The VC3 is based on a complete Renesas chipset. The centerpiece is an Ethernet TSN Switch, implemented as programmable logic in an FPGA. This implementation allows feature updates to cope with the evolving Ethernet TSN standards from IEEE 802.1 throughout the lifetime of the box. Beside the pure message routing it supports Ethernet End Station functionality to create the full TSN communication path from start to end points through the switched network. This offers a huge range of application use cases to evaluate next generation E/E Architectures. It is the ideal candidate for pre-silicon evaluation of next-generation R-Car devices for communication gateway systems.


  • R-Car H3 with 40k DMIPS
  • RH850/U2A with 16 MB Flash and 4 MB RAM
  • Renesas Ethernet TSN Smart Switch
  • 1 Gbps Ethernet (5)
  • 100 Mbps Ethernet (1)
  • CAN-FD (19)
  • FlexRay™ (1)
  • LIN (10)
  • HDMI / Audio
  • USB 2.0 (3)
  • Wi-Fi connection



  • Communication Gateway
  • Gateway & Domain Control
  • Pre-Silicon Software development
  • Rapid Prototyping for new E/E Architecture
  • Test and Validation


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CAN XL and 10BASE-T1S – Protocol Comparison Demo Using Vehicle Computer 3

Learn about two new automotive protocols and how efficient software design and hardware accelerators can lower processing demand in gateway applications.