Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator


Product details


Frequency 60 - 64 GHz Number of Rx 4 Number of Tx 3 ADC sampling rate (MSPS) 25 TX power (dBm) 10 Arm CPU ARM R4F @ 200MHz Co-processor(s) Radar Hardware Accelerator RAM (KB) 1472 Interface type I2C, LVDS, QSPI, SPI, UART Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105 open-in-new Find other Industrial mmWave radar sensors

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


  • 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 for TX Beam forming
    • 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 (IWR6843 only)
  • 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
    • IWR6843: 1.75 MB, divided into MSS program RAM (512 KB), MSS data RAM (192 KB), DSP L1 RAM (64KB) and L2 RAM (256 KB), and L3 radar data cube RAM (768 KB)
    • IWR6443: 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
    • 1 CAN-FD interface
    • 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 IEC 61508 functional safety system design
    • Hardware integrity up to SIL-2 targeted
    • Safety-related certification
      • IEC 61508 certification by TUV Sud planned
  • 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
  • Operating conditions:
    • Junction temperature range of –40ºC to 105ºC

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The IWR device 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 power 45-nm RFCMOS process and enables unprecedented levels of integration in an extremely small form factor. This device is an ideal solution for low power, self-monitored, ultra-accurate radar systems in the industrial space.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet IWR6843, IWR6443 Single-Chip 60- to 64-GHz mmWave Sensor datasheet (Rev. C) May 20, 2020
* Errata IWR6843, IWR6443 Device Errata, Silicon Revisions 1.0 and 2.0 (Rev. B) May 17, 2020
White papers mmWave radar sensors in robotics applications (Rev. A) Jun. 22, 2020
User guides IWR14xx/16xx/18xx/68xx/64xx Industrial Radar Family Technical Reference Manual (Rev. E) May 28, 2020
Application notes TI mmWave Radar Device Regulatory Compliance Overview (Rev. A) May 26, 2020
White papers How antenna-on-package design simplifies mmWave sensing in buildings and factori (Rev. A) Apr. 28, 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 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 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
White papers Robust traffic and intersection monitoring using millimeter wave sensors (Rev. B) May 17, 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
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 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
White papers The fundamentals of millimeter wave Apr. 17, 2017

Design & development

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Hardware development

document-generic User guide

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 (...)

  • 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
document-generic User guide

IWR6843ISK is an easy-to-use mmWave sensor evaluation kit with a long-range antenna enabling direct connectivity to the mmWave sensor card carrier (MMWAVEICBOOST). The board enables access to point-cloud data through a USB interface, and raw analog-to-digital converter (ADC) data through (...)

  • 60- to 64-GHz mmWave sensor
  • 4 receive (RX) 3 transmit (TX) antenna with 108° azimuth field of view (FoV) and 44° elevation FoV
  • Direct interface with MMWAVEICBOOST
  • Supports 60-pin high-speed interface for host-controlling interface
  • Onboard capability for power-consumption monitoring
document-generic User guide

IWR6843ISK-ODS is an easy-to-use mmWave sensor evaluation kit with a short-range antenna with wide field of view (FoV) enabling direct connectivity to the mmWave sensors carrier card platform (MMWAVEICBOOST). It contains a 60-GHz mmwave radar transceiver and antenna etched on the Rogers board. The (...)

  • 60-GHz mmWave sensor
  • Four receive (RX) three transmit (TX) antenna
    • 120° azimuth FoV
    • 120° elevation with approximately 12-m range
  • Direct interface with MMWAVEICBOOST
  • Supports 60-pin high-speed interface for host-controlling interface
  • Module is capable of having onboard power-management IC (PMIC (...)
document-generic User guide

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 (...)

  • 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

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 (...)
  • 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

SWRM045B.ZIP (3 KB) - BSDL Model
SWRM046.ZIP (2352 KB) - IBIS Model
SWRR161.ZIP (3357 KB)

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