Renesas offers a low-cost digital instrument cluster and HVAC display solution using a microcontroller (MCU) and video signal processor (VSP) scaler.

System Benefits

  • Simplified development of multiple display resolutions with a single design
  • Easily scalable cluster graphics for multiple display sizes and resolutions
  • Complete system solution design optimized for power consumption in an automotive environment
  • Generate cluster graphics in one resolution with the RH850 automotive MCU, then easily scale to different resolutions using the RAA278840 LCD controller
  • Use the RAA278840 to upscale 1280x480 resolution primary cluster graphics made for an 8” LCD panel to 1920x720 to support a 12.3” panel upgrade option for premium trim vehicle models
  • Use RAA278840 for "fast boot" to display tell-tale lamps at ignition (<500ms to show on-screen display (OSD) through RAA278840), allowing the MCU software time to boot up properly




  • Instrument clusters
  • In-vehicle infotainment systems (IVI)
  • Cockpit systems

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