Keysight Technologies has joined forces with China’s automotive millimeter wave radar chipset design house, Calterah, to support the design, verification, test and launch of a new generation of automotive millimeter wave radar chipset that will drive development of the connected car supply chain.
Calterah Semiconductor is a provider of 77-GHz CMOS mmWave radar sensor IC targeting ADAS, security screening & imaging, and smart home, etc. It claims to be the only enterprise of China that has mass-produced 77GHz and 79GHz mmWave radar sensor chips so far. In 2017, the company mass-produced the first generation of 77GHz and 79GHz CMOS mmWave radar transceiver IC. The second-generation SoC cascading chip – ALPS – provides customers with radar solutions that are easy to develop, offer improved performance and reduce energy consumption.
In March 2019 Calterah officially released the ALPS family of chips which integrates high-speed analog-to-digital converters, complete radar signal processing baseband and high-performance CPU core. In the process of design and verification of this chip, Keysight supported Calterah with the company’s E8740A automotive radar signal analysis and generation solution for 77GHz radar signal receiving and transmission characterization, radar target simulation, and testing of the basic radio frequency parameters of the chip. Engineers from both companies worked together to accelerate time to market of the chipsets, while ensuring they deliver the best possible performance.
Source: Press Release