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


Title language Type Format File Size Date
star V3M User's Manual Manual - Hardware PDF 24.11 MB
R-Car Series, 3rd Generation QoS System Description & Configuration Application Note PDF 1.33 MB
R-Car Series, 3rd Generation Board Circuit Design Checklist Application Note PDF 2.07 MB
R-Car Series, 3rd Generation Functions, Usage, and Restrictions of the Display Control Modules Application Note PDF 1.19 MB
R-Car Series, 3rd Generation Functions, Usage, and Restrictions of the Video Capturing Based on CSI2 Application Note PDF 685 KB
R-Car Series, 3rd Generation DRAM Refresh Rate Setting Application Notes Application Note PDF 299 KB
R-Car Series, 3rd Generation Booting Sequences Application Note PDF 871 KB
R-Car DRAM Backup Function Application Note PDF 966 KB
R-Car Series, 3rd Generation Guide on the Mechanical Handling of Renesas FCBGAs Application Note PDF 2.12 MB
R-Car Series, 3rd Generation Media Independent Interface (MII) Connection With an External PHY or Switch Application Note PDF 387 KB
V3M Electrical Characteristic Datasheet PDF 1.07 MB
V3M DDR3 Opening Tool Guide ZIP 2.57 MB
V3M SoC Design Guide Model (3D Products Model, BSDL, IBIS, PCB Design Guide, PKG Tray Soldering, Power Calculation Sheet, Thermal Simulation) Guide ZIP 11.16 MB
Initialization Sequence of DBSC4 DDR3L for R-Car V3M Guide PDF 519 KB
V3M Package Information Guide ZIP 355 KB
R-Car V3M, V3H, V3H2 Overview & Block Diagram Manual - Hardware PDF 635 KB


Title language Type Format File Size Date
V3M DRAM Refresh Rate Setting Sample Program Sample Code ZIP 8 KB

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
3D Surround View With and Without GPU Software Package GPU 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 Cogent Embedded Inc.
Atlas Camera Optimization Suite for R-Car by Algolux Software Package The 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. Algolux
Autobrains AI Solution Software Package Autobrains provides video perception SW. Revolutionary, self-learning AI leveraging R-Car V Series assets. AutoBrains Technologies Ltd.
Automotive SoC Consulting Service Software Package R-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. Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd.
Driver Monitoring Solution on R-Car - Vision based ADAS algorithms development on R-Car V3 M/H Software Package Driver 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. PathPartner Technology Pvt Ltd
INTEGRITY® RTOS Software Package The INTEGRITY® RTOS is built around a partitioning architecture to provide embedded systems with total reliability, absolute security, and maximum real-time performance. Green Hills Software LLC
ISP Solutions for R-Car V3H & R-Car V3M Software Package R-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 Cogent Embedded Inc.
Perception SW Technology for Automated Driving Software Package Brodmann17 offers patented, software-only perception technology for automated driving, ushering in the next generation of perception solutions. Brodmann17’s patented technology relies on the company’s own IP, built from the ground up for edge devices without depending on open source. Brodmann17 Ltd.
QNX's ASIL Real Time Operating System Software Package Blackberry provides ASIL compliant RTOS and BSP stack optimised for Renesas R-Car V3H & R-Car V3M. BlackBerry Limited
R-Car Hardware using OpenCL and SYCL Software Package Codeplay's Solution for Renesas R-Car developers. ComputeSuite for R-Car™ enables developers to accelerate applications on R-Car hardware using OpenCL and SYCL. Codeplay Software
RT-RK - Expertise on Renesas' Computer Vision and CNN Software Package Consulting and services on computer vision and machine learning to optimize the performance of Tier 1 and OEM algorithm on Renesas products RT-RK Automotive LLC
SVNet, Deep Learning Embedded Software by Stradvision Software Package SVNet 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. StradVision, Inc.

memoryBoards & Kits

Part Number Title Type Company
Y-ASK-RCAR-V3M R-Car V3M Starter Kit Starter Renesas
R-CAR-SDK R-Car Software Development Kit Development Renesas
eCUBE eCUBE Development Platform by eSoftThings Development Lacroix Impulse
EagleCAM EagleCAM Smart Camera Platform by LUPA Development LUPA-Electronics GmbH

printNews & Additional Resources

Type Date Sort ascending
Renesas Accelerates Deep Learning Development for ADAS and Automated Driving Applications News
R-Car Consortium Page Jul 16, 2020
R-Car H3/M3/H2/M2/E2 Software Library and Technical Documents Page Jul 15, 2020
Phantom AI Collaborates with Renesas on Full Stack ADAS Development External Link Jun 18, 2020
Where to buy R-Car/Boards/V3HSK on External Link May 15, 2020
Automotive Software & Tools Page May 6, 2020
Renesas Electronics and StradVision Collaborate on Smart Camera Development for Next-Generation ADAS News
Renesas and Magna Bring Advanced Safety Features to More Vehicle Segments and Consumers News
Renesas Electronics Delivers R-Car V3H System-On-Chip for Automotive Front Cameras in Level 3 and Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles News
Renesas Electronics Accelerates NCAP Front Camera Application Development for Entry and Mid-Range Cars with Comprehensive R-Car V3M-Based Solution News
Renesas Electronics and ASTC Accelerate Software Development for Smart Cameras with Virtual Platform for R-Car V3M News
Renesas Electronics Unveils Integrated Software Development Environment for ADAS and Automated Driving News
Renesas Electronics and Cogent Embedded Collaborate to Make 3D Surround View Parking Assist System Standard in All New Cars News
Renesas Electronics and Codeplay Collaborate on OpenCL™ and SYCL™ for ADAS Solutions News
Renesas Electronics Unveils the Renesas Autonomy™, Open, Innovative and Trusted Platform to Further Extend its Commitment to ADAS and Automated Driving News


  • 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/CANFD interface
  • EthernetAVB
  • 4x UART, 4x SPI, 5x I2C interfaces
  • FCBGA 19 x 19mm2 0.8mm package