Better Radar Transmission And Receiver Tests

Effective automotive radar system design requires comprehensive system validation. Keysight’s automotive radar solutions help your designs achieve maximum efficiency, reliability, and repeatability. Most importantly, they ensure your devices work to the highest safety standards and performance possible.

Keysight automotive radar test solutions for FMWC radar

Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) Radar Design

FMCW radar is the key technology used in most automotive radar applications today. Unlike more traditional pulsed radar, FMCW can avoid high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) in radar transmission, which simplifies the design process for antennas and RF components like power amplifiers.

Automotive radar systems based on this technology offer more advantages, including better performance with lightweight and low-cost small simplified RF components.

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With so many automotive radars on the road, along with other signals such as 5G backhaul working in adjacent bands, it becomes increasingly important for radar designers to ensure their devices perform as expected, even in the presence of many different signals.

Keysight offers wide bandwidth, multichannel, high-power output interference solutions so you can create interfering signals to test the robustness of your device in the presence of even the most strenuous interference loads.

Radar Signal Generation

Flexible and powerful signal generation is available through Keysight's E8740A-070 bundle. At the center of the solution is the M8195A arbitrary waveform generator (AWG), which enables the creation of > or = 4 GHz bandwidth signals across multiple channels.*

When coupled with a high-power up-converter to enable mmWave signal creation, this solution allows for generation of complex signals, from FMCW and phase-modulated continuous wave (PMCW) to coded signals such as orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), and many more. You can also mathematically create your own signals and play them through the AWG.

*16 channels maximum per chassis

Radar Target Simulation

Simulating real objects in a lab environment is a challenge for all automotive OEMs and suppliers. With the Keysight radar target simulation solution, you can simulate multiple objects with multiple distances at variable speeds. Your radar device-under-test “sees” these simulated objects as real items, enabling you to explore and analyze how your radar devices work under real-world conditions, all from within your lab.


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