Socionext unveils Next-Gen Radar Sensors for IoT Devices

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  • The new SC1230 Series is a new line-up of radar sensor products
  • They can be installed anywhere using battery power
  • The SC1232AR3 measures the presence and the distance of an object, and the SC1233AR3 detects the direction
  • They are available now in samples, with volume production scheduled for the first quarter of 2020

Socionext Inc. has launched a new series of radio-wave ranging sensors for smart home and other IoT devices. The SC1230 Series, which can detect location and movement of persons with high sensitivity, low power consumption and low cost. They are available now in samples, with volume production scheduled for the first quarter of 2020.

The new SC1230 Series is a new line-up of radar sensor products. It detects the location and movement of persons with high sensitivity without recording images or sounds. They are highly useful in developing new services and functions based on information about “human behavior”, while also addressing privacy concerns.

They can be installed anywhere using battery power. The lineup includes two products. The SC1232AR3 measures the presence and the distance of an object, and the SC1233AR3 detects the direction.

The new sensors in detail:-

SC 1230 Series: It comes with a built-in motion detection function that detects the distance to an object and flags when movement is detected. After setting up the system from host MCU via I2C/SPI, it can be used simply by reading the detection result. It operates at an average power consumption of approximately 0.5mW for the detection of persons operating at 0.1% duty cycle in motion detection mode.

SC1232AR3: The Digital Beam Shaper feature enables to select a Field of View of either 120 or 95 degrees. The detection range is 8 m in the front direction.

SC1233AR3: The dual receiving antenna system allows 2D angle detection by using an external MCU. FOV is 120 degrees and the detection range is 8m in the front direction. 

Socionext aims at expanding the usage of the products not only for home appliances but also for mobile devices and industrial equipment.

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