Texas Instruments has introduced the industry’s fastest and lowest power baseband receiver analog front end (AFE) for ADAS applications. The 4-channel AFE5401-Q1 is designed for the next generation of automotive radar applications where space constraints and increasing radar performance are driving a need for greater bandwidth, high integration and low power.
Delivering twice the sampling rate and bandwidth spectrum of existing solutions, the AFE5401-Q1 enables quick position and speed discrimination of even the fastest moving scenes. It also requires 30 percent less power and 20 percent less board space enabling a small device for optimal in-car installation.
Features and benefits of AFE5401-Q1:
Tools and support
The AFE5401-Q1 evaluation module (EVM) is available today for a suggested retail price of US$599. It comes with an EVM user guide and IBIS model that enables designers to evaluate AFE5401-Q1 system performance. Support is available on the Imaging AFEs forum or the Automotive Forumin the TI E2E™ Community, where engineers can search for solutions, get help, share knowledge and solve problems with fellow engineers and TI experts.
Complementary system solutions
Engineers can develop a robust automotive radar system by combining the AFE5401-Q1 with TI’s C2000™ MCUs, C6000™ and C6000™ DSP+ARM processors, power solutions and sensor interfaces.
Pricing and availability
The AFE5401-Q1 is available in an industry-standard 9 mm by 9 mm, 64-pin QFN at a suggested retail price of US$18.00 in 1,000-unit quantities.