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 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.

White papers

Read about the basics of mmWave sensors in these white papers.

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 starter bundle

The starter bundles enables rapid development for IWR6843 mmWave sensor. It includes the carrier card and one standard antenna with 120° x 30° field-of-view.  Full debug, emulation, and prototyping is enabled directly through mmWave SDK and tools.

IWR1443 evaluation module and labs

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

IWR1642 evaluation module and labs

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

mmWave carrier card

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

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  +/-20  15 58 175 98
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

Design

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

Have questions during the design process? Leverage our mmWave training series.

Ask questions and explore ideas on our mmWave sensor forums.