mmWave cascade imaging radar RF evaluation module
MMWCAS-RF-EVM
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Description

Step 1: Buy the EVM kit
Step 2: Read and get started with the mmWave studio cascade user guide and the EVM user guide.
Step 3: Implement chirp configs with our reference design.

The MMWCAS-RF evaluation module (EVM) is a sensing solution from TI implementing a four-device cascaded array of AWR1243 or AWR2243 devices. In this cascaded radar configuration, a single master device distributes a 20-GHz local-oscillator (LO) signal between all four devices, allowing these four devices to operate as a single RF transceiver. This enables support for up to 12 transmit (TX) and 16 receive (RX) antenna elements. In TX beamforming, beamsteering, and multiple-input, multiple-output/single-input, multiple-output (MIMO/SIMO) use cases, the larger number of antenna elements allows for higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and superior angular resolution compared to a single-device system.

MMWCAS-RF-EVM is supported by standard mmWave tools and software, including mmWave Studio (MMWAVE-STUDIO) and the mmWave device firmware package (MMWAVE-DFP).

MMWCAS-RF-EVM can be paired with the mmWave cascaded imaging radar DSP evaluation module (MMWCAS-DSP-EVM) (sold separately). MMWCAS-DSP-EVM provides radar data capture and storage capability.

For new designs using this board, only use AWR2243 part XA2243PBGABL.

Features
  • Imaging radar
  • Longer-range TX beamforming and beamsteering
  • High angular resolution MIMO

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MMWCAS-RF-EVM:
mmWave cascade imaging radar RF evaluation module

$1099.00(USD)


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MMWCAS-DSP-EVM :
mmWave cascade imaging radar DSP evaluation module

$2249.00(USD)


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Technical documentation
Datasheet (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 1594 09 Apr 2020
PDF 1062 11 Feb 2020
User guides (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 20639 13 Feb 2020
Design files (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 66370 12 Feb 2020
ZIP 51250 28 Jun 2019
More literature (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 34 01 Nov 2019

Software development (2)

Name Part Number Software Type
mmWave device firmware package (DFP)  MMWAVE-DFP  Firmware 
Processor SDK for TDAx ADAS SoCs - Linux and TI-RTOS Support  PROCESSOR-SDK-TDAX  Software development kits (SDK) 

Hardware development (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
mmWave cascade imaging radar DSP evaluation module  MMWCAS-DSP-EVM  Evaluation boards 
mmWave studio  MMWAVE-STUDIO  GUIs for evaluation modules (EVM) 

Reference Designs (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Imaging radar using cascaded mmWave sensor reference design  TIDEP-01012  Reference design 

TI Devices (4)

Part Number Name Product Family
AWR1243  76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC  mmWave radar sensors 
AWR2243  76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive second-generation high-performance MMIC  mmWave radar sensors 
LMK00804B  Low Skew, 1-to-4 Multiplexed Differential/LVCMOS-to-LVCMOS/TTL Fanout Buffer  Clocks & timing 
LP87524P-Q1  Automotive multiphase 4MHz, 3A/1.0V + 3A/1.0V + 2.5A/1.8V + 1.5A/1.2V buck converters for AWR MMICs  Power management 

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