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Number of Rx 4 Number of Tx 3 ADC sampling rate (Max) (MSPS) 12.5 Arm CPU ARM-Cortex R4F 200MHz Interface type CAN, I2C, QSPI, SPI, UART DSP Hardware accelerators Radar hardware accelerator RAM 576 Rating Automotive Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 open-in-new Find other Automotive mmWave radar sensors

Package | Pins | Size

FC/CSP (ABL) 161 108 mm² 10.4 x 10.4 open-in-new Find other Automotive mmWave radar sensors

Features

  • FMCW transceiver
    • Integrated PLL, transmitter, receiver, Baseband, and A2D
    • 76- to 81-GHz coverage with 4 GHz available bandwidth
    • Four receive channels
    • Three transmit channels (two can be used simultaneously)
    • Ultra-accurate chirp engine based on fractional-N PLL
    • TX power: 12 dBm
    • RX noise figure:
      • 14 dB (76 to 77 GHz)
      • 15 dB (77 to 81 GHz)
    • Phase noise at 1 MHz:
      • –94 dBc/Hz (76 to 77 GHz)
      • –91 dBc/Hz (77 to 81 GHz)
  • Built-in calibration and self-test
    • ARM® Cortex®-R4F-based radio control system
    • Built-in firmware (ROM)
    • Self-calibrating system across frequency and temperature
  • On-chip programmable core for embedded user application
    • Integrated Cortex®-R4F microcontroller clocked at 200 MHz
    • On-chip bootloader supports autonomous mode (loading user application from QSPI flash memory)
    • Integrated peripherals
      • Internal memories With ECC
      • Radar hardware accelerator (FFT, log-magnitude computations, and others)
      • Integrated timers (watch dog and up to four 32-Bit or Two 64-bit timers)
      • I2C (master and slave modes supported)
      • Two SPI ports
      • CAN port
      • Up to six general-purpose ADC ports
  • High-speed data interface to support distributed applications (namely, intermediate data)
  • Host interface
    • Control interface with external processor over SPI
    • Interrupts for fault reporting
  • AECQ-100 qualified
  • AWR1443 advanced features
    • Embedded self-monitoring with no host processor involvement
    • Complex baseband architecture
    • Embedded interference detection capability
  • Power management
    • Built-in LDO network for enhanced PSRR
    • I/Os support dual voltage 3.3 V/1.8 V
  • Clock source
    • Supports externally driven clock (square/sine) at 40 MHz
    • Supports 40 MHz crystal connection with load capacitors
  • Easy hardware design
    • 0.65-mm pitch, 161-pin 10.4 mm × 10.4 mm flip chip BGA package for easy assembly and low-cost PCB design
    • Small solution size
  • Supports automotive temperature operating range

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Description

The AWR1443 device is an integrated single-chip FMCW radar sensor capable of operation in the 76- to 81-GHz band. The device is built with TI’s low-power 45-nm RFCMOS process with an integrated ARM R4F processor and a hardware accelerator for radar data processing, and this solution enables unprecedented levels of integration in an extremely small form factor. AWR1443 is an ideal solution for low-power, self-monitored, ultra-accurate radar systems in the automotive space.

The AWR1443 device is a self-contained FMCW radar sensor single-chip solution that simplifies the implementation of Automotive Radar sensors in the band of 76 to 81 GHz. It enables a monolithic implementation of a 3TX, 4RX system with built-in PLL and A2D converters. Simple programming model changes can enable a wide variety of sensor implementation (Short, Mid, Long) with the possibility of dynamic reconfiguration for implementing a multimode sensor. Additionally, the device is provided as a complete platform solution including TI reference designs, software drivers, sample configurations, API guides, and user documentation.

