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The NXP chip enables a new generation of radar sensor assemblies, roughly the size of a postage stamp, that can be integrated “invisibly” practically anywhere in the car – a great advantage for vehicle designers as the number of sensors steadily increases on the road towards automated driving. Its power consumption is 40 percent lower than conventional radar ICs. Key safety applications include emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert and automated-parking.
“Building the world’s smallest, fully integrated 77GHz chip will pave the way for self-driving cars and drive increased ADAS adoption in the volume market,” said Torsten Lehmann, senior vice president infotainment and driver assistance at NXP. “In self-driving cars, a ‘cocoon’ of radar sensors is required to provide a robust high-resolution, 360 degree view of the environment. This is a real challenge using traditional, bulky radar hardware. Manufacturers are also eager to replace existing ultra-sonic based park distance control systems with “invisible” radar sensors and avoid unattractive holes in the bumper while improving performance and features.”
Radar-based ADAS will have a steep penetration over the next years with
With the completion of its merger with Freescale Semiconductor on
Source: IHS, Advanced Driver Assistance Applications Semiconductor Market Tracker – H1 2015
Working prototypes are available to key customers.
Complementing radar data with automotive vision systems, NXP's S32V vision microprocessor.
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