AWR2243 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive second-generation high-performance MMIC | TI.com

AWR2243
This product is prototype/experimental and has not been released to the market. Testing and final processes may not be complete. This product may be subject to further changes or possible discontinuation.
76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive second-generation high-performance MMIC

 

Sample availability

Preproduction samples are available (XA2243PBGABL). Order now

Description

The AWR2243 device is an integrated single-chip FMCW transceiver capable of operation in the 76- to 81-GHz band. The device enables unprecedented levels of integration in an extremely small form factor. AWR2243 is an ideal solution for low power, self-monitored, ultra-accurate radar systems in the automotive space.

The AWR2243 device is a self-contained FMCW transceiver single-chip solution that simplifies the implementation of Automotive Radar sensors in the band of 76 to 81 GHz. It is built on TI’s low-power 45-nm RFCMOS process, which enables a monolithic implementation of a 3TX, 4RX system with built-in PLL and A2D converters. Simple programming model changes can enable a wide variety of sensor implementation (Short, Mid, Long) with the possibility of dynamic reconfiguration for implementing a multimode sensor. Additionally, the device is provided as a complete platform solution including reference hardware design, software drivers, sample configurations, API guide, and user documentation.

Features

  • FMCW transceiver
    • Integrated PLL, transmitter, receiver, baseband, and A2D
    • 76- to 81-GHz coverage with 5 GHz available bandwidth
    • Four receive channels
    • Three transmit channels
    • Ultra-accurate chirp engine based on Fractional-N PLL
    • TX power: 13 dBm
    • RX noise figure: 12 dB
    • Phase noise at 1 MHz:
      • –96 dBc/Hz (76 to 77 GHz)
      • –94 dBc/Hz (77 to 81 GHz)
  • Built-in calibration and self-test
    • Built-in firmware (ROM)
    • Self-calibrating system across frequency and temperature
  • Host interface
    • Control interface with external processor over SPI or I2C interface
    • Data interface with external processor over MIPI D-PHY and CSI2 v1.1
    • Interrupts for Fault Reporting
  • ASIL B targeted
  • AECQ100 qualified
  • AWR2243 advanced features
    • Embedded self-monitoring with limited Host processor involvement
    • Complex baseband architecture
    • Option of cascading multiple devices to increase channel count
    • Embedded interference detection capability
  • Power management
    • Built-in LDO Network for enhanced PSRR
    • I/Os support dual voltage 3.3 V/1.8 V
  • Clock source
    • Supports externally driven clock (square/sine) at 40 MHz
    • Supports 40 MHz crystal connection with load capacitors
  • Easy hardware design
    • 0.65-mm pitch, 161-pin 10.4 mm × 10.4 mm flip chip BGA package for easy assembly and low-cost PCB design
    • Small solution size
  • Supports automotive temperature operating range

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Part number Order Number of Rx Number of Tx ADC sampling rate (Max) (MSPS) Arm CPU DSP Hardware accelerators RAM Interface Rating Package size: mm2:W x L (PKG) Operating temperature range (C) TI functional safety category
AWR2243 Order now 4     3     45             MIPI-CSI2
SPI    
Catalog     161FC/CSP: 108 mm2: 10.4 x 10.4 (FC/CSP | 161)     -40 to 125     Functional Safety - Compliant    
AWR1243 Samples not available 4     3     37.5                 0     MIPI-CSI2
SPI
UART    
Automotive     161FC/CSP: 108 mm2: 10.4 x 10.4 (FC/CSP | 161)     -40 to 125