Acconeer chooses R&S FSW to develop new mmWave radar based sensor technology

Rohde & Schwarz has provided Acconeer with an R&S FSW85 signal and spectrum analyzer. Acconeer will use it to develop A111, its low-power pulsed coherent radar sensor that operates in the 60 GHz unlicensed frequency band and is particularly suited to IoT applications.

Acconeer specializes in small radar solutions for consumer products. The A111 PCR low-power radar sensor is particularly suited to battery powered IoT devices. The A111 can be used for many applications such as gesture control, material recognition, object and presence detection as well as level and speed measurements.

An excellent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and high bandwidth are crucial for these applications. To maximize the SNR, Acconeer’s design engineers need to ensure that the shape of the radar pulse is optimized without violating the spectrum regulations for short range devices. The engineers use the state-of-the-art R&S FSW analyzer with the R&S FSW-B8 resolution bandwidth option to visualize the frequency spectrum.