high-performance graphics capabilities

2018-01-08 - SoC delivers high-performance graphics capabilities and reduced system development cost

Renesas Electronics has released its high-performance R-Car D3 automotive infotainment SoC, designed to expand the use of 3D graphics instrument clusters (3D clusters) that support 3D graphics displays in entry-class cars. The R-Car D3 achieves both high-performance graphic capabilities and contributes to significant reduction in overall system development cost.

The new SoC includes a high-performance 3D graphics core that enables a high-quality 3D display and lower system costs equivalent to the bill of materials (BOM) costs of developing with 2D graphics instrument clusters (2D clusters).

By adopting the SoC, system developers can re-use their 3D graphics development assets, including software and graphics designs from high-end vehicles that adopt high-performance R-Car H3 or R-Car M3 SoCs to entry-level cars. This scalability enables development of easy-to-use and high visibility entry cluster 3D graphics at approximately the same level cost as the existing 2D clusters. In addition, the company collaborates with industry-leading partners in the instrument cluster field to further reduce development steps and costs.