Infineon Develops Radar Based Entrance Counting Solution to Ensure Social Distancing

To slow down the spread of COVID-19, Governments all over the world are looking for solutions that help with social distancing in public buildings. With this in mind, Infineon Technologies AG has developed a solution that counts people while entering and leaving buildings or rooms and ensures social distancing at the same time. The smart entrance counter solution is a miniaturized, discrete radar board (250 mm x 150 mm) that accurately and anonymously counts people with one single 60 GHz radar sensor and integrated software. A traffic light type system tells users if entry is allowed or not.

Andreas Urschitz, Division President Power & Sensor Systems Infineon Technologies, commented that they aimed at quickly creating an effective solution that allows people to securely move within public spaces, in offices, airports or restaurants according to the regulations of the so-called new normal. Their smart entrance counter solution is a closed system. On the one hand, it prevents overcrowding, on the other hand, it enables businesses to keep their operations running. And most importantly, due to the use of radar technology, personal data is 100 percent protected. The system counts a person but does not know who it is.

The expected volume for this kind of solution amounts to 90 million units globally. Infineon’s Smart entrance counter solution with XENSIV™ 60 GHz radar sensor works contactlessly and can easily be installed on the side or ceiling of an entrance or exit. It can be implemented in all kinds of building types, such as public buildings, retail and grocery stores, restaurants, schools or corporate spaces, e.g. canteens, offices, and the like. Furthermore, Infineon is already working on the next generation that will include further features.

Availability

The Smart entrance counter solution (KIT BGT60TR13C EMBEDD) with integrated software is available now for evaluation. The second generation will be available in September 2020. 

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