Microwave Journal
www.microwavejournal.com/articles/29022-renesas-electronics-high-performance-automotive-chips-adopted-by-nissan
Renesas Nissan

Renesas Electronics High-Performance Automotive Chips Adopted by Nissan

September 11, 2017

Renesas Electronics announced that its R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) for car infotainment and advanced driving assistant systems (ADAS) as well as its RH850 automotive control microcontroller (MCU) have been adopted by Nissan for the ProPILOT Park. This is a full-fledged automated-parking system, of the LEAF, the company’s new 100 percent electric vehicle which debuted on September 6, 2017.

The R-Car SoC adopted in the ProPILOT Park recognizes spaces adequate for parking, verifies that there are no obstacles in the way, and handles the role of issuing control commands for acceleration, braking, steering and shifting. The R-Car SoC includes Renesas’ exclusive parallel image processor (IMP) dedicated for image processing. The IMP takes the high-resolution images from the latest automotive CMOS digital cameras and performs high-speed, low-power signal processing. The RH850 MCU accepts the chassis control commands from the R-Car SoC and transmits these commands to the various electronic control units (ECUs) used. This enables the Nissan LEAF's ProPILOT Park to achieve safe and reliable parking operation.

"As part of our efforts to promote the spread of the driving assistant technologies, Nissan has been the pioneer in the industry in around view monitor implementation thanks to Renesas’ image processors,” said Takashi Yoshizawa, Vice President and Alliance Global Director of EE and Systems Engineering Division, at Nissan Motor Corporation. “I am very pleased that together with Renesas we were able to bring the ProPILOT Park, which is a full-fledged automated-parking feature in our new Nissan LEAF.”

"We believe from our expertise and long-time experience in the automotive area that, in addition to achieving performance and quality, the balance between the control of heat, space, and other parameters is also essential,” said Ryuji Omura, Executive Vice President, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “We are proud that our track record has been recognized with the adoption of our automotive chips in Nissan's new automated-parking system. Renesas is poised to delivering innovative technologies for autonomous driving to foster the advancement of the automotive industry."

Based on the newly-launched Renesas autonomy™, a new ADAS and automated driving platform, the company enables a safe, secure, and convenient driving experience by providing innovative solutions for next-generation car.