Product details

Frequency 60 - 64 GHz Number of receivers 4 Number of transmitters 3 ADC sampling rate (MSPS) 25 TX power (dBm) 12 Arm CPU ARM R4F @ 200MHz Co-processor(s) Radar Hardware Accelerator DSP 1 C67x DSP @ 600MHz RAM (KB) 1792 Interface type I2C, LVDS, QSPI, SPI, UART Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105
Frequency 60 - 64 GHz Number of receivers 4 Number of transmitters 3 ADC sampling rate (MSPS) 25 TX power (dBm) 12 Arm CPU ARM R4F @ 200MHz Co-processor(s) Radar Hardware Accelerator DSP 1 C67x DSP @ 600MHz RAM (KB) 1792 Interface type I2C, LVDS, QSPI, SPI, UART Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105
FC/CSP (ABL) 161 108 mm² 10.4 x 10.4
  • FMCW transceiver
    • Integrated PLL, transmitter, receiver, Baseband, and ADC
    • 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
    • Embedded self-monitoring with no host processor involvement on Functional Safety-Compliant devices
  • 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
    • Developed for functional safety applications
    • Documentation available to aid IEC 61508 functional safety system design up to SIL 3
    • Hardware integrity up to SIL-2
    • Safety-related certification
  • Non-Functional safety variants also available
  • 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 –40°C to 105°C
  • FMCW transceiver
    • Integrated PLL, transmitter, receiver, Baseband, and ADC
    • 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
    • Embedded self-monitoring with no host processor involvement on Functional Safety-Compliant devices
  • 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
    • Developed for functional safety applications
    • Documentation available to aid IEC 61508 functional safety system design up to SIL 3
    • Hardware integrity up to SIL-2
    • Safety-related certification
  • Non-Functional safety variants also available
  • 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 –40°C to 105°C

The IWR6x43 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. Multiple variants are currently available including Functional Safety-Compliant devices and non-functional safety devices.

The IWR6x43 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. Multiple variants are currently available including Functional Safety-Compliant devices and non-functional safety devices.

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* Data sheet IWR6843, IWR6443 Single-Chip 60- to 64-GHz mmWave Sensor datasheet (Rev. E) 24 Feb 2021
* Errata IWR6843, IWR6443 Device Errata, Silicon Revisions 1.0 and 2.0 (Rev. C) 04 Sep 2020
Technical article How TI mmWave radar safety guards can help improve manufacturing productivity without compromising safety 31 Aug 2021
Application note mmWave Radar Radome Design Guide 17 Aug 2021
Functional safety information Radar - TUD SUV Functional Safety Certificate for IWR6843 (Rev. A) 05 Aug 2021
Application note mmWave Radar Sensors: Object Versus Range (Rev. A) 10 May 2021
Selection guide Enablers für funktionale Sicherheit in Radaranwendungen (Rev. A) 29 Apr 2021
Selection guide Radar Functional Safety Enablers (Rev. A) 29 Apr 2021
Selection guide 레이더 기능 안전 구현 도구 (Rev. A) 29 Apr 2021
Technical article Improving industrial radar RF performance with low-noise, thermal-optimized power solutions 21 Apr 2021
Application note mmWave Production Testing Overview 10 Apr 2021
Application note TI mmWave Radar Device Regulatory Compliance Overview (Rev. B) 06 Feb 2021
User guide 60GHz mmWave Sensor EVMs (Rev. D) 04 Dec 2020
Application note Self-Calibration of mmWave Radar Devices (Rev. A) 02 Dec 2020
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
Technical article Exploring advancements in industrial and automotive markets with 60-GHz radar 03 Aug 2020
Technical article Designing smart, energy-efficient air conditioning using TI mmWave occupancy sensors 01 Jul 2020
White paper mmWave radar sensors in robotics applications (Rev. A) 22 Jun 2020
White paper Machine Learning Powers Autonomous Industrial Systems (Rev. A) 17 Jun 2020
User guide IWR14xx/16xx/18xx/68xx/64xx Industrial Radar Family Technical Reference Manual (Rev. E) 28 May 2020
E-book Ein Techniker-Leitfaden für Industrieroboter-Designs 25 Mar 2020
Application note Migrating to xWR68xx and xWR18xx Millimeter Wave (Rev. B) 09 Mar 2020
Application note Programming Chirp Parameters in TI Radar Devices (Rev. A) 13 Feb 2020
E-book E-book: An engineer’s guide to industrial robot designs 12 Feb 2020
Application note IWR6x43 Flash Variants Supported by the mmWave Sensor (Rev. B) 29 Jan 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
User guide MMWAVEICBOOST Quick Start Guide 06 May 2019
White paper Bringing intelligent autonomy to fine motion detection (Rev. A) 20 Dec 2018
User guide Radar Hardware Accelerator User's Guide (Rev. B) 23 Oct 2018
Application note mmWave xWR1xxx/xWR6xxx Bootloader Flow 23 Oct 2018
Application note mmwave Radar Device ADC Raw Data Capture (Rev. B) 23 Oct 2018
White paper Leveraging the 60-GHz RF band to enable accurate mmWave sensing 19 Oct 2018
Application note MIMO Radar (Rev. A) 26 Jul 2018
Application note Introduction to the DSP Subsystem in the xWR6843 29 Jun 2018
Application note Watchdog Timer for mmwave Radar Sensors (Rev. A) 08 Jun 2018
White paper mmWave radar: Enabling greater intelligent autonomy at the edge 06 Jun 2018
White paper Robust traffic and intersection monitoring using millimeter wave sensors (Rev. B) 17 May 2018
Application note TI mmWave Radar sensor RF PCB Design, Manufacturing and Validation Guide 07 May 2018
Application note Adding CAN-FD Tx and Rx to an Existing mmWave Project 12 Apr 2018
User guide Radar Hardware Accelerator User's Guide - Part 2 (Rev. A) 13 Mar 2018
Application note Adding Flash Read and Write to an Existing mmWave Project 25 Sep 2017
White paper Cities grow smarter through innovative semiconductor technologies 07 Jul 2017
White paper Using a complex-baseband architecture in FMCW radar systems 17 Apr 2017

Design & development

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Evaluation board

DCA1000EVM — Real-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module

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 (...)

