Vayyar launches imaging radar evaluation kit

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Israeli company Vayyar, a specialist in 4D imaging radar, has released an evaluation kit for testing both ultra-short-range (uSRR) and short-range (SRR) imaging radars. The company says the kit is based on its proprietary 4D MIMO Radar-on-Chip (ROC), and is capable of providing a high-resolution cloud point with a wide field-of-view in both azimuth and elevation, which features no dead zones and a zero minimum detection distance.

According to the company, its SRR EVK enables evaluation and development of ADAS, delivering a comprehensive radar hardware-software package for rapid prototyping and experimentation. The kit includes advanced 4D image reconstruction algorithms and software for efficient data representation structures. This, says Vayyar, enables rich target data streaming to a vehicle central-host-processor over a low bandwidth interface, supporting onboard applications (saving external ECU costs) as well as enabling vehicle-level fusion. Additionally, it says its SRR EVK API enables application development, sensor fusion, configuration and data recordings, and the GUI provides a 4D display option with support for a side-by-side camera view, for referencing.

The uSRR-SRR technology can detect and track multiple targets around a vehicle, including other vehicles, objects and VRUs, with great accuracy, and it has hardware support for dynamic ranges from 10cm to 30m (4in to 98ft).

“With our latest evaluation kit, we are excited to drive a shared mission to make journeys safer for passengers, pedestrians and anyone else on the road,” said Ian Podkamien, head of Vayyar’s automotive business development. “Vayyar’s uSRR/SRR imaging radar is raising the safety standard for ADAS and autonomous vehicles by delivering better ranges and higher 4D resolution for precise detection of the vehicle surroundings. This multifunctional solution addresses both safety and comfort demands, while offering significant cost savings and greatly reducing the number of required ADAS sensors.”

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