The new 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 new 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



Title language Type Format File Size Date
star R-Car SDK Introduction Guide PDF 1.29 MB
R-Car SDK Script & Text Manual - Software ZIP 9 KB
R-Car SDK Startup Guide Manual - Software PDF 5.28 MB


Title language Type Format File Size Date
Renesas R-Car CNN Toolchain Software & Tools - Other 7Z 883.34 MB
Renesas R-Car CNN Toolchain Sample Network Software & Tools - Other 7Z 217.72 MB
R-Car SDK Yocto (Common SDK Package)
Related Files: Release Note
Software & Tools - Software GZ 1,810.60 MB
R-Car SDK for Linux PC
Related Files: Other
Software & Tools - Software ZIP 2,021.75 MB
R-Car SDK for Windows PC
Related Files: Other
Software & Tools - Software ZIP 3,043.51 MB
Autosar MCAL for V3H Software & Tools - Software ZIP 80.59 MB
Autosar MCAL for V3H2 Software & Tools - Software ZIP 70.59 MB
Autosar MCAL for V3M Software & Tools - Software ZIP 80.62 MB

select_allSoftware & Tool Pages

Title Type Description Company
e² studio for R-Car IDE and Coding Tool Integrated Software Development Environment for ADAS and Automated Driving. Innovative and Open Development Environment in order to ease SW Development for Computer Vision and Deep Learning Algorithms. New developers can download an evaluation licence for e² studio free of charge. For a commercial licence, please contact a Renesas representative. Renesas