The R-Car SDK (Software Development Kit) is an easy to start & easy to use development framework for the R-Car V Series SOCs from the successful Renesas Autonomy Platform.

Re-inventing SW development for Automotive Applications

Automakers are increasingly turning to deep learning as they look for new ways to enable smart camera applications and automated driving systems for next-generation vehicles. However, most deep learning solutions available today are built on consumer or server applications, which do not operate under the same stringent constraints for functional safety, real-time responsiveness, and low power consumption.

Optimized for use with Renesas’ state-of-the-art R-Car V3H and R-Car V3M system on chips (SoCs), the R-Car SDK is built for rule-based automotive computer vision and AI-based functions. The simulation platform offers both AI and conventional hardware accelerators for highly accurate simulations in real time, while providing a full suite of development PC-based tools for both Windows and Linux as well as multiple libraries, including support for deep learning, computer vision, video codecs, and 3D graphics (Linux only). Beside Linux, delivered as Open Source SW, it also supports multiple ASIL-D compliant operating systems (Linux, QNX, eMCOS, and Integrity) in a single package.

e² studio for R-Car, Integrated Software Development Environment

Renesas offers a special version of its e² studio for the R-Car V series to focus on the creation of high-performance, real-time computer vision applications for ADAS and automated driving. The open-source Eclipse-based development environment includes a full set of debug features and a cutting-edge e² studio GUI that allows users to easily customize and integrate third-party tools. It also supports bus monitoring and debug functionalities for image processing and deep learning subsystems.

Easy to start, easy to access, easy to use, easy to develop!

R-Car SDK also includes a full set of sample SW, popular CNN networks, workshop, and application notes, in order to enable beginners to the Renesas R-Car platform to easily access our technology and enable a quick start for development. It is as well a perfect platform for benchmarking Renesas products and selecting the most appropriate SOC for the customer target application.


  • Development tools
    • e² studio GUI
    • ADAS Plugins for real time debugging
    • Deep learning toolchain
    • Computer vision compiler
    • Cross compiler
  • Simulation platform
    • HW accelerator models for accurate and fast simulations.
    • MIL (Model in the Loop)
    • SIL (Software in the Loop)
    • HIL (Hardware in the Loop)
  • Libraries & sample code
    • Deep learning & computer vision Libraries
    • 3D Graphics Libraries (depends on the OS)
    • Video codec
    • Board Support Packages
    • Sample vision SW example & tutorial
  • SOC devices
  • Reference boards




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Design & Development

Software & Tools

Software & Tools

e² studio for R-CarIntegrated Software Development Environment. Innovative and Open Development Environment in order to ease SW Development for Computer Vision and Deep Learning Algorithms. New developers can download an evaluation license for e² studio free of charge. For a commercial license, please contact a Renesas representative. IDE and Coding Tool Renesas
Distributed Processing Software for Multi-DevicesThis software maximizes the performance of hardware by distributing the functions of the application to multiple SoCs or CPUs and HWIPs inside the microcontroller. Solution Toolkit Renesas

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For efficient software development, Renesas provides an eclipse-based integrated development environment for automated drive applications.