FORGET EVERYTHING –

you thought you knew about radar.

… and discover an amazing world of great opportunities.

Based in the east of Germany, Silicon Radar has been developing chip solutions for various radar market segments since 2006. Although we are currently focused on the industrial sector, our innovations make low-cost everyday applications a reality, presenting a clear path for the future.
We provide miniaturized, high precision radar solutions that are lightweight and low on power consumption – and thus are applicable for a broad range of applications. Our flagship innovation is a radar front end featuring a 120 GHz chip with impressive capabilities. At only 8 x 8 mm – including chip and antennas – the front end is one of the smallest on the market. It is precise, fast, lightweight and low cost.

Our company’s employees from several different countries form a diverse, innovative team. Silicon Radar began as a service provider in fabless chip design and created individual chip solutions for client projects . Afterthorough development, we launched our first volume production devices in 2014. Today we offer an impressive spectrum of high-end radar solutions.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of radar technology and experience the outstanding quality and precision offered by our sophisticated radar front ends!

Applications Silicon Radar
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RADAR

Superior Technology

Radar is an acronym for RAdio Detecting And Ranging. The name itself suggests that radar is used to detect the presence of an object and determine its range or velocity. The basic principleistoradiate electromagnetic energy which travels through space in a straight line and at an almost constant speed. Practically all surfaces reflect a portion of this energy back towards the source. Analysis of the reflected signal gives information about the range and velocity of the object, its size and shape, and its angular direction.

Nowadays the complete functionality of a radar system can be integrated in a tiny little silicon chip. Ultrashort wavelengths at high frequencies enable sharp, high-resolution radar images.

This provides a breakthrough for the use of radar in a broad spectrum of use cases. It is not only about automotive radars for driver assistance systems.

There are a countless number of applications which will make use of the advantages of radar in future:

  • High-precision contactless range finding; presence and motion detection
  • Ad justable measurement range
  • Transparency of non-metallic materials; no need for line of sight; sensors can be covered in housings
  • Robust against harsh environments like rain, temperature, noise, wind or dust
  • Safe solution even under extreme process conditions; explosion protection and simple verification of intrinsic safety
  • Transmissionradars for material analysis and quality control
  • Detection of special materials such as glass, water or absorbent materials like rubber or down feathers
  • Comparably low effort and easy-to-handlesignal processing
  • Beyond 100GHz RF signals are encapsulated within chip package; no need for RF-designs on PCB

Radar is superior in all technical aspects and perfectly suited for sensor fusion.

SMART CITY

Radar Applications

Parking management systems

Real-time monitoring of availability of parking spaces

Automotive in-chassis applications

Gesture recognition for touchless display control

Driver alertness, passenger presence detection

Automated trunk and door control for protection of cyclists

Roadway inspections while driving

Seamless and reliable detection of roadway defects

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Smart City
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INTELIGENT STREET LIGHTING

Adaptive street lighting powers up light intensity on demand and saves energy in sleep mode

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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Motion sensors, object detection to control door openers, automated lighting, security surveillance

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AUTONOMOUS DRIVING CARS

Driver assistance systems

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ADMISSION CONTROL AND COUNTING OF PASSENGERS

Intelligent analysis of occupancy and consumer adoption and usage patterns

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SMART TRAFFIC LIGHTS

Traffic control for a safer and more liquid traffic flow, and thus fewer emissions

SMART FACTORY

Radar Applications

Non-destructive material testing

Quality control of nonmetallic materials like inclusions or thickenings

Thickness measurement

Thickness measurement of non-metallic parts such as plastic tube extrusions

Precise and reliable determination of the thickness of paint and powder coatings

Level measurement

Precise detection of material cone geometry

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Smart Factory
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NON-DESTRUCTIVE MATERIAL TESTING

End-of-line inspection of workpieces like bottles, boxes or plastic containers

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NON-DESTRUCTIVE MATERIAL TESTING

Detection of extraneous matters in food industry

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LEVEL MEASUREMENT

Measurement of filling level inside storage tanks for liquids and bulk solids

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POSITION DETECTION OF WORKPIECES

Accurate position recognition of a workpiece

BIO SENSING

Radar Applications

Positioning
Monitoring of patient rooms and corridors for falling persons

Gas analysis
High-frequency gas sensors for detection of combustible and toxic gases, and for oxygen deficiency

Ambient Assisted Living
Detection of unusual inactivity while respecting patient privacy

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Bio Sensing
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BIO SENSING

Spectroscopy on the basis of various absorption coefficients of organic and non-organic materials

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POSITIONING

Lighting control in operation rooms

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VITAL SIGN DETECTION

Hygienic non-contact measurement of respiration and pulse to monitor patient’s condition

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DNA ANALYSIS

THz radiation for a marker-free DNA analysis; replacement of current analysis methods using fluorescent markers

ROBOTICS

Radar Applications

Service robots & automated vehicles for professional use

Environment detection for autonomous on-demand material deliveries in production lines

Obstacle detection, approach velocity and distance measurement for safe transport of important loads, e.g. in warehouses

Industrial robots

Exact determination of own position and position of workpieces

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INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS

Rapid sensing of surroundings to prevent collisions

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COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS / COBOTS

Presence and motion detection for direct interaction with humans

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HYDRAULIC CYLINDER

Accurate positioning of cylinder piston while penetrating high-pressure high-temperature hydraulic oil

SMART AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

Radar Applications

Drones / UAVs for inspections
Non-destructive detection of structural inconsistencies or damages to blades of wind turbines

Precision farming
Yield mapping, soil moisture measurement, status monitoring of crop growth, crop classification

Environmental perception for agricultural vehicles
Precise alignment of the accompanying vehicles

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Agriculture Radar
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DRONES / UAVS FOR INSPECTIONS

Precise and flexible maintenance inspections of difficult-to-access areas, components or surfaces

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COUNTING OF CATTLE

Localization through widespread farmland

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GENERAL FOREST STATUS PERCEPTION

Measuring of crown height, monitoring of density and shape of trees, estimation of timber volume and biomass

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PRECISION FARMING

On-demandspreading of beneficial insects in case of pest infestation

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ENVIRONMENTAL PERCEPTION FOR AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES

Ad-hoc adaption of harvesting systems according to crop volume (grain)

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UAVS FOR INSPECTIONS

Non-destructive detection of structural inconsistencies or damages to blades of wind turbines

SPORTS

Radar Applications

Sports performance optimization

Analysis and tracking of complex courses of movements (golf, javelin, and discus throw)

Optimization of speed and accuracy of body movements

Detection and tracking of sporting objects in motion

Tracking of trajectory of flying objects like balls, discuses, arrows

Support for sporting marksmen and avoidance of hunting accidents

Referee assistance in ball games

Supervision of health status of athletes

Real-time monitoring of human muscle activity

Biomechanics

Position control of supporting exoskeletons

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SUPERVISION OF HEALTH STATUS OF ATHLETES

Vital sign monitoring

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BIOMECHANICS

Prosthetics adjustment and individualization

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RADAR SYSTEMS FOR BICYCLISTS

Observation of traffic approaching behind the bike