CES 2020 - Vayyar announces 60GHz in-car automotive grade Radar-On-Chip

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Vayyar Imaging, a leader in 4D radar imaging technology, has announced the world’s first 60GHz automotive-grade MIMO radar-on-chip (ROC).

The 60GHz 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 needs.

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.

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

Commenting Ian Podkamien, Director of Automotive Business Development at Vayyar said,“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 60GHz and 79GHz versions, with the same software and performance.”

Vayyar’s automotive-grade radar-on-a-chip (ROC) has up to 48 transceivers and an internal DSP for real-time signal processing. Its low cost 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 claims to be the he first to close the gap between the robustness of radars and the resolution of LiDAR and optics. The solution is ready for mass production and deployment, having undergone intensive CPD and SBR test cases over the last year.