ADAS Surround View Kit
Solution Kit: “ADAS Surround View Kit” | Order code: Y-R-CAR-ADAS-VIEW-NOW
ADAS Surround View Kit Optimal for Early Development of Surround View Applications
The ADAS Surround View kit is an extension of the ADAS starter kit (sold separately) , which stands out with the powerful vision and visualisation performance of the Renesas R-Car H2 and the small size of less than 10x10cm.
The ADAS Surround View Kit simplifies and accelerates the development of surround view applications in particular, and is designed to give developers immediate experience with live streams from automotive cameras. Along with the hardware, developers can work with sample applications for surround view, based on the Yocto distribution that is also used for other R-Car evaluation boards.
The ADAS Surround View Kit combines automotive cameras from Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI) and high speed gigabit multimedia serial link (GMSL) from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. on a miniature automotive chassis. It also provides a 2-channel CAN interface and a gigabit Ethernet AVB interface for in-car applications, where the model chassis is not used.
The integrated IMI cameras are set to stream 1280x800 pixel resolution at 30 frames per second. They come from IMI’s camera platforms, which offer ADAS system developers a menu feature set of various combinations of the latest automotive megapixel CMOS sensor, image pipeline and interface architectures. IMI’s cameras feature state-of-the-art opto-mechanical alignment, efficient thermal management, ingress protection, MTF/temperature stability and aim for the smallest size with lowest mass and least power consumption. The cameras are automotive-ready, and IMI provides support to customers for customisations.
Maxim Integrated’s MAX9272A and MAX9275 gigabit multimedia serial link (GMSL) serializers and deserializers (SerDes) used in the Surround View Kit are designed primarily for automotive video applications such as ADAS & Infotainment. Maxim’s GMSL SerDes technology provides a compression-free alternative to Ethernet, delivering 10x faster data rates, 50% lower cabling costs, and better EMC. The ADAS Starter Kit comes with coax cables having a length of 20cm, but they can be exchanged to longer ones as Maxim's GMSL chipsets drive 15 meters of coax or shielded twisted-pair (STP) cabling, thereby providing the margin required for robust and versatile designs.
Once the new kit is connected via an on-board extension connector to the ADAS Starter Kit, which has to be purchased separately, it provides outstanding processing performance to the developer. The ADAS Starter Kit is based on the cutting-edge performance of the R-Car H2 SoC, which is capable of delivering more than 25,000 DMIPS and providing state-of-the-art 3D graphics capabilities as well as powerful vision processing cores. The R-Car H2 supports up to four independent input HD camera channels, allowing easy implementation of 360° camera views and object recognition.
More information are available from local Renesas sales representatives. The Yocto distribution, the sample application and initial support is available now on the Embedded Linux Wiki website elinux.org and on RenesasRulz.