Radar or microwave technology is really a way of sensing the presence of objects, being liquids, cars, obstacles, humans.
The Omniradar IC’s are based on an integrated radar-frontend with several operation modes as CW (continuous wave), FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave), Stepped FMCW (FMCW with discrete frequency steps), Doppler. All these modes have their specific advantages. With FMCW mode you can measure distance, speed of objects and (in one plane, our IC’s have two receive antennas) direction. And the high frequency and newly available large bandwidth (57-64 GHz, 7 GHz bandwidth) allow a good resolution and accuracy. An improvement over 24 GHz (with 0,125 or 0,25 GHz bandwidth).
If anything surprised us after having started working on implementing radar technology in a chip is the breadth of applications you can use it for. We are quite sure you will find new uses of the technology now it is available.
Application areas include:
- Truck safety
- Presence sensing industrial buildings (long range)
- Industrial Levelgauging
- Height measurements for drones
- Distance control, industrial, automotive
- Speed over the ground
- Blindspot detection
- Traffic Monitoring