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Number of receivers 4 Number of transmitters 3 ADC sampling rate (Max) (MSPS) 25 Arm CPU ARM-Cortex R4F 200MHz Interface type CAN, CAN-FD, I2C, QSPI, SPI, UART DSP C674x DSP 600MHz Hardware accelerators Radar hardware accelerator RAM 2048 Rating Automotive Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Security Cryptographic acceleration, Device identity/keys, Secure boot, Secure software update, Software IP protection
Number of receivers 4 Number of transmitters 3 ADC sampling rate (Max) (MSPS) 25 Arm CPU ARM-Cortex R4F 200MHz Interface type CAN, CAN-FD, I2C, QSPI, SPI, UART DSP C674x DSP 600MHz Hardware accelerators Radar hardware accelerator RAM 2048 Rating Automotive Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Security Cryptographic acceleration, Device identity/keys, Secure boot, Secure software update, Software IP protection
FCBGA (ALP) 180
  • FMCW transceiver
    • Integrated 4 receivers and 3 transmitters Antennas-On-Package (AOP)
    • Integrated PLL, transmitter, receiver, Baseband, and ADC
    • 76- to 81-GHz coverage with 4 GHz available bandwidth
    • Ultra-accurate chirp engine based on fractional-N PLL
    • TX Effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP): 16 dBm
    • RX Effective isotropic noise figure: 10 dB (76 to 81 GHz)
    • Phase noise at 1 MHz:
      • –95 dBc/Hz (76 to 77 GHz)
      • –93 dBc/Hz (77 to 81 GHz)
  • Built-in calibration and self-test (monitoring)
    • Arm Cortex-R4F-based radio control system
    • Built-in firmware (ROM)
    • Self-calibrating system across frequency and temperature
  • C674x DSP for FMCW signal processing
  • On-chip Memory: 2MB RAM
  • Arm Cortex-R4F microcontroller for object tracking and classification, AUTOSAR, and interface control
    • Supports autonomous mode (loading user application from QSPI flash memory)
  • Host interface
    • CAN (two instances, one being CAN-FD)
  • Other interfaces available to user application
    • Up to 6 general purpose ADC channels
    • Up to 2 SPI ports
    • Up to 2 UARTs
    • I2C
    • GPIOs
    • 2-lane LVDS interface for raw ADC data and debug instrumentation
  • Functional Safety-Compliant targeted
    • Developed for functional safety applications
    • Documentation will be available to aid ISO26262 functional safety system design
    • Hardware integrity up to ASIL-B targeted
    • Safety-related certification
      • ISO 26262 certification by TUV Sud planned
  • AEC-Q100 qualified
  • AWR1843AOP advanced features
    • Embedded self-monitoring with no host processor involvement
    • Complex baseband architecture
    • Embedded interference detection capability
    • Programmable phase rotators in transmit path to enable beam forming
  • Power management
    • Built-in LDO network for enhanced PSRR
    • I/Os support dual voltage 3.3 V/1.8 V
  • Clock source
    • Supports external oscillator at 40 MHz
    • Supports externally driven clock (square/sine) at 40 MHz
    • Supports 40 MHz crystal connection with load capacitors
  • Easy hardware design
    • 0.8-mm pitch, 180-pin 15 mm × 15 mm flip chip BGA package (ALP) for easy assembly and low-cost PCB design
    • Small solution size
  • Supports automotive temperature operating range
  • FMCW transceiver
    • Integrated 4 receivers and 3 transmitters Antennas-On-Package (AOP)
    • Integrated PLL, transmitter, receiver, Baseband, and ADC
    • 76- to 81-GHz coverage with 4 GHz available bandwidth
    • Ultra-accurate chirp engine based on fractional-N PLL
    • TX Effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP): 16 dBm
    • RX Effective isotropic noise figure: 10 dB (76 to 81 GHz)
    • Phase noise at 1 MHz:
      • –95 dBc/Hz (76 to 77 GHz)
      • –93 dBc/Hz (77 to 81 GHz)
  • Built-in calibration and self-test (monitoring)
    • Arm Cortex-R4F-based radio control system
    • Built-in firmware (ROM)
    • Self-calibrating system across frequency and temperature
  • C674x DSP for FMCW signal processing
  • On-chip Memory: 2MB RAM
  • Arm Cortex-R4F microcontroller for object tracking and classification, AUTOSAR, and interface control
    • Supports autonomous mode (loading user application from QSPI flash memory)
  • Host interface
    • CAN (two instances, one being CAN-FD)
  • Other interfaces available to user application
    • Up to 6 general purpose ADC channels
    • Up to 2 SPI ports
    • Up to 2 UARTs
    • I2C
    • GPIOs
    • 2-lane LVDS interface for raw ADC data and debug instrumentation
  • Functional Safety-Compliant targeted
    • Developed for functional safety applications
    • Documentation will be available to aid ISO26262 functional safety system design
    • Hardware integrity up to ASIL-B targeted
    • Safety-related certification
      • ISO 26262 certification by TUV Sud planned
  • AEC-Q100 qualified
  • AWR1843AOP advanced features
    • Embedded self-monitoring with no host processor involvement
    • Complex baseband architecture
    • Embedded interference detection capability
    • Programmable phase rotators in transmit path to enable beam forming
  • Power management
    • Built-in LDO network for enhanced PSRR
    • I/Os support dual voltage 3.3 V/1.8 V
  • Clock source
    • Supports external oscillator at 40 MHz
    • Supports externally driven clock (square/sine) at 40 MHz
    • Supports 40 MHz crystal connection with load capacitors
  • Easy hardware design
    • 0.8-mm pitch, 180-pin 15 mm × 15 mm flip chip BGA package (ALP) for easy assembly and low-cost PCB design
    • Small solution size
  • Supports automotive temperature operating range

The AWR1843AOP is an Antenna-On-Package device capable of operation in the 76- to 81GHz band. The device is built with TI’s low-power 45-nm RFCMOS process and enables unprecedented levels of integration in an extremely small form factor. The AWR1843AOP is an ideal solution for low-power, self-monitored, ultra-accurate radar systems in the automotive space.

