Vayyar 4D Imaging Radar Sensor Designed to Cut Costs and Complexity in Automotive Industry

By Tiera Oliver

Assistant Editor

Embedded Computing Design

January 18, 2021

News

Vayyar announced their newest technology designed to enhance automotive safety, the production-ready Radar-on-Chip (RoC) platform, enabling OEMs to achieve vehicle safety and cost efficiencies.

Vayyar announced their newest technology designed to enhance automotive safety, the production-ready Radar-on-Chip (RoC) platform, enabling OEMs to achieve vehicle safety and cost efficiencies. 

Vayyar’s automotive-grade, AEC-Q100 qualified RoC features up to 48 transceivers, an internal digital signal processor (DSP), and microcontroller unit (MCU) for real-time signal processing. Capable of seeing through objects and able to operate effectively in all weather conditions, according to the company, Vayyar’s single-chip solution can replace other sensors and negates the need for expensive LIDAR and cameras.

Within the cabin, one multifunctional Vayyar chip can support a multitude of systems, including intruder alerts, Child Presence Detection, enhanced Seat Belt Reminders, and eCall to alert emergency services in the event of a crash.

This solution fulfils the functions of multiple chips by sensing, computing, processing, mapping, and imaging targets with a single radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC). The platform supports Vayyar’s mission to ensure that safety is available and affordable for all car manufacturers and their key suppliers, at a time when modern cars are becoming increasingly crowded with sensors. 

The platform provides high resolution and a wide field of view to deliver precision and detail. The robust sensor is also engineered for scalability, seamlessly facilitating the deployment of emerging features via over-the-air (OTA) software updates.

For more information, visit: www.vayyar.com/auto

Tiera Oliver, Assistant Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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