MUNICH, Germany The latest iteration in Renesas' SH-NaviJ chip family supports OpenGL ESL1.1. Thus the chip runs advanced 3D graphics software that earlier required a dedicated PC add-on board.
OpenGL ESL1.1 is the industry standard programming interface for embedded graphics processing. The processing power and the software ecosystem of the Renesas chip targets at demanding rendering tasks such as the display of 3D objects on a navigational map or implementing graphical user interfaces with detailed 3D elements.
The SH7777, the third member of Renesas' SH-NavjJ product family, also supports the video compression standard H.264/MPEG-4 AVC through multi-codec IP integrated on the chip. The compression technology is used, for example, in the terrestrial digital ISDB-T technology used for mobile TV reception. With regard to TV reception, the device supports a variety of modes and technologies which makes it suited for applications in most geographies.
Similarly, the device supports audio applications through its integrated 24bit audio DSP. Among others, the DSP enables decoding of AAC, MP3 and WMA data.
Other features are CAN and MOST interfaces as well as a GPS navigation system baseband module. Middleware for Video and Audio applications is already available, the vendor claims. The SoC's main processor is the SH-4A, the most powerful variant of Renesas' SuperH architecture with a processing performance of up to 960 MIPS.