TDC Acquisition Holdings, Inc., doing business as Time Domain, provides ultra wideband (UWB) products and services. The company offers small and low-power UWB ranging radio and radar sensors, which wirelessly measure distance, send data, and detect people and other objects of interest for defense, safety and security, and vehicles and robotics applications. It provides a ranging radio that provides a coarse range estimate of the distance between the receiver and transmitter; monostatic, bistatic, and multi-static radar modules; and RangeNet, a UWB network solution for navigation and tracking radios. The company also provides PulsON Lab, a set of P410 UWB platforms and software tools to suppo...
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Time Domain Releases New PulsON 440 OEM Module
Aug 18 15
Time Domain announced the PulsON 440 (P440) UWB module, the latest generation of its highperformance P400 series of UWB ranging, radar, and communications modules. The P440 module features a new proprietary UWB silicon chip and offers product integrators significant benefits, including reduced size, better power consumption, and expanded interface capability. The centerpiece of the P440 module is the company's new Fully Integrated Front End (FIFE) custom UWB chip, a landmark technological achievement which combines the company's two previous custom SiGe chips (Pulser and Analog Front End) into a single chip that is smaller and more power efficient than either of its predecessors. The resulting FIFEbased P440 module is the approximate size of a credit card (56 mm x 89 mm), offers multiple interface options (USB, Ethernet, serial, SPI, and CAN), and consumes less than half the power of the prior generation P410 and P412 platforms. The new modules will use Time Domain's existing suite of ranging/localization and radar/sensing software. In ranging mode, the P440 provides peertopeer distance measurements at better than 2 centimeters accuracy over a range of several hundred meters, with high update rates and in high multipath environments. Network and location layer software and sample code are provided to help users quickly implement their own custom navigation and tracking applications. In radar mode, the P440 can function as a monostatic or multistatic shortrange radar sensor, capable of providing the distance measurement and reflection amplitude of a variety of targets within its scan range, and suitable for indoor or outdoor (allweather) use. The needs of Time Domain's industrial customer base factored heavily in the design of the new platform. The P440 was designed to operate over the full industrial temperature range (40°C to +85°C) and withstand the rigors of high shock and high vibration environments. It has immediate application for: Indoor and GPSdenied navigation and mapping (e.g., autonomous vehicles and robots) Augmentation of GPS and inertial tracking systems in high multipath environments Precision distance measurement for machine controls and guidance Proximity and intrusion detection Noncooperative (tagless) tracking Collision avoidance for unmanned vehicles and robots.