240GHz RFE silicon transceiver boosts sensing resolution
EP&T MagazineElectronics Semiconductors front-end Indie RADAR RFE semi semiconductor silicon transceiver
INDIE SEMICONDUCTOR Commercial, fully integrated 240GHz radar front-end (RFE) silicon transceiver serves short-range, high precision and high resolution terahertz frequency radar solutions. Device is being leveraged for new and rapidly emerging vehicle dynamics and monitoring applications, including assessment and control of air spring-based suspension settings, real time road surface quality and hazard assessment to dynamically adapt ride quality, and even fine grade monitoring of gas tank levels. Product’s benefits are also applicable to industrial sensing applications including material thickness measurement and analysis, end of line product quality, tank level monitoring (now accelerated through recent EU regulation), surface inspection and security scanners. Device is a cascadable radar front-end with an operating bandwidth of up to 45GHz at 240GHz. Product’s features enable extremely high-resolution which is suitable for applications within the license free 244 – 246GHz ISM band and beyond.