Renesas Electronics : and AVL Software and Functions Collaborate on Customer Support for Functional Safety to Develop Automotive ECUs That Comply with ISO 26262

Tokyo, Japan, and Regensburg, Germany – Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a leading provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, and AVL, a leading company in the development, modeling and testing of the automotive sector, today announced a partnership to provide customer support for the development of electronic control units (ECUs). comply with the international standard ISO 26262 on functional safety of the car. As part of this collaboration, AVL will provide comprehensive support for the development of sophisticated and specialized functional safety systems for Renesas automotive customers.

Effective development of sophisticated advanced ADAS / Automated Control (AD) systems that meet functional safety standards has become a challenge. Renesas provides automotive R-Car on-chip (SoC), automotive control (MCU), RH850 microcontrollers, power management (PMIC) and software solutions that support levels from ASIL B to ASIL D according to ISO26262. However, to meet functional safety standards, the entire ECU system must meet the requirements, not just semiconductor devices. Therefore, even when using R-Car and RH850 that meet the requirements of functional safety, the development of ECU in accordance with ISO 26262 requires in-depth system experience. AVL has proven experience in supporting the development of ISO 26262 compliant ECUs, both in terms of hardware and software. Thanks to this collaboration, Renesas customers can use sophisticated security solutions for Renesas components and benefit from AVL’s expert support for functional security, which reduces the development time of an ISO 26262-compliant ECU.

“We are delighted to be able to offer Renesas customers an advanced experience and extensive AVL functional security experience,” said Naoki Yoshida, vice president of marketing for Renesas digital automotive products. “This collaboration will enable all our customers around the world to quickly develop ISO 26262 compliant ECUs using highly reliable Renesas products.”

“With the spread of ADAS / AD, the number of ECUs required to maintain functional security will only increase,” said Dirk Geyer, director of functional security and cybersecurity at AVL. “AVL can provide support for both hardware and software at various security levels, including advanced support such as customized FMEDA and product-specific failure rate analysis. We look forward to providing comprehensive global support to Renesas customers. ”

Additional information on functional security support provided by Renesas and AVL is available at

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers robust built-in design innovations with complete semiconductor solutions that allow billions of connected smart devices to improve the way people work and live. A world leader in microcontrollers, analog products, food and SoC, Renesas offers comprehensive solutions for a wide range of automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications that help shape the boundless future. Find out more at Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, TwitterYouTube and Instagram.

About AVL

AVL Software and Functions GmbH in Regensburg, Germany, is AVL’s global center of competence for E-Drive and software development within the AVL Group.
The AVL Group is the world’s largest independent development, modeling and testing company in the automotive industry and other sectors. Building on its innovative spirit, the company offers concepts, solutions and methodologies to shape future mobility trends.
The company supports customers throughout the development process from the idea phase to series production. To accelerate the vision of automated and connected mobility, AVL has created competencies in ADAS, autonomous management and digitization.
AVL’s passion is innovation. Together with an international network of experts covering more than 26 countries and with 45 technical and engineering centers around the world, AVL manages sustainable mobility trends for a greener future. (

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