SWRS219D October   2018  – September 2020 IWR6443 , IWR6843

PRODUCTION DATA  

  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Functional Block Diagram
  5. Revision History
  6. Device Comparison
    1. 6.1 Related Products
  7. Terminal Configuration and Functions
    1. 7.1 Pin Diagram
    2. 7.2 Pin Attributes
    3. 7.3 Signal Descriptions
      1. 7.3.1 Signal Descriptions - Digital
      2. 7.3.2 Signal Descriptions - Analog
  8. Specifications
    1. 8.1  Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 8.2  ESD Ratings
    3. 8.3  Power-On Hours (POH)
    4. 8.4  Recommended Operating Conditions
    5. 8.5  Power Supply Specifications
    6. 8.6  Power Consumption Summary
    7. 8.7  RF Specification
    8. 8.8  CPU Specifications
    9. 8.9  Thermal Resistance Characteristics for FCBGA Package [ABL0161]
    10. 8.10 Timing and Switching Characteristics
      1. 8.10.1  Power Supply Sequencing and Reset Timing
      2. 8.10.2  Input Clocks and Oscillators
        1. 8.10.2.1 Clock Specifications
      3. 8.10.3  Multibuffered / Standard Serial Peripheral Interface (MibSPI)
        1. 8.10.3.1 Peripheral Description
        2. 8.10.3.2 MibSPI Transmit and Receive RAM Organization
          1. 8.10.3.2.1 SPI Timing Conditions
          2. 8.10.3.2.2 SPI Master Mode Switching Parameters (CLOCK PHASE = 0, SPICLK = output, SPISIMO = output, and SPISOMI = input) (1) (1) (1)
          3. 8.10.3.2.3 SPI Master Mode Switching Parameters (CLOCK PHASE = 1, SPICLK = output, SPISIMO = output, and SPISOMI = input) (1) (1) (1)
        3. 8.10.3.3 SPI Slave Mode I/O Timings
          1. 8.10.3.3.1 SPI Slave Mode Switching Parameters (SPICLK = input, SPISIMO = input, and SPISOMI = output) (1) (1) (1)
        4. 8.10.3.4 Typical Interface Protocol Diagram (Slave Mode)
      4. 8.10.4  LVDS Interface Configuration
        1. 8.10.4.1 LVDS Interface Timings
      5. 8.10.5  General-Purpose Input/Output
        1. 8.10.5.1 Switching Characteristics for Output Timing versus Load Capacitance (CL) (1) (1)
      6. 8.10.6  Controller Area Network - Flexible Data-rate (CAN-FD)
        1. 8.10.6.1 Dynamic Characteristics for the CANx TX and RX Pins
      7. 8.10.7  Serial Communication Interface (SCI)
        1. 8.10.7.1 SCI Timing Requirements
      8. 8.10.8  Inter-Integrated Circuit Interface (I2C)
        1. 8.10.8.1 I2C Timing Requirements (1)
      9. 8.10.9  Quad Serial Peripheral Interface (QSPI)
        1. 8.10.9.1 QSPI Timing Conditions
        2. 8.10.9.2 Timing Requirements for QSPI Input (Read) Timings (1) (1)
        3. 8.10.9.3 QSPI Switching Characteristics
      10. 8.10.10 ETM Trace Interface
        1. 8.10.10.1 ETMTRACE Timing Conditions
        2. 8.10.10.2 ETM TRACE Switching Characteristics
      11. 8.10.11 Data Modification Module (DMM)
        1. 8.10.11.1 DMM Timing Requirements
      12. 8.10.12 JTAG Interface
        1. 8.10.12.1 JTAG Timing Conditions
        2. 8.10.12.2 Timing Requirements for IEEE 1149.1 JTAG
        3. 8.10.12.3 Switching Characteristics Over Recommended Operating Conditions for IEEE 1149.1 JTAG
  9. Detailed Description
    1. 9.1 Overview
    2. 9.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 9.3 Subsystems
      1. 9.3.1 RF and Analog Subsystem
        1. 9.3.1.1 Clock Subsystem
        2. 9.3.1.2 Transmit Subsystem
        3. 9.3.1.3 Receive Subsystem
      2. 9.3.2 Processor Subsystem
      3. 9.3.3 Host Interface
      4. 9.3.4 Master Subsystem Cortex-R4F
      5. 9.3.5 DSP Subsystem
      6. 9.3.6 Hardware Accelerator
    4. 9.4 Other Subsystems
      1. 9.4.1 ADC Channels (Service) for User Application
        1. 9.4.1.1 GP-ADC Parameter
  10. 10Monitoring and Diagnostics
    1. 10.1 Monitoring and Diagnostic Mechanisms
      1. 10.1.1 Error Signaling Module
  11. 11Applications, Implementation, and Layout
    1. 11.1 Application Information
    2. 11.2 Reference Schematic
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Device Nomenclature
    2. 12.2 Tools and Software
    3. 12.3 Documentation Support
    4. 12.4 Support Resources
    5. 12.5 Trademarks
    6. 12.6 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    7. 12.7 Glossary
  13. 13Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information
    1. 13.1 Packaging Information
    2. 13.2 Tray Information for ABL, 10.4 × 10.4 mm

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

Overview

The IWR6843 device includes the entire Millimeter Wave blocks and analog baseband signal chain for three transmitters and four receivers, as well as a customer-programmable MCU and DSP. 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:

  • Industrial-level sensing
  • Industrial automation sensor fusion with radar
  • Traffic intersection monitoring with radar
  • Industrial radar-proximity monitoring
  • People counting
  • Gesturing

In terms of scalability, the IWR6843 device could be paired with a low-end external MCU, to address more complex applications that might require additional memory for a larger application software footprint and faster interfaces. The IWR6843 has an embedded DSP for signal processing, processing the radar signals for FFT, magnitude, detection, and other applications.