Automotive MMICs available in an extremely small form factor

22-01-2019 | Texas Instruments | Automotive Technologies

The AWR1243 76-to-81GHz High-Performance Automotive MMICs, from Texas Instruments, is an integrated single-chip FMCW transceiver in a remarkably small form factor. The MMICs are a perfect solution for self-monitored, low power, ultra-accurate radar systems in the automotive space.

The device is built on the company’s low-power 45nm RFCMOS process, which allows a monolithic implementation of a 3TX, 4RX system with built-in PLL and A2D converters. Simple programming model alterations can allow a broad mixture of sensor implementation (short, mid, long) with the probability of dynamic reconfiguration for executing a multimode sensor. The device is offered as a total platform solution incorporating reference hardware design, software drivers, API guide, sample configurations, and user documentation.

The solution is ideal for automated highway driving and automatic emergency braking applications.

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