DARTS 9040-G

The first true 5 GHz bandwidth radar target simulator

Ultra-high-resolution imaging radars, often referred to as 4-D radars, provide detailed images of the radar’s surroundings with a wide field of view as well as elevation, distance, and speed information. Tests of these radar sensors place high demands on the capabilities and bandwidth of the radar target simulator (RTS) used. The dSPACE Automotive Radar Test System (DARTS) 9040-G is the first RTS to successfully meet these challenges with powerful radio frequency technology.

The dSPACE Automotive Radar Test System (DARTS) 9040-G is an industry-proven radar target simulator for testing radar sensors used in civilian vehicles. Its true 5 GHz bandwidth lets you simulate radar targets for particularly demanding automotive E-band radar sensors. Moreover, it is designed and optimized for all next-generation automotive radars, such as imaging and 4-D radars. Due to its convenient over-the-air approach, the system can be used in all major development phases, from chip design to sensor development and end-of-line testing. It is ideal for testing entire advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles. The tests can be performed during development, production, quality assurance, and approval.

End-of-Line (EOL) Testing

The new DARTS 9040-G is available in different variants for EOL testing. The individual variants are tailored to different requirements in EOL test applications. If you have any questions, dSPACE will be happy to provide more detailed information.


The DARTS 9040-G uses technology that considerably simplifies the work process. For example, it is designed to instantly cover the entire 77 GHz radar band – without any synthesizer tuning. It can also stimulate short- and long-range radars without changing the center frequency.

The DARTS 9040-G is optimized for developing complex next-generation radars. It features:

  • An exceptionally high spurious-free dynamic range
  • An outstandingly low noise figure
  • A precise, high-resolution range simulation

Accurate and flexible testing of automotive radar applications has never been easier. The convenient over-the-air method achieves an unmatched test depth and test coverage – supporting all development phases from chip design to vehicle end-of-line testing.

  • Radar target simulator for over-the-air testing of automotive radar sensors

  • Designed and optimized for all next-generation automotive radars (e.g., imaging radars, 4-D radars)

  • Simulates the reflections of one programmable object

  • Simulates distance, speed, and size

  • High spurious-free dynamic range

  • Low noise figure

  • Precise, high-resolution range simulation

  • Remote operation via control interface

  • Frequency range: 57-64 GHz or 76-81 GHz
  • Bandwidth: 5 GHz
  • Range: 2.8-300 m (2.5 cm steps, 2.5 cm accuracy)
  • Speed. ± 500 km/h 
  • Dynamic gain range: 70 dB
  • Maximum gain: 13 dB
  • Independent echoes: 1 
  • Frontend concept: Monostatic or bistatic; high-bandwith converter; full MIMO

DARTS 9040-G Variants

  DARTS 9040-G DARTS 9041-G DARTS 9042-G DARTS 9043-G
Distance control continuous continuous 4 fixed distances 1 fixed distances
Range [m] 2.8-300
(2.5 cm steps;
2.5 accuracy)
(10 cm steps;
2.5 accuracy)
(2.5 cm accuracy)
(2.5 cm accuracy)
Note: Conversion between variants is not possible. Fixed distances can be exchanged by dSPACE.

Technology Note
The dSPACE Automotive Radar Test System (DARTS) 9040-G is based on industry-proven technologies developed by miro•sys and ITS.

Any use of the DARTS devices for end-of-line tests or periodical technical inspections requires regular qualification services from dSPACE, which must be ordered separately. Please contact dSPACE for further information.

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