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Novelda Nanoscale Impulse Radar to be Displayed at China’s EXPO 2010

Novelda AS, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in nanoscale wireless low-power technology for impulse radar, has been invited by the Norwegian government and Innovation Norway to exhibit at the prestigious EXPO 2010, taking place in Shanghai, China in September 2010.

"Our impulse radar technology is being evaluated and used by companies around the globe, in a wide variety of applications," says Aage Kalsaeg, Novelda's Chief Marketing Officer. "Participation in the EXPO 2010 exhibition will strengthen our momentum since introducing this technology in Q3 2009."

"Our low-power CMOS transceiver, with its near field operation, ultra-high resolution, allows the Novelda technology to be used in diverse applications such as human vital sign monitoring, personal security, environmental monitoring, industrial automation and other novel sensor applications," said Mr. Kalsaeg.

The NVA6000 range of impulse-based radar chips provides an exciting and innovative solution to many sensor applications. Novelda Nanoscale Impulse Radar emits electromagnetic (EM) pulses and then measures the backscattered (reflected) energy from objects in the surroundings. As radio waves have penetrating properties, reflections from hidden objects like the heart in the human body or objects behind an obstacle can be detected due to the receivers' ultra-high sensitivity.

The Novelda Impulse Radar is a complete CMOS radar transceiver integrated on a single chip. The high bandwidth of the transmitted pulses offers unique penetration abilities and very high accuracy. The core technology of the Novelda impulse radar technology requires no clock, yielding higher speed and lower power.

Novelda radar chips can both complement or replace existing technologies such as video, ultrasound and infrared sensors. Many new applications are now possible due to its speed, resolution, and its ability to "see through" obstacles. Lenses no longer need to be cleaned, thus the cost of ownership can be dramatically reduced compared to technologies requiring free visibility. Since the NVA6000-series chips are single-chip transceivers, they are also suitable for integration into small and mobile devices.

Novelda provides development kits and software for all available chips to help developers save time and cost for prototyping and concept development.


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