Published on: 24-1-2022

Latest generation automotive radars: waveform, system implementation, and IC technologies

Advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) will have a steep penetration in automotive segments over the next years. This is partly due to increased affordability, but most of all due to legislation demanding autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian protection systems. For easy adoption and adaptation into a wide range of vehicles, small size, low cost and low power are of prime importance, due to reduced sensor sizes and difficult operational conditions.

In this talk, we review the latest signaling waveforms, system implementation aspects, and IC technology options for next-generation car-radar products.

We then discuss results of a fully-integrated radar front-end in 40nm CMOS silicon technology. The radar IC covers the 76-81 GHz band for higher range resolution, and has built-in features to easily implement radar MIMO techniques.

We will conclude with latest developments addressing interference, higher angular resolution requirements and technology scaling.

Keynote speaker
Cicero S. Vaucher, fellow at NXP Semiconductors and Professor at TU Delft

Cicero VaucherCicero Vaucher joined Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven in 1990. He is with NXP Semiconductors since 2006, where he is presently a Fellow and an Automotive Radar Product Architect. He developed and industrialized the first silicon-based receiver IC for 12 GHz satellite out-door units, and steered the development of the first single-chip 76-81 GHz automotive radar transceiver in 40nm CMOS technology.

His research activities and interests include micro-wave and mm-Wave transceiver architectures, radar system implementation, waveform design and signal processing, and implementation of circuit building blocks. He is the author of Architectures for RF Frequency Synthesizers (Boston, MA: Kluwer, 2002) and is a co-author of Circuit Design for RF Transceivers (Boston, MA: Kluwer, 2001). Cicero holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente, and is presently a part-time professor of mmWave radar front-ends at TU Delft.

Practical details
  • Date: Thursday 21 April, 2022
  • Time: 15.30 – 16.30h CET


This event is an initiative of the HTSM Roadmap Electronics team, in cooperation with High Tech NL/Holland Semiconductors.

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