The portfolio includes five products in two 76-181 GHz sensor families combined with a development platform. The AWR1x and IWR1x sensor portfolio, which is available now for sampling, offers three times more accurate detection characteristics than the millimeter-wave solutions currently available on the market. Sophisticated analog design techniques combined with digital signal processing enable designers to equip their systems with intelligent, non-contact sensor technology.
Developers were traditionally confronted with obstacles when they wanted to develop features for automotive vehicles according to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Level 2 or higher, with the size and power consumption of the sensors being a particular hurdle. The AWI1x now allows developers to meet their needs with built-in quality standards, high accuracy with small dimensions and low power consumption. At the same time, the prerequisites for a cost-effective implementation are given. As a result, designers can upgrade not only Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving safety features - including those according to ISO 26262 for Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) B - but also new features such as an automatic parking function, pedestrian detection as well as seat or space occupancy and driver monitoring.
The new sensors offer a high degree of integration in that designers can choose the best processing performance for their needs by opting for a fully integrated single-chip CMOS solution with a best-in-class DSP and a microcontroller, or a single-chip device With MCU or DSP. All chips offer intelligent, high-precision and stand-alone sensor technology with a distance resolution of less than 4 cm, a distance accuracy of less than 50 μm and a range of distances of up to 300 m. Power consumption as well as footprint are reduced by 50%.
The portfolio of 76-to-81-GHz single-chip millimeter-wave sensors can dynamically adapt to changing conditions and provide multimodal functionality to avoid false positives and to provide a wide range of applications with distance measurement capabilities.