EVALKITS – Your entry into radar! Quick and easy to use.

EVALKITS SiRad Easy®r4, SiRad Easy®,
SiRad Simple® and MIMO

From 24 GHz to 120 GHz

Our radar evaluation systems guarantee that you will become familiar with modern radar technology in no time at all. We call these plug-and-play systems EvalKit SiRad Easy® r4 , SiRad Easy® and EvalKit SiRad Simple®. They will accompany you from the first steps to the implementation of complex radar systems with components from Silicon Radar. Using this professional radar development tool you can significantly reduce the time-to-market for your products.

As a user in research and teaching, you will receive a practical radar evaluation systems that offers you a quick and clear way to vary all the essential parameters of a radar sensor using a graphical interface and to learn about its effects. Ask for special prices for universities!

The EvalKit SiRad Simple® focuses on our 120 GHz chip TRX_120_001, which is permanently installed in the kit. More flexibility is provided by the EvalKit SiRad Easy® and the EvalKit SiRad Easy® r4, for which various front ends are available.

Choose the right performance for your needs!

Evaluation Boards

EVALKIT SiRad Easy® r4 – Our New Standard on Evaluation Boards

EVALKIT SiRad Easy® r4

Compact Size – Exchangeable Front Ends

SiRad Easy® r4 is an advanced and comprehensive system to evaluate our radar front ends. It is the successor of the SiRad Easy® featuring improved processor power and new connectivity in a smaller form factor. In combination with the included software it provides you with a functional radar system including a large range of functions – well beyond what you find in a simple test board.

Hardware

The hardware is designed as a modular system with 4 layers:

Layer 1 and core component is a base board with microcontroller that includes baseband processing, AD conversion and output to USB and other interfaces. The power supply via USB also takes place here.

Layer 2 are the radar front end boards which are plugged onto this base board – one at a time. These are available in different versions that include different radar chips. Usually the radar front end boards also include the antennas, depending on the version in the radar chip or as a patch antenna on the board.

Layer 3 are beam shaping elements (lenses or reflectors) which come with some boards. They can be used to narrow the beam and increase range.

Layer 4 is the optional break out board. It offers extended connection options, e.g. to 2 x 15 pin headers of 2.54 mm each.

All modules of the SiRad Easy® r4 can be purchased separately. In addition, we offer two bundles (see “Scope of Delivery”).

Software

With the base board a user interface for parameterization under Microsoft Windows® is delivered. It will display the effects of your modifications on the object recognition graphically in real time. So settings can be change on the running system and you can track changes immediately.

An integration in your own or third-party software environment is also possible. The SiRad Easy® r4 firmware provides several data output modes: radar front end digitized raw data (I and Q channels), FFT data, object recognition detector, and a list of possible detected objects.

Features

  • Flexible modular system
  • Components separately available
    (see Accessory List)
  • Browser-based GUI
  • Programmable FMCW parameters
  • USB communication with PC
  • Embedded software for radar signal processing
  • Including target recognition
  • Small foot print down to 40 x 40 mm²

Scope of Delivery of StarterKit

  • Reflector to narrow beam and extend range
  • Radar front end board with TRA_120_002 @ 120 Ghz
  • Base board with microcontroller
  • USB cable
  • Download link for software and documentation

The Starter Kit is a good beginning for your research. You can expand it later with additional components.

Scope of Delivery of EvalKit

  • All components from StarterKit (see above)
  • Radar front end board with TRX_024_046 @ 24 GHz
  • Breakout board

EVALKIT SiRad Easy® – Our Evaluation Board SiRad Easy®

END OF LIFE NOTIFICATION
The EVALKIT SiRad Easy® is no longer manufactured and no longer sold.
Please have a look at the EVALKIT SiRad Easy® r4.
If you have further questions about a replacement product, please contact us.
END OF LIFE NOTIFICATION

EVALKIT SiRad Easy®

Exchangeable Radar Front Ends

Our Radar Evaluation Board SiRad Easy® offers you a complete system for the evaluation of our radar front ends. Its functionality goes well beyond a simple test board. After connecting to a PC, the SiRad Easy® immediately provides you with a functional radar system with a large range of functions (hardware, firmware and PC software).

