The automotive market has seen remarkable growth in demand for radar technology solutions. This growth is driven by an increase in autonomous driving features as well as the proliferation of improved safety features in vehicles motivated by the roadmaps of organizations such as NCAP. As the industry standardizes on the 76-81GHz band, sensor technology is maturing, and performance is increasing. Radar is now more affordable and versatile, making it suitable for existing and emerging applications, not exclusively in automotive. These include for example industrial robots and last mile delivery systems and traffic management (ITS) solutions.
For almost 25 years, smartmicro has been developing radar solutions and has built its expertise in the design of sensors. Its core competency is in automotive radar, covering key aspects necessary for successful development. From digital and RF design, through software development and end-of line testing, smartmicro has everything it takes to develop high performance automotive radar sensors. Having already successfully engaged with several mid-to large sized Tier 1s, more than 10 million cars today carry radar sensors designed by smartmicro. As well as supporting Tier 1s in their radar development, smartmicro produces its own automotive high performance off-the-shelf sensors. These sensors can be easily integrated for several applications, enabling a variety of interesting use cases. Additionally, smartmicro has already developed platforms which can be used as a starting point for developing customized solutions in close collaboration.
Now, smartmicro is continuing its partnership with NXP to ensure early availability of their next sensor generation. As a system integrator, smartmicro is partnering with NXP, a leader in Radar and provider of complete Radar solutions including MCU, TRX, power management, in-vehicle networking and Radar SDK software enablement who has announced their 5th generation Radar chipset and keeps continuously innovating in Radar sensor technology. A key benefit of NXP’s newest generation Radar chipset is its scalability, allowing smartmicro to rapidly develop new sensors addressing the dynamically evolving needs of 77GHz Radar sensor applications while maximizing reuse across different sensors in their portfolio.In partnering with smartmicro, NXP is not only giving mid- to large scale radar developers the opportunity to accelerate their radar development through cooperation with smartmicro, as well as providing adjacent markets greater access to easy-to-use NXP-based radar sensors through smartmicro’s automotive high performance off-the-shelf sensors.
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