Celeno launches the world’s first connectivity client chip combining Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Doppler Radar

Above: A Doppler spectrogram produced by Wi-Fi signals

Ra’anana, Israel based Celeno Communications, announced the launching of the world’s first single chip solution for client devices combining Wi-Fi 6/6E, BT/BLE (Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy) 5.2 and Celeno’s novel Wi-Fi Doppler Radar. The CL6000 “Denali” product family Doppler Radar is a Wi-Fi based sensing technology, that employs the Doppler effect and standard Wi-Fi packets.

It can track an object’s location or sense its presence or motion characteristics by using a single Wi-Fi device. The solution leverages standard Wi-Fi and operates in the 5GHz and 6GHz bands, to “see” through walls without requiring line of sight and/or dependence on light conditions.

Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging technology uses the Wi-Fi signal to generate imaging data that can be interpreted into insight about the movements of people and objects within a given environment. The Doppler effect (Doppler shift) is the change in frequency or wavelength of a wave in relation to an observer who is moving relative to the wave source.

The Doppler signature produced by the moving objects is analyzed by machine learning classifiers, which locate, monitor, and assess the behavior of such objects and the situation itself. The technology enhances the contextual interpretation of the event, enabling an endless variety of applications.

A group photo of Celeno's team near the company's HQ in Ra'anana, Israel
A group photo of Celeno’s team near the company’s HQ in Ra’anana, Israel

A Doppler spectrogram is a representation of the of doppler frequencies generated by a moving object over time. They are highly correlative to common human motions such as falling, walking, bending over, sitting down, standing up, etc.

This “Doppler signature” is analyzed by machine learning classifiers, which locate, monitor, and assess the behavior of such objects and the situation itself. “We are excited to bring this disruptive solution to the Wi-Fi industry,” said Gilad Rozen, CEO of Celeno. The CL6000 product family will start sampling with customers in the first quarter of 2022.

Celeno raised $10 Million for Wi-Fi Innovation

The European venture capital firm Iris Capital has led a strategic investment of US$10 million in the Wi-Fi solutions innovator Celeno from Ra’anan, Israel. The investment, joined by Celeno’s existing shareholders, will support Celeno’s product development and expansion in Europe. Celeno’s Wi-Fi chipsets are used by OEM customers such as ARRIS, Compal and Samsung in home gateways, routers, set-top boxes, Wi-Fi access points and extenders. The smart Wi-Fi technologies provided by Celeno include advanced Quality of Service management, multi-AP mesh management and smart antenna technology to intelligently connect each device in the home to the others, in order to achieve true Gigabit speeds.

The growing reliance on Wi-Fi as infrastructure and subscribers viewing Wi-Fi more as a utility than an add-on are causing the demand for Gigabit Wi-Fi to skyrocket, challenging standard equipment that was not designed for this. Early 2019, Celeno will unveil its next generation Wi-Fi 6 chipset which will include industry-first innovations, including Elastic MIMO, a world-first capability set to revolutionize access-point equipment design by cutting costs and size while doubling the performance.

“Iris Capital is a leading European VC that will help expand our market leadership by leveraging their connections, expertise, and influence,” said Gilad Rozen, Founder and CEO of Celeno. Iris Capital is a European VC specialized in the digital economy. It provides active support to its portfolio companies, through its offices in ParisBerlinSan FranciscoTel AvivTokyo and Dubai.

Celeno’s Technology is based on hardware ans software: Its Argus RF and DSP-based spectrum analyzer and intelligence engine is embedded in the silicon as are Smart Antenna Steering (SAS) algorithms that enhance the performance and coverage in different environments, ranges and interferences. The OptimizAIR Software defined Wi-Fi Virtualization enables prioritized airtime management via dynamic allocation of Wi-Fi resources, while ControlAIR Smart Multi-AP Wi-Fi Controller enables multiple smart Wi-Fi access points to work better together.illion