It integrates a DSP subsystem, which contains TI’s high-performance C674x DSP for the Radar Signal processing. The device includes a BIST processor subsystem, which is responsible for radio configuration, control, and calibration. Additionally the device includes a user programmable Arm Cortex-R4F based for automotive interfacing. The Hardware Accelerator block (HWA) can perform radar processing and can offload the DSP in order to execute higher level algorithms. Simple programming model changes can enable a wide variety of sensor applications with the possibility of dynamic reconfiguration for implementing a multimode sensor. Additionally, the device is provided as a complete platform solution including reference hardware design, software drivers, sample configurations, API guide, and user documentation.

The AWR1843AOP is an Antenna-On-Package device capable of operation in the 76- to 81GHz band. The device is built with TI’s low-power 45-nm RFCMOS process and enables unprecedented levels of integration in an extremely small form factor. The AWR1843AOP is an ideal solution for low-power, self-monitored, ultra-accurate radar systems in the automotive space.

It integrates a DSP subsystem, which contains TI’s high-performance C674x DSP for the Radar Signal processing. The device includes a BIST processor subsystem, which is responsible for radio configuration, control, and calibration. Additionally the device includes a user programmable Arm Cortex-R4F based for automotive interfacing. The Hardware Accelerator block (HWA) can perform radar processing and can offload the DSP in order to execute higher level algorithms. Simple programming model changes can enable a wide variety of sensor applications with the possibility of dynamic reconfiguration for implementing a multimode sensor. Additionally, the device is provided as a complete platform solution including reference hardware design, software drivers, sample configurations, API guide, and user documentation.

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* Data sheet AWR1843AOP Single-chip 77- and 79-GHz FMCW radar sensor datasheet (Rev. A) 23 Sep 2021
* Errata AWR1843AOP Device Errata, Silicon Revision 1.0 (Rev. A) 03 Jun 2021
Application note Self-Calibration of mmWave Radar Devices (Rev. B) 29 Sep 2021
Application note mmWave Radar Radome Design Guide 17 Aug 2021
Technical article How AoP technology expands radar sensor placement for automotive applications 27 May 2021
Application note mmWave Radar Sensors: Object Versus Range (Rev. A) 10 May 2021
Application note mmWave Production Testing Overview 10 Apr 2021
User guide AWR1843AOPEVM User’s Guide 24 Mar 2021
Application note Power Management Optimizations - Low Cost LC Filter Solution (Rev. A) 11 Nov 2020
White paper The fundamentals of millimeter wave radar sensors (Rev. A) 27 Aug 2020
Application note Programming Chirp Parameters in TI Radar Devices (Rev. A) 13 Feb 2020
Application note Interference Management Using AWR/IWR Devices 03 Jan 2020
Application note Memory Compression and Decompression Engine for TI mmwave Radar 02 Dec 2019
Application note How to select the right proximity sensor technology 19 Jul 2019
White paper Automated parking made possible with TI mmWave radar and ultrasonic sensors (Rev. A) 28 Jun 2019
User guide Radar Hardware Accelerator User's Guide (Rev. B) 23 Oct 2018
Application note mmwave Radar Device ADC Raw Data Capture (Rev. B) 23 Oct 2018
Application note Watchdog Timer for mmwave Radar Sensors (Rev. A) 08 Jun 2018
Application note Adding Flash Read and Write to an Existing mmWave Project 25 Sep 2017
White paper Using a complex-baseband architecture in FMCW radar systems 17 Apr 2017

Design & development

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Evaluation board

AWR1843AOPEVM — AWR1843AOP evaluation module for single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor

The AWR1843 antenna-on-package (AoP) evaluation module (EVM) is an easy-to-use platform for evaluating the AWR1843AOP mmWave radar sensor, with direct connectivity to MMWAVEICBOOST and DCA1000EVM development kits (sold separately).

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Software development kit (SDK)

MMWAVE-SDK — mmWave software development kit (SDK)

The mmWave software development kit (SDK) is a collection of software packages to enable application evaluation and development on TI mmWave sensors. This tool includes the MMWAVE-SDK and companion packages to support your design needs.

The MMWAVE-SDK is a unified software platform for the TI mmWave (...)

Code example or demo

D3-3P-DEV — D3 support for AI cameras, hardware, drivers and firmware

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Simulation model

AWR1843 BSDL Model

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Simulation model

AWR1843AOP IBIS Model

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Reference designs

TIDEP-01026 — Automated parking reference design using 76-GHz to 81-GHz antenna-on-package (AoP) mmWave sensor

The TIDEP-01026 reference design demonstrates the use of the AWR1843AOP, a 76-GHz to 81-GHz single-chip TI mmWave sensor with an integrated antenna for automated parking applications. The AWR1843AOP sensor also has an integrated DSP and MCU, and a hardware accelerator (HWA) for fast Fournier (...)
Reference designs

TIDEP-01024 — Obstacle detection reference design using 76-Ghz to 81-GHz antenna-on-package (AoP) mmWave sensor

This reference design demonstrates the use of the AWR1843AOP, a 76-GHz to 81-GHz, single-chip, frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) mmWave sensor with an integrated antenna on package (AoP). The sensor also has integrated DSP, MCU, and a hardware accelerator for fast Fourier transform (FFT) (...)
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