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Low-cost and low-power radar sensing systems

Imec is a center of excellence in the design of high resolution, compact radar sensing solutions based on low cost standard foundry technology.


Our top-notch radar systems open up completely new opportunities for remote sensing in fields such as automotive, security and human-machine interaction.

Join our R&D program to access all white-box IP, or license selected IP blocks. You can also rely on us to design a specific solution tailored to your specifications.

3 Unique solutions

Our R&D offering focuses on three different radar sensing solutions:

79GHz radar for automotive applications

Discover imec’s pioneering work in the development of compact, low power, low cost and ultra-sensitive 79GHz and 140GHz radar systems and data fusion.

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140GHz radar modules

Because of its high resolution and motion sensitivity, this radar is ideal for sensors that pick up on even the smallest movements.

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Sensor data fusion

Learn more about imec’s data fusion solutions for diverse sensor types across a wide range of applications.

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8 GHz radar for smart buildings

This efficient, low-cost hardware solution is perfect for occupancy awareness sensors and other IoT sensing devices.

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Job opportunities

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  • With a proven track-record in mm-wave IC and antenna design in-house, we can help you develop your next-generation radar solution from design to prototyping and shorten your time-to market. 
  • Join our industrial affiliation program to access early research insights, giving you an advantage over your competition while allowing you to share the costs and risks of advanced research with other technology leaders.

Why work with us?

  • We are a world-recognized center-of-excellence with an extensive IP portfolio in low-power chip design.
  • Join our R&D program to access our broad industrial and academic network with close links with leading EDA and IP vendors and commercial foundries.

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