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Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP, MCU and radar accelerator

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Parameters

Number of receivers 4 Number of transmitters 3 ADC sampling rate (Max) (MSPS) 25 Arm CPU ARM-Cortex R4F 200MHz Interface type 2 CAN-FD, I2C, QSPI, SPI, UART DSP C674x DSP 600MHz Hardware accelerators Radar hardware accelerator RAM 1792 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 open-in-new Find other Automotive mmWave radar sensors

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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
    • 60- to 64-GHz coverage with 4-GHz continuous bandwidth
    • Four receive channels
    • Three transmit channels
    • Supports 6-bit phase shifter
    • Ultra-accurate chirp engine based on fractional-N PLL
    • TX power: 12 dBm
    • RX noise figure:
      • 12 dB
    • Phase noise at 1 MHz:
      • –93 dBc/Hz
  • Built-in calibration and self-test
    • ARM Cortex-R4F-based radio control system
    • Built-in firmware (ROM)
    • Self-calibrating system across frequency and temperature
  • C674x DSP for advanced signal processing
  • Hardware accelerator for FFT, filtering, and CFAR processing
  • Memory compression
  • ARM-R4F microcontroller for object detection, and interface control
    • Supports autonomous mode (loading user application from QSPI flash memory)
  • Internal memory with ECC
    • 1.75 MB, divided into MSS program RAM (512 KB), MSS data RAM (192 KB), DSP L1RAM (64KB) and L2 RAM (256 KB), and L3 radar data cube RAM (768 KB)
    • Technical reference manual includes allowed size modifications
  • Other interfaces available to user application
    • Up to 6 ADC channels (low sample rate monitoring)
    • Up to 2 SPI ports
    • Up to 2 UARTs
    • 2 CAN-FD interfaces
    • 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 ISO 26262 functional safety system design
    • Hardware integrity up to ASIL B targeted
    • Safety-related certification ISO 26262 certification by TUV Sud planned
  • Non-functional safety variants
  • AECQ100 qualified
  • Power management
    • Built-in LDO network for enhanced PSRR
    • I/Os support dual voltage 3.3 V/1.8 V
  • Clock source
    • 40.0 MHz crystal with internal oscillator
    • Supports external oscillator at 40 MHz
    • Supports externally driven clock (square/sine) at 40 MHz
  • 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 AWR6843 is an integrated single chip mmWave sensor based on FMCW radar technology capable of operation in the 60-GHz to 64-GHz band. It is built with TI’s low power45-nm RFCMOS process and enables unprecedented levels of integration in an extremely small formfactor. The AWR6843 is an ideal solution for low power, self-monitored, ultra-accurate radar systems in the automotive space.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet AWR6843 Single Chip 60- to 64-GHz mmWave Sensor datasheet (Rev. A) Jul. 31, 2020
* Errata AWR6843 Device Errata, Silicon Revision 2.0 (Rev. A) Jul. 24, 2020
White papers The fundamentals of millimeter wave (Rev. A) Aug. 27, 2020
Application notes TI mmWave Radar Device Regulatory Compliance Overview (Rev. A) May 26, 2020
User guides AWR18xx/16xx/14xx/68xx Technical Reference Manual (Rev. E) May 18, 2020
Technical articles 3 ways radar technology is changing the in-cabin sensing market May 03, 2020
User guides MMWAVEICBOOST and Antenna Module User's Guide (Rev. C) Mar. 12, 2020
Application notes Migrating to xWR68xx and xWR18xx Millimeter Wave (Rev. B) Mar. 09, 2020
Application notes Programming Chirp Parameters in TI Radar Devices (Rev. A) Feb. 13, 2020
Application notes IWR6x43 Flash Variants Supported by the mmWave Sensor (Rev. B) Jan. 29, 2020
Application notes TPS65313-Q1 and TPS65653-Q1 LDO free power solution for AWR1642/AWR1843 Jan. 27, 2020
Application notes Interference Management Using AWR/IWR Devices Jan. 03, 2020
Application notes Memory Compression and Decompression Engine for TI mmwave Radar Dec. 02, 2019
Technical articles Driving industrial innovation with small-size sensors Sep. 12, 2019
Application notes How to select the right proximity sensor technology Jul. 19, 2019
Technical articles Imaging radar: one sensor to rule them all Jul. 09, 2019
User guides MMWAVEICBOOST Quick Start Guide May 06, 2019
White papers Bringing intelligent autonomy to fine motion detection (Rev. A) Dec. 20, 2018
Application notes mmWave xWR1xxx/xWR6xxx Bootloader Flow Oct. 23, 2018
Application notes mmwave Radar Device ADC Raw Data Capture (Rev. B) Oct. 23, 2018
White papers Leveraging the 60-GHz RF band to enable accurate mmWave sensing Oct. 19, 2018
Application notes MIMO Radar (Rev. A) Jul. 26, 2018
Application notes Introduction to the DSP Subsystem in the xWR6843 Jun. 29, 2018
Application notes Watchdog Timer for mmwave Radar Sensors (Rev. A) Jun. 08, 2018
Application notes TI mmWave Radar sensor RF PCB Design, Manufacturing and Validation Guide May 07, 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 mmWave Radar Sensors: Object Versus Range Jan. 05, 2018
Application notes XWR1xxx Power Management Optimizations - Low Cost LC Filter Solution Oct. 16, 2017
Application notes Adding Flash Read and Write to an Existing mmWave Project Sep. 25, 2017

