SWRS188C May   2017  – April 2020 AWR1243

PRODUCTION DATA.  

  1. 1Device Overview
    1. 1.1 Features
    2. 1.2 Applications
    3. 1.3 Description
    4. 1.4 Functional Block Diagram
  2. 2Revision History
  3. 3Device Comparison
    1. 3.1 Related Products
  4. 4Terminal Configuration and Functions
    1. 4.1 Pin Diagram
    2. 4.2 Signal Descriptions
      1. Table 4-1 Signal Descriptions
  5. 5Specifications
    1. 5.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 5.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 5.3 Power-On Hours (POH)
    4. 5.4 Recommended Operating Conditions
    5. 5.5 Power Supply Specifications
    6. 5.6 Power Consumption Summary
    7. 5.7 RF Specification
    8. 5.8 Thermal Resistance Characteristics for FCBGA Package [ABL0161]
    9. 5.9 Timing and Switching Characteristics
      1. 5.9.1 Power Supply Sequencing and Reset Timing
      2. 5.9.2 Synchronized Frame Triggering
      3. 5.9.3 Input Clocks and Oscillators
        1. 5.9.3.1 Clock Specifications
      4. 5.9.4 Multibuffered / Standard Serial Peripheral Interface (MibSPI)
        1. 5.9.4.1 Peripheral Description
          1. Table 5-8  SPI Timing Conditions
          2. Table 5-9  SPI Slave Mode Switching Parameters (SPICLK = input, SPISIMO = input, and SPISOMI = output)
          3. Table 5-10 SPI Slave Mode Timing Requirements (SPICLK = input, SPISIMO = input, and SPISOMI = output)
        2. 5.9.4.2 Typical Interface Protocol Diagram (Slave Mode)
      5. 5.9.5 LVDS Interface Configuration
        1. 5.9.5.1 LVDS Interface Timings
      6. 5.9.6 General-Purpose Input/Output
        1. Table 5-12 Switching Characteristics for Output Timing versus Load Capacitance (CL)
      7. 5.9.7 Camera Serial Interface (CSI)
        1. Table 5-13 CSI Switching Characteristics
  6. 6Detailed Description
    1. 6.1 Overview
    2. 6.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 6.3 Subsystems
      1. 6.3.1 RF and Analog Subsystem
        1. 6.3.1.1 Clock Subsystem
        2. 6.3.1.2 Transmit Subsystem
        3. 6.3.1.3 Receive Subsystem
      2. 6.3.2 Host Interface
    4. 6.4 Other Subsystems
      1. 6.4.1 A2D Data Format Over CSI2 Interface
  7. 7Applications, Implementation, and Layout
    1. 7.1 Application Information
    2. 7.2 Short-, Medium-, and Long-Range Radar
    3. 7.3 Imaging Radar using Cascade Configuration
    4. 7.4 Reference Schematic
    5. 7.5 Layout
      1. 7.5.1 Layout Guidelines
      2. 7.5.2 Stackup Details
  8. 8Device and Documentation Support
    1. 8.1 Device Nomenclature
    2. 8.2 Tools and Software
    3. 8.3 Documentation Support
    4. 8.4 Support Resources
    5. 8.5 Trademarks
    6. 8.6 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    7. 8.7 Glossary
  9. 9Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information
    1. 9.1 Packaging Information

Package Options

Refer to the PDF data sheet for device specific package drawings

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
  • ABL|161
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

A2D Data Format Over CSI2 Interface

The AWR1243 device uses MIPI D-PHY / CSI2-based format to transfer the raw A2D samples to the external MCU. This is shown in Figure 6-5.

  • Supports four data lanes
  • CSI-2 data rate scalable from 150 Mbps to 600 Mbps per lane
  • Virtual channel based
  • CRC generation
AWR1243 CSI2_transmission_format.gif
Frame Start – CSi2 VSYNC Start Short Packet
Line Start – CSI2 HSYNC Start Short Packet
Line End – CSI2 HSYNC End Short Packet
Frame End – CSi2 VSYNC End Short Packet
Figure 6-5 CSI-2 Transmission Format

The data payload is constructed with the following three types of information:

  • Chirp profile information
  • The actual chirp number
  • A2D data corresponding to chirps of all four channels
    • Interleaved fashion
  • Chirp quality data (configurable)

The payload is then split across the four physical data lanes and transmitted to the receiving D-PHY. The data packet packing format is shown in Figure 6-6

AWR1243 data_packet_packing_format_for_12_bit.gifFigure 6-6 Data Packet Packing Format for 12-Bit Complex Configuration