SWRS188C May   2017  – April 2020 AWR1243


  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. Clock Specifications
      4. 5.9.4 Multibuffered / Standard Serial Peripheral Interface (MibSPI)
        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. Typical Interface Protocol Diagram (Slave Mode)
      5. 5.9.5 LVDS Interface Configuration
        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. Clock Subsystem
        2. Transmit Subsystem
        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

Device Nomenclature

To designate the stages in the product development cycle, TI assigns prefixes to the part numbers of all microprocessors (MPUs) and support tools. Each device has one of three prefixes: X, P, or null (no prefix) (for example, AWR1243). Texas Instruments recommends two of three possible prefix designators for its support tools: TMDX and TMDS. These prefixes represent evolutionary stages of product development from engineering prototypes (TMDX) through fully qualified production devices and tools (TMDS).

Device development evolutionary flow:

    XExperimental device that is not necessarily representative of the final device's electrical specifications and may not use production assembly flow.
    PPrototype device that is not necessarily the final silicon die and may not necessarily meet final electrical specifications.
    nullProduction version of the silicon die that is fully qualified.

Support tool development evolutionary flow:

    TMDXDevelopment-support product that has not yet completed Texas Instruments internal qualification testing.
    TMDSFully-qualified development-support product.

X and P devices and TMDX development-support tools are shipped against the following disclaimer:

"Developmental product is intended for internal evaluation purposes."

Production devices and TMDS development-support tools have been characterized fully, and the quality and reliability of the device have been demonstrated fully. TI's standard warranty applies.

Predictions show that prototype devices (X or P) have a greater failure rate than the standard production devices. Texas Instruments recommends that these devices not be used in any production system because their expected end-use failure rate still is undefined. Only qualified production devices are to be used.

TI device nomenclature also includes a suffix with the device family name. This suffix indicates the package type (for example, ABL0161ALB0161), the temperature range (for example, blank is the default commercial temperature range). Figure 8-1 provides a legend for reading the complete device name for any AWR1243 device.

For orderable part numbers of AWR1243 devices in the ABL0161 package types, see the Package Option Addendum of this document, the TI website (www.ti.com), or contact your TI sales representative.

For additional description of the device nomenclature markings on the die, see the AWR1243 Device Errata Silicon Revision 1.0 and 2.0.

AWR1243 dev_nomen_awr12.gifFigure 8-1 Device Nomenclature