28nm Radar chip enables ADAS for software-defined vehicles
EP&T MagazineAutomation / Robotics Electronics Semiconductors automotive chip semiconductor
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS SAF86xx automotive radar one-chip monolithically integrates a high-performance radar transceiver, a multi-core radar processor and a MACsec hardware engine for state-of-the-art secure data communication over Automotive Ethernet. Combined with firm’s S32 high-performance processors, vehicle network connectivity and power management, the full system solution paves the way for advanced, software-defined radar. The highly integrated radar SoC (System-on-Chip) is intended for streaming rich low-level radar sensor data at up to 1 Gbit/s. Device helps carmakers optimize next-gen ADAS partitioning for software-defined vehicles, while providing for a smooth transition to new architectures. OEMs will be able to easily introduce new software-defined radar features during the lifetime of the vehicle through Over-the-Air (OTA) updates.