Calterah was invited to the forum Homegrown Chips ‧ Future of Intelligent Driving on the development of chips for intelligent driving co-organized by Leapmotor and 21st Century Business Herald on Oct. 27. At the forum, Leapmotor launched China’s first automotive-grade AI chip with domestic IPs from tip to toe for intelligent driving, the Lingxin 01, which will be used in Leapmotor’s first premium pure electricSUV C11. As a partner providing essential radar sensor chips for Leapmotor C11 intelligent driving system, Calterah attended the launch conference. (photos by 21 Century Business Herald)
Launch of Leapmotor Lingxin 01
Calterah as a leading player in developing and designing CMOS mmWave radar chips launched its 2nd generation of automotive-grade CMOS 77-GHz mmWave radar SoC, the Alp family last year. Now, a total of 5 chips from the Alps family are used for front and corner radar sensors in C11. The features of strong performance, user friendliness and energy efficiency make Alps ideal for radar sensors demanded by Leapmotor’s high-performance electric vehicles, which reduces time and cost in product development and thus accelerates the transition from concepts to real products.
Calterah Alps in C11 intelligent driving system
At the roundtable with a theme of Trailblazing ‧ Opportunities and Direction for China Homegrown Chips, Calterah COO Lv Yuzhao said, “Over the last decade or so in the semiconductor industry, we see more cases of expansion in the original business after a merger or acquisition, that means horizontal expansion. In fact, in the future, the value of vertical expansion will be more apparent and that is especially true of the auto industry. Greater breakthroughs require joint forces from different links of the value chain and we are glad to join hands with Leapmotor to make intelligent driving more capable.”
Calterah COO Lv Yuzhao (second from right) at the roundtable