The R-Car V3M is an SoC that is primarily for front camera applications, but also surrounds view systems, driver monitoring, or even lidars; and, it enables NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) features. NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) is a government car safety program tasked with evaluating new automobile designs for performance against various safety threats.

A challenge for front cameras is how to provide high performance for computer vision while supporting low power consumption and a high level of functional safety. Since front cameras are mounted next to the windshield, the rise in temperature due to not only the heat generated by the components themselves but also direct sunlight must be taken into consideration. Thus, the requirements for low power consumption are especially stringent. The R-Car V3M solves this challenge and improves the power efficiency of camera system development.

R-Car V3M is certified ASIL B according to ISO26262, which drastically reduces the effort for ASIL ECU development.

R-Car V3M uses the R-Car SDK (Software Development Kit), an easy to start & easy to use development framework for the R-Car V Series SOCs from the successful Renesas Autonomy Platform.


  • Low power consumption and highly-efficient image recognition engine
  • High-speed processing of algorithms like optical flow, object detection and classification, and convolutional neural networks
  • Dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 for application programming and dual Cortex-R7 lockstep cores to run AUTOSAR
  • Integrated ISP enables high level of integration for reduced cost
  • R-Car  V3M is certified ASIL B according to ISO26262
  • Open solution for intelligent camera supported by Renesas and its ecosystem of partners
  • R-Car V3M & its SW suite are in mass production



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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
3D Surround View With and Without GPUGPU version (R-Car H3 / M3) • 4x 2MP @ 30fps input • 4k @ 60fps output • Cogent color harmonization • Dynamic 3D bowl, dynamic blend zones • Transparent car (Historical view) • Detection features IMR version (R-Car V3H / V3M) • 4x 2MP 30fps input Software Package Cogent Embedded Inc.
Atlas Camera Optimization Suite for R-Car by AlgoluxThe Atlas Camera Optimization Suite is the industry’s first set of machine learning tools and workflows that automatically optimizes camera architectures for optimal image quality or for computer vision. Through a secure cloud-enabled interface, Atlas significantly improves computer vision results in days vs. traditional approaches that deliver suboptimal results even after many months of manual ISP tuning. Software Package Algolux
Autobrains AI SolutionAutobrains provides video perception SW. Revolutionary, self-learning AI leveraging R-Car V Series assets. Software Package AutoBrains Technologies Ltd.
Automotive SoC Consulting ServiceR-Car Online Consultation is a service where you can receive various consultations regarding R-Car V3H and R-Car V3M. We propose various solutions according to the customer’s situation, such as consultation for customers who are considering R-Car for the first time, learning of image recognition and deep learning using R-Car, and construction of evaluation environment. With this development consulting service for automotive SoC, we will shorten the introduction time of customers and solve problems at an early stage. Software Package Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd.
Driver Monitoring Solution on R-Car - Vision based ADAS algorithms development on R-Car V3 M/HDriver Monitoring Solution on R-Car. In-cabin camera-based driver monitoring Works with RGB, RGB+IR and IR only sensors CNN and non-CNN based models available to optimize processor load. Suite of Vision based ADAS algorithms development on R-Car V3 M/H, comprising of vulnerable road-user detection, vehicle detection, traffic sign recognition, and traffic light recognition along with complete R&D services for developing ADAS solutions. Software Package PathPartner Technology Pvt Ltd
INTEGRITY® RTOSThe INTEGRITY® RTOS is built around a partitioning architecture to provide embedded systems with total reliability, absolute security, and maximum real-time performance. Software Package Green Hills Software LLC
ISP Solutions for R-Car V3H & R-Car V3MR-Car V3x ISP solutions, ISP Pipeline • Raw data correction • Lens correction • Noise reduction • Demosaic • Exposure control • White balance • Color correction • Color space conversion: RGB or YUV output PC Tuning Tools • Real-time Tuning • Off-line Tuning Software Package Cogent Embedded Inc.
QNX's ASIL Real Time Operating SystemBlackberry provides ASIL compliant RTOS and BSP stack optimized for Renesas R-Car V3H & R-Car V3M. Software Package BlackBerry Limited
R-Car Hardware using OpenCL and SYCLCodeplay's Solution for Renesas R-Car developers. ComputeSuite for R-Car™ enables developers to accelerate applications on R-Car hardware using OpenCL and SYCL. Software Package Codeplay Software
RT-RK - Expertise on Renesas' Computer Vision and CNNConsulting and services on computer vision and machine learning to optimize the performance of Tier 1 and OEM algorithm on Renesas products Software Package RT-RK
SVNet, Deep Learning Embedded Software by STRADVISIONSVNet is a deep learning and camera-based embedded perception software for ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles use cases. There are millions of vehicles powered by SVNet from level 2 ADAS to level 4 Autonomous Vehicles in the production pipeline in Germany and China. Software Package StradVision, Inc.
Safety Support Program Consultancy for R-Car Automotive ApplicationsAVL Software and Functions GmbH provides System FuSa Consultancy for Renesas R-Car SOCs Software Package AVL Software and Functions GmbH

Sample Code

Sample Code

Boards & Kits

Boards & Kits



  • Two 800MHz Arm® Cortex®-A53 MPCore™ cores
  • Dual lockstep 800MHz Arm® Cortex®-R7 core
  • Memory controller for DDR3L-1600 with 32 bits × 1 channel
  • QSPI Flash memory support
  • eMMC 4.5 support
  • Image recognition engine (IMP-X5-V3M)
  • Image signal processor (ISP)
  • Image renders for camera image distortion correction application (IMR)
  • Video signal processor (VSPD)
  • Video encoding processor for inter-device video transfer (iVCP1E)
  • Video output (4 lanes × 1 channel LVDS, 1 channel digital)
  • Video input (4 lanes × 1 channel MIPI-CSI2, 2 channels digital)
  • 2 channels FlexRay interface
  • 8 channels 12-bit analog to digital converter
  • CAN/CAN FD interface
  • Ethernet AVB
  • 4x UART, 4x SPI, 5x I2C interfaces
  • FCBGA 19 x 19mm2 0.8mm package