Volpiano (Italy)

March 29, 2021

Breakthrough in mmWave Automotive Radar Testing Accelerated by New Collaboration between SPEA and ATS

DOT800 can now perform all necessary mmWave tests accurately, at a fraction of the cost of alternatives.

Italy, Israel, March 29, 2021 – SPEA, a world leader in the field of automatic test equipment, and ATS, an innovative Israeli test services provider, today signed a landmark collaboration agreement to integrate ATS’s Maxus88 test board with SPEA’s DOT800 family testers used in the autonomous vehicles space.

The collaboration will deliver an affordable test solution for 81 GHz mmWave automotive radar sensors used in lifesaving ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) applications.
“We are proud to partner with SPEA to bring to market a cutting-edge, production-ready testing solution for 81 GHz automotive radar”, said Avi Tiv, general manager of ATS.

“Our Maxus88 TOB (Test-on-Board) leverages Vayyar’s VYYR-7202, the world’s most advanced ultra-wideband RF processor, with 72 Tx/Rx channels operating across several RF frequency bands. It enables our customers to perform all necessary mmWave tests accurately, at a fraction of the cost of alternatives, while increasing test coverage and reducing DPM (Defects per Million) to provide crucial competitive advantage. Having four VYYR-7202 devices on the TOB, in close proximity to the device under test, drives higher accuracy and throughput while reducing cost per test” continued Tiv.

“We chose to partner with SPEA on account of the company’s global leadership in low-cost/high-performance semiconductor testing, as well as its expertise in RF and mmWave technology” concluded Tiv.

Emanuele Bardo, SPEA Semiconductor Sales and Business Development Director said “DOT platform is exponentially expanding in the worldwide semiconductor market. The partnership with ATS will extend the tester capability for RF 5G automotive applications allowing a fast growth in this emerging new market”.

Key advantages of the new Maxus88-supported SPEA DOT tester family include:

  • Highly accurate real-time testing of T/R properties
  • Significant reduction in production RF test costs

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