Hardware
The hardware consists of a carrier board with microprocessor, as well as a baseband board for receiving radar front ends. The standard scope of delivery of the EvalKit SiRad Easy® includes a 120 GHz and a 24 GHz front end and a lens for focusing, which can optionally be plugged onto the baseband board when using the 120 GHz front end.

Additional radar front ends are available on request. The power is supplied via USB, as well as the connection to a PC. Alternatively, the integrated WIFI module can be used for data transmission.

Software
In addition to the hardware, you will receive our web-based user interface for parameterization under Microsoft Windows® . The effects of your modifications on the object recognition are displayed immediately graphically. So you can change settings on the running system and track changes in real time.

Use with your own or third-party software is also possible. The EvalKits firmware provides the following data output modes: radar front end digitized raw data (I and Q channels), FFT data, object recognition detector, and a list of possible detected objects.

Features

  • Browser-based GUI
  • Programmable FMCW parameters
  • USB communication with PC or over WIFI
  • Embedded software for radar signal processing
  • Including target recognition
  • Small size of 100 x 70 x 30 mm³ (46 mm³ with lens)

Scope of Delivery

  • 1 x 120 GHz radar front end
  • 1 x 24 GHz radar front end
  • 1 x controller board
  • 1 x baseband board including WIFI module
  • 1 x lens for 120 GHz
  • Software installation package

EVALKIT SiRad Simple® – Our Evaluation Board SiRad Simple®

EVALKIT SiRad Simple®

120 GHz Featuring Antennas in Package

The SiRad Simple® is a radar evaluation kit for our radar front end TRX_120_001. It offers you comprehensive possibilities to evaluate this front end. It is in its functionality a fully functional radar device in the 120 GHz band featuring an easy connection to the PC.

Advantages
With 40 x 40 mm², the SiRad Simple® is particularly small and can be used very well in conditions with lack of space. Despite these dimensions, it offers a complete development environment for radar devices and has the same functionality on the software side as our SiRad Easy® Kit. It provides an easy entry into the world of radar with which you can significantly accelerate your development projects and cost-effectively implement them.

Hardware
The hardware consists of a baseband board with microprocessor on which the 120 GHz radar front end is implemented permanently. The standard scope of delivery of the EvalKit SiRad Simple® includes a lens for focusing, which can be plugged on.

The USB port provides power and connection to the computer. The SiRad Simple® also has a WIFI module on board, which can be used as an alternative to the USB data connection.

Software
We supply a web-based software which enables the parameterization of the radar front end under Microsoft Windows® . The entries are made via a graphical interface. Settings can be varied during operation and the changes can be tracked in real time.

In various output modes of the firmware the EvalKit provides the following data outputs: digitized radar front end raw data (I and Q channels), FFT data, object recognition detector, and a list of possible detected objects. Alternatively, you can use the EvalKit with your own PC software or PC software from third parties.

Features

  • Browser-based GUI
  • Programmable FMCW parameters
  • USB communication with PC or over WIFI
  • Embedded software for radar signal processing
  • Including target recognition
  • Small size of 40 x 40 x 13mm³ (38mm³ with lens)

Scope of delivery

1 x EvalKit board, including :

  • 120 GHz radar front end
  • microcontroller
  • WIFI module
  • 1 x lens for 120 GHz
  • Software installation package

EVALKIT SiRad MIMO r2 – Evaluation Board for Various MIMO Chips

EVALKIT SiRad MIMO r2

Multi Input Multi Output Evaluation Board

Your entry into the development of 2D radar applications. The EvalKit r2 for MIMO (Multi Input Multi Output) provides a sophisticated and modular development platform for your 2D positioning, range and velocity measurement applications. It provides a complete MIMO design environment with exchangeable baseband boards. Based on an embedded system, you get a plug-and-play MIMO radar with many features for real-world testing. The software package for your PC is included – an easy and cost-effective way to evaluate your ideas and reduce development time.

