Duo offer development kits for 4D millimetre wave imaging

29th November 2019
Lanna Cooper


Mini Circuits has expanded its collaboration with 4D radar imaging pioneer, Vayyar, to offer researchers in the Radio Frequency / microwave industry and academia a ready-to-use, 4D millimeter wave (mmWave) imaging and sensing application development platform.

The VTRIG-74 is a mmWave imaging and sensing development kit powered by Vayyar’s high resolution integrated RF transceiver technology and radar IP.

This kit enables researchers and application developers to explore and rapidly develop mmWave imaging and sensing applications without the cost and overhead of building their own bespoke hardware.

Potential applications already include industrial IoT, robotics, smart homes, motion and obstacle detection, vehicular operator and passenger detection, medical patient monitoring and many more.

The kit comprises Vayyar's high performance transceiver chip with the entire mmWave front-end and analogue baseband signal chain for up to 40 antennas.

Key features of the kit include:

  • Out-of-the-box ready mmWave transceiver module for 4D imaging and sensing application development
  • 20 transmit by 20 receive integrated antenna array for high resolution 4D imaging
  • Flexible operation anywhere within the 62-69GHz band
  • Real time data processing of transmit and receive pair phasors for each swept frequency point
  • Pre-configured profiles to adjust receiver resolution and imaging processing time
  • Complete API for Python and Matlab

Mini-Circuits President, Ted Heil commented: “Our partnership with Vayyar began with a shared mission to provide innovative, hands-on learning tools to university students and educators in the RF/microwave field.

"The VTRIG-74 builds on that effort to put Vayyar’s extraordinary radar technology into the hands of researchers working to develop the next generation of imaging and sensing applications. We’re very pleased to continue expanding this collaboration.”

CEO of Vayyar, Raviv Melamed commented: “We are delighted to continue and expand our partnership with Mini-Circuits. The launch of our VTRIG-74 development kit now brings advanced and affordable radar functionality for everyone to explore.”

VTRIG-74 4D mmWave imaging and sensing development kits are available now from the Mini-Circuits website, with significant discounts for university students, educators and researchers.

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