Relying on proven IPs already used in the R-Car V3M, the R-Car V3H includes a dual Image Signal Processor (ISP) that converts camera sensor signals for image creation and recognition processing. The re-use ensures scalability from NCAP systems -using R-Car V3M- to level 3 and 4 smart camera systems -using R-Car V3H-, reducing both development time as well as system costs by avoiding the need for ISPs in each camera. For system cost savings, the R-Car V3H requires only a single LPDDR4 memory, reducing the cost for memory components compared to other solutions for front cameras.
Tier1s and OEMs have the choice to develop a front camera solution by themselves or work with leading partners from the Renesas autonomy ecosystem, which is supported by leading front camera partners including Hella Aglaia.
Samples of the R-Car V3H SoC will be available from Q4. Mass production is scheduled to begin in Q3, 2019.