Sensors

mmWave IWR – Applications

Discover

TI’s mmWave sensors enable a smarter world through intelligent sensing at the edge.  By integrating high accuracy sensing with intelligent processing and antenna-on-package in a single chip, mmWave sensors solve problems in a wide range of industrial applications like people counting, building security, safety guards, level transmitters, robotics and traffic monitoring.

Discover the high accuracy range, velocity, and angle information that TI’s mmWave sensors can provide for your application requirements.

Object range detection

Object EVM Measured Range (m)
1 10 20 30 40 60 80 120 160
Truck
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Car
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Motor bike
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Human
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Metal chair
yes
yes
yes
yes
Large dog
yes
yes
Coins (quarters)
yes

For more detailed information, view the object range detection application note.

Experiments

Reference a variety of use-cases tested by our engineers using mmWave sensors. Now available on 60 GHz platform.

Videos

Evaluate

Evaluate mmWave technology hands on. Use our labs  and prototype full processing chain, from RF chirps to point cloud to object clustering/tracking.

IWR6843 AOP evaluation module

IWR6843AOPEVM is a small form-factor EVM with integrated antenna-on-package technology.  It support operation as a standalone board or through interface to mmWave carrier card ecosystem (MMWAVEICBOOST).

IWR6843 intelligent mmWave sensor standard antenna plug-in module

IWR6843ISK is an easy-to-use mmWave sensor evaluation kit with a long-range antenna enabling direct connectivity to the mmWave sensor card carrier (MMWAVEICBOOST). 

IWR6843 intelligent mmWave overhead detection sensor (ODS) antenna plug-in module

IWR6843ISK-ODS is an easy-to-use mmWave sensor evaluation kit with a short-range antenna with wide field of view (FoV) enabling direct connectivity to the mmWave sensors carrier card platform (MMWAVEICBOOST).

mmWave carrier card

mmWave carrier platform enables a single developments platform for different devices and antenna configurations through antenna plug-in modules.

IWR1843 evaluation module and labs

Single-chip sensor evaluation platform with integrated MCU, HW accelerator, and DSP for fully programmable algorithm development.

IWR1443 evaluation module and labs

Single-chip sensor evaluation platform with integrated MCU and HW accelerator for point cloud generation.

Front end chirp configurations

Application
Max Range (m)
Range Res. (m)
Max Velocity (km/h)
Velocity Res. (km/h)
Very fine motion detection 6.4 0.125 3.4 0.11
Short range radar 84 0.36 30 0.46
Elevator position and velocity 200 0.4 32 1.8

Load sample chirps directly to mmWave EVMs. Check out more chirps.

Antenna database

Antenna
Design
Azimuth FOV (deg)
Elevation FOV (deg)
Azimuth Angular Resolution (deg)
Elevation Angular Resolution (deg)
Max Distance for Car (m)
Max Distance for People (m)
60 GHz Standard Antenna

IWR6843ISK

+/-60 

+/-80

+/-60

 

+/-20 

+/-80

+/-60

15

29

29

58

29

29

175

87

98

49

High range antenna (77 GHz) IWR1443BOOST +/- 60 +/- 15 15 60 120 47
Wall mounted high range antenna (77 GHz) IWR1642BOOST +/- 60 +/- 15 15
no
199 37
77 GHz standard antenna IWR1843BOOST
+/- 60 +/- 15 15
no
199 37

Design

Now that you’re ready to begin production, access these resources to help you along the way.

IWR6843AoP

Antenna on package integrated 60-GHz sensor reduces RF design challenges and system form-factor

IWR6843

60-GHz sensor delivers intelligence at the edge with 3D detection and increased memory

IWR1843

77-GHz sensor delivers intelligence at the edge with 3D detection and increased memory

IWR1642

77-GHz sensor delivers intelligence at the edge with 2D detection

IWR1443

Single-chip 76-to-81GHz mmWave sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator

Have questions during the design process? Leverage TI’s mmWave training series.

Ask questions and explore ideas on TI’s mmWave sensor forum.