Radar or microwave technology is really a way of sensing the presence of objects, being liquids, cars, obstacles, humans. The RIC60A ASICs are based on an integrated radar-frontend with several operation modes as FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave), Stepped FMCW (FMCW with discrete frequency steps), Doppler. All these modes have their specific advantages.
With FMCW mode you can measure distance, speed of objects and direction. And the high frequency and newly available large bandwidth (57-64 GHz, 7 GHz bandwidth) allow exceptionally high accuracy detection together with the ability to separate objects from each other. An improvement over 24 GHz with only 0,125 or 0,25 GHz bandwidth.
Highly dependable and very flexible, this makes it ideal for virtually myriad of applications.