Arbe announced an Automotive Radar

3 November, 2020

Over 20 tier-1 and OEM customers in The US, Europe, China, Korea and Japan are developing their next-generation radar systems based on this platform. The vision: A radar alternative to LiDAR

Above: Arbe’s reference design for an Automotive Radar

Five months after it had completed the development of a 4D Automotive Radar chipset, Tel aviv based Arbe anncounded this week the availability of a Radar Development Platform, enable to develop 2K high resolution Imaging Radar for automotive. Current radars on the market process 12 channels, and industry radars in development are promising 192 channels. Arbe announced that it’s chipset can processes up to 2304 (48×48) channels.

Arbe is currently collaborating with over 20 tier-1 and OEM customers in The United StatesEuropeChina, Korea and Japan, that are developing their next-generation radar systems based on this platform. These systems are expected to be implemented in vehicles on the road as early as 2022. Kobi Marenko, CEO of Arbe, said: “Our solution puts Arbe ahead of the automotive radar industry.”

Over 100,000 detections per frame

Founded in 2015, Arbe has secured $55 million from leading investors, including Hyundai. Based on Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave (FMCW) radar technology, Arbe’s chipset transmits and receives signals from multiple antennas and converts information from time to frequency domains (FFT) to provide 4D images. The company has developed its own proprietary mmWave automotive grade radar RFIC chipset that includes a transmitter chip with 24 output channels and a receiver chip with 12 input channels, produced by FDSOI CMOS process 22FDX.

Arbe’s Imaging Radar Development Platform includes: An entire Arbe imaging radar chipset with RF transmitter and receiver chips of 2K channels (48 receiving by 48 transmitting channels),  A patented imaging radar processor capable of processing 30Gbps of radar data (over 100,000 detections per frame), A radar antenna, A software layer and a reference design to guide developers of  radar systems. It’s vision is to provide a radar alternative to the complex and expensive LiDAR sensors in ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles.

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