Millimeter wave frequency operation offers wide bandwidths, precise localization, and rich material interaction and penetration capability. Meeting consumer demand for enhanced safety, 77GHz automotive radar is one of the fastest growing features in automotive. Leveraging the dense integration and fast transistor performance of modern silicon processes, emerging MMICs are delivering higher performance in a smaller form factor and are also extending the mm-wave capabilities to other sensing markets, including intelligent infrastructure, robotic navigation, high accuracy displacement and motion sensing, and human interaction. This talk will cover these application trends and how they are enabled by emerging radar ICs.
Brian Ginsburg received his S.B., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas in 2007 working in its wireless terminals business unit. In TI’s Kilby Labs, he developed a 160GHz radar for proximity applications. In 2012, he became the systems architect and RF design manager of TI’s first generation 76-81GHz CMOS single-chip radar family. Now, he is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and the systems manager of TI’s Radar team. He has served on the technical program committee for the International Solid-State Circuits Symposium and is the Program Chair of the Symposium on VLSI Circuits.