The R-Car M3Ne(-2G) can be used in a wide range of automotive applications requiring medium-class computing, including for example In-Vehicle Infotainment, low-end integrated cockpit, connected gateway, central server.
A 2GHz version (M3e-2G) is available, providing increased CPU power.
The R-Car M3Ne(-2G) is compliant with the ISO 26262 (ASIL-B) functionality safety standard for automotive and has enhanced security functions.


  • Compliant with ISO 26262 (ASIL-B) functionality safety standard for automotive
  • Optimized functions and performance enable use in a wide range of applications
  • Compatibility with previous products enables use of the existing ecosystem and access to over 180 R-Car Consortium partners



  • In-Vehicle Infotainment 
  • Low-end integrated cockpit 
  • Connected gateway
  • Central server


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Integrated Automotive Cockpits

Save cost and design effort in functional safety with Renesas scalable R-Car roadmap, providing a robust freedom of interference between the Cluster and Android system.

Video Transcript

My name is Guido Hilker, I'm from Renesas Electronics and today I talk about integrated cockpits.

The challenge of integrated cockpit is to run cluster, navigation and center stack on one ECU. Some OEMs have already started such integration with the target to save cost and still offer an attractive solution with a nice look and feel.

The demo is running on R-Car M3N and is showing a low cost integrated cockpit solution. In the middle, an Android system is running, showing a navigation application which could be also a smartphone replication. In parallel, the embedded real-time CPU, which is separated by system architecture, is drawing a full graphics cluster using the 2D drawing engine.

For integrated cockpit, Renesas offers a scalable R-Car product lineup. And also robust freedom of interference between the cluster system and the Android system is achieved by separation of hardware. And therefore the efforts for functional safety can be greatly reduced, which saves cost and effort. Finally, the real-time system will boot faster, offering an early availability of the cluster function, rearview camera or audio.


Item R-Car M3Ne(-2G) Specifications
Product Name
(Part Number)
R-Car M3Ne (R8A779M4)
R-Car M3Ne-2G (R8A779M5)
Power Supply Voltage 3.3V/1.8V (IO), 1.1V (LPDDR4), 0.9V (core)
CPU Core Arm® Cortex®-A57
  Arm® Cortex®-R7
Dual Lockstep
Cache Memory L1 instruction cache: 48KB
L1 operand cache: 32KB
L2 cache: 1MB
L1 instruction cache: 32KB
L1 operand cache: 32KB
L2 cache: 512KB
L1 instruction cache: 32KB
L1 operand cache: 32KB
External Memory LPDDR4-SDRAM
Maximum operating frequency: 1600MHz
Data bus width: 32 bits x 1 ch (12.8GB/s x 2)
3D Graphics Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR® Series 6XT GE7800
Video Display out x 3 ch
Video input x 8 ch
Video codec module (H.265, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, etc.)
IP conversion module
Up and down scaling, 1-D LUT/3D-LUT/1D-Histogram/2D-Histogram, color conversion, super resolution, rotate, ordered dithering, sharpness, lossless compression/decompression, lossy compression

TS interface x 2 ch
Stream and security processor
Distortion compensation module x 4 ch (IMR-LX4)
Audio Audio DSP
Sampling rate converter × 10 ch
Serial sound interface × 10 ch
Storage Interfaces USB 3.0 host interface (DRD) × 1 port (wPHY)
USB 2.0 host interface × 1 port (wPHY)
USB 2.0 host/function/OTG interface × 1 port (wPHY)
SD host interface × 4 ch (SDR104)
Multimedia card interface × 2 ch
PCI Express 2.0 (1 lane) x 2 ch
In-car Network and
Automotive Peripherals
Media local bus (MLB) interface × 1 ch (3-pin interface)
Controller Area Network (CAN-FD support) interface × 2ch
Ethernet AVB 1.0-compatible MAC built in
Interface: RGMII
Ethernet AVB (802.1BA)
  • IEEE802.1BA
  • IEEE802.1AS
  • IEEE802.1Qav
  • IEEE1722
Security Crypto engine (AES, DES, Hash, RSA) x 2 ch
System RAM
Other Peripherals SYS-DMAC x 48 ch, real-time-DMAC x 16 ch,
Audio-DMAC x 32 ch, audio (peripheral)-DMAC x 58 ch
32-bit timer x 41 ch
PWM timer × 7 ch
I2C bus interface × 8 ch
Serial communication interface (SCIF) × 11 ch
SPI multi I/O bus controller (RPC) × 1 ch (HyperFlashTM/QSPI support)
Clock-synchronized serial interface (MSIOF) × 4 ch (SPI/IIS)
Digital radio interface (DRIF) × 4 ch
Low Power Mode Dynamic power shutdown
AVS (Adaptive Voltage Scaling), DVFS (Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling), DDR-SDRAM power supply backup mode
Package 1022-pin Flip chip BGA (29mm x 29mm, 0.8mm pitch)
ICE for Arm CPU available from tool vendors
Evaluation Board A user system development reference platform with the following features is also available to enable the users to carry out efficient system development.
(1) Incorporates car information system-oriented peripheral circuits, providing users with an actual device verification environment.
(2) Can be used as a software development tool for application software, etc.
(3) Allows easy implementation of custom user functions.
Software Platform Support OS: Linux, AndroidTM, QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, Integrity® etc.
OpenGL ES3.1 3D graphics library, wide variety of H.265, H.264, MPEG-4 and VC-1 for video compliant with OpenMAX IL I/F in addition to BSPs compliant with OSs standard API are available to realize complete system concept.

Arm and Cortex are registered trademarks of Arm Limited.
PowerVR is a trademark of Imagination Technologies Limited.
Android is a registered trademark from Google Inc.
QNX, neutrino and Blackberry are trademarks from BlackBerry Limited, and are used with permission from QNX Software System Limited.
Green Hills Software and INTEGRITY are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc. in the U.S. and/or internationally.
HyperFlash is a trademark of Spansion LLC in the United States and other countries.
All names of other products or services mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.