Detect road hazards with TI’s AFE sensor technology for automotive radar applications

Quad-channel analog front end doubles sampling speed and reduces power more than 30 percent over the competition. Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry’s fastest and lowest power baseband receiver analog front end (AFE) for ADAS applications.

The 4-channel AFE5401-Q1 is designed for the next generation of automotive radar applications where space constraints and increasing radar performance are driving a need for greater bandwidth, high integration and low power.

Delivering twice the sampling rate and bandwidth spectrum of existingsolutions, the AFE5401-Q1 enables quick position and speed discrimination of even the fastest moving scenes. It also requires 30 percent less power and 20 percent less board space enabling a small device for optimal in-car installation.

Tools and support
The AFE5401-Q1 evaluation module (EVM) is available today for a suggested retail price of US$599. It comes with anEVM user guide and IBIS model that enables designers to evaluate AFE5401-Q1 system performance. Support is available on the Imaging AFEs forum or the Automotive Forum in the TI E2E™ Community, where engineers can search for solutions, get help, share knowledge and solve problems with fellow engineers and TI experts. … (Read more)