ADAS surround view development kit

October 09, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Renesas’ ADAS Surround View Kit is intended to enable quick time to market for automotive system manufacturers; the kit is an extension of Renesas’ ADAS Starter kit itself designed to be used in a wide spectrum of applications.

The ADAS Surround View Kit combines automotive cameras from Integrated Micro-electronics Inc. and multiple high-speed gigabit multimedia serial links (GMSL) 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 gigabit Ethernet 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 a high level of processing performance to system manufacturers. It is based on the Renesas R-Car H2 SoC (System-on-Chip), 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 implementation of 360° camera views and object recognition.

The new 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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