ADI builds automotive radar chips in 28nm CMOS

February 23, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Analog Devices' Drive360 28nm CMOS RADAR technology platform is a development of its ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), MEMS, and RADAR technology portfolio.

ADI says it is the first to offer automotive RADAR technology based on an advanced 28nm CMOS process, with higher levels of RF performance to advanced safety and autonomous driving applications. This performance, ADI adds, exceeds current best-in-class SiGe (silicon-germanium technology) implementations and will create radars that see smaller objects further away, thereby giving additional time for the vehicle to take evasive actions. The 28nm technology platform is the foundation upon which multiple products will be developed, and supports a host of applications including high-end, long-range use cases required for autonomous driving and ADAS, short to midrange automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection, cross traffic alerts and ultra-short range autonomous parking.

 

The company says, "ADI took a completely fresh look at the current SiGe-based RADAR products and developed a new approach that leverages the cost, power, and integration benefits found in small geometry CMOS."

 

ADI's Drive360 28nm CMOS RADAR platform enables many high-level signal processing integration options and allows for custom IP integration enabling designers to differentiate their systems. A highly integrated power management companion chip accompanies the platform. A video is at; www.analog.com/en/education/education-library/videos/5325722037001.html

 

Analog Devices; www.analog.com/automotive