Current automotive market analysis projects that by 2020, radar technology will be in 50% of all newly produced cars. The safety related benefits of automotive radar, new autonomous vehicle development requirements and emerging safety requirements from organizations such as the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), have triggered rapid growth with steep implementation challenges for car makers and other radar focused developers. Adoption of these once premium safety features into mainstream production lines is fueling a need for faster time to market
NXPs new reference platform, the RDK-S32R274, combines the company’s S32R processors, RF Transceiver and Antenna design in a very compact yet powerful device. The solution is the only currently available automotive-grade radar development platform designed to meet the stringent functional, performance, and safety requirements of the industry, claims Roger Keen, Head of Product Marketing at NXP. This solution is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of radar into production vehicles and includes a full ecosystem of tools that aim to lower development costs and spur radar application adoption worldwide.
The NXP radar solution, featuring the S32R27 processor, the TEF810x CMOS transceiver, and the FS8410 Power management IC, is designed to help customers accelerate time to market by lowering the barriers of entry to radar application development with hardware, software and tools that ease radar implementations.