The joint ECU development platform for modern ADAS applications integrates RH850/P1x automotive control microcontrollers from Renesas and high-end R-Car SoCs with the TTIntegration software platform from TTTech as a foundation for complex solutions of the kind of highly automated driving. Extra to the physical aspect the platform foresees parallel development and integration of individual software components from a number of providers. »For centuries man has been attempting to copy the huge potential of the human body, and especially of the brain. In most cases the copy has come nowhere approaching the original. Supporting a driver when driving means providing an embedded system with cognitive capability paired with accuracy and reliability«, reckons Jean-François Chouteau, vice-president, Global ADAS Solution Group of Renesas Electronics, speaking of the motives for the platform.
The expectations of autonomous vehicles are currently climbing and thus the wish for automated functions, accompanied by demand for low power consumption. The increasing abundance of sensor data, evaluating them and subsequent actions to be taken call for hardware and software implementations with a large measure of computing power and functional safety plus security.
Orchestrating different sensors and functions creates new challenges in implementation of the software because technologies from a variety of suppliers must be developed in parallel and thus integrated together, to a maximum degree seamlessly. Different software packages must operate sharing the resources of the available CPUs, of the hardware accelerators and communicating networks, and without hindering other applications that access the common resources. Cooperation between Renesas and TTTech addresses precisely these challenges.