Development of Novel Millimeter Wave Technology Announced to Make Future Vehicles Safer

Published By : 06 Jun 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

The demand for hybrid cars, which offer automated technology, has scaled higher than ever. Against the backdrop of improved road safety, consumers are more willing to invest in sophisticated-driver assistance. Considering the paradigm shift towards automated driving, researchers from across the world are looking to introduce technologies to enhance the overall driving experience and further lessen energy consumption by cars.

Leveraging advanced technologies that utilize low-power supply voltage Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (MIFS) and the Hiroshima University have announced developing a low-power millimeter wave amplifier on 5th June 2017. The novel technology will cap the amplifier’s power usage as 0.5 V. Besides this, it is expected to cover a frequency range between 80 GHz and 106 GHz. The model was fabricated with the help of MIFS’s Deeply Depleted Channel technology. Experts engaged in the research have promised this to be the first of its kind, which can also operate in such a low power voltage. They also revealed that further detail about the novel technology will be presented at the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium to be held at Honolulu, Hawaii, between June 04 and 06, 2017.

How will Automotive Industry Benefit from Low Power Millimeter Wave Amplifier in Question?

The wave amplifier is likely to cover diverse frequencies used in automotive radars. It will offer self-driving capabilities and sophisticated driver assistance. On account of this the demand for radars with the ability to scan millimeter-wave beam and identify days and nights even in untoward whether conditions has risen by far. The wave amplifier will therefore offer phased array, consisting of hundreds of receivers and transmitters. Considering that an increasing number of automakers are offering battery-operated cars, it is imperative for these circuits to operate on low power. Lowering the usage of power will in turn offer most cost-effective methods of accomplishing advancements they have aimed for. 

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