Infineon Technologies is working with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) to develop a sensing solution. Potential applications include wearables, internet of things and automotive applications. First implementations, which provide gesture recognition and presence detection capability for a range of future devices, were demonstrated by Google ATAP at its Google I/O Developers Conference in San Francisco, Calif., on May 28 - 29, 2015. This work is part of a project that Google calls Project Soli, featured in the YouTube video below.

The sensor provides Google ATAP and its developer community with a compact and low power implementation suitable for integration and use in both mobile and fixed devices. It is based on Infineon’s advanced 60 GHz transceiver technology, which integrates RF transceiver, antenna and control electronics in a single package.

Infineon is a recognized leader in radar-based sensor ICs, providing component and system-level solutions for consumer, automotive safety, industrial and commercial sensing and machine vision applications – markets that are expected to grow significantly in the coming years,” said Philipp Schierstaedt, Vice President and General Manager of the Business Line RF & Sensors of Infineon Technologies.

Infineon is working with the Google ATAP team on this radar-based sensor and already provides solutions for wireless communications to other divisions at Google.