The support package is free and includes the R-Car hypervisor development guide document and sample software for use as reference for the development of the embedded hypervisors used by integrated cockpits and connected car applications. The R-Car hypervisor was initially announced in April 2017 and the new support package has been launched to accelerate R-Car hypervisors designs.
Third-generation R-Car SoCs were designed for use with a hypervisor and features of the SoC can take advantage of the virtualisation functions. For example, the Arm CPU cores, graphics cores, video/audio IP and other functions on the SoC would require developers to understand the R-Car hardware manuals and the R-Car virtualization functions to implement a hypervisor. The new support package offers a development guide for R-Car virtualization, allowing developers to take full advantage of the those features. The included sample software supports rapid development.