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Novelda Develops Nanoscale Impulse Radar

Novelda AS announced today a CMOS Impulse Radar Transceiver designed for ETSI and FCC compliance within the 6.0GHz - 8.5GHz UWB-mask.

Novelda's mission is to develop and manufacture impulse radar technology as a new electromagnetic high-precision sensor for human vital sign monitoring, personal security, environmental monitoring, industrial automation and other novel sensor applications.

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.

The NVA6000 range of impulse-based radar chips provides an exciting and innovative solution to many sensor applications. The 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.

In addition to being an alternative to, or complementary to, existing technologies such as image, ultrasound and infrared sensors, it opens up for new application areas due to its speed and resolution, and its ability to "see through" obstacles. No more lenses need to be cleaned, and thus the cost of ownership can be dramatically reduced in comparison to technologies requiring free visibility. Since the NVA6000-series chips are single chip transceivers, they are very 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. The Novelda Development Kit is the starting point for any developer who wishes to develop applications based on the NVA6000 Impulse Radar chip. The hardware consists of one RF board and one IO module, which are connected through pin header connectors. If desirable, the RF board can be used without the IO module as a plug-in to existing prototype systems.


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