NXP Semiconductors recently announced the availability of small single-chip, 77-GHz radar transceiver (7.5 × 7.5 mm) with high resolution performance. Working prototypes of the RFCMOS IC are in the hands of NXP’s lead customers. In addition, Google engineers are field testing the ICs with the self-driving cars project.
The chip’s key characteristics, uses, and specs:
- About the size of a postage stamp
- You can integrate the chip “invisibly” practically anywhere in a car.
- Power consumption is 40% lower than traditional radar ICs.
- Intended for safety applications (e.g., emergency braking and automated parking)
Source: NXP Semiconductors www.nxp.com