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South Korean startup, Infineon Technologies to offer in-cabin sensing solution

The newly launched radar can provide safety monitoring solutions.

Imaging radar technology firm bitsensing announced a partnership with global semiconductor solutions provider Infineon Technologies to revolutionize the in-cabin experience with the 60GHz MOD620 radar.

Designed by bitsensing and enabled by Infineon, the radar is capable of providing a powerful safety monitoring solution that drivers can trust.

Recent study on heatstroke deaths of children in vehicles by Jan Null of San Jose State University found that since the 1990s, 54% of children who died in hot cars died because they were forgotten by their caregivers. The MOD620 prevents such death by efficiently detecting the presence and vital signs of in-cabin occupants and sending the driver alerts if a child is left unattended inside a car.

"Our partnership with Infineon demonstrates the significant progress we are making towards building safer smart cities and elevating connected living by designing radar solutions for all. This is an important moment in our company's history as we have dedicated the last three years to strategically engineering advanced radar technology that can utilize existing top tier chipsets to address this need in the market," said Dr. Jae-Eun Lee, CEO of bitsensing.

bitsensing rearranged the hardware configuration and redesigned the antenna in order to make the MOD620 radar. Powerful computing is achieved through the microcontroller unit making it possible for radar data to be signal-processed and calculated.

The monolithic microwave integrated circuit, or MMIC, then transmits and receives signals through electro-magnetic waves for detection whilst the antenna is integrated with radio frequency energy from the radar transmission line into the propagation medium and vice versa. These components work together seamlessly for an advanced caliber of radar performance.

"The engineers of bitsensing have years of experience in optimizing chipsets. Working with Infineon's state of the art radar offering, this allowed them to strategically and systematically arrange components for the MOD620's best-in-class radar performance," said How Cheen Ng, director for partnership management and digital marketing communication at Infineon Asia Pacific.

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