Infineon Invests in Metawave to Develop Innovative Automotive Radar Technologies

Infineon Technologies announced that they were part of Metawave Corporation’s recent financing round. Metawave is building wireless technology platforms using engineered metamaterials and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop the first long-range, high-resolution WARLORD radar platform with imaging and object classification capabilities for ADAS and autonomous driving. In addition, the company is developing hybrid analog and digital smart antenna SABER platforms for Fixed Wireless and the 5G cellular infrastructure to power dense point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and mesh configurations for backhaul and access networks. This technology enables longer-range reach to extend the footprint of base stations, using narrow beams formed and steered in the analog space without causing or being susceptible to interference.

The investment is another step by Infineon to further expand its Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) Transceiver technology expertise in automotive radar and wireless RF communications in general. The two companies will work closely to deliver the next generation of Metawave’s long-range, high-resolution WARLORD radar for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). 

Metawave has been working closely with Infineon to integrate its front-end, high-resolution radar imaging capabilities with Infineon’s market-leading, highly integrated 77 GHz radar transceivers supporting ASIL-C automotive systems. The Metawave team has already demonstrated a high-resolution automotive 77 GHz radar, with object classification capabilities based on a simpler architecture that scales for long ranges and wider views.