EVK02401/00 – Sivers IMA’s New 24 GHz Radar Sensor Platform and Evaluation Kit
This product offering allows for the rapid development of custom tailored radar solutions. Operation in the 24 GHz license free ISM band enables highly accurate distance and speed measurement in scenarios such as level measurement, anti-collision and object detection. Radar has traditionally been considered too expensive a sensing technology in many markets; the mm-wave frequencies involved can also be technically challenging for customers to work with. We have received extensive feedback from the market for radar sensing, and these products reflect what these demanding customers expect. This complete radar ecosystem is intended to supply a starting point for creating customer and application specific sensor solutions at 24 GHz.
Utilizing a packaged commodity radar RFIC, the platform is optimized for high-volume, no-tune, production. The radar front-end integrates patch antennas, a digital PLL, and user reconfigurable signal conditioning. An ARM M7 family MCU provides generous computing capability and a wide variety of I/O interfaces, with USB, SPI and UART as standard devices. For users with proprietary or industry specific protocols, Sivers IMA can provide custom-tailored integration services. The EVK02401/00 evaluation kit includes graphical user interface software, enabling access to both raw radar signal data and processed measurements from the MCU, and allows users to test the sensor and front end while connected to a PC, or directly integrate the sensor into their own product.
A Frequency for Every Application
Special applications require special frequencies;Sivers IMA has the experience in working with radar front ends at various frequencies, where 24 GHz is the most common. Different wavelengths are better suited to different uses – this depends on the type of target to be detected and is affected by things such as the target shape, size and material. Sivers IMA has years of experience in developing FMCW radar sensor technology for the measurement of distance, speed and position in applications such as level gauging, anti-collision, surveillance and security. Ask us to help you select the appropriate technology for your intended scenario.