Wednesday, March 10th 2021

GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX RF Solution Provides the Basis for Next-Gen mmWave Automotive Radar

GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF ), the global leader in specialty semiconductor manufacturing, and Bosch will partner to develop and manufacture next-generation automotive radar technology.

Bosch chose GF as its partner to develop a mmWave automotive radar system-on-chip (SoC) for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) applications, manufactured using GF's 22FDX RF solution. ADAS applications help drivers stay safe by keeping a vehicle in the correct lane, warning of collisions, initiating emergency braking, assisting with parking, and more.
Bosch's choice of GF as the partner for its next-gen mmWave automotive radar is based on GF's leadership in specialty foundry solutions for RF and mmWave. GF's 22FDX RF solution, with its best-in-class performance, power consumption, and broad feature integration capability, is the semiconductor solution of choice for automotive radar.

"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," said Mike Hogan, senior vice president and general manager of Automotive, Industrial and Multi-market at GF. "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."

"Dependable radar and ADAS systems are of paramount importance to drivers and automakers around the world," stated Oliver Wolst, senior vice president heading Bosch's Integrated Circuit division. "We chose to partner with GlobalFoundries for their proven leadership in RF and mmWave technology, which is reinforced by their deep expertise in the automotive market. We carefully scrutinized the universe of available semiconductor solutions, and GF's 22FDX RF solution proved to be today's most attractive and most appropriate platform for our next generation of highly efficient and safe automotive radars."

GF's 22FDX chips 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.

To date, GF's 22FDX solutions have realized $4.5 billion in design wins, with more than 350 million chips shipped to customers around the world.
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12 Comments on GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX RF Solution Provides the Basis for Next-Gen mmWave Automotive Radar

#1
Caring1
"ADAS applications help BAD drivers stay safe by keeping a vehicle in the correct lane, warning of collisions, initiating emergency braking, assisting with parking, and more."
Had to correct that for you. ;)
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#2
Wirko
Ah, now I finally understand how it all works. Pedestrians will be irradiated with enough microwaves to make them glow in the dark, and then cameras can see them.
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#3
X71200
Caring1
"ADAS applications help BAD drivers stay safe by keeping a vehicle in the correct lane, warning of collisions, initiating emergency braking, assisting with parking, and more."
Had to correct that for you. ;)
Let me correct that for you, modern vehicles come with all that just so boomers like you who can't afford or can not understand with your boomer vehicles from 90's and your dealing with redneck muscle cars.

I'll enjoy my next Audi flapped with ACC on both sides and I'll put your stupid ideas to shame too while driving it in heavy traffic with those your so called "useless stuff".
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#4
Caring1
Yep, ya got me, my car comes equiped with a brilliant anti-theft device called a gear stick, it stops younguns in their tracks.
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#5
yotano211
Caring1
"ADAS applications help BAD drivers stay safe by keeping a vehicle in the correct lane, warning of collisions, initiating emergency braking, assisting with parking, and more."
Had to correct that for you. ;)
There is lots of bad drivers on the road. I dont know how lots of drivers get their license. But since it only costs most people around $40 to get a license and it cost me $4200 to get my commercial license. I see everyday the true cost of that $40 license.
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#6
trparky
Caring1
Yep, ya got me, my car comes equiped with a brilliant anti-theft device called a gear stick, it stops younguns in their tracks.
Unless of course they take it anyways and shred your gears to slag just for the fun of it.
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#7
Turmania
I suppose main reason why Bosch chose them is that they have a factory in Germany. Nothing wrong with that just that is what it is.
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#8
mechtech
Well good to see GF win some work.
As for all the stuff on modern vehicles makes me wish I kept my 76 3/4 ton pickup truck. Beautifully simple and the bench seat, way more comfortable than anything now a days!
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#9
hat
Enthusiast
X71200
Let me correct that for you, modern vehicles come with all that just so boomers like you who can't afford or can not understand with your boomer vehicles from 90's and your dealing with redneck muscle cars.

I'll enjoy my next Audi flapped with ACC on both sides and I'll put your stupid ideas to shame too while driving it in heavy traffic with those your so called "useless stuff".
So I guess being in favor of actually knowing how to drive and maintain control of your vehicle is a boomer thing now? I guess having such ideas also automatically means you're poor and can't afford new fangled computerized gadgety driving machines (nevermind that such things are becoming mainstream now). Good to know!

On my side of things, the more gadgety a car gets, the worse the car gets. As time goes on newer vehicles get worse and worse. There's nothing wrong with innovation, but they keep putting more and more crap on the car that can break (more points of failure) which leads to more unnecessary, potentially expensive repairs that wouldn't need to be done otherwise. In doing so they often make the vehicle more difficult, if not impossible to repair, unless you are a shop with access to special tools. Enjoy your backup camera and lane assist while it lasts, I just hope you never get slapped with a 4 figure repair bill because some sensor buried behind all kinds of crap failed and you had to tow your car.
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ExcuseMeWtf
Caring1
"ADAS applications help BAD drivers stay safe by keeping a vehicle in the correct lane, warning of collisions, initiating emergency braking, assisting with parking, and more."
Had to correct that for you. ;)
I. e. potentially anyone on an off day.

Better not think you're immune to those.
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#11
hat
Enthusiast
ExcuseMeWtf
I. e. potentially anyone on an off day.

Better not think you're immune to those.
Absolutely not. However, I fear this comfy technology will prove to enable more careless/lazy driving, or worse. And, of course, it adds cost and complexity to the vehicle.
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#12
trparky
"Your car is a car, not a phone booth! Your concentration should be on the road and nowhere else."

I want my car to be a car, not like the bridge of the USS Enterprise. Oh... and get off my lawn! :laugh:
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