Top Automotive Products in 2022

Top Automotive Products in 2022

Wireless automotive modules have become an increasingly important aspect of modern vehicles, with a wide range of applications in areas such as communication, navigation, radar sensing and entertainment. These modules offer advanced features and capabilities, such as high-speed data transfer, long-range connectivity, and secure communication, to ensure reliable and efficient performance in various scenarios. Whether you are in need of a radar sensor or wireless module for in-car entertainment or a module for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, there are products available to meet your specific requirements. We have compiled a list of the trending Automotive products on everything RF in 2022.

Note: This list has been compiled based on user activity on everything RF. To ensure that we cover the whole range of wireless infrastructure products we limited the number of products from each category and company. The listed products are shown in random order and are grouped by category.

5.9 GHz C-V2X Chipset for the Automotive Sector

The Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X ASIC is a C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) SoC that is compatible with 5G and complements other Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensors. It has been designed to operate in the 5.9 GHz ITS spectrum. It includes C-V2X direct communication mode, which offers vehicles and roadside equipment low latency communications for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) driving with or without the involvement of a cellular network. Read more

5G-NR Automotive Module for Global Use Outside China

The UMNZ1 from Alps Alpine is a 5G-NR Module that is designed for automotive applications. It is backward compatible with 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, and 4G LTE and supports 3GPP Release 15-compliant C-V2X features. This module can be used in combination with V2X systems and provides the capability to communicate and interact with everything around vehicles such as road infrastructure, other vehicles, and pedestrians. It has been developed for global use outside China and also supports GNSS and DSDA features. Read more

C-V2X Module for Automotive Applications

The WNC C-V2X from Wistron is a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) module, designed to serve automotive applications such as on-board units (OBU) and telematic control units (TCU). The C-V2X module operates in the 5.9 GHz band and supports low latency direct communications (PC5) and SIM-less operation. It provides security and privacy on V2V/V2I/V2P as per the IEEE WAVE and ETSI ITS standards.

The WNC C-V2X is available in a compact 299 LGA package that measures 40 mm × 30 mm × 3.45 mm with three RF pads for TX1/PRX1, DRX, and GNSS. Read more

Automotive Grade C-V2X Module

The AG15 from Quectel is an automotive-grade C-V2X module based on Qualcomm's 9150 C-V2X chipset. It is designed to allow low-latency, highly reliable and highly dense data exchange between vehicles and their surroundings, enabling effective information sharing among road users in avoidance of collisions, thus improving automotive safety, automated driving and traffic efficiency. The module supports multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology. Read more

 V2X Module for LTE Band 47 and Band 46D

The ZM8350 from ZTE is a V2X Module that operates in LTE Band 47 and Band 46D. It features a Cortex-A7 processor and a Linux operating system. This device comes with various sets of interfaces such as antenna interface (C-V2X primary, diversity, and GPS), power management interface (power-on interface and reset interface), and functional interface (SIM, USB, UART, SPI, etc). It is available in an LGA package that measures 32 x 27 x 2.8 mm and is ideal for C-V2X, GNSS, and QDR applications. Read more

5G Modules with 4G/3G/2G Fallback for Automotive Applications

The RN93xx and RN95xx from Rolling Wireless are 5G Modules with 4G (LTE Cat19)/3G/2G fallback designed for automotive applications. These modules are tested for the automotive industry’s toughest specifications to deliver high quality and long lifespans under the hood. They provide a host of enhancements to automotive applications, including support for 5G Release-16, a high-performance multicore application processor, an integrated hardware engine for security features, and ASIL safety support. Read more

Low-Power Automotive FMCW Radar Transceiver from 76 to 81 GHz

The TEF82xx from NXP Semiconductors is a single-chip, low-power Automotive FMCW Radar Transceiver that operates from 76 to 81 GHz. It enables 360-degree sensing through key safety applications including automated, emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, and automated parking. This fully integrated RFCMOS chip contains 3 transmitters, 4 receivers, ADC conversion, a phase rotator, and a low-phase-noise VCO. It is optimized for fast chirp modulation and is ideal for short-, medium- and long-range radar applications including cascaded high-resolution imaging radar. Read more

