GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Deliver Real-Time 4D Imaging Radar for Autonomous Driving

GLOBALFOUNDRIES has announced that Arbe Robotics has selected GF’s 22FDX process for its groundbreaking patented imaging radar that will achieve fully automated system capabilities and enable safer driving experiences for autonomous vehicles.

Arbe Robotics’ radar is the first in the world to show real-time 1 degree resolution and provide the required enhancements for sensors and ADAS technologies. Arbe’s goal is to build a sensing system with high resolution and zero false alarms, so vehicles will be able to make decisions relying exclusively on the data provided by the radar. Leveraging GF’s 22FDX FD-SOI technology, the new chipset is increasing the amount of transmitting and receiving channels on a chip and allowing for better integration to Arbe’s proprietary processor.

The rise of autonomous driving is changing the automobile semiconductor market, which is expected to grow to an estimated $54 billion by 2023. This is driven by a need for new technologies that promise to enhance the driving experience, such as 360-degree surround view monitoring, which requires high resolution and long-range capabilities. GF’s 22FDX process provides the superior RF performance, power consumption, low noise, and high digital density to increase range and improve resolution for these applications.

As the first company to demonstrate ultra-high-resolution at a wide field of view, Arbe Robotics’ radar technology can detect pedestrians and obstacles at a range of 300 meters, in any weather and lighting conditions. The processor creates a full 3D shape of the objects and their velocity, and classifies targets using their radar signature.

GF’s 22FDX platform is a part of the company’s AutoPro solutions, which provides customers with additional access to manufacturing services that support the full range of AEC-Q100 quality grades from Grade 2 to Grade 0 to minimize certification efforts and speed time-to-market.

Arbe Robotics, founded in 2015, has the vision to make autonomous driving safe, affordable and available – today. The company’s 4D Imaging Radar is the first to provide ADAS, level 4, and 5 fully autonomous cars with high-resolution radar that enables them to “see” the environment in any weather and any lighting condition; for long, mid and short ranges in any azimuth, elevation, range, and Doppler.