On September 1, Calterah hosted its first Industrial Tech Day event, where a number of industrial customers were invited to join the in-depth technical sharing regarding how to implement product development based on Calterah’s industrial-grade SoCs.
Calterah’s industrial-grade portfolio of mmWave radar SoCs includes the Rhine and Rhine-Mini product families, which are integrated with the highly configurable FMCW waveform generator, high speed ADCs, the radar signal processing baseband, CPU, and multiple peripheral interfaces. Such highly integrated industrial SoCs have significantly lowered the threshold of radar system development and shortened the time-to-market for customers.
Moreover, the AiP (Antenna-in-Package) radar sensor chips in the industrial SoC portfolio further help customers save the investment in antenna development and reiteration and eliminate the use of high-frequency laminates, bringing the advantages of a more compact size, a reduced cost, and easier development of radar modules.
Besides, the mmWave radar ICs also feature unnoticeable and privacy-friendly detection.
Owing to all those benefits, Calterah’s industrial-grade mmWave radar SoCs have been widely applied to various industrial segments, including intelligent living applications of smart home, elderly care, etc., intelligent city applications like smart transport systems, smart barrier-gate systems, security and surveillance, security check, etc., and industrial automation applications such as obstacle avoidance by robots and UAVs, liquid level detection, etc., hence further popularizing mmWave radar in this market.
At the Industrial Tech Day event, trainers from Calterah’s R&D department centered on the Rhine-Mini family of SoCs and went into detail about compilation environment setup, SDK architecture, debugging, data collection, radar signal processing baseband, tracking algorithms, etc.
The Rhine-Mini product family is one of the two SoC families rolled out by Calterah in 2021, boasting the feature of being “Mini, but Mighty”. Compared to Calterah Alps and Rhine products, the Rhine-Mini series has a 40% smaller size, a typical working power consumption of only 0.8 W, and a dual-core CPU, with its cost reduced by 20%. What’s more, Rhine-Mini also offers flexible functions and extraordinary performances. These features have satisfied the requirements of the industrial market, especially the emerging applications, for the cost, size, and performance of radar chips.
The event also offered a hands-on session for customers to conduct operations of development environment setup and debugging. In the meantime, Calterah FAEs also provided careful guidance for customers and assisted in addressing customers’ questions and deepening their technical understanding.
As always, Calterah highly values the communication with customers and strives to provide more convenience and support for customers through such tech day events. As Wu Xiang, Calterah’s industrial product marketing director, put it in his opening speech, “Calterah is devoted to serve each and every industrial customer and endeavors to explore emerging applications of mmWave radar jointly with customers on its way to accomplishing the company mission of ‘Make Millimeter-Wave Serve Everyone’.”