Valens Semiconductor Enables Unprecedented, resilient Surround View Systems for Long Vehicles, with its New VA700R Series, Capable of 40-Meter Multi-Gig Connectivity
January 24, 2024
HOD HASHARON, Israel. January 24, 2024 – Today, Valens Semiconductor (NYSE:VLN), a leader in high-performance connectivity, unveiled the VA700R Series, which offers industry leading bandwidth and link distance for long vehicle sensor connectivity. Enabling 4Gbps at distances of up to 40 meters/130 feet, while supplying power and bi-directional control over the cable, the VA700R provides the connectivity infrastructure upon which innovative visibility solutions can be designed for truck drivers.
The VA700R Series – containing the VA7021R Serializer and the VA7004R Deserializer – offers an unprecedented combination of bandwidth and link distances for applications such as surround view and rear-view visibility for medium and long vehicles. The SerDes will support high resolutions, including up to 8MP (4K) cameras operating at 30 frames per second. It is also bit-accurate, making it applicable for ADAS applications. Demonstrations of the VA700R are available today, and engineering samples are slated to be released to customers in mid-2024.
Long vehicles have suffered from a lack of visibility due to the complex technical challenge of long-distance connectivity in a rough Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) environment. Valens is uniquely capable of overcoming this challenge, providing the best solution for guaranteeing the performance needed for enhanced ADAS systems in long vehicles.
“Valens Semiconductor’s connectivity solutions are high-performance – and that doesn’t just mean the highest bandwidth or the lower error rate – it also means the longest link distance,” said Gideon Kedem, SVP and Head of Automotive Business at Valens Semiconductor. “Our chipsets are the connectivity infrastructure upon which automotive OEMs and Tier 1s can build their future innovations. With the unprecedented resilience and link distance of the VA700R, these innovations will become available to millions of truck drivers around the world, who operate the most dangerous vehicles on the road while having to contend with limited visibility.”
Valens is already seeing significant interest in its long-vehicle-focused solutions. At Automotive World Japan, taking place in Tokyo on January 24-26, Valens will display a demonstration of the VA700R chipset, showing error-free connectivity of 4Gbps over distances of 40 meters/130 feet.
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Valens Semiconductor (NYSE:VLN) is a leader in high-performance connectivity, enabling customers to transform the digital experiences of people worldwide. Valens’ chipsets are integrated into countless devices from leading customers, powering state-of-the-art audio-video installations, next-generation videoconferencing, and enabling the evolution of ADAS and autonomous driving. Pushing the boundaries of connectivity, Valens sets the standard everywhere it operates, and its technology forms the basis for the leading industry standards such as HDBaseT® and MIPI A-PHY. For more information, visit https://www.valens.com/.
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