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Arbe Robotics Taps GLOBALFOUNDRIES Chipset for Radar

Arbe Robotics has selected GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 22FDX process for its patented imaging radar to achieve fully automated system capabilities and enable safer driving experiences for autonomous vehicles. Arbe Robotics' radar is the first in the world to show real-time 1˚ resolution and provide the required enhancements for sensors and ADAS technologies.

Arbe Robotics will leverage on GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 22FDX fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) technology as this new chipset will increase the amount of transmitting and receiving channels on a chip and allowing for better integration to Arbe's proprietary processor. The 22FDX process provides superior radio frequency (RF) performance, power consumption, low noise, and high digital density to increase range and improve resolution for these applications.

Arbe Robotics' radar technology has the ability to detect pedestrians and obstacles at a range of 300m in any weather and lighting conditions. The processor creates a full 3D shape of the objects and their velocity and classifies targets using radar signature.

"Arbe Robotics' Imaging Radar is optimized for providing a real-time 4D picture of the environment at ultrahigh resolution," said Kobi Marenko, Chief Executive Officer at Arbe Robotics. "The collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a significant step towards achieving the high-performance level required for autonomous driving safety."

"The trend of autonomous driving is progressing rapidly, and with it is the need for high-resolution radar. The future will rely on a mix of real-time maps, advanced navigation software, and live data from vehicle sensors," said Mark Granger, Vice President of Automotive at GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

GF's 22FDX platform is a part of the company's AutoPro solutions, which provides customers with additional access to manufacturing services that support the full range of AEC-Q100 quality grades from Grade 2 to Grade 0 to minimize certification efforts and speed time-to-market.