TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbe is excited to announce the launch of Phoenix, its automotive 4D imaging radar beta product. This new front-end system, powered by Arbe's proprietary chipset technology, enables evaluation and development towards production and full commercialization of 4D imaging radar for all levels of vehicle autonomy. Phoenix provides an image 100 times more detailed than other top industry radars, offering superior separation of stationary and moving objects in real time – an industry first.
Arbe will present Phoenix at CES 2019 in Las Vegas and during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Phoenix proprietary chipset is the first system in the industry to leverage the advanced 22nm RF CMOS process. This allows a breakthrough in radar performance by:
- Delivering an image 100 times more detailed
- Doubling radar sensitivity
- Reducing false alarms through advanced algorithms and unparalleled channel separation
- Separating small and large objects through a high dynamic range
- Providing clear boundaries of stationary and moving objects
Additionally, by leveraging the 22nm RF CMOS process, Phoenix dramatically reduces costs while consuming the lowest power per channel in the industry.
"The launch of our radar's front-end system is a major step toward making our vision a reality," said Kobi Marenko, CEO of Arbe. "The advanced functionality achieved by this launch will transform the radar's role from a supportive sensor to the backbone of the autonomous driving sensor suite for all levels of vehicle autonomy."
While current radars have up to 12 channels, Phoenix is 100 times more detailed, supporting more than 2000 virtual channels with two transmit devices (24 channels each) and four receiving devices (12 channels each). This allows Phoenix to track, separate and identify hundreds of objects simultaneously to deliver a highly detailed image of the environment in a wide field of view and at long range, in addition to separating objects by elevation.
"The advanced safety achieved through high resolution, separation by elevation, and the elimination of false alarms would resolve many of the factors behind recent autonomous vehicle accidents," said Marenko. "To achieve the next level of vehicle autonomy, it is essential for automakers to leverage a robust radar. The launch of the Phoenix places Arbe in an excellent position to lead this market."
Arbe is a recipient of the 2018 Global Technology Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan. Recognized for its breakthrough full-stack 4D imaging radar system for the automotive environment, along with its future business value in terms of scalability, application diversity, technology licensing and human capital.
Arbe is the world's first company to demonstrate ultra-high-resolution 4D imaging radar with post processing and SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). It is disrupting autonomous driving sensor development by bridging the gap between radar and optics with its proprietary imaging radar solution that provides optic sensor resolution with the reliability and maturity of radar technology for all levels of vehicle autonomy. As the winner of Frost and Sullivan's 2018 Global Technology Innovation Award, and "Most Innovative ADAS Technology" award from Tech.AD Arbe continues to innovate real time 4D imaging.
Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Arbe has business development and customer service locations in the United States and China. The company was founded in 2015 and raised $23 million in funding to date.
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SOURCE Arbe Robotics