Global Foundries and Bosch have collaborated to develop and manufacture next-generation mmWave automotive radar system-on-chip (SoC) for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) applications. The 22FDX-based radar SoCs will offer best-in-class performance, power consumption, and broad feature integration capability to make the vehicles smarter and roads safer.
The 22FDX-based radar SoCs feature significant low power, low cost, and power efficiency advantages for designing differentiated solutions for mobile application processors, wireless networking, Internet of Things (IoT), and automotive markets.
Talking about the partnership, Mike Hogan, senior vice president and general manager of Automotive, Industrial and Multi-market at Global Foundries said:
“We are proud to partner with Bosch to develop a new generation of automotive radar, and to help make vehicles smarter and roads even safer than they are today,” s “Bosch’s leadership, as an innovator and provider of top-quality OEM solutions to the auto industry, is unquestionable. At GF, we have embraced excellence in automotive semiconductors as a core strategy, and our 22FDX is unbeatable as a high-performance, low-power solution. In addition, GF is the only foundry with in-house mmWave test capability.”
The 22FDX chips by the company are manufactured at its Fab 1 facility in Dresden, Germany. As part of the partnership, Bosch will utilize GF’s automotive turnkey solutions for mmWave testing and packaging development, which will assist in increasing design efficiency and speeding time-to-market. These post-fab and turnkey services will take place at GF’s Fab 1 in Dresden and at GF’s world-class mmWave testing lab at Fab 9 near Burlington, Vermont. The first 22FDX-based radar SoCs for further testing of Bosch’s new generation of automotive radars are targeted for delivery in the second half of 2021.