Renesas Electronics Corporation, semiconductor supplier, and LUPA-Electronics GmbH, an automotive safety solution provider, has announced the EagleCAM module, an open front-camera platform.

The platform features Renesas’ R-Car V3H and V3M system-on-chip (SoC) devices and targets the latest Euro NCAP and C-NCAP requirements – such as automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, and traffic sign recognition. The camera platform enables OEMs and Tier 1s to differentiate, and extend, their offering by integrating its proprietary or third-party software that adds additional driving features.

Similar solutions on the market take a black box solution approach. This approach makes it challenging for OEMs and Tier 1s to address changing market demands, subsequently slowing down development. EagleCAM introduces an open turnkey solution that is capable of delivering flexible, high-performance perception, while shortening time-to-market and reducing costs related to the bill of materials (BOM).

Based on Renesas’ proven R-Car SoCs, EagleCAM supports low- to high-end front camera applications alongside extensions for features including surround view, driver monitoring, and augmented reality. In addition to its SoCs, EagleCAM also includes Renesas’ automotive power management ICs to further reduce BOM costs. With the recent update of the R-Car V3H, the new turnkey solutions benefit from the improved CNN performance of up to 3.7 TOPS, ASIL-C capability of the real-time domain, and camera support of up to 8 megapixels.

The module also features a pre-validated hardware design, shortening the time required to reach mass production. Customers can access perception stacks that offer shorter turnaround time or stacks based on emerging technologies that allow them to achieve the best fit for their specific application needs.