AVAILABILITY NOTIFICATION
The the product will be available from the beginning of 2022.
If you have further questions, please contact us.
AVAILABILITY NOTIFICATION

Hardware

The SiRad MIMO r2 Evaluation Kit is a modular system. It consists of a base band board and interchangeable radar front end boards (RFE boards). The RFE boards contain a Silicon Radar MIMO chip, its antennas and a microcontroller to control the front end. RFE boards with different frequency and channel configurations are planned along with the release of SR MIMO chip products.
The RFE board digitizes and processes the data from the radar chip. It also provides USB and Ethernet connectors for attaching the MIMO evaluation boards to your PC. Power is supplied via USB.
The current standard evaluation system contains a 24 GHz MIMO front end. Further frontends will be available in the future.

Software

The software provides the user with several ways to visualize and adjust the radar data using a standalone GUI. You can easily change system parameters and immediately see the results in the GUI. Another option is to make use of the comprehensive description of the communication protocol. This enables you to program your own DSP.
You may implement our free API used in the EvalKit in your products to output raw data using the same protocol as the EvalKit. You can simply program your own MIMO DSP or use our ready available software modules – please ask for the license terms.

Features

  • Standalone GUI
  • Communication to PC via Ethernet and USB
  • Embedded software for radar signal processing
  • Target recognition
  • Center Frequency: 24 GHz
  • Selectable bandwidth: up to 3 GHz

Scope of delivery

1 x EvalKit including :

  • 1 x baseband board with 100 Mbit/s Ethernet
  • 1 x exchangeable 24 GHz MIMO radar front end board
    including T2R4_024_020 radar chip
  • Software installation package

New Front Ends Coming

  • 60 GHz MIMO radar front end T4R4_060x

EVALKIT SiRad MIMO 24 GHz – The Evaluation Board for our 24GHz MIMO Radar

EVALKIT SiRad MIMO 24 GHz

24 GHz Multi Input Multi Output Evaluation Board

Silicon Radars EvalKit for MIMO Radar will introduce you to 2D radar positioning, distance and speed measurement, as well as functions for real world testing. It features a complete design environment. Based on a fully embedded system you will get a plug and play MIMO radar after installing the included software package on your PC – an easy and cost-effective way to evaluate your ideas and reduce development time.

Hardware

The MIMO Radar Chip is placed on an interchangeable PCB, the front end board. Beyond the chip it includes the radar antennas. The front end board is controlled by the base band board which is also included. Here the data from the radar chip gets digitized. Underlying these two boards a processing board handles further DSP and the connection of the MIMO evaluation board to your PC. The power is supplied via USB, as well as the connection to a PC. Alternatively, the integrated WIFI module can be used for data transmission.
The current standard evaluation system contains a 24 GHz MIMO front end. Further frontends will be available in the future.

Software

The software provides the user with several ways to visualize and adjust the radar data using a standalone GUI. You can easily change system parameters and immediately see the results in the GUI. Another option is to make use of the comprehensive description of the communication protocol. This enables you to program your own DSP.

You may implement our free API used in the EvalKit in your products to output raw data using the same protocol as the EvalKit. For further Radar DSP in your product we provide open source libraries. For MIMO DSP software modules are available (please ask for terms of a license) or you can simply program your own DSP.

Features

  • Standalone GUI
  • Communication to PC via Ethernet
  • Embedded software for radar signal processing
  • Target recognition
  • Selectable bandwidth: 500 MHz – 3 GHz
  • Max. range resolution: 7.5 cm

Scope of delivery

1 x EvalKit including :

  • 24 GHz MIMO radar front end T2R4_024_020
  • baseband board
  • controller board with Ethernet
  • Software installation package

New Front Ends Coming

  • 60 GHz MIMO radar front end T4R4_060_029