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IDT and Steradian Semiconductor Partner On Ultra-High Resolution 4D Imaging Radar

August 23, 2018

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) and Steradian Semiconductor are partnering to offer ultra-high resolution 4D imaging radars for the industrial, security, medical and autonomous vehicle markets.

Steradian Semiconductor, a fabless semiconductor company based in Bangalore, is providing IP to enable IDT's SenseVerse radar transceiver ICs. The two companies are collaborating on a family of increasingly integrated ICs, and they plan to offer radar modules with integrated antennas, SVR transceivers, radar processing ICs and DSP algorithms.

IDT's initial transceiver, the SenseVerse SVR4410, is a multi-channel — IDT says the highest number of channels in the industry — radar operating in the 76 to 81 GHz automotive radar band. With integrated beamforming and support for multi-device aggregation, the SVR4410 provides what IDT says is “superior interference performance” and “best-in-class” angular resolution, range and power consumption in a small form factor.

IDT is sampling SenseVerse radar products to selected customers.

IDT's SenseVerse radar family will add new dimension to sensing and vision, causing a disruptive change in Industry 4.0 and similar end markets needing high resolution solutions. IDT's novel imaging radar architecture based on mmWave technology will be key to reliable and autonomous operation in various climatic conditions and continues IDT's tradition of delivering high value-added solutions for its customers. — Sailesh Chittipeddi, global operations and chief technology officer at IDT

IDT's SenseVerse radar family offers all weather, high resolution sensing and will enhance and complement human and computer vision. IDT's SVR4410 and roadmap ICs together with Steradian's RF expertise will offer exceptional value to a wide variety of application spaces. — Gireesh Rajendran, CEO of Steradian Semiconductor

From Steradian's website,

We have developed world’s most compact 28 nm millimeter wave imaging radar chip to maximize the pixel per mm2. Our flexible solution enables a very large number of antenna sensors, which brings 4D imaging through radar to a reality.