Microcontrollers and kit solutions supporting AUTOSAR software drivers, for optimal body control
Body systems are making ever more extensive use of electronics to provide enhanced vehicle comfort and safety. Examples include power windows, automatic air conditioning, systems for controlling the seat position to match the driver, headlight illumination control linked to the steering angle, and anti-theft systems. In order to meet these diverse and varied requirements, there needs to be support for integration and reuse across systems. For example, the lineup of MCAL* for Renesas automotive MCUs satisfying the latest AUTOSAR standard is being expanded. Use of the AUTOSAR standard enables development work spanning different vehicle body types and models. This allows increased system stability, better quality, and reduced cost through economies of scale. In addition, the popularization in recent years of HEVs and EVs is increasing demand for lighter weight and reduced dark-current noise in body systems due to their direct connection with battery performance.
Renesas responds to these requirements with kit solutions for optimal body control combining MCUs, analog devices, power devices, and so on.
* MCAL: Microcontroller Abstraction Layer