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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 Automotive Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 TI functional safety category Functional Safety-Compliant 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
    • Embedded self-monitoring with no host processor involvement on Functional Safety-Compliant targeted devices
  • 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
  • AEC-Q100 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. Multiple automotive qualified variants are currently available including Functional Safety-Compliant targeted devices and non-functional safety devices.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet AWR6843 Single Chip 60- to 64-GHz mmWave Sensor datasheet (Rev. B) Sep. 17, 2020
* Errata AWR6843 Device Errata, Silicon Revision 2.0 (Rev. B) Sep. 04, 2020
User guide 60GHz mmWave Sensor EVMs (Rev. D) Dec. 04, 2020
Application note Self-Calibration of mmWave Radar Devices (Rev. A) Dec. 02, 2020
Application note Power Management Optimizations - Low Cost LC Filter Solution (Rev. A) Nov. 11, 2020
White paper The fundamentals of millimeter wave (Rev. A) Aug. 27, 2020
Application note TI mmWave Radar Device Regulatory Compliance Overview (Rev. A) May 26, 2020
User guide 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
Application note Migrating to xWR68xx and xWR18xx Millimeter Wave (Rev. B) Mar. 09, 2020
Application note Programming Chirp Parameters in TI Radar Devices (Rev. A) Feb. 13, 2020
Application note IWR6x43 Flash Variants Supported by the mmWave Sensor (Rev. B) Jan. 29, 2020
Application note TPS65313-Q1 and TPS65653-Q1 LDO free power solution for AWR1642/AWR1843 Jan. 27, 2020
Application note Interference Management Using AWR/IWR Devices Jan. 03, 2020
Application note 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 note 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 guide MMWAVEICBOOST Quick Start Guide May 06, 2019
White paper Bringing intelligent autonomy to fine motion detection (Rev. A) Dec. 20, 2018
Application note mmWave xWR1xxx/xWR6xxx Bootloader Flow Oct. 23, 2018
Application note mmwave Radar Device ADC Raw Data Capture (Rev. B) Oct. 23, 2018
White paper Leveraging the 60-GHz RF band to enable accurate mmWave sensing Oct. 19, 2018
Application note MIMO Radar (Rev. A) Jul. 26, 2018
Application note Introduction to the DSP Subsystem in the xWR6843 Jun. 29, 2018
Application note Watchdog Timer for mmwave Radar Sensors (Rev. A) Jun. 08, 2018
Application note TI mmWave Radar sensor RF PCB Design, Manufacturing and Validation Guide May 07, 2018
Application note Adding CAN-FD Tx and Rx to an Existing mmWave Project Apr. 12, 2018
User guide Radar Hardware Accelerator User's Guide - Part 2 (Rev. A) Mar. 13, 2018
Application note mmWave Radar Sensors: Object Versus Range Jan. 05, 2018
Application note XWR1xxx Power Management Optimizations - Low Cost LC Filter Solution Oct. 16, 2017
Application note Adding Flash Read and Write to an Existing mmWave Project Sep. 25, 2017

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARD Download
document-generic User guide
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Description

AWR6843ISK is an easy-to-use 60 GHz mmWave sensor evaluation kit based on AWR6843 device. The AWR6843ISK may be used to evaluate the AWR6843 and AWR6443 devices. This board is powered by USB interface and enables access to point-cloud data over USB or CAN-FD interface.

This kit is supported by mmWave (...)

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
  • Onboard capability for power-consumption monitoring
EVALUATION BOARD Download
document-generic User guide
499
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 AWR and IWR radar sensor EVMs. The data can be streamed out via 1-Gbps Ethernet in real time to a PC running the MMWAVE-STUDIO tool for (...)

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 BOARD Download
document-generic User guide
199
Description

MMWAVEICBOOST carrier card expands capabilities of select mmWave Evaluation modules. This board provides advanced software developement , debug features like trace and single step via TI’s Code Composers compatible debuggers. Onboard Launchpad interface enables pairing with TI’s Booster (...)

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)
DEBUG PROBE Download
document-generic User guide
99
Description

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 (...)

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 PROBE Download
XDS200 USB Debug Probe
TMDSEMU200-U
295
Description

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 (...)

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 PROBE Download
995
Description

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 (...)

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 PROBE Download
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Description

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 (...)

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 PROBE Download
3899
Description

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 (...)

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 (...)

Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (SDK) Download
mmWave software development kit (SDK)
MMWAVE-SDK mmWave SDK is a collection of software packages to enable application evaluation and development on TI mmWave sensors.

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 (...)

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 (...)
IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER 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 (...)

IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER Download
mmWave studio
MMWAVE-STUDIO mmWave Studio is a collection of tools that enhance the evaluation of TI mmWave sensors. These easy-to-use tools provide capability to evaluate and prototype chirp designs and experiment with the out-of-the-box demo. The tools are hosted directly on TI.com and enable interaction with the mmWave (...)
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 (...)
IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER 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 (...)
IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER 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 (...)

SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING TOOL 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 MODEL Download
SWRM045B.ZIP (3 KB) - BSDL Model
SIMULATION MODEL Download
SWRM046.ZIP (2352 KB) - IBIS Model
DESIGN TOOL Download
mmWave radar sensors third-party search tool
MMWAVE-3P-SEARCH TI has partnered with companies to offer a wide range of solutions using TI mmWave radar sensors and related services. These companies can accelerate your path to production using mmWave radar. Download this search tool to quickly browse our third-party solutions and find the right third-party to (...)
Features
  • Many IWR/AWR devices supported
  • Search by application, country, or technical parameters
  • Links and contacts for quick engagement
  • Third-party companies located around the world
SCHEMATIC 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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