Arbe is a pioneer in the development of next-generation imaging radar systems for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, and founded in 2015 by a team of semiconductor engineers, radar specialists, and data scientists, Arbe has redefined the role of radar in vehicle sensor suites. Their patented chipset solution offers ultra-high-resolution imaging that enhances road safety by delivering precise, real-time data regardless of environmental conditions. Arbe partnered with Synopsys to acquire high-quality automotive IP for the GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX process, expediting their time-to-market while fulfilling stringent safety and security requirements.

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Arbe faced several critical challenges in developing their cutting-edge imaging radar chipset:
  • Developing Innovative Imaging Radar Chipset: Arbe needed to develop a high-resolution imaging radar chipset with cutting-edge features to meet the current automotive level 2 market demands and future autonomous vehicle requirements.
  • Reducing Costs: The goal was to lower the cost of their new high-resolution sensor SoC without compromising on quality or performance.
  • Acquiring Fully Qualified IP: Arbe required fully qualified IP on GlobalFoundries 22FDX to accelerate time-to-market while meeting stringent AEC-Q100 and ISO 26262 standards.
  • Implementing Efficient Security Solutions: Ensuring secure system boot-up and network communication was crucial to meet industry standards and protect sensitive data.


To address these challenges, Arbe selected a comprehensive portfolio of automotive-ready DesignWare IP from Synopsys. Key components of the solution included:

  • ARC EM22FS Processor: Integrated self-checking safety monitor, error-correcting code (ECC), and programmable watchdog timer.
  • EV62 Embedded Vision Processor: Provided a highly efficient 512-bit wide SIMD vector DSP with functional safety capabilities, without compromising power, area, and performance.
  • ARC MetaWare EV Development Toolkit for Safety: Enabled software developers to generate highly efficient, ISO 26262-compliant code for automotive applications.
  • Ethernet QoS Controller IP: Supported Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) to manage data streams reliably between connected devices.
  • General Purpose IOs and LVDS Libraries: Met stringent ESD targets and provided higher performance and increased drive strengths.
  • Security IP: True Random Number Generator, Security Protocol Accelerator, and Public Key Accelerator for robust, easy-to-integrate security features.


Arbe achieved remarkable success by integrating Synopsys' DesignWare IP solutions:

  • First-Pass Silicon Success: Arbe successfully achieved first-silicon success, outpacing competitors in the market for 4D ultra high-resolution imaging radar.
  • Performance & ESD Requirements Met: The solution met stringent performance and ESD requirements, ensuring reliability and safety.
  • Accelerated Time-to-Market: Fully qualified IP helped accelerate ISO 26262 qualification, reducing development time.
  • Enhanced Security: Easily integrated security IP ensured robust protection for system boot-up and network communication.
  • Outstanding Support: Synopsys' expert and responsive technical support team played a crucial role in meeting complex AI SoC requirements.

Arbe's collaboration with Synopsys has not only resulted in immediate successes but has also laid the foundation for future developments in ADAS and autonomous vehicle technologies.