Computing power for automotive radar quadruples

Delivering the features and performance required for making safe, automated driving a reality is the NXP S32R27 automative radar microcontroller from NXP Semiconductors. The company estimates 50 percent of all car radar modules shipped in 2016 will use NXP radar processing and front-end technology.

The ability of a vehicle to make precise, safety-related decisions depends on its capacity to accurately detect and classify objects. The NXP S32R27 Radar MCU offers a leap in performance of 4 times over the previous MPC577X product. This means higher accuracy and safety for applications such as collision avoidance, lane change assist, autonomous emergency braking, radar cocooning with 360 degree perception, or adaptive cruise control. In intelligent transport systems, vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists can be detected and tracked much faster.

The integrated radar MCUs and RF front-end technologies (RFCMOS or BiCMOS) offer customers scalable system solutions that address ultra-short range, short-range, mid-range and long-range radar.

NXP offers a wide range of single and multicore processors built on Power Architecture technology, providing exceptional power performance, integration, safety and reliability.

“The S32R27 has been sampling with leading Tier 1 automotive suppliers for almost a year and will play a key role in consolidating NXP’s leadership position in automotive radar,” said general manager of the ADAS Microcontrollers product line at NXP, Davide Santo.  “We see the S32R27 as a critical enabler of next-generation NCAP features and new semi-autonomous safety-assistance functions.

Ultimately this supports the goals and motivation for our entire team which is to make the roads safer for everyone.”


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