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This is the Wiki for the Renesas R-Car V3M Starter Kit board (RTP0RC7797....). Refer to the R-Car page for information about Renesas' R-Car SoC family.


This section contains information about R-Car V3M Starter Kit board hardware.

Board Layout

V3m SK TOP Lables.png

V3m SK BOT Lables.png

Where to buy


V3M Starter Kit Board Documentation


System with LVDS cameras


Quick Start

Build BSP images

Please follow these instruction to build BSP http://elinux.org/R-Car/Boards/Yocto-Gen3-ADAS#Building_the_BSP_for_Renesas_ADAS_boards:

At step 5,6 - skip these steps
At step 8 - replace this step with following:

cp $WORK/meta-rcar/meta-rcar-gen3-adas/docs/sample/conf/v3msk/linaro-gcc/bsp/*.conf ./conf/

At step 9,10,11 - skip these steps
At step 13 - replace this step with following:

bitbake core-image-minimal

At step 16 use images for V3M Starter Kit board or ULCB Kingfisher board:


NOTE: you can refer to http://elinux.org/R-Car/Boards/Yocto-Gen3-ADAS#Build_scripts_examples section and use scripts after adding append from steps 8,13

Build SDK

Please follow these instruction to build SDK http://elinux.org/R-Car/Boards/Yocto-Gen3-ADAS#Build_SDK

Flashing firmware


U-Boot Environment

Please follow these instruction to boot from network http://elinux.org/R-Car/Boards/Yocto-Gen3-ADAS#Loading_kernel_via_TFTP_and_rootfs_via_NFS
For V3MSK board you must use one of the following dtb files:


ADAS test applications


Installing V3M Starter Kit Expansion Board

Use the following procedure to install Expansion Board to the V3MSK Board.

1. Dismount the back plastic plate from the R-Car V3M Starter Kit board.
1.1 Put the V3M Starter Kit board on the front panel to access to the hex standoffs.

Step 1.

1.2 Unscrew all hex standoffs and put away plastic back plate.

Step 2.

2. Aligning V3M Board Starter Kit to V3M SK Expansion Board.
2.1 Find COM Express connectors on both V3M Starter Kit and Expansion boards.
2.2 Align and carefully push them to each other until COM Express connectors are fully inserted.

To prevent the damage during connecting boards, apply the pressure mainly on the points marked with arrows on Step 3. picture.

Step 3.

2.3 Make sure that boards are aligning each other closely, without a gap.

No gap between the connected boards.

3. Check jumper position according to the Step 4. picture (marked with red).

Step 4.

4. Connecting Power and Communication cable.
4.1 Find automotive Power and Communication cable and it's port on the V3M SK Expansion Board.

Step 5.

4.2 Plug the Cable in the port. Make sure that the latch in the same position as shows Step 6. picture. and cable is placed to fit the port.

Step 6.

4.3 Start the cable insertion by pushing the latch's edge.

Step 7.

4.4 Finish the connection. Step 8. shows final latch position.

Step 8.

5. Now you can plug cameras to the Fakra ports.

Camera connected to the V3M SK Expansion Board

Automotive Power and Communication cable with USB adapter