Long-range 4D Imaging Radar On a Chip
4 August, 2020
RFISee revealed a 4D radar on a chip for automotive industry, capable of detecting cars at a distance of up to 500 meters. The company expects to deliver first samples in late 2021
RFISee from Raanana, near Tel Aviv, revealed a unique Phased Array 4D (3D location and velocity) imaging radar on a chip, capable of detecting cars at a distance of up to 500 meters and pedestrians at a distance of up to 200 meters, with an angular resolution greater than 1 degree. To build the new chip, the company’s engineers have adapted Phased Array Antenna technology used in cutting edge military systems, including the F-35.
RFISee announced that top Tier-1 and automotive OEMs are now evaluating the new radar. The company plans to provide samples of the chip to selected customers in late 2021. Moshe Meyassed, CEO of RFISee, said: “Today’s automotive radars typically provide low resolution and limited detection range. Our ability to combine long range, high resolution and accuracy is vital for high-quality fusion of automotive camera and radar sensors.”
Founded in 2016, RFISee is targeting the automotive industry. According to Yole Research, the global automotive radar market will reach $8.6 billion in 2025, which represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of approximately 16% between the years 2015-2025. The company is led by very experienced team: The Chairman Nissim Hadas is a radar expert and former CEO of Elta. The CEO Moshe Meyassed managed engineering teams at Intel, Amimon, Pebbles and 2Sens. The CTO Nir Mor is an expert in radar software, and the CSO is Prof. Eran Socher from the Tel Aviv University.
RFISee’s patented 4D imaging radar uses a powerful multiple focused beams at frequency band of 76GHz-81GHz, created by dozens of transmitters, and collecting the incoming signals by an array of multiple receivers. The company has raised $2.75 million from Clear Future, Drive, NextGear and the Israel Innovation Authority. The company is planning a Series A funding round that will be earmarked for completing the development of its radar.