Digi-Key offers 60GHz radar sensor chip

February 19, 2018 // By Peter Clarke
The A1 short-range radar sensor from Acconeer AB (Lund, Sweden) is now available from distributor Digi-Key Electronics.

The pulsed coherent wave sensor operates at 60GHz and comes as a system in package (SiP) solution with embedded radio and antenna with a footprint of 29 square millimeters.

It operated over a range of 60mm to 2,000mm. It offers millimeter accuracy while consuming milliwatts of power and can detect multiple objects, identify materials and detect motion in advanced sensor applications. The size and power consumption make it suitable for integration in battery-driven and mobile devices.

Typical applications could include robots and drones, mobiles and wearables, IoT, power tools and industrial, healthcare, fitness and automotive.

"We are very happy to launch our innovative radar sensor with Digi-Key," said Lars Lindell, CEO at Acconeer. "With their global distribution and customer base, Digi-Key can help Acconeer reach out to customers worldwide."

Acconeer AB was formed as a spin-off from Lund University in 2011.

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