60 GHz RADAR Sensor for 1D to 3D Sensing

The SC1240AR3 from Socionext is a RADAR Sensor that operates from 57.1 to 63.9 GHz. It has a built-in range-finding and 3D angle-calculating signal processing circuit. The sensor is suited for 1D to 3D sensing and has 1 Tx and 2 x 2 Rx antennas which detect azimuth/elevation angle, velocity, and distance. It is equipped with high-precision wide band FMCW chirp sensing and built-in signal processing circuits that utilize 60 GHz ISM frequencies. This sensor integrates a signal processing unit (Distance/Angle/Presence detection), antennas, radio, ADC, FIFO, and SPI interface, with a self-boot function. Read more

mmWave Automotive Radar Transceiver from 76 to 81 GHz

The RAA270205 from Renesas is a mmWave Automotive Radar Transceiver that operates from 76 to 81 GHz. It has 4 independent transmit and receive channels and supports up to 16 MIMO channels for high angular accuracy. This transceiver delivers an output power of 13 dBm per channel and has a programmable Rx noise figure of less than 9 dB per channel. It has a fast ADC with a dynamic range of 68 dB and an on-board engine for range FFT calculation. The transceiver has an integrated mixed-signal RFIC, an on-chip modulator, data converters, and dedicated 360° phase shifters for 79 GHz beamforming. Read more

4D Digital Imaging Automotive Radar-on-Chip from 76 to 81 GHz

The S80 from Uhnder is a 4D Digital Imaging Radar-on-Chip (RoC) that operates from 76 to 81 GHz. It has a phase-modulated continuous-wave (PMCW), multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar architecture that is capable of processing up to 192 virtual channels. This chip supports 12 transmit antenna channels (Tx), 16 receive antenna channels (Rx) and can be cascaded up to 4 levels. It is Digital Code Modulation (DCM) certified for use in automotive safety applications, such as automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane keeps assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, as well as automated driving functions, including autonomous vehicles. Read more

77 GHz Radar Transceiver for Automotive Applications

The NXP MR3003  is a high-performance, automotive qualified single chip 76 to 81 GHz transceiver for radar applications. It has been specifically developed for front or corner radar applications in automated driving, where high resolution and long-range capabilities are needed. This transceiver includes 3 transmit and 4 receive channels. All three TX channels have precise phase rotators that allow each channel to transmit independently for detection of multiple targets simultaneously including beam steering. Read more

Automotive-Grade mmWave Radar SoC from 76 to 81 GHz

The CAL77S322-AE from Calterah Semiconductor Technology is a Millimeter-Wave Radar SoC that operates from 76 to 81 GHz. It has 2 transmit and 2 receive channels with an integrated phase shifter and power saturation detector. This SoC has a high-speed ADC that delivers a sampling rate of up to 25 MS/s and also supports the down-sampling function. It has a user-defined FMCW waveform generator that supports automatic gain control, frame interleaving, and other functions. Read more

Multi-Constellation Automotive GNSS Receiver IC

The STA8135GA from STMicroelectronics is a Multi-frequency, Multi-constellation GNSS Receiver IC for automotive applications. It has 80 tracking channels and 4 fast acquisition channels with a notch filter for anti-jamming. The receiver supports GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou, NAVIC (former IRNSS), and QZSS, in L1, L2, L5, and E6 frequency bands. It provides the precise raw measurements of all the visible GNSS satellites to the main host via the serial interface. The IC also provides an autonomous precision positioning calculation to the main host using all the satellites constellations. Read more

24 GHz Transceiver MMIC for Automotive Radar Sensor

The STRADA431from ST Microelectronics is a 24 GHz ISM-Band Transceiver MMIC for Automotive Radar sensor applications. This single-chip transceiver consists of one differential RF transmitter that delivers 13 dBm of power and three single-ended Rx channels. It includes a Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) and a Power Amplifier (PA) in the Transmitter section and a Downconverter, Variable Gain Amplifier (VGA), and Band Pass Filter (BPFs) in the Receiver section. The device provides a programmable conversion gain of up to 60 dB and has an SSB noise figure of 11 dB. Read more

