims to counter various security and safety concerns like protecting the car from malicious attacks over the network, integration challenges for OEMs, requirement for a system that safely handles the car even during failures, etc. The packages offered by Renesas that can handle all such issues include: Virtualization Package, Security Package, and Functionality Package.
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, is showcasing the Renesas IoT Sandbox at IoT Asia 2017 on 29th and 3oth March, in Singapore. This IoT Sandbox is a comprehensive cloud-based environment for customers and partners who want to prototype their IoT solutions, thus helping them to accelerate their innovative ideas to the market. Discussing more on the Sandbox, it facilitates personalized data intelligence for system developers working with the company’s Synergy Platform, the RL78 and RX Family of MCUs, and the RZ Family of MPUs.