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.