Fig 3: Cache architecture
With all these measures, Renesas has succeeded in developing a scalable application processor family (see Fig. 4) that enables customers to benefit from the performance of the fastest mobile processors available – devices designed to mitigate the challenges in the automotive field. It is now possible to achieve power consumption of under 5W for typical navigation applications. With the integration of image recognition processors and several video interfaces, the R-Car is well equipped for the upcoming driver assistance systems. The R-Car compatible product range allows developers to choose the appropriate product for their application and simply upgrade if the application requires it.
Fig. 4 R-Car generation 2 - A scalable family
About the author:
Peter Fiedler is Manager for Automotive Information Systems in the MCU Marketing & Engineering division of the Automotive Business Group, Renesas Electronics Europe.