New Ultra Low Power Radar Sensors Effectively Eliminate False and False-positive Readings
SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 21, 2020—Socionext America (SNA), a world leader in advanced RF CMOS sensors, today published a new application note examining how RADAR sensing is applied in various scenarios, and the advantages associated with its use.
The new application note is entitled “Maximize Sensing Accuracy Using RADAR - Ideal for Everyday Applications with Advanced Calibration Features for Preventing Detection Errors” and is available on the Socionext website at http://socionextus.com/radar-appnote
It analyzes several use cases and explains how different technologies are used to sense object presence. The note also details the numerous factors that users need to consider in order to avoid detection errors.
“When developing a new product with sensing capabilities, companies are seeking the right technology – one that’s easy to integrate and operate, helps avoid sensing errors and increases the reliability of their security device,” said Anthony Wong, Head of Consumer Business Group Socionext America. “This paper explores various real-life, practical use cases addressing angle detection, distance measurement, large movements and micro movements, along with factors caused by temperature fluctuations and environmental conditions. Also, it uncovers the many advantages of RADAR for improving sensing accuracy, conserving power usage, and above all, ease of configuring, calibrating, and generating intelligent sensing data.”
About Socionext RADAR Sensors
Equipped with an extensive track record of analog, RF antenna design and engineering expertise, Socionext offers a lineup of ultra-low-power 24 and 60GHz radar sensors designed so manufacturers can add sophisticated sensing capabilities to their security, IoT products, smart home devices and other applications.
Compared with other sensing technologies, the smart RADAR sensors incorporate multiple antennas (both Tx and Rx) integrated inside a single package. They function independently of the temperature and light fluctuations, are impervious to obstructed view, can penetrate resin materials, and output a variety of data about the moving object. None of these capabilities are possible using other sensors.
Measuring at a compact 9 x 9 x 1mm, the Socionext SC123x series all-in-one 24GHz radio-controlled FMCW (frequency-modulated continuous-wave) radar sensors feature wide detection area and are well-suited for battery operation with an ultra-low 0.5mW average power requirement for human detecting applications (0.1% duty cycle). The 24GHz sensor perceives entry motion and adds distance detection without the need for an external MCU for performing calculations. When paired with an MCU, the sensor can also perform 2D angle detection.
The easy-to-use and ultra-energy efficient SC122x series 60GHz radar sensor is available in two models. Model “Or7” measures at just 7 x 7 x 0.83mm while operating at 2.5mW power and the “Or9”, which measures at 9 x 9 x 0.974mm, requiring only 1mW of power. The sensors allow for the detection of a person’s location and very minute movements. These capabilities also make them ideal for advanced applications, such as operating appliances using hand gestures.
For more information, visit http://socionextus.com/radar
About Socionext America Inc.
Socionext America Inc. (SNA) is the US branch of Socionext Inc. headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company is one of the world’s leading fabless ASIC suppliers, specializing in a wide range of standard and customizable SoC solutions for automotive, consumer, and industrial markets. Socionext provides customers with quality semiconductor products based on extensive and differentiated IPs, proven design methodologies, and state-of-the-art implementation expertise, with full support.
About Socionext Inc.
Socionext is a global, innovative enterprise that designs, develops and delivers System-on-Chip based solutions to customers worldwide. The company is focused on technologies that drive today’s leading-edge applications in consumer, automotive and industrial markets. Socionext combines world-class expertise, experience, and an extensive IP portfolio to provide exceptional solutions and ensure a better quality of experience for customers. Founded in 2015, Socionext Inc. is headquartered in Yokohama, and has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe to lead its product development and sales activities. For more information, visit www.socionext.com.
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