Vayyar Imaging unveils 60 GHz radar-on-chip

Vayyar Imaging unveils 60 GHz radar-on-chip
Vayyar Imaging has announced the first 60 GHz automotive-grade MIMO radar-on-chip (ROC). (Vayyar Imaging)

Vayyar Imaging has announced reportedly the world’s first 60 GHz automotive-grade multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) radar-on-chip (ROC). The 60 GHz solution offers the complete functionality of Vayyar’s leading 79GHz reference-design, enabling the automotive industry to meet global EU NCAP and US Hot-Car requirements for automotive safety.

Vayyar’s solution displays the dimension, location, breathing pattern and movement of people, utilizing proprietary 4D point-cloud VOXEL imaging. This high-resolution, high-performance ROC enables complete classification of the car’s environment, regardless of line-of-sight, bad lighting or harsh weather conditions, offering unparalleled in-cabin safety.

“We are proud to offer a 60 GHz version of our leading 79GHz chip, affording the industry complete regulatory flexibility,” said Ian Podkamien, Director of Automotive Business Development at Vayyar, in a statement. “Compared to other options, our radar-on-chip is far more advanced, robust, mature and cost-efficient, leading to faster and more effective interior sensor implementation. Our comprehensive In-Car Evaluation Kit is available on both 60 GHz and 79 GHz versions, with the same software and performance.”

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Vayyar’s solution provides manufacturers with a low-cost sensor that meets global regulatory requirements. The 60 GHz solution offers manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers the same ROC functionality as the 79 GHz one, thus providing full flexibility to start global mass-production preparations without the regulatory headache.

The automotive-grade radar-on-a-chip (ROC) has up to 48 transceivers and an internal DSP for real-time signal processing. The sensor is easily integrated into the existing automotive framework, and due to its multi-functionality, reduces the number of sensors needed as well as the amount of wiring required, providing more value while reducing the overall vehicle cost. For deployed vehicles, more functions can be added over time, with simple OTA software upgrades. 

Vayyar hopes to close the gap between the robustness of radars and the resolution of LiDAR and optics. The company’s solution is ready for mass production and deployment, having undergone intensive CPD and SBR test cases over the last year, with millions of test samples, to ensure their reliability, accuracy and versatility.

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