SWRS203C May 2017 – December 2021 AWR1642
The AWR1642 device includes the entire Millimeter Wave blocks and analog baseband signal chain for two transmitters and four receivers, as well as a customer-programmable MCU. This device is applicable as a radar-on-a-chip in use-cases with modest requirements for memory, processing capacity and application code size. These could be cost-sensitive automotive applications that are evolving from 24 GHz narrowband implementation and some emerging simple ultra-short-range radar applications. Typical application examples for this device include basic Blind Spot Detect, Parking Assist, and so forth.
In terms of scalability, the AWR1642 device could be paired with a low-end external MCU, to address more complex applications that might require additional memory for larger application software footprint and faster interfaces. Because the AWR1642 device also provides high speed data interfaces like Serial-
LVDS, it is suitable for interfacing with more capable external processing blocks. Here system designers can choose the AWR1642 to provide raw ADC data.