new SH7769 SoC enhances functions such as video input, display output and high-reliability systems present in Renesas’ existing SH-Navi3 (SH7776) SoC, which has been widely adopted for high-end automotive infotainment systems. The SH7769 SoC implements functions essential for automotive display systems such as 3D graphics meters and central displays, markets that are expected to grow rapidly.
Due to the recent increase in demand to process enormous volumes of information through in-car network and multimedia systems, car information systems are required to deliver this information to the driver clearly and safely. The SH7769 SoC implements a high-function 3D graphics engine and display units, which allow 1600 x 480-pixel high definition (HD) video decoding. A graphical user interface (GUI) display can be used to deliver a realistic instrument-cluster system and in-vehicle information to the driver. This GUI allows realistic 3D graphics display and improved operability.
Up to three video data streams can be processed simultaneously to provide a driver with information from external vehicle cameras, navigation systems, and night vision devices at the same time. The SH7769 SoC also contributes to the reduction of system costs by reducing the number of external components as it integrates functions like an NTSC decoder and an image render (IMR) function, which perform the compensation of fish-eye images.