The system integrates two electronic boards including an NXP Semiconductor microcontroller and Broadcom Ethernet transceiver. The radio-frequency (RF) board is manufactured with an asymmetric structure using a hybrid PTFE/FR4 substrate and is equipped with planar antennas.
The NXP Semiconductor multi-channel 77 GHz radar transceiver chipset, composed of four receivers, two transmitters and an associated voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), is used as high-frequency transmitter and receiver. The RF dies are packaged in redistributed chip package (RCP) fan-out wafer level packages initially developed and manufactured by Freescale.
Based on a complete teardown analysis of the Continental radar, the report provides the bill-of-material (BOM) and the manufacturing cost of the radar sensor.
A complete physical analysis and manufacturing cost estimation of the NXP semiconductor monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) is available in a separate report.