The requirements for a radar device, in terms of radar data cube memory, processing capacity, and functional safety monitoring, vary for different applications. In this context, the AWR1443 can be viewed as a 77-GHz radar-on-a-chip solution for entry-level radar applications

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Award-winning sensors available now

AWR1443 is part of TI's award-winning mmWave sensor portfolio. Recent acknowledgements include:

  • CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree in three categories
  • Electronic Products 2017 Product of the Year in the sensing category
  • 2017 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award for Sensor of the Year
  • Elektronik 2018 Reader’s Choice Product of the Year in active components category

Technical documentation

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* Datasheet AWR1443 Single-Chip 77- and 79-GHz FMCW Radar Sensor datasheet (Rev. B) Aug. 14, 2019
* Errata AWR1443 Device Errata Silicon Revision 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 (Rev. C) Dec. 17, 2018
* Errata AWR1443 Device Errata Silicon Revision 1.0 and 2.0 May 08, 2017
User guides AWR1443BOOST, AWR1243 EVM mmWave Sensing Solution User's Guide (Rev. C) May 19, 2020
User guides AWR18xx/16xx/14xx Technical Reference Manual (Rev. E) May 18, 2020
Application notes Programming Chirp Parameters in TI Radar Devices (Rev. A) Feb. 13, 2020
Application notes AWR1xx and AWR22xx Data Path Programmer’s Guide (Rev. A) Feb. 13, 2020
Application notes IWR6x43 Flash Variants Supported by the mmWave Sensor (Rev. B) Jan. 29, 2020
Application notes Interference Management Using AWR/IWR Devices Jan. 03, 2020
Technical articles Driving industrial innovation with small-size sensors Sep. 12, 2019
Technical articles Imaging radar: one sensor to rule them all Jul. 09, 2019
User guides Radar Hardware Accelerator User's Guide (Rev. B) Oct. 23, 2018
Application notes MIMO Radar (Rev. A) Jul. 26, 2018
Application notes Watchdog Timer for mmwave Radar Sensors (Rev. A) Jun. 08, 2018
White papers mmWave radar: Enabling greater intelligent autonomy at the edge Jun. 06, 2018
Application notes Adding CAN Tx and Rx to an Existing mmWave Project May 31, 2018
Application notes TI mmWave Radar sensor RF PCB Design, Manufacturing and Validation Guide May 07, 2018
Technical articles Smart sensors are going to change how you drive (because eventually, you won’t) Apr. 25, 2018
Application notes Adding CAN-FD Tx and Rx to an Existing mmWave Project Apr. 12, 2018
Application notes Self-Calibration of mmWave Radar Devices Apr. 02, 2018
User guides Radar Hardware Accelerator User's Guide - Part 2 (Rev. A) Mar. 13, 2018
Application notes CMOS MMIC Ready for Road – A Technology Overview Feb. 28, 2018
Technical articles The picture of the distance: Detecting range to help mmWave sensors understand their environment Feb. 22, 2018
White papers Reliability advantages of TI flip-chip BGA packaging Jan. 25, 2018
White papers 77GHz single chip radar sensor enables automotive body and chassis applications Dec. 12, 2017
Application notes XWR1xxx Power Management Optimizations - Low Cost LC Filter Solution Oct. 16, 2017
White papers Moving from legacy 24GHz to state-of-the-art 77GHz radar Oct. 06, 2017
Application notes Adding Flash Read and Write to an Existing mmWave Project Sep. 25, 2017
White papers Cities grow smarter through innovative semiconductor technologies Jul. 07, 2017
User guides Radar Hardware Accelerator User's Guide - Part 1 May 17, 2017
More literature TI Resource Explorer (TIREX) mmWave Training Series May 15, 2017
Application notes System Performance Measurement With the mmWave Sensor May 10, 2017
White papers AWR1443 single-chip radar for diverse proximity sensing applications Apr. 17, 2017
White papers TI smart sensors enable automated driving Apr. 17, 2017
White papers The fundamentals of millimeter wave Apr. 17, 2017
White papers Using a complex-baseband architecture in FMCW radar systems Apr. 17, 2017

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARDS Download
document-generic User guide
$299.00
Description

Step 1: Buy this EVM (AWR1443BOOST)
Step 2: Download the mmWave SDK
Step 3: Take the mmWave sensor device trainings
Step 4: Review the white paper on diverse proximity sensing applications

The AWR1443 BoosterPack™ plug-in module is an easy-to-use evaluation board for the single-chip (...)

