January 9, 2024 – Linz, Austria– Candera, a leading provider of HMI design tools, announces that it has become an official Renesas RZ ecosystem partner. The partnership program supports the joint promotion of Candera’s HMI design tool CGI Studio as a powerful resource for creating HMIs with Renesas’ RZ/G2L, RZ/G2LC, and RZ/V2L MPUs.
Candera GmbH, a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers, is joining the Renesas RZ Partner Program to offer its Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology for long-lasting, demanding industrial applications to customers using the RZ/G2L, RZ/G2LC, and RZ/V2L MPUs.
The RZ Ecosystem Solution Program as part of the Renesas “RZ Ready” program brings global partners together to support customers in artificial intelligence, human machine interfaces (HMI) and industrial network applications. Each partner’s building block solution carries the “RZ Ready” badge and is designed to solve real-world customer problems.
Fig. 1: CGI Studio is now officially “RZ ready”.
Renesas’ powerful RZ/G2L, RZ/G2LC, RZ/V2L MPUs work seamlessly with Candera’s HMI tool CGI Studio to deliver first-class performance results not only for automotive, but also for industrial and consumer applications. The RZ/G2L group MPUs include an Arm® Cortex®-A55 (1.2 GHz) CPU, a 16-bit DDR3L / DDR4 interface, a 3D graphics engine with Arm Mali-G31 and video codec H.264 (RZ/G2L, RZV2L only)). It also has many interfaces such as camera input, display output, USB 2.0, and Gbit-Ether, making it ideal for any HMI application.
Two new demos powered by the HMI-enabled RZ/G2L
Renesas and Candera showcase the potential of their combined solutions with two first demos. One uses the example of an industrial steam convector oven, the other a treadmill, which runners might either have at home or find in their fitness studio. Both demos feature attractive graphics with 2D and 3D elements.
Want to see for yourself? Watch the demos running on RZ/G2L!
Fig. 2: Candera demo “Treadmill” running on Renesas’ RZ/G2L
Voices from the partners
As a Renesas Partner Program member, Candera’s scalable and hardware-independent software solution CGI Studio for easy HMI creation will be promoted in the program. “We’re happy to welcome Candera in our RZ Partner Ecosystem Solutions Program,” said Mamoru Nomura, Senior Director, Embedded Computing Division at Renesas. “Candera brings years of experience in serving high-end automotive applications and we have collaborated on many automotive projects until now. Their expertise will help jump-start the development of HMI solutions tailored to industrial application needs.”
Reinhard Füricht, CEO of Candera, adds his views on the cooperation: “Our collaboration with Renesas goes back several years. We have been working with our partners at Renesas successfully on a number of projects”, says Reinhard. “We are happy to be part of the Renesas Partner Program community and are confident to be adding significant value to this excellent program. “
Long history of joint automotive projects
In the past, both companies had been mostly focusing on automotive projects. Candera presented an automotive cluster with advanced 3D effects during the 2022 Embedded World trade show in Nuremberg, Germany.
Fig. 3: During Embedded World 2022, Candera presented their “Weather Cluster on a R-Car H3.
Candera is a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers. It supports its customers with the CGI Studio tool environment as well as provision of software services mainly in the areas of HMI development and embedded software. Candera GmbH in Linz, Austria and Candera America Inc. are part of KAGA FEI Co., Ltd. , situated in Yokohama / Japan.
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