New sensing solutions cover all radar segments from NCAP corner to 4D
Scalable portfolio approach for optimum design and software re-use, reduced
R&D effort aims to deliver faster time to market.
Market leading radar IP based on volume-proven advanced process technologies.
Dec. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
NXP Semiconductors, the leader in
automotive radar, has announced a complete suite of new radar sensor chipset
solutions that can surround vehicles in a 360-degree safety cocoon and enable
the identification and classification capabilities of imaging radar. The
solutions, comprised of new NXP radar processors and 77GHz transceivers, offer
carmakers flexible and scalable configurations that address NCAP requirements
for corner and front radar applications while offering 4D imaging radar's
first commercially viable path to volume production. 4D imaging radar expands
radar's capabilities from measuring range and speed to include direction,
angle of arrival, and elevation measurement. Together, these solutions are
part of the effort to reduce the 1.3 million yearly road deaths and represent
radar's evolution as a central part of driver assistance systems.
Radar is a core advanced driving assistance (ADAS) technology for both
traditional carmakers focused on automated driving levels 1-3 and for mobility
as service innovators developing robotaxi and safe delivery applications for
levels 4 and 5 automation. NXP's new suite of radar sensing solutions meet
both scenarios and provide a dedicated and optimized approach with critical
scalability and design re-use to help carmakers address the needs of their
diverse brand and model portfolios. This flexibility enables performance
tailoring for the appropriate use case, reduces R&D effort and can speed
up time to market.
NXP is enabling the ongoing evolution of radar with 2 new solutions.
New NXP Imaging Radar Solution
is a groundbreaking technology that significantly enhances radar's
performance. It delivers multi-modal capabilities and extends today's
available L2+ features, like highway pilot and lane change assistance, by
offering super-resolution images for precise environmental mapping and scene
understanding. This enhanced "understanding" is an important part of enabling
full autonomy in urban settings where vehicles and vulnerable road users
create driving complexity.
The combination of NXP's new purpose-built S32R45 radar processor and the
TEF82xx transceivers delivers the fine angular resolution, processing power
and range required to not only distinguish between small objects in the
distance, but also to accurately separate and classify vehicles and vulnerable
road users like cyclists or pedestrians in crowded environments. This imaging
capability aims to deliver better driving decisions.
NXP Scalable Corner and Front Radar Solution
Targeting cost-effective and small footprint NCAP corner radar requirements
for high volume vehicle production, the NXP solution also provides scalability
for long-range front radar and advanced multi-mode use cases like simultaneous
blind-spot detection, lane change assistance and elevation sensing. These
advanced applications require extended range and significantly enhanced
angular resolution for detecting and clearly separating multiple objects
simultaneously and provide the ability to surround the car in a 360-degree
safety cocoon. NXP's new S32R294 radar processors combined with the NXP
TEF82xx transceivers provide a scalable solution that helps carmakers address
both NCAP and advanced corner radar as well as long-range front radar sensor
requirements in an effective way, while allowing tailoring for individual use
"Radar has evolved from just detecting other cars' velocity and distance to
providing imaging radar's high-resolution object and feature detection for
precisely mapping the car's surroundings," said
Torsten Lehmann, EVP and GM, Radio Frequency
Processing, NXP. "Our new radar sensor solutions can help customers cover NCAP
requirements to make driving safe, and also address the frontier of ADAS
sensing on the path towards fully autonomous vehicles."
As the first company to broadly deliver 77GHz RFCMOS radar technology in high
volume mass production and as the developer of the groundbreaking
S32 automotive processing platform,
NXP stands alone in helping its customers optimize their total cost of
ownership with maximum scalability and re-use across different radar systems,
thereby optimizing their own R&D efficiency.
New NXP Radar Sensor Solutions are built on market-leading
and volume-proven 16nm FinFET and 40nm RFCMOS technology. To learn more about
NXP's new RFCMOS 77GHz radar transceivers, the new S32R45 high-performance
radar processors for imaging radar and the S32R294 radar processor for corner
and front radar applications visit
Automotive Radar Systems. NXP's Radar Solutions are now sampling with customers and will be available
in mass production during 2021.
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NXP Announces a Complete Suite of Radar Sensor Solutions that Can
Surround Vehicles in a 360-degree Safety Cocoon
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