Analog Devices and Renesas Collaborate on 77/79-GHz Automotive RADAR Technology

Analog Devices and Renesas Electronics have announced that they 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 two cutting-edge technologies that include the RH850/V1R-M microcontroller (MCU) from the Renesas autonomy Platform and ADI’s Drive360 advanced 28 nm CMOS RF-to-bits technology. The seamless system-level operation of these two technologies will make driving safer by enabling earlier detection of smaller and faster moving objects at greater distances. It will also lower RADAR system integration efforts and reduce evaluation risks for automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers.

Analog Devices Drive360 28 nm 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. Drive360 is already revolutionizing sensor performance for ADAS applications with the world’s first automotive RADAR technology based on advanced 28 nm CMOS with unparalleled RF performance for target identification and classification. 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 lowest phase noise enables best unambiguous detection of smaller objects in the presence of large objects. Learn more about the 28nm CMOS Radar Technology.

Renesas is the only automotive semiconductor supplier in the industry to offer end-to-end solutions from secure cloud connectivity and sensing for autonomous control. Leveraging decades of experience and technological expertise, 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 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 (DSP), a dual CPU cores each operating at 320 megahertz (MHz) with industry-leading high speed flash of 2 megabyte (MB), and 2 MB internal RAM, while meeting the highest temperature requirements. Click here to learn more about this Platform.