People Counting and Tracking Reference Design Using mmWave Radar Sensor

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This reference design demonstrates the use of IWR6843, which is a single-chip mmWave radar sensor with integrated DSP for an indoor and outdoor people counting application. This reference design uses the IWR6843ISK evaluation module (EVM) and integrates a complete radar processing chain onto the IWR6843 device. This solution can detect up to 250 objects, and point and track up to 20 people with a field of view (FOV) of ±60º in the azimuth (horizontal) plane.

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  • Demonstration hardware and software using IWR6843 mmWave radar sensor for people counting
  • mmWave technology provides range, velocity, and angle information ideal for environmental effects
  • All detection and signal processing handled onboard the IWR6843; point cloud and object information streamed to PC for visualization
  • Azimuth field of view (FOV) of 120º across distance of 6 m (distance can be modified or extended with different chirp configurations)
  • Examples of implementation of static clutter and group tracking algorithms

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IWR6843ISK :
IWR6843 intelligent mmWave sensor standard antenna plug-in module

$125.00(USD)


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MMWAVEICBOOST :
mmWave sensors carrier card platform

$199.00(USD)


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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
IWR6843  Single-chip 60-to-64GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating processing capability  mmWave sensors  Not Available View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
LP87524B-Q1  4-A + 2.5-A + two 1.5-A buck converters with integrated switches for nanoRadar  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TM4C1294NCPDT  IoT enabled High performance 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4F based MCU  Microcontrollers (MCU)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS796  Ultralow-Noise, High PSRR, Fast, RF, 1-A Low-Dropout Linear Regulators  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS7A8101-Q1  Automotive Low-Noise, Wide-Bandwidth, High PSRR, Low-Dropout 1-A Linear Regulator  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS7A88  Dual 1A Low-Noise (3.8μVRMS) LDO Voltage Regulator  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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LP87524B-Q1 VQFN-HR (RNF)| 26 Download
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Design files (2)
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Design Kits & Evaluation Modules  ( 3 )

Name Part Number Tool Type
IWR1642 single-chip 76-to-81GHz mmWave sensor integrating DSP and MCU evaluation module  IWR1642BOOST  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
IWR6843 intelligent mmWave sensor standard antenna plug-in module  IWR6843ISK  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
mmWave sensors carrier card platform  MMWAVEICBOOST  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

Software (1)

Name Part Number Software Type
mmWave software development kit (SDK)  MMWAVE-SDK  Software Development Kits (SDK) 


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