3D Graphics SoC for entry-class cars (by 2020...)
Renesas is set to roll out its high-performance R-Car D3 automotive infotainment system system-on-chip (SoC). R-Car 3D is designed to expand the use of 3D graphics instrument clusters (3D clusters) that support 3D graphics displays in entry-class cars. The R-Car D3 system is claimed to achieve both high-performance graphic capabilities while contributing to significant reduction in overall system development cost. By adopting the R-Car D3, system developers can re-use their 3D graphics development assets, including software and graphics designs from high-end vehicles that adopt high-performance R-Car H3 or R-Car M3 SoCs to entry-level cars. This scalability enables development of easy-to-use and high visibility entry cluster 3D graphics at approximately the same level cost as the existing 2D clusters. In addition, Renesas collaborates with industry-leading partners in the instrument cluster field to further reduce development steps and costs.