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Bosch MPC2 Forward Automotive Camera for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

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Yole SP17324 Bosch MPC2 Forward Camera Flyer

Bosch attempts to penetrate the forward camera market with a distinctive architecture and cost effective solution


Bosch’s second-generation multi-purpose camera (MPC2) offers manufacturers a scalable, monocular camera platform for video-based driver assistance systems. The MPC2 allows vehicle manufacturers to integrate a wide range of driver assistance functions into their vehicles using only a single sensor.


Bosch MPC Camera Overview System Plus Consulitng

The MPC2 imager module comprises the system optics and includes a highly dynamic complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) colour imager with a resolution of 1,280 x 960 pixels. Thanks to its improved resolution, the new imager allows for a larger opening angle than its predecessor, and a significantly increased object detection range, now extending to over 120 meters.


The MPC2 is based on a dual microcontroller unit ARM processor design. Its custom algorithm allows the optical system’s packaging to be simpler and cheaper than other products in its category.


This variant of the multi-purpose camera allows manufacturers to integrate a wide range of functions targeting the Advanced Driver Assistance System market.


Bosch MPC Image Sensor System Plus Consulitng

Based on a teardown of the system, this report details a complete bill of material, and the camera’s manufacturing and packaging processes. Electronics, housing and imaging are presented in the report as well as the physical analysis of the CMOS Imaging System. An estimation of the manufacturing cost and selling price is included.


This report is best when used to compare design architectures and price analyses of the other main players’ cameras, such as Continental’s MFC430TA and TRW’s SCam-3. In fact, a complementary comparative analysis of the three cameras will be provided to everyone who buys our three reports in a bundle.


Bosch MPC Main Electronic board System Plus Consulitng


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Table of contents

Overview / Introduction

> Executive summary
> Reverse costing methodology

Company Profile

> Bosch

Physical Analysis

> Views and Dimensions of the System
> System Opening
> Electronic Board
- Top side – overview
- Top side – high definition photo
- Top side – PCB markings
- Top side – main component markings
- Top side – main component identification
- Top side – other component markings
- Top side – other component identification
- Bottom side – high definition photo
- Bottom side – component identification
> CMOS Image Sensor



Cost Analysis

> Accessing the BOM
> PCB Cost
> CIS Cost 
> BOM Cost – Electronic Board
> Housing Parts – Estimation
> BOM Cost – System Housing
> Material Cost Breakdown by Sub-Assembly
> Material Cost Breakdown by Component Category
> Accessing the Added Value (AV) cost
> Electronic Board Manufacturing Flow
> Details of the Electronic Board AV Cost
> Details of the System Assembly AV Cost
> Added-Value Cost Breakdown
> Manufacturing Cost Breakdown

Estimated Price Analysis

> Estimation of the Manufacturing Price


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About the authors


System Plus Consulting specializes in the cost analysis of electronics, from semiconductor devices to electronic systems.

Created more than 20 years ago, System Plus Consulting has developed a complete range of services, costing tools and reports to deliver in-depth production cost studies and estimate the objective selling price of a product.

System Plus Consulting engineers are experts in:

  • Integrated Circuits 
  • Power Devices & Modules 
  • MEMS & Sensors
  • Photonics 
  • LED 
  • Imaging 
  • Display 
  • Packaging 
  • Electronic Boards & Systems.

Through hundreds of analyses performed each year, System Plus Consulting offers deep added-value reports to help its customers understand their production processes and determine production costs. Based on System Plus Consulting’s results, manufacturers are able to compare their production costs to those of competitors.

System Plus Consulting is a sister company of Yole Développement.

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  • Detailed photos

  • Precise measurements

  • Material analysis

  • Complete bill of material

  • Component pricing

  • Image sensor detailed analysis

  • Manufacturing process flow

  • Supply chain evaluation

  • Manufacturing cost analysis in two countries

  • Selling price estimation for two annual volumes in each location