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Munich 12-Nov-2021

productronica 2021: Controlar and Rohde & Schwarz make End of Line (EoL) automotive radar testing and validation easy

In a collaboration with Rohde & Schwarz, Controlar is releasing a new version of PARTS- Production-Ready Automotive Radar Test System powered by the newest R&S AREG800A automotive radar echo generator for generation of artificial objects. A live demonstration of PARTS with the R&S AREG800A will be exhibited at productronica 2021.

As part of PARTS the R&S AREG800A is configured with its RF performance optimized mmWave frontends.
As part of PARTS the R&S AREG800A is configured with its RF performance optimized mmWave frontends.

Production-Ready Automotive Radar Test System is a high-resolution test solution developed by Controlar for End of Line (EoL) test and validation of automotive radars. It ensures automated pass/fail automotive radar validation for quality control and performance compliance. Based on a smart and modular concept, this high-quality test solution allows easy operation and product positioning by the user.

The R&S AREG800A automotive radar echo generator is an innovative and versatile solution for testing automotive radar sensors. Thanks to its flexible and scalable concept, together with a variety of available frontends, the solution fulfills the test requirements of the most advanced radar echo generation applications. As part of PARTS the R&S AREG800A is configured with its RF performance optimized mmWave frontends.

The key features of PARTS are:

• (Over-the-Air) testing performed on a shielded/anechoic environment

• Multiple artificial object simulation with control of specific parameters (Object size, distance, radial velocity, etc.)

• Simultaneous characterization of the radar antenna’s radiation diagram

• Robust connectors and modular fixturing for dozens of thousands of mating cycles

• Suitable for multimode radars (long-range, medium-range and short-range Radars)

The key features of the R&S AREG800A are:

• Generation of multiple dynamic artificial objects with individual distance, object size, radial velocity and angular direction

• Fully harmonized with traditional mmW frontends and the innovative R&S QAT100 Advanced Antenna Array frontend for advanced tests in all automotive radar bands

• Future proof with instantaneous RF bandwidths of up to 4 GHz

• Incomparable versatility. All applications from pre-development, over validation until mass production can be covered

PARTS is specifically suited for the automotive industry for the functional testing of radar components, with the possibility to be integrated into automated factory production lines. The R&S AREG800A perfectly addresses the industry's need for reliable and reproducible testing of the most modern automotive radar sensors.

A live demonstration of PARTS with the integration of R&S AREG800A will be exhibited at Controlar’s booth in hall A1, no. 339 at productronica 2021, which will take place in Munich, Germany, from November 16-19. The R&S AREG800A will also be showcased at the Rohde & Schwarz booth in hall A1, no. 375.

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Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is striving for a safer and connected world with its Test & Measurement, Technology Systems and Networks & Cybersecurity Divisions. For 90 years, the global technology group has pushed technical boundaries with developments in cutting-edge technologies. The company's leading-edge products and solutions empower industrial, regulatory and government customers to attain technological and digital sovereignty. The privately owned, Munich based company can act independently, long-term and sustainably. Rohde & Schwarz generated net revenue of EUR 2.78 billion in the 2022/2023 fiscal year (July to June). On June 30, 2023, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,800 employees worldwide.

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Automotive test solutions – Test it. Trust it.

As a leading worldwide provider of test and measurement software, instruments and systems, Rohde & Schwarz employs its technical expertise to develop innovative solutions for the entire automotive lifecycle from predevelopment to production. OEMs, tier 1s, chip suppliers and engineering service providers around the world rely on the company's proven test solutions for automotive radar, connectivity, infotainment, high-performance computing and EMC compliance. With innovative solutions for radar tests in development, integration production, Rohde & Schwarz supports its customers as a reliable partner for the launch of next-generation ADAS and AD systems. The company's many years of experience and expertise in wireless communications ensure robust connectivity conforming to all standards from 5G and C-V2X to UWB, Wi-Fi and GNSS. Rohde & Schwarz instruments enable the development and debugging of in-vehicle networks with leading-edge bus speeds as well as ECUs such as high-performance domain controllers, and help to eliminate EMC issues. Rohde & Schwarz also offers T&M equipment and custom turnkey test systems for carrying out EMI and EMS measurements on vehicles and vehicle components in line with all major CISPR, ISO and manufacturer-specific EMC standards. These systems and equipment support full vehicle antenna testing and wireless coexistence testing with the user's own systems and instruments. The company also offers outstanding solutions at the component and board level tests during ECU production. Partners and customers around the world use these test solutions to ensure automotive components and systems function correctly, interact flawlessly and smoothly and communicate faultlessly with the outside world.


Founded in 1995, CONTROLAR is a Portuguese company specialized in industrial automation and test systems with focus on the automotive industry. Initially dedicated to developing hardware and software for this industry, the company evolved rapidly and expanded its business to other areas of industry, thus opening the range of market actions in advanced industrial applications. The company has been experiencing a strong growth and sustainable expansion both nationally and internationally, supplying new products and services with excellent quality at a competitive price level. With over 240 employees, CONTROLAR holds production facilities in Portugal, Spain and Mexico and is represented in Malaysia, India, China and Morocco.

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