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Continental MFC430TA - Forward Automotive Camera for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

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Yole SP17329 Continental MFC430TA Forward ADAS

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


The fourth generation of Continental’s forward looking Multi-Function Mono Camera, MFC430, is trying to catch up in the Asian market for forward cameras for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).


Continental MFC430 Camera overview System Plus Consulting

This version provides driver assistance functions like lane departure warning, traffic sign assist and intelligent headlamp control. In addition, object detection for forward collision warning and pedestrian detection is available.


The MFC430 camera architecture is based on an innovative system-on-chip from Texas Instruments implemented with a self-diagnosis system for the recognition of problems such as contamination, as well as imager and central processing unit functions. Integration and cost optimized design makes it one of the cheapest options among forward cameras for ADAS.


Continental MFC430 Image Sensors System Plus Consulting

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 architecture and price analyses of the other main players’ cameras such as Bosch’s MPC2 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 about them in a bundle.


Continental MFC430 Electronic Board System Plus Consulting


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Table of contents

Overview / Introduction

> Executive summary
> Reverse costing methodology

Company Profile

> Continental

Physical Analysis

> Views and Dimensions of the System
> System Opening
> Camera module
> Image Sensor Board
- Top side – overview
- Top side – high definition photo
- Top side – main component markings
- Bottom side – high definition photo


> Electronic Board        
- Top Side – Overview
- Top Side – High definition photo
- 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        
- Package View and Dimensions
- Package Disassembly
- CIS – Die View
- CIS – Cross-Section








Cost Analysis

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


Estimated Price Analysis

> Estimation of the Manufacturing Price

























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

  • Selling price estimation