US Monolithics Seeks to Advance Automotive Radar With Integrated, Lower-Cost, System-On-A-Chip : Aligns with 24 GHz Narrowband Radar Leader Smartmicro to Demonstrate New Technology

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US Monolithics, a ViaSat company, has developed an automotive radar “system-on-a-chip” in alliance with Smart Microwave Sensors of Braunschweig, Germany. The integrated microcircuit incorporates RF and digital control functions that simultaneously determine the position, speed, and direction of multiple objects to help improve driver safety with adaptive cruise control, lane change assist, blind zone visibility, stop-and-go speed regulation, and collision avoidance. In contrast to other products, the new US Monolithics design integrates radar front end functions onto a single microchip to reduce cost and improve performance in automotive radar collision avoidance systems.

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Luxury vehicle drivers have had the benefit of radar distance warning systems in their vehicles for some time. This next generation system-on-a-chip will help drive down costs and expand the addressable market by enabling vehicle manufacturers to offer drivers of mid and lower priced vehicles the same safety and warning systems

"Luxury vehicle drivers have had the benefit of radar distance warning systems in their vehicles for some time. This next generation system-on-a-chip will help drive down costs and expand the addressable market by enabling vehicle manufacturers to offer drivers of mid and lower priced vehicles the same safety and warning systems," said Fred Wachter, director of commercial markets for US Monolithics.

US Monolithics and Smartmicro, a leader in 24 GHz narrowband, medium-range radar systems, have begun demonstrations of the new automotive system-on-a-chip for Tier 1 automotive parts suppliers and vehicle manufacturers.

For sales information, contact Fred Wachter at commercialsales@usmonolithics.com or call +1 480-503-5618.

About US Monolithics (http://www.usmonolithics.com)

U.S. Monolithics, based in Gilbert, Arizona, is a wholly owned subsidiary of ViaSat Inc (Nasdaq:VSAT). The company produces custom microwave technology for high frequency communications in commercial, military, and space applications. Products and technologies include monolithic semiconductor design, millimeter wave MMICs, high power transceivers, high levels of functional integration, high-frequency packaging, and design for low-cost manufacturing. Capabilities cover the full range of frequencies from L- to W-band and one-time unique products as well as cost-effective high volume production.

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