New X-Band Radar for Safety and Security Applications

Sivers IMA has introduced the RS3410X/00, a new radar front end that operates from 9.5 to 9.975 GHz and is intended for use in safety and security applications. It has been developed to provide the best possible range and reliability in difficult weather conditions.

The RS3410 X/00 operates at X-band frequencies which are available license-free in many EU countries under the Short Range Device recommendations and has been an under-utilized band so far.

The advent of smart homes, automated manufacturing, and intelligent infrastructure have created a need for affordable, ubiquitous sensing. Other technologies, such as passive infrared or ultrasound have partially filled this need in the past, but new levels of resolution and flexibility are being demanded by the market. In response, the RS34010X/00 integrates a high performance digital synthesizer enabling use in Doppler or FMCW mode, permitting accurate presence, speed, and distance measurement. Sivers IMA has taken advantage of pre-defined design blocks to dramatically lower cost.

The RS3410X/00 radar front end will be available as a compact surface-mountable module for easy assembly. It will be available for evaluation in Q1 of 2017.