Astra Microwave Products Partners With Steradian Semiconductors To Make Radar Modules

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Hyderabad-based Astra designs, develops and manufactures sub-systems for radio frequency and microwave systems, while Sterdian develops chipsets for 4D radar sensing for autonomous vehicles

Hyderabad’s Astra Microwave Products has joined hands with Bengaluru-based Steradian Semiconductors for the production of radar modules for traffic management systems.

The Economic Times reported that Astra will provide the knowhow to manufacture these radar units and help the company scale its ITS (intelligent transportation system) vertical,

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Hyderabad-based Astra designs, develops and manufactures sub-systems for radio frequency and microwave systems used in defence, space, meteorology and telecommunication, while Sterdian develops chipsets for 4D radar sensing that can go into autonomous vehicles

“It’s a plug and play unit, which you can install on the gantries, on highways or traffic junctions all across the country,” Steradian cofounder Ashish Lachhwani said.

He added, “You can count the number of vehicles in the lane, you can manage your traffic signals better in an automated fashion through automatic traffic control solutions, on the highways you can do speed regulation without having a manual intervention. This eventually helps in decongesting the roads and creating safer roads.”

The company had raised a series A round in 2020. It will look to expedite diversification in more segments of imaging radars and look at hitting the market for the next round of funding by the middle of this year, Lachhwani said.

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