mmWave 3D RF Imaging Chip Launched

Vayyar Imaging is a 3D imaging sensor company who has created technology that makes it possible to see through solid objects, map large areas and create a 3D image of everything happening throughout a space in real time. Vayyar’s sensors use radio wave (RF) technology that doesn’t use cameras or collect any optic data. Vayyar now works with top-tier Fortune 500 companies in each of the company’s major verticals: smart home, automotive, robotics, retail, and
testing equipment.

Vayyar Imaging has recently announced the launch of the world’s most advanced System on a Chip (SOC) for mmWave 3D imaging, which integrates an unprecedented number of transceivers and an advanced DSP creating high-resolution contour with high accuracy. The new Vayyar chip covers imaging and radar bands from 3GHz-81GHz with 72 transmitters and 72 receivers in one chip allowing over 2,000 virtual channels. Enhanced by an integrated, high-performance DSP with large internal memory, Vayyar’s sensor does not need any external CPU to execute complex imaging algorithms.

Generated 4D point cloud data is based on 3D images with a 4th dimension of time creating a time series of 3D images. Through it, a 3D image can be represented and analyzed over time allowing more than just locations, shape and dimensions, but also movement information is captured. A complete environment can be fully classified breaking through current constraints of existing sensor technology, Vayyar’s new chip supports produces unprecedented levels of accuracy and high-resolution images. Vayyar’s sensor differentiates between objects and people, determines location while mapping large areas, and creates a 3D image of the environment. The sensor can simultaneously detect and classify a variety of targets in real time.

By using wideband radio waves, the sensor can penetrate different types of materials and operates in every weather or light condition, making it applicable for both automotive and industrial markets. Raviv Melamed, co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of Vayyar, explains: “Radio wave imaging is a powerful technology, which was dormant for decades. Vayyar’s new sensor is finally unleashing its potential.“ The first generation of Vayyar’s powerful sensors have already been in use in a variety of industries and by several Fortune 500 companies around the world.

Melamed continues, “Together with the chip, we provide our customers with a full suite of software and advanced algorithms to expedite their ability to develop products based on our technology. This has created a synergy that is propelling an accelerated path to market for a wide range of products.”

Ian Podkamien, Director of Automotive Business Development for Vayyar Imaging stated, “Today, existing radar solutions do not deliver 4D point cloud capabilities. Vayyar is the first to close the gap between the robustness of radars and the resolution of LiDAR and optics. Our real-time, 4D point cloud solution can work in any environmental condition and doesn’t compromise one’s privacy. We believe our sensors will create a shift in the way the automotive industry will use radar in the future. We look forward to working with our partners to increase passenger safety worldwide.”

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