Arralis Announces Power Device for Next Generation Autonomous Cars
The 76-81GHz Power Amplifier is the first public release of the Corvus range of fully autonomous (Level 4 – 5) enabling devices
EU Microwave Week, Nuremburg 11/10/2017: Irish company Arralis, world leaders in building technology and products that are the future of global radar & wireless communications, today announced the first commercial release of the company’s new Corvus range of Level 4-5 Autonomous chips. The 76-81GHz Power Amplifier is the vital bridge between existing & emerging radars and beam-steering antenna solutions.
future of autonomous car radars
The Corvus PA creates longer detection ranges for radar solutions, meaning quicker identification of potential hazards. When integrated with Arralis antenna solutions it allows for longer range beam steering and the identification of pedestrians on and off the road. This first of its kind power amplifier brings true level 5 autonomous driving closer to reality detecting more and smaller targets, enabling faster decision making and most importantly tracking identified objects and taking the safest option.
76-81GHz is the future of autonomous car radars as we move into the high precision era where the sensor, and not the driver, will make critical decision in dynamic operating conditions. Radar at this frequency, unlike LiDAR, perform very well in inclement weather conditions such as rain and fog.
The Arralis Corvus PA is a 4-stage MMIC power amplifier that covers frequencies from 76GHz to 81GHz. The chip provides up to 25dB of flat, stable gain, and a power output of more than 18dBm from a 4V supply voltage and <150mA current. All bond pads and the die backside are gold plated. The Corvus PA MMIC is compatible with precision die attach methods, as well as thermo-compression and thermosonic wire bonding, making it ideal for MCM and hybrid microcircuit applications.
Speaking at the announcement in Nuremberg, Mike Gleaves, CTO of Arralis said, “This is just the start of a new and exciting phase of developments in autonomous driving that we are developing. Arralis is all about connected, autonomous mobility. To date that has mainly been in space and aircraft but now we are really excited to bring this technology into autonomous connected cars”.
Arralis are building the future of radar, wireless communications and geolocation technology.
Arralis is a rapidly scaling technology company, providing world leading expertise in millimetre-wave technology. They excel in Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs), packaged component modules, proprietary antenna technology and integrated Radar and Communications front-end platforms. The core focus is in Ka and W band which allows the development of very high resolution radar (applications include autonomous automotive, helicopter landing, space) and massive data rate wireless communications. Arralis products, the ultimate in precision and innovation, are used in both global and space environments where accuracy and reliability are critical.
Arralis also creates partnerships with other leading technology providers to build bespoke high performance, cutting-edge solutions. Arralis provide the invisible edge to some of the world’s largest aerospace, automotive and communications companies.
Arralis was established in Ireland in 2013 by founders Barry Lunn and Mike Gleaves.