Renesas and OpenSynergy implement Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO™) standard

The open standard for device virtualization Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO™) is making its way into the automotive industry. It enables the decoupling of hardware and software to free OEM and Tiers to move guest operating systems among different hypervisors and to re-use software platforms on changing hardware systems from multiple vendors.

Renesas and OpenSynergy will explain during the webinar how the open standard-based technology will facilitate a completely new approach to the design of software-driven functions in the vehicle in the future.

Both companies contributed to the definition of new VIRTIO devices for the open source Operating Systems Linux (such as AGL) and Android™ projects through their membership in the OASIS Open consortium (home of the VIRTIO standard).  Renesas has optimized its R-Car SoCs to run VIRTIO and OpenSynergy has developed the automotive virtual platform COQOS Hypervisor SDK including a large bundle of the standard-based virtual devices.

The benefits:

  1. VIRTIO is getting de facto standard in the Open Source Communities for Automotive.
  2. VIRTIO can save future mobility stakeholders time and cost.
  3. Renesas OSS strategy simplifies VIRTIO integration.
  4. Renesas 3D GPU HW virtualization can be combined with VIRTIO.
  5. OpenSynergy’s COQOS Hypervisor SDK includes a large bundle of the standard-based virtual devices.

Please join us for this informative webinar on 26th May @ 10am Berlin/ 5pm Tokyo


Thomas Bruss, Principal Engineer at Renesas

Thomas is a manager and lead engineer with more than 20 years of experience in professional embedded software, MCU and SoC development. He is researching new software technologies to incorporate them into future Renesas products.

Isaac Trefz, Product Manager, COQOS SDK at OpenSynergy

Isaac is a product and product manager with over 20 years of experience in developing software and diagnostic tools for the automotive industry. He has recently taken over the role of product manager for the COQOS Hypervisor SDK at OpenSynergy GmbH. He holds an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.