Green Hills adds virtualised graphics to R-Car platform

January 14, 2015 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
For the implementation of graphics-intensive applications in the car like reconfigurable instrument clusters and dashboards, next-gen navigation systems, driver assistance systems and specific infotainment systems, Green Hills Software now supports Renesas' R-Car H2 processor family with a virtualisation tool based on its Multivisor technology.

For the implementation of graphics-intensive applications in the car like reconfigurable instrument clusters and dashboards, next-gen navigation systems, driver assistance systems and specific infotainment systems, Green Hills Software now supports Renesas' R-Car H2 processor family with a virtualisation tool based on its Multivisor technology.

This software leverages work performed by Green Hills Software, Renesas, and Imagination Technologies, enabling a powerful virtualization solution that includes sophisticated graphics performance while providing strong isolation between safety-critical and general-purpose workloads. For example, Integrity Multivisor on Renesas R-Car H2 enables designers to implement a real-time ADAS subsystem that executes concurrently with a Yocto Linux-based cluster subsystem. In such a constellation, both environments can take advantage of the high-end graphics performance of the H2's integrated Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6400 GPU while ensuring Yocto cannot impact the ADAS functions executing natively on the Integrity safety-certified microkernel.

Key capabilities of Green Hills Software’s Integrity Multivisor for Renesas R-Car platforms include:

  •  Support for Yocto Linux and other guest operating systems
  • High-performance, virtualized access to PowerVR G6400 GPU
  • ISO 26262 safety-certifiable run-time platform for ADAS and other critical systems
  • Virtualization optimized for ARM Virtualization Extensions included in R-Car H2’s Cortex A15-based cores.

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