Features
  • Onboard antenna enables field testing
  • XDS110-based JTAG with serial-port interface for flash programming
  • UART-to-USB interface for control, configuration, and data visualization
  • TI LaunchPad development-kit interface to seamlessly connect to TI MCUs
  • CAN connector enables direct interface to car units
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
document-generic User guide
$499.00
Description

The DCA1000 evaluation module (EVM) provides real-time data capture and streaming for two- and four-lane low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) traffic from TI radar-sensor BoosterPack™ EVMs. The data can be streamed out via 1-Gbps Ethernet in real time. The data (...)

Features
  • Supports lab and mobile collection scenarios
  • Captures LVDS data from AWR/IWR radar sensors
  • Streams output in real time through 1-Gbps Ethernet
  • Controlled via onboard switches or GUI/library
GUIS FOR EVALUATION MODULES (EVM) Download
mmWave studio
MMWAVE-STUDIO
document-generic User guide
Description

mmWave Studio is designed to characterize and evaluate TI mmWave sensors. mmWave sensors are configured and controlled from mmWave Studio by sending commands to the devices over SPI. Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) data is captured using the DCA1000EVM board, processed in MATLAB®, and results (...)

Features
  • mmWave Studio
    • Post-processing of ADC data and visualization of processed data
    • Board control (SOP change, reset control)
    • RS-232 connection and firmware download
    • Configures mmWave sensors using radar API commands
    • Interface to DCA1000EVM for raw ADC data capture
  • mmWave Sensing Estimator
    • Enables calculation of (...)

Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KITS (SDK) Download
mmWave software development kit (SDK)
MMWAVE-SDK The mmWave software development kit (SDK) is a unified software platform for the TI mmWave Sensing Portfolio, providing easy setup and fast out-of-the-box access to evaluation and development. All releases of the mmWave SDK scale between the full TI mmWave Sensing Portfolio, enabling seamless reuse (...)
Features
  • Building blocks
    • Full driver availability
    • Layered approach to programming analog front end (AFE)
    • Catalog of mmWave algorithms optimized for C674x DSPs
  • Demonstrations and examples
    • TI RTOS-based demos
    • Out-of-box demo with easy configurability via TI cloud-based GUI
    • Representation of "point cloud" and (...)
PROGRAMMING TOOLS Download
UniFlash stand-alone flash tool for microcontrollers, Sitara™; processors and SimpleLink™
UNIFLASH Supported devices: CC13xx, CC25xx, CC26xx, CC3220, CC3120, CC3235, CC3135, Tiva, C2000, MSP43x, Hercules, PGA9xx, IWR12xx, IWR14xx, IWR16xx, IWR18xx , IWR68xx, AWR12xx, AWR14xx, AWR16xx, AWR18xx.  Command line only: AM335x, AM437x, AM571x, AM572x, AM574x, AM65XX, K2G

CCS Uniflash is a standalone tool (...)

Design tools & simulation

SIMULATION MODELS Download
SWRM031.ZIP (1245 KB) - IBIS Model
SIMULATION MODELS Download
SWRM036A.ZIP (1 KB) - BSDL Model
CALCULATION TOOLS Download
Pin mux tool
PINMUXTOOL The PinMux Utility is a software tool which provides a Graphical User Interface for configuring pin multiplexing settings, resolving conflicts and specifying I/O cell characteristics for TI MPUs. Results are output as C header/code files that can be imported into software development kits (SDKs) or (...)
SCHEMATICS Download
SWRR153.ZIP (448 KB)

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