Ainstein Unveils 79 GHz Automotive Short Range Radar built on RF CMOS

Automotive radar and sensors provider, Ainstein has released its new 79 GHz CMOS Automotive Safety Radar. The T-79 is a next-generation short range, wideband, high resolution automotive radar sensor built with Ainstein's cutting edge radar technologies.

The T-79 Short Range Radar is built on RF-CMOS IC technology, allowing for ultra low power consumption and unit cost. The highly integrated hardware design paired with Ainstein's proprietary advanced radar signal processing algorithms makes it capable of high resolution 360° detection when multiple units are configured on the vehicle. This allows for semi-autonomous or fully autonomous driving.

Its high spatial resolution supports the detection of cyclists or pedestrians in front and on the side of the vehicle, enabling warning or assist brake functions. The blind spot monitoring (BSD) function observes the adjacent lane, helping to avoid lane change collisions with traffic at approximately the same velocity. The lane change assistance (LCA) function, which observes the adjacent lane in the area behind the host vehicle, helps to avoid lane change collisions with approaching traffic. The rear cross traffic alert (RCTA) function observes the area behind the vehicle, helping to avoid collisions with traffic when driving in reverse.

Compared to existing automotive radars on the market, Ainstein's T-79 short range Automotive Safety Radar offers one of the market's highest range resolutions, fastest update rates, CAN-FD data link options, and is 30% smaller, making it a top solution for the implementation of sensor fusion for ADAS and self-driving applications. It is also highly customizable for diverse applications. Ainstein can deliver custom solutions including custom radar specifications, data output options such as point cloud data or raw detection data, and custom data formats to allow for low level sensor fusion with complementary sensors.

With Ainstein's 77 GHz Automotive Long Range Radar (Kanza-77) and the 79 GHz Short Radar (T-79), Ainstein's portfolio offers a complete range of next generation automotive radar products. This portfolio allows automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and complementary sensor providers to gain complete access to the safety features the latest radar advancement offers.

Ainstein will be hosting a Public Product Release event at the AUTOMOBILI-D conference during the North American International Auto Show being held in Detroit from January 14 – 21, 2018.