Date: 26/02/2017

Automotive RADAR technology based on an advanced 28nm CMOS process

Analog Devices announced 28 nm CMOS radar chip developing platform for advanced safety and autonomous driving applications, where the company claims its solution is better than the best-in-class Silicon Germanium (SiGe) implementations. The new platform 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.

ďADIís primary goal was to deliver next generation autonomous driving-level performance on a platform that could serve multiple system generations by providing the greatest application flexibility and scalability,Ē said Chris Jacobs, general manager, Automotive Safety, Analog Devices. ďADI 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. The Drive360 28nm CMOS RADAR platform meets or exceeds current best-in-class SiGe performance and supports emerging autonomous driving requirements.Ē

ADIís Drive360 28nm CMOS RADAR platform supports 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. This system brings Tier 1 and OEMs the high performance required to build robust solutions for emerging autonomous driving applications.