Start development with our automotive mmWave radar sensors
Our design and development ecosystem can help simplify your design process. Explore design options and find resources for automotive mmWave radar sensors to help make it easier for you to get to market.
Investigate & find the right device
Easily explore mmWave technology and foundational concepts
Once suitable hardware platforms are identified, use the below information to determine which TI offerings best fit your needs and finalize your platform selection. We provide a broad selection of hardware, tools and associated software supporting a range of applications and engineering efforts. These can be used as the basis for your evaluation and beyond for development as well.
|EVM||(Azimuth, elevation)EVM antenna|
|60 GHz||In cabin radar-front mount||AWR6843ISK||±60, ±15||User's guide for AWR6843ISK||Occupant detection|
|60 GHz||In cabin radar-overhead mount||AWR6843AOPEVM||±60, ±60||User's guide for AWR6843AOPEVM||Occupant detection|
|60 GHz||In cabin radar-gesture detection||AWR6843AOPEVM||±60, ±60||User's guide for AWR6843AOPEVM||Gesture detection|
|77 GHz||Corner radar||AWR1843BOOST||±60, ±15||User's guide for AWR1843BOOST||MRR beam steering|
|77 GHz||Front radar||AWR2243BOOST||±60, ±15||User's guide for AWR2243BOOST|
|77 GHz||Door obstable detection||AWR1843AOPEVM||±70, ±70||User's guide for AWR1843AOPEVM||Obstacle detection with AoP|
|77 GHz||Automated parking||AWR1843BOOST||±50, ±15||User's guide for AWR1843BOOST||Automated parking|
Simplify your development tasks, and accelerate your time-to-market with our proven hardware, software tools, along with many examples we provide in our toolbox. Everything you need for supporting in-house development to move forward to production is at your fingertips. We are here to help you navigate the mmWave radar development process by offering you key supporting information for each of these phases.
General development resources
|60 GHz||Child detection, seat belt reminder and intruder detection||AWR6843ISK design files||Vehicle occupant detection reference design|
|60 GHz||Child detection, seat belt reminder and intruder detection||AWR6843AOP||Child-presence and occupant-detection reference design using 60 GHz antenna-on-package mmWave sensor|
|60 GHz||Gesture detection for HMI control and gesture to open or close sun roof||AWR6843AOP|
|77 GHz||Corner radar||AWR1843||AWR1843BOOST||Beamsteering for corner radar reference design|
|77 GHz||Front radar||AWR2243||AWR2243BOOST||Imaging radar using cascaded mmWave sensor reference design|
|77 GHz||Door obstacle detection||AWR1843AOP||AWR1843AOPEVM||Obstacle detection reference design using 76-GHz to 81-GHz antenna-on-package (AoP) mmWave sensor|
|77 GHz||Automated parking||Automated parking system reference design using 77-GHz mmWave sensor|
Hardware development resources
|References and tools||Description||Example|
|Design checklist||Find detailed hardware design information & guidelines.||Hardware desgin checklist|
|Guide||Gain insight into mmWave radar RF design. This is very useful for engineers that are not experienced with RF PCB design.||Design, manufacturing & validation guide|
|Device models||Find simulation model(s) for selected device.|
|Database||Find existing antenna designs/sources.||TIREX antenna database|
|Application note||Learn power optimization methods.||Power management optimizations application note|
|Application note||Find requirements for compliance to regulatory standards for mmWave radar sensor devices.||Emissions and regulatory compliance|
|Application note||Find generic requirements and set up process of radar testing.||Production testing overview|
|User's guide||Learn about the radar hardware accelerator architecture and features.||Radar hardware accelerator|
|Application note||Learn more about thermal designs for antenna-on-package (AoP) mmWave radar sensors.||Thermal design guide for antenna-on-package mmWave radar sensors|
|Application note||Learn more about how to mitigate interference between different radars, or avoid it altogether.||Interference mitigation for AWR/IWR devices|
Software development resources
|References and tools||Description||Example|
|Software development kit (SDK)||Refer to this software foundation for use or changes to desired peripheral interface.||mmWave SDK|
|TI designs||Find proven automotive mmWave radar system designs.||TI reference designs|
|Software examples||Find application-specific software examples.||In cabin and ADAS software examples|
|Online estimator||Enables rapid prototyping by using real-time feedback based on scene parameters and mmWave radar chirp configurations.||mmWave sensing estimator|
|Application note||Learn more about self-calibration for mmWave radar sensors.||Calibration of radar sensors|
|Application note||Learn how to select the correct chirp parameters based on the intended use case.||Programming Chirp Parameters|
Third-party companies provide radar expertise in hardware and software including production ready turn-key solutions, radio frequency (RF) hardware and antenna design, radar algorithms, embedded software development and more. Find the right partner to address your design needs.
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