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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Description

AWR6843ISK is an easy-to-use 60-GHz mmWave sensor evaluation kit. The evaluation board enables access to point-cloud/object data through USB and CANFD interfaces, and raw analog-to-digital converter (ADC) data through a 60-pin high-speed connector to the real-time data-capture adapter for radar (...)

Features
  • 60- to 64-GHz mmWave sensor
  • Four receive (RX) three transmit (TX) antenna with 120° azimuth field of view (FoV) and 30° elevation FoV
  • Direct interface with MMWAVEICBOOST and DCA1000EVM
  • Supports 60-pin high-speed interface for host-controlling interface
  • Standalone mode for form-factor deployment and testing
  • (...)
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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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
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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Description

MMWAVEICBOOST carrier card platform enables rapid evaluation of an mmWave sensor by providing modular interface to various sensor and antenna kits. This carrier card enables debug, emulation, and direct interface to mmWave tools through USB connectivity. Raw analog-to-digital (...)

Features
  • Modular connectivity to mmWave antenna plug-in module
  • BoosterPack™ plug-in module interface
  • Debug and emulation through onboard XDS110
  • DCA1000EVM interface for raw ADC data capture
  • Compatible with mmWave studio (MMWAVE-STUDIO) tools, including mmWave demo visualizer (MMWAVE-DEMO-VISUALIZER)

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 (...)
DEBUG PROBES Download
XDS110 JTAG Debug Probe
TMDSEMU110-U The Texas Instruments XDS110 is a new class of debug probe (emulator) for TI embedded processors. The XDS110 replaces the XDS100 family while supporting a wider variety of standards (IEEE1149.1, IEEE1149.7, SWD) in a single pod. Also, all XDS debug probes support Core and System Trace in all ARM and (...)
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Features

The XDS110 is the latest entry level debug probe (emulators) for TI embedded processors. Designed to be a complete solution that delivers JTAG and SWD connectivity at a low cost, the XDS110 is the debug probe of choice for entry-level debugging of TI microcontrollers, processors and SimpleLink (...)

DEBUG PROBES Download
XDS200 USB Debug Probe
TMDSEMU200-U The Spectrum Digital XDS200 is the first model of the XDS200 family of debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS200 family features a balance of low cost with good performance between the super low cost XDS110 and the high performance XDS560v2, while supporting a wide variety of standards (...)
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Features

The XDS200 is the mid-range family of JTAG debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. Designed to deliver good performance and the most common features that place it between the low cost XDS110 and the high performance XDS560v2, the XDS200 is the balanced solution to debug TI microcontrollers (...)

