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Ainstein T-79: Automotive 79GHz Short Range Radar

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SP18401 Ainstein T 79GHz Short Range Radar flyer cover

A next-generation short-range, wideband and high-resolution radar sensor for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).


The Ainstein T-79 is designed for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) applications, like warning or assisted braking functions, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist and rear crossing traffic alerts.

It is based on 79GHz technology and contains six planar antennas, four for reception and two for transmission. The sensor has a field of view of ±45° in azimuth and a maximum range of 55m. Resulting from a collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI), the system integrates only one electronic board, equipped with a TI CMOS single-chip millimeter wave (mmWave) sensor. This monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) features six channels, again that’s four receivers and two transmitters, along with a microcontroller unit (MCU) and a digital signal processor (DSP) all on the same chip. The enables ultra-low unit cost and power consumption of 4.2W.


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The electronic board is manufactured with an asymmetric structure using a hybrid PTFE/FR4 substrate, and is equipped with planar antennas.

With this new short-range radar generation, Ainstein has significantly decreased the volume and manufacturing cost of the sensor compared to competitor solutions. The report contains a comparison with Delphi’s 76/77GHz Blind Spot Radar.

Based on a complete teardown analysis of the Ainstein radar, this report provides the bill-of-material (BOM) and the manufacturing cost of the radar sensor.

A complete physical analysis and a manufacturing cost estimation of Texas Instruments’ MMIC is available in a separate report.


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Table of contents


> Executive Summary

> Company Profile

> Reverse Costing Methodology



Physical Analysis

> Global View of the Radar

> Views and Dimensions of the Radar

> Radar Opening

> Electronic Board

> Global View

> High Definition Photo

> Component Markings and Identification

> Block Diagram

> RF Chipset
















































Cost Analysis

> Board Cross Section and EDX Analysis

> PCB Cost

> BOM Cost – Electronic Board

> BOM Cost – Housing

> Material Cost Breakdown

> Accessing the Added Value (AV) cost

> Electronic Board Manufacturing Flow

> Details of the Housing Assembly

> Added Value Cost Breakdown

> Manufacturing Cost Breakdown

> Comparison with Delphi BSD Radar



Estimated Price Analysis

> Estimation of the Selling 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
  • Materials analysis
  • Precise measurements
  • Block diagram
  • RF chipset
  • PCB cross-section and materials analysis
  • Complete and priced bill-of-materials
  • Manufacturing process flow
  • Manufacturing cost analysis
  • Comparison with Delphi BSD Radar
  • Estimated sales price