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Chirp is the global leader in data-over-sound communications. A fast growing B2B technology company, Chirp's solutions are developed by the world's leading acoustic technologists and engineers.
Chirp technology encodes data into a series of audible or inaudible tones to form a 'sonic barcode'. Data is encoded on a sending device before being transmitted, over the air, to a receiving device, or group of devices where it is decoded.
Made available as a suite of interoperable SDKs, Chirp's technology is an enabling technology that uses sound as the bridge between devices of different platforms, form-factors, architectures and eras.
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20 Jan 2022

Zadar Labs: Software-Defined Radars

The automotive radar market is rife with innovative technologies coming from start-ups. Zadar's contribution to the space is a re-imaging of the boundary between software and hardware. New Si-CMOS based componentry is making radar's much more flexible and facilitating on-the-fly, over-the-air updates that can continuously improve the radar's performance over the lifetime of the vehicle.
16 Dec 2021

Uhnder: Digital Code Modulation Automotive Radar

Uhnder is a start up working on radar on chip technologies for automotive and other applications. Uhnder use a 28nm Silicon CMOS technology to construct a single chip with 192 virtual channels giving high imaging potential. Uhnder has also moved away from the widely frequency modulated continuous wave emission pattern in facour of digital code modulation, this brings increased performance and robustness to interference.
3 Nov 2021

NXP: Automotive Radar Components

NXP are one of the largest suppliers of semiconductor products in the world. One of the ways it contributes to ADAS and autonomous automotive technologies is through its radar components. IDTechEx spoke to NXP about current technology and future trends in radar components at the 2021 ITS World Congress in Hamburg
6 Aug 2020


IDTechEx Analyst Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh interviews Scantinel Business Development Manager Norbert Recke
14 Feb 2020


SiLC is a fabless company established in 2018 in California to develop single-chip frequency-modulated-continuous-wave (FMCW) lidar operating at 1550nm.
7 Feb 2020

IDTechEx Attends Autosens: Latest Trends in Automotive Lidars

IDTechEx attended AutoSens 2019, the event took place at the car museum in Brussels. This event is focused on all future vehicle perception technologies, including lidar, radar, and camera. In this article, we summarized key learnings around lidar technologies.
22 Jan 2020

Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards

Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
3 Dec 2019


Novelda AS was established in Oslo, Norway, in 2004 and has raised some $40M thus far.
15 Nov 2019

Radars: Key Technology Trends Towards 4D Imaging Radars

These are exciting times for radar technology. Many changes are taking place. In this article, we outline some key trends from the recent IDTechEx report "Radars 2020-2030: Technologies, Future Trends, Forecasts".
9 Sep 2019

Automotive mmwave radars: semiconductor technology choices and trends

In this article series we examine trends in mm-wave radar technology mainly in the automotive sector. These articles will provide a comprehensive overview of trends in this technology from high-level market drivers to radar systems to board-design considerations, and to packaging and semiconductor technologies.
26 Sep 2017

Sensors are the stars of the IDTechEx Show!

Sensors conference features the latest technologies for Healthcare, Wearables, IoT, and Mobile devices.
11 May 2017

Sound As A Networking Medium, And The Role Of Simplicity In IoT

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9 Feb 2017


Chirp technology enables point-to-point communication through audible sounds and has found numerous use cases over the last 12 months. David Pugh spoke to Mike Smales, SVP of operations about this innovative communication system.
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23 Jul 2014

Fly inspires battery free hearing aid

Other researchers have built fly-inspired hearing devices, but the UT Austin engineers are the first to apply piezoelectric materials. These materials turn mechanical pressure into electric signals, or voltage, and allow the device to operate with very little power.