DEBUG PROBES Download
XDS560v2 System Trace USB Debug Probe
TMDSEMU560V2STM-U The XDS560v2 System Trace is the first model of the XDS560v2 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS560v2 is the highest performance of the XDS family of debug probes and supports both the traditional JTAG standard (IEEE1149.1) and cJTAG (IEEE1149.7).

The (...)

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Features

XDS560v2 is the latest variant of the XDS560 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. With the fastest speeds and most features of the entire XDS family, XDS560v2 is the most comprehensive solution to debug TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless connectivity (...)

DEBUG PROBES Download
XDS560v2 System Trace USB & Ethernet Debug Probe
TMDSEMU560V2STM-UE The XDS560v2 System Trace is the first model of the XDS560v2 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS560v2 is the highest performance of the XDS family of debug probes and supports both the traditional JTAG standard (IEEE1149.1) and cJTAG (IEEE1149.7).

The (...)

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Features
  • XDS560v2 is the latest variant of the XDS560 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. With the fastest speeds and most features of the entire XDS family, XDS560v2 is the most comprehensive solution to debug TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless connectivity (...)

DEBUG PROBES Download
XDS560v2 PRO TRACE Receiver & Debug Probe
TMDSEMUPROTRACE The XDS560v2 PRO TRACE Receiver is the latest model of the XDS560v2 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS560v2 is the highest performance of the XDS family of debug probes and supports both the traditional JTAG standard (IEEE1149.1) and cJTAG (IEEE1149.7).

The (...)

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Features

XDS560v2 is the latest variant of the XDS560 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. With the fastest speeds and most features of the entire XDS family, XDS560v2 is the most comprehensive solution to debug TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless connectivity (...)

IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
CCSTUDIO

Code Composer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports TI's Microcontroller and Embedded Processors portfolio. Code Composer Studio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor (...)

IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
mmWave studio
MMWAVE-STUDIO 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 (...)
IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
Safety Compiler Qualification Kit
SAFETI_CQKIT The Safety Compiler Qualification Kit was developed to assist customers in qualifying their use of the TI ARM, C6000, C7000 or C2000/CLA C/C++ Compiler to functional safety standards such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262.

The Safety Compiler Qualification Kit:

  • does not require the user to run qualification (...)
Features

The Safety Compiler Qualification Kit has been assessed by TÜV Nord to comply with both IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 and was developed in collaboration with by Validas, a consulting company that specializes in software tool qualification.

What's Included

Safety Compiler Qualification Kit includes: 

  • Safety (...)
IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
System configuration tool
SYSCONFIG To help simplify configuration challenges and accelerate software development, we created SysConfig, an intuitive and comprehensive collection of graphical utilities for configuring pins, peripherals, radios, subsystems, and other components.  SysConfig helps you manage, expose and resolve (...)
Features
  • Interactive and intuitive graphical tool for enabling, configuring and generating initialization code for pinmuxing, TI Drivers and stack configuration (Bluetooth® Low Energy, ZigBee®, Thread, TI-15.4, EasyLink and NDK)

  • Real-time conflict management to ensure developers are creating a valid system (...)

PROGRAMMING TOOLS Download
UniFlash stand-alone flash tool for microcontrollers, Sitara™; processors and SimpleLink™
UNIFLASH Supported devices: CC13xx, CC25xx, CC26xx, CC3x20, CC3x30, CC3x35, 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 used to (...)

Design tools & simulation

SIMULATION MODELS Download
SWRM045B.ZIP (3 KB) - BSDL Model
SIMULATION MODELS Download
SWRM046.ZIP (2352 KB) - IBIS Model
SCHEMATICS Download
SWRR161.ZIP (3357 KB)

Reference designs

REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
Vehicle occupant detection reference design
TIDEP-01001 This reference design demonstrates the use of the AWR6843 60GHz single-chip mmWave sensor with integrated DSP, as a Vehicle Occupant Detection (VOD) and Child Presence Detection (CPD) Sensor enabling the detection of life forms in a vehicle. This design provides a reference software processing chain (...)
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