The microcontroller incorporates sensor fusion gateway and advanced chassis system applications and includes safety tech, security tech and vehicle control network technology.
The safety features are fault diagnostic functions with error checking and data correcting features. The chip can detect faults in the different fault detection systems.
The security features are intended to prevent people from hacking into cars and includes data encryption, random number generation as well as providing information on road conditions.
The sensor facility can support up to 8MB of flash memory, up to 960K of RAM and can steam along at 240MHz.
Communications support includes ethernet, CAN, LIN, CSI and FlexRay functions and can pick up complex control of chassis systems using a vehicle network or a gateway.
The family of chips has the not so catchy name of RH850/P1x-C Series with samples being available in February 2015 with an emulator device costing $1,000 a unit. Mass production will start in September 2016 and volume will reach two million units a month by January 2020, Renesas claims.