Renesas Velocity Lab Toolkit for Embedded Systems Development

Renesas Electronics announced the Velocity Lab, which is a suite of embedded systems development components. Velocity Lab enables engineers to develop embedded solutions quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Velocity Lab supports Renesas’ 90-nanometer (nm) SH7254x and SH7253x MCU families for powertrain applications. Renesas is also developing a Velocity Lab solution for the R8C and the V850 microcontroller families and expects to also port the solution to the RX Group and other MCUs in the future.

Renesas Velocity Lab Highlights

  • Integrates model-based design, simulation and automatic code generation
  • Narrows the gap between design strategy and production while providing the flexibility to create solutions that meet changing market needs
  • Helps designers to build complex, embedded solutions easily and economically while simultaneously leveraging the latest technology for efficiency gains
  • Complete code generation
  • Virtual development environment
  • QuantiPhi is integrated into Simulink and provides function blocks to directly control I/O peripherals
  • Intuitive user interface that allows for full microcontroller (MCU) configuration without requiring detailed knowledge or specification of the controller
  • Provides transaction-level, cycle-accurate simulation of an entire system or portions of it
  • System plant model executes in Mathworks’ Simulink
  • Cycle-accurate microcontroller model executes in a simulation environment from Synopsys or ASTC
  • Microcontroller model executes the code as generated from the Simulink QuantiPhi package
  • Uses ETAS’s OSEK for scheduling
  • Requires no simulation hardware
  • Supports many debuggers
  • Ideal for automotive system, powertrain and body applications

More information: Renesas Electronics America