24 GHz Receiver Downconverter for Automotive Radars

The ADF5904 is a 4-channel, 24 GHz, receiver downconverter. It provides an Rx channel gain of 22 dB with a noise figure of 10 dB and a P1dB of 10 dBm. Each channel contains a single-ended RF input with an on-chip balun followed by a differential low noise amplifier (LNA) and a downconverter mixer with differential output buffers. The RF LO path also has an on-chip balun. The on-chip registers are controlled through a simple 3-wire interface. Read more

Microcontroller for Automotive and Industrial Radar Applications

The S32R274 from NXP Semiconductors is a Microcontroller for automotive and industrial high-performance radar applications. It has Dual Power Architecture® e200z7 32-bit CPU and Dual Power Architecture e200z4 32-bit CPU with checker core. The microcontroller has 2 MB of flash memory with ECC and 1.5 MB of SRAM with ECC.

The S32R274 addresses advanced radar signal processing capabilities and merge it with microcontroller capabilities for generic software tasks and car bus interfacing. Read more

Sub-6 GHz Wi-Fi 6/6E Stamped Metal Antenna for Automotive Applications

The A1000146 from KYOCERA AVX is a Stamped Metal Antenna that operates from 2400-2485 MHz/5150-5850 MHz/5925-7125 MHz. This linearly polarized antenna provides a peak gain of 4.1 dBi and an efficiency of up to 81%. It is available in a surface-mount package that measures 17.85 x 6.90 x 4.30 and is suitable for automotive applications for Wi-Fi 6/6E, Bluetooth, BLE, and Zigbee. Read more

Automotive-Grade DPDT Switch from 0.7 to 3.8 GHz

The SKYA21037 from Skyworks Solutions is a DPDT Switch that operates from 0.7 to 3.8 GHz. This AEC-Q100 grade 2 qualified switch is built on state-of-the-art CMOS, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. It has an insertion loss of less than 0.55 dB and provides more than 28 dB of isolation. The switch has a control voltage range from 1.35 to 3.1 V with one control input and requires no external DC blocking capacitors as long as no DC voltage is applied externally. It is available in a QFN package that measures 2 x 2 mm and is ideal for use in a wide range of automotive applications such as cellular eCall antenna switching and cellular diversity antenna switching. Read more

mmWave Antenna Array for Automotive Radar System Testing

The R&S®QAT100 from Rohde & Schwarz is a mmWave Antenna Array for automotive radar testing systems that operate from 76 to 81 GHz. It has an electronically steerable frontend that enables realistic target generation. The antenna array has up to 2 x 96 individually switchable transmit antennas and can simulate up to 8 completely independent objects. It has small patch antennas which are covered with an absorber to provide a clean RF frontend with very low RCS, reducing the sensor noise floor and suppressing close range targets and potential multipath reflections. Read more

Transportable Antenna Test Chamber for 77/79 GHz Automotive Radars

The R&S®ATS1500C from Rohde & Schwarz is a Compact Antenna Test Chamber for the development, validation, and calibration of automotive radars. It supports in-band OTA measurements of 77/79 GHz radar sensors with apertures up to 30 cm. The chamber consists of a gold-plated parabolic reflector and a two-axis high-accuracy positioner for 3D movements of the DUT. It has been carefully designed to eliminate ghost targets within the chamber during target simulation tests. Read more

Automotive Radar Echo Generator for 24/77/79 GHz Frequency Bands

The R&S®AREG800A from Rohde & Schwarz is an innovative and versatile solution for testing automotive radar sensors. It can generate dynamic artificial objects with individual distance, object size, radial velocity, and angular direction. The Automotive Radar Echo Generator supports up to 4 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth in all automotive radar bands at 24 GHz and 77 GHz/79 GHz. It has a flexible design that covers all applications from early radar sensor R&D to advanced full vehicle ADAS/AD test cases. Read more

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