Targeting High-End Navigation Systems, the R-Car H1 Enables a Complete Solution for the Next-Generation Systems
18 Oct 2011
TOKYO, Japan, October 18, 2011 — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) and its subsidiary, Renesas Mobile Corporation, today announced a new member of the R-Car series of automotive systems-on-chip (SoCs), the R-Car H1, capable of delivering up to 11,650 Dhrystone MIPS (DMIPS), and ideal for the high-end car navigation market. The R-Car H1 SoC offers an innovative architecture where the application domain is powered by an ARM® Cortex™A-9 quad-core configuration running at 1 gigahertz (GHz), while the real-time domain is powered by a dedicated multimedia engine (MME) based on Renesas' SH4A core. The R-Car's architecture allows customers to implement features such as quick-boot, backup camera support and media processing using the MME, while the application domain cores can be allocated to run advanced operating systems such as Linux, Windows® Automotive Embedded or QNX®.
Renesas' R-Car H1 SoC offers one of the most complete system integrations on the market available today. Powered with Imagination Technologies' SGX-543-MP2 graphics processing unit (GPU), and delivering up to 40 gigaflops per second (Gflops/s, effective), the R-Car H1 SoC offers one of the best graphical performances in the embedded market. The GPU is ready to support open technologies OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1, making it a perfect platform to develop next-generation car infotainment systems.
The R-Car H1 SoC is also powered (as an optional feature) with Renesas' IMP-X3 core, a real-time image processing unit that enables developers with the emerging trend of augmented reality. To fully benefit from the IMP-X3 core, the R-Car H1 SoC also supports up to four independent input camera channels allowing easy implementation of 360-degree camera views and sign recognition to mention a few applications.
Video and audio processing is supported by hardware accelerators supporting up to HD 1080p @ 60fps on advanced infotainment systems. To insure adequate memory bandwidth, the R-Car H1 SoC is equipped with two independent DDR3 32-bit interfaces which allow access to different content simultaneously, providing higher performance when compared to solutions that offer a single 64-bit DDR interface.
The R-Car H1 integrated peripherals include Ethernet, MOST-150, PATA and SATA interfaces and PCIe for system expansion. The R-Car H1 SoC also offers a version with a GPS baseband engine enabling further system integration. The R-Car Series offers multiple CAN channels and two independent display controllers as well as three USB 2.0 ports with PHY.
Samples of Renesas' R-Car H1 SoCs will be available starting in November 2011, equipped in an 832-pin FCBGA (flip chip ball grid array) package, and its pricing is to be decided. Mass production is scheduled to begin in December 2012 and is expected to reach a cumulative 100,000 units per month in December 2013. (Availability is subject to change without notice.)
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation, and information communication technology applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.
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