Software development for car information systems is increasing in scale and complexity in recent years, in order to accelerate the development of autonomous driving and to develop new functionality to attractively differentiate vehicles. As more companies are starting automotive software development, there is an urgent need to secure skilled and specialized engineers as well as the development environment required for automotive applications. Renesas has developed R-Car starter kits for supporting automotive software development. These kits enable users to easily build automotive Linux platforms that are standardized by the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) and GENIVI®open source communities and that are highly extensible and can be used for wide variety of applications.
Since the hardware used has high computing capabilities for automotive and the latest open source software can be used, by having one kit on hand per engineer from the professional community, the engineer can concentrate on advanced development of specialized software allowing for the realization of new automotive computing systems quickly.
The premier R-Car starter kit supports best-in-class computing performance for automotive and offers a powerful computing library to provide the ultimate automotive computing environment.
See Support section.
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EOL Notification of the R-Car H3 model Starter Kit Premier and R-Car M3 model Starter Kit Pro:
Production of R-Car H3 model and M3 model Starter Kit are discontinued, and SK series are integrated into only R-Car H3e-2G model Starter Kit Premier. After EOL, SW support for R-Car H3 model and M3 model Starter Kit continue.
See Documentation section.
R-Car Starter Kit board information and Yocto Linux/Android BSP are available from the eLinux site. See Resources section below.
|Yocto BSP for the R-Car Starter Kit Pro/Premier, Kingfisher and Connected Car Platform(CCPF) has been updated to Yocto v5.9.0||Apr 18, 2022|
|We’re pleased to announce that the new version of our R-Car Starter Kit Premier equipped with the H3e-2G SoC is now on sale||Dec 2, 2021|
|Now, our R-Car Starter Kit Premier + Kingfisher has been released for Android 10. Utilize the Android ecosystem design for in-vehicle software development today.||Oct 7, 2021|
R-Car Starter Kit Premier (employing the R-Car H3):
R-Car Starter Kit Premier (employing the R-Car H3e-2G):
|Memory||Internal 384KB system RAM
16MB QSPI flash
8/32/64/128 GB eMMC
microSD card slot
|Connectors||CN1 expansion connector 440-pin
CN2 QSPI flash module
CN3 debug JTAG
CN5 USB 2.0
CN6 push-pull microSD card socket
CN7 Ethernet connector RJ45
CN8 LINE out
CN9 MIC input
CN10 debug serial
CN11 CPLD programming JTAG
CN12 debug serial
CN13 main power supply input (5 V DC)
CN14 CPU fan
|Board Specifications||Dimensions: 100mm × 100mm
Height: 57mm (with FAN)
External power supply 5V/4A-8A, ripple and noise (Vp-p) full load 200mV