With Drive360TM 28nm CMOS RADAR Technology Platform
Bangalore, 1st March 2017 — Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced the Drive360TM 28nm CMOS RADAR technology platform that builds on its established ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), MEMS, and RADAR technology portfolio widely used throughout the automotive industry for the past 20 years. Analog Devices is the first to offer automotive RADAR technology based on an advanced 28nm CMOS process and the new Drive360 RADAR platform reduces time to market, lowers design risk and shrinks development costs when compared to SiGe-based devices. By integrating ADI’s high performance IP and system expertise at the 28nm process node, the reliable detection of smaller objects further away and in heavily congested areas is now possible allowing additional time to execute lifesaving evasive actions. The 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.
“ADI’s 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,” said Chris Jacobs, general manager, Automotive Safety, Analog Devices. “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. The Drive360 28nm CMOS RADAR platform meets or exceeds current best-in-class SiGe performance and supports emerging autonomous driving requirements.”
ADI’s Drive360 28nm CMOS RADAR platform enables many high-level signal processing integration options and even allows for custom IP integration enabling designers to differentiate their systems. A highly integrated power management companion chip accompanies the platform. With the flexibility and scalability of the Drive360 RADAR platform, a foundation for multiple generations of system designs is available that reduces time to market, lowers design risk and shrinks development costs.