SWRS211C May 2017 – October 2018 IWR1443
The IWR1443 device includes the entire Millimeter Wave blocks and analog baseband signal chain for three transmitters (two usable at the same instance) and four receivers, as well as a customer-programmable MCU with a hardware accelerator for radar signal processing. 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 industrial radar sensing applications. Examples are:
In terms of scalability, the IWR1443 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 IWR1443 device also provides high speed data interfaces like MIPI-CSI2, it is suitable for interfacing with more capable external processing blocks. Here system designers can choose the IWR1443 to provide raw ADC data or use the on-chip Hardware Accelerator for partial processing viz. first stage Fast Fourier Transform.