Companies partner on automotive radar for object detection

May 24, 2017  - By

Analog Devices and Renesas Electronics Corporation are collaborating on a system-level 77/79-GHz radar sensor demonstrator to improve advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications and enable autonomous driving vehicles.

The new demonstrator combines the RH850/V1R-M micro-controller from the Renesas autonomy Platform and ADI’s Drive360 28nm CMOS RF-to-bits technology.

The system-level operation of these two technologies will enable earlier detection of smaller and faster moving objects at greater distances, according to the companies. It will also lower radar system integration efforts and reduce evaluation risks, development cost and time to market for automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers, the companies said.

Analog Devices Drive360 28nm CMOS RADAR technology platform builds on the company’s established ADAS, MEMS, and radar portfolio to enhance sensor performance for ADAS applications with the world’s first automotive radar technology based on advanced 28nm CMOS with RF performance for target identification and classification. High output power enables greater range and identification of smaller objects, while lowest phase noise enables best unambiguous detection of smaller objects in the presence of large objects.

Renesas offer automotive end-to-end solutions from secure cloud connectivity and sensing to autonomous control. Renesas autonomy Platform is an open platform for ADAS and automated driving, supported by Renesas’ sustainable and scalable SoC and MCU roadmaps. The RH850/V1R-M MCU was specifically designed for use in radr applications.

The Analog Devices Drive360 28nm CMOS RADAR technology platform builds on the company’s established ADAS, MEMS and radar technology portfolio widely used throughout the automotive industry for the past 20 years.

ADI’s high-performance radar solution enables earlier detection of smaller and faster moving objects. High-output power enables greater range and identification of smaller objects, while low phase noise enables unambiguous detection of smaller objects in the presence of large objects. See Analog Devices’ Drive360 video here.

The new Renesas autonomy platform is an open, innovative and trusted platform for ADAS and automated driving, supported by Renesas’ sustainable and scalable SoC and MCU roadmaps, the company said.

The RH850/V1R-M MCU was specifically designed for use in RADAR applications as part of the sustainable and scalable portfolio. The new MCU includes optimized programmable digital signal processing, dual CPU cores each operating at 320 megahertz with high-speed flash of 2 MB and 2 MB internal RAM, while meeting industry temperature requirements.

 

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