Generic Radar Front End Chips

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1 Single-Channel Radar Transceiver

  • Radar Functions: Range Finder; Presence Detection; Velocity; Basic Target Tracking
  • Small IC dimensions; analogue front-end; concept of external PLL; ADC or µ-processor
  • Wide selection of frequency bands
  • At frequencies beyond 100GHz with OnChip-antennas
  • Comparable simple sensor architecture

2 Multi-Channel-Transceiver for MIMO Radars

  • Multiple transmit and receive channels integrated on one chip; comparable complex IC architecture;
  • Radar Functions: Range Finder; Angular Information; Antenna Diversity; 2D/3D Visioning; Velocity; Advanced Target Tracking
  • Significant IC dimensions, analogue front-end; concept of external PLL; ADC or µ-processor
  • Only OffChip antennas because of chip dimension

3 Special Featured Chips – Ultra Wideband Radars

  • Radar Functions: thickness measurement; spectroscopy, excellent resolution with micrometer precision; life-signs detection; pressure sensors
  • Small IC dimensions / Comparable simple sensor architecture
  • OnChip antennas because of wideband characteristic