|[February 26, 2013]
Elektrobit and Renesas Electronics Provide Platform for Next Generation High-End Infotainment Systems
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
The runtime solution of Elektrobit (News - Alert) (EB)'s development platform for human
machine interfaces (HMIs), EB GUIDE Graphic Target Framework (GTF), has
been ported to the Renesas Electronics Corporation (Renesas) R-Car H1.
The collaboration enables car manufacturers to use the high-end Renesas
chip in combination with the EB GUIDE GTF to utilize the advanced
graphical capabilities of the SoC. The carmakers will benefit by a huge
acceleration in development processes and will also be able to create
cost effective prototypes of future HMI platforms.
Masayasu Yoshida, senior manager of automotive information systems
solution department, Renesas Electronics Corporation said: "This
powerful combination of one of the industry's most comprehensive
solutions for the development of multimedia infotainment systems and a
leading SoC platform that offers one of the best graphical performances
in the embedded market will be a decisive driver for future development."
Benefits for carmakers and suppliers
The R-Car H1 SoC by Renesas, the leading supplier of semiconductors in
the automotive sector, is particularly dedicated to high performance
multimedia radio navigation head units. The integrated GPU (Graphic
processing unit) is suitable for demanding 3-D graphics applications; it
offers one of the best graphical performances in the embedded market.
Now carmakers are able to use the high-end Renesas SoC with the EB GUIDE
GTF for the early prototyping stage of instrument clusters, infotainment
systems and navigation systems.
Thanks to the cooperation with EB, carmakers can estimate the R-Car H1's
performance in the early development stages. Moreover they can save
costs and time to builda prototyping environment due to the
off-the-shelf GTF porting. This means, they have immediate access to
state-of-the-art technology for HMI development and can try out and
evaluate their solutions through the specification process to the
implementation process. Existing and future EB GUIDE users are free to
concentrate entirely on their key area of expertise, the development of
their own HMIs.
Yokoi Hiroki, General Manager of EB's subsidiary in Japan:
provide not only the tools but also support and services in order to
contribute to the customers' success collaborating with one of our
strongest partners, Renesas."
Martin Schleicher, Vice president, Infotainment Products at EB:
collaboration with Renesas offers EB customers a ready-to-use solution
for future HMI development through one of the worldwide leading SoC
platforms for next-generation car infotainment systems."
EB develops advanced technology and transforms it into enriching
end-user experiences. EB specializes in demanding embedded software and
hardware solutions for the automotive industry and wireless
technologies. The company's net sale from continuing operations in 2012
was EUR 185.4 million. Elektrobit Corporation (News - Alert) is listed on NASDAQ OMX
EB's Automotive Software Business
EB's Automotive Software Business has established itself as a big player
in the global automobile industry with its embedded software solutions.
This field specializes in developing forward-thinking products as well
as services and advice for the automobile industry and delivers software
solutions ready for series production based around AUTOSAR and FlexRay,
infotainment, navigation, HMI and driver assistance systems. www.automotive.elektrobit.com
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world's number one
supplier of microcontrollers, is a premier supplier of advanced
semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a
broad-range of analog and power devices. Business operations began as
Renesas Electronics in April 2010 through the integration of NEC
Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723) and Renesas Technology (News - Alert) Corp., with
operations spanning research, development, design and manufacturing for
a wide range of applications. Headquartered in Japan, Renesas
Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More information
can be found at www.renesas.com.
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