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Accelerate development of surround view applications

8th October 2015
Nat Bowers

Designed to be used in a wide spectrum of applications, Renesas Electronics has announced the ADAS Surround View Kit. An extension of the ADAS Starter kit, the ADAS Surround View Kit simplifies and accelerates the development of surround view applications (especially when combined with the ADAS Starter Kit). Surround view applications are expected to play a major role in future cars, providing additional comfort and new safety features.

The ADAS Surround View Kit combines automotive cameras from Integrated Micro-electronics and multiple high-speed gigabit multimedia serial links from Maxim Integrated Products on a miniature automotive chassis. This eliminates the need for system manufacturers to source and set up all these specific automotive components themselves for their surround view development.

The kit also provides a 2-channel CAN interface and a GbE connector interface for in-car applications, where the model chassis is not used.

Once connected via an on-board extension connector to the already available ADAS Starter Kit, the ADAS Surround View Kit provides outstanding processing performance to system manufacturers. It is based on the cutting-edge performance of Renesas’ R-Car H2 SoC, which is capable of delivering more than 25,000 DMIPS and providing state-of-the-art 3D graphics capabilities and powerful vision processing cores. The R-Car H2 SoC supports up to four independent input HD camera channels, allowing easy implementation of 360° camera views and object recognition.

The kit is supported by the Yocto distribution that is also used for other R-Car evaluation boards. In addition, Renesas will provide sample applications that will help system manufacturers to use the ADAS Surround View Kit quickly and easily, and accelerate the development of dedicated hardware and software solutions for future ADAS applications.

The ADAS Surround View Kit is available now, with shipping scheduled to begin in December 2015. The Yocto distribution and initial support is available now on the Embedded Linux Wiki website: and on RenesasRulz. (Availability is subject to change without notice.)

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