Infineon and Google ATAP to Develop Gesture Sensing and Presence Detection Technology Based on Radar

Infineon Technologies AG based in Munich, Germany, reported that it is collaborating with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) to develop a radar-based sensing solution. Potential applications for the sensing solution include automotive, wearables, and internet of things applications. Google ATAP is demonstrating the first applications of gesture recognition and presence detection at its Google I/O Developers Conference this week in San Francisco.

The sensor gives Google ATAP and its developer community a compact and low power implementation that can be integrated into both mobile and fixed devices. The sensing solution is reportedly based on Infineon’s 60GHz transceiver technology. It integrates RF transceiver, antenna and control electronics in a single package.

“Infineon is a recognized leader in radar-based sensor ICs, providing component and system-level solutions for consumer, automotive safety, industrial and commercial sensing and machine vision applications – markets that are expected to grow significantly in the coming years,” said Philipp Schierstaedt, vice president and general manager of the business line RF & Sensors of Infineon Technologies.