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Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating antenna on package, DSP and MCU

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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 open-in-new Find other Automotive mmWave radar sensors

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Features

  • FMCW transceiver
    • Integrated 4 receivers and 3 transmitters Antennas-On-Package (AOP)
    • Integrated PLL, transmitter, receiver, Baseband, and ADC
    • 60- to 64-GHz coverage with 4-GHz continuous bandwidth
    • Supports 6-bit phase shifter
    • Ultra-accurate chirp engine based on fractional-N PLL
  • 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 (AWR6843 only)
  • Hardware accelerator for FFT, filtering, and CFAR processing
  • Memory compression
  • Arm® Cortex®-R4F microcontroller for object detection, and interface control
    • Supports autonomous mode (loading user application from QSPI flash memory)
  • Internal memory with ECC
    • AWR6843:1.75 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)
    • AWR6443: 1.4 MB, divided into MSS program RAM (512 KB), MSS data RAM (192 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
  • 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
    • 0.8-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
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Description

The AWR6843AOP is an Antenna-on-Package (AOP) device that is an evolution within the single-chip radar device family from Texas Instruments (TI). This device enables unprecedented levels of integration in an extremely small form factor and is an ideal solution for low power, self-monitored, ultra-accurate radar systems in the Automtive 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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* Data sheet AWR6843AOP Single-Chip 60- to 64-GHz mmWave SensorAntennas-On-Package (AOP) datasheet (Rev. B) Jun. 08, 2021
* Errata AWR6843AOP Device Errata, Silicon Revision 2.0 (Rev. A) May 30, 2021
Application note mmWave Radar Sensors: Object Versus Range (Rev. A) May 10, 2021
Application note mmWave Production Testing Overview Apr. 10, 2021
Technical article Simplify your 60-GHz automotive in-cabin radar sensor design with antenna-on-package technology Feb. 17, 2021
Application note TI mmWave Radar Device Regulatory Compliance Overview (Rev. B) Feb. 06, 2021
User guide 60GHz mmWave Sensor EVMs (Rev. D) Dec. 04, 2020
Application note Self-Calibration of mmWave Radar Devices (Rev. A) Dec. 02, 2020
White paper The fundamentals of millimeter wave radar sensors (Rev. A) Aug. 27, 2020
White paper mmWave radar sensors in robotics applications (Rev. A) Jun. 22, 2020
User guide AWR18xx/16xx/14xx/68xx Technical Reference Manual (Rev. E) May 18, 2020
White paper How antenna-on-package design simplifies mmWave sensing in buildings and factori (Rev. A) Apr. 28, 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 Interference Management Using AWR/IWR Devices Jan. 03, 2020
Application note Memory Compression and Decompression Engine for TI mmwave Radar Dec. 02, 2019
Technical article Driving industrial innovation with small-size sensors Sep. 12, 2019
Application note How to select the right proximity sensor technology Jul. 19, 2019
Technical article 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
White paper mmWave radar: Enabling greater intelligent autonomy at the edge Jun. 06, 2018
White paper Robust traffic and intersection monitoring using millimeter wave sensors (Rev. B) May 17, 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 Adding Flash Read and Write to an Existing mmWave Project Sep. 25, 2017
White paper Cities grow smarter through innovative semiconductor technologies Jul. 07, 2017

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARD Download
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Description

The AWR6843 antenna-on-package (AoP) evaluation module (EVM) is an easy-to-use 60-GHz automotive mmWave sensor evaluation platform with integrated, short-range, wide field-of-view (FoV) AoP technology enabling direct connectivity to the mmWave sensors carrier card platform (MMWAVEICBOOST) and for (...)

Features
  • 60-GHz to 64-GHz mmWave sensor
  • Integrated on-package, 4 receive (RX), 3 transmit (TX), wide FoV antenna
  • Direct interface with MMWAVEICBOOST
  • Supports 60-pin high-speed interface for host-controlling interface
  • Stand-alone mode for form-factor deployment and testing
  • Single USB cable for power and data
EVALUATION BOARD 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 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
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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)

Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (SDK) Download
mmWave software development kit (SDK)
MMWAVE-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 (...)

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 (...)

Design tools & simulation

SIMULATION MODEL Download
SPRM763.ZIP (2351 KB) - IBIS Model
SIMULATION MODEL Download
SWRM045B.ZIP (3 KB) - BSDL 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
Child-presence and occupant-detection reference design using 60-GHz antenna-on-package mmWave sensor
TIDEP-01023 This reference design demonstrates the use of the AWR6843AOP, a 60-GHz single-chip mmWave sensor with integrated antenna. The sensor also has an integrated DSP, MCU, and a hardware accelerator for fast Fourier transform (FFT) processing.

The AWR6843AOP sensor can help developers address a wide range (...)

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