Arbe Robotics selects GlobalFoundries process for high-resolution imaging radar
GlobalFoundries (GF) announced that Arbe Robotics has selected GF’s 22FDX process for its imaging radar that will reportedly achieve fully automated system capabilities and enable safer driving experiences for autonomous vehicles. Arbe Robotics’ radar is claimed to be the first in the world to show real-time 1-degree resolution and provide the required enhancements for sensors and ADAS technologies.
The new chipset is designed to increase the amount of transmitting and receiving channels on a chip and allow for better integration to Arbe’s proprietary processor. According to the company, GF’s 22FDX process provides the superior RF performance, power consumption, low noise, and high digital density to increase range and improve resolution for autonomous driving applications such as 360-degree surround view monitoring.
Arbe Robotics’ radar technology can reportedly detect pedestrians and obstacles at a range of 300 m (984 ft), 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.
“Arbe Robotics’ imaging radar is optimized for providing a real-time 4D picture of the environment at ultra-high resolution,” said Kobi Marenko, CEO of Arbe Robotics. “The collaboration with GF is a significant step toward archiving the high-performance level required for autonomous driving safety. With over a decade of automotive industry experience, GF’s 22FDX delivers a performance on-demand, energy-efficient solution for our current and future radar technology needs."
“The trend of autonomous driving is progressing rapidly, and with it is the need for high-resolution radar. The future will rely on a mix of real-time maps, advanced navigation software, and live data from vehicle sensors,” said Mark Granger, Vice President Of Automotive at GF. “That’s why GF is pleased Arbe Robotics has chosen our 22FDX platform, together bringing valuable attributes that support the explosive growth of the autonomous driving industry.”
GF’s 22FDX platform is part of the company’s AutoPro solutions, which provide 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.