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Evaluation board

IWR6843ISK — IWR6843 intelligent mmWave sensor standard antenna plug-in module

IWR6843ISK is an easy-to-use 60 GHz mmWave sensor evaluation kit based on IWR6843 device with long-range antenna. The IWR6843ISK may be used to evaluate the IWR6843 and IWR6443 devices. This board enables access to point-cloud data and power over USB interface.

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Evaluation board

IWR6843ISK-ODS — IWR6843 intelligent mmWave overhead detection sensor (ODS) antenna plug-in module

IWR6843ISK-ODS is an easy-to-use 60 GHz mmWave sensor evaluation kit based on IWR6843 device with wide field-of-view antenna. The IWR6843ISK-ODS may be used to evaluate the IWR6843 and IWR6443 devices. This board enables access to point-cloud data and power over USB interface.

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MMWAVEICBOOST — mmWave sensors carrier card platform

The MMWAVEICBOOST carrier card expands capabilities of select 60 GHz mmWave evaluation modules. This board provides advanced software developement, debug features such as trace and single step via TI’s Code Composers compatible debuggers. On-board Launchpad interface enables pairing with (...)

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Debug probe

TMDSEMU110-U — XDS110 JTAG Debug Probe

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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Debug probe

TMDSEMU200-U — XDS200 USB Debug Probe

The XDS200 is a debug probe (emulator) used for debugging TI embedded devices.  The XDS200 features a balance of low cost with good performance as compared to the low cost XDS110 and the high performance XDS560v2.  It supports a wide variety of standards (IEEE1149.1, IEEE1149.7, SWD) in a (...)

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Debug probe

TMDSEMU560V2STM-U — XDS560v2 System Trace USB Debug Probe

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).  Note that it does not support serial wire debug (SWD).

All XDS debug probes support Core and System Trace in all ARM and DSP processors that (...)

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Debug probe

TMDSEMU560V2STM-UE — XDS560v2 System Trace USB & Ethernet Debug Probe

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). Note that it does not support serial wire debug (SWD).

All XDS debug probes support Core and System Trace in all ARM and DSP processors that (...)

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Debug probe

TMDSEMUPROTRACE — XDS560v2 PRO TRACE Receiver & Debug Probe

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).

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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 (...)

IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

CCSTUDIO — Code Composer Studio™ integrated development environment (IDE)

Code Composer Studio؜™ software is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports TI's microcontroller (MCU) and embedded processor portfolios. Code Composer Studio software comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. The software includes an (...)
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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 (...)
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SYSCONFIG — System configuration tool

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 (...)
Software programming tool

UNIFLASH — UniFlash stand-alone flash tool for microcontrollers, Sitara™; processors and SimpleLink™

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

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Simulation model

xWR6x43 BSDL Model (Rev. B)

SWRM045B.ZIP (3 KB) - BSDL Model
Simulation model

xWR6x43 IBIS Model

SWRM046.ZIP (2352 KB) - IBIS Model
Design tool

MMWAVE-3P-SEARCH — mmWave radar sensors third-party search tool

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 (...)
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TIDEP-01000 — People Counting and Tracking Reference Design Using mmWave Radar Sensor

This reference design demonstrates the use of IWR6843, which is a single-chip mmWave radar sensor with integrated DSP for an indoor and outdoor people counting application. This reference design uses the IWR6843ISK evaluation module (EVM) and integrates a complete radar processing chain onto the (...)
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TIDEP-01006 — Autonomous robot reference design using ROS on Sitara™ MPU & antenna-on-package mmWave sensors

This reference design showcases autonomous robotics with the Processor SDK Linux running on the Sitara AM57x processor, and the mmWave SDK running on the IWR6843 EVM. This design demonstrates the functionality of an embedded robotic system where point-cloud data from the mmWave radar sensing is (...)
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TIDEP-01010 — Area scanner using mmWave Sensor with integrated antenna-on-package reference design

The TIDEP-01010 reference design leverages TI single-chip millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology to implement an area scanner capable of detection and localization in 3D space. Using TI 60-GHz mmWave sensors, presence detection, as well as the ability to gauge the object's trajectory and (...)
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TIDEP-01025 — mmWave diagnostic and monitoring reference design

This reference design showcases the inbuilt autonomous monitoring functionality in mmWave radar sensors that enhances system efficiency by minimizing the processing load on the host. The design uses a safety diagnostic library (SDL) to run diagnostic tests on programmable digital cores, peripherals (...)
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TIDEP-01013 — Gesture controlled HMI with mmWave sensors and Sitara™ processors reference design

This reference design showcases natural gesture recognition and presence detection with the Processor SDK Linux running on the Sitara AM335x processor, and the mmWave SDK running on the IWR6843ISK.

The design demonstrates the functionality of a gesture controlled HMI (Human Machine Interface) where (...)

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TIDEP-01018 — Automated doors reference design using TI mmWave sensors

This reference design demonstrates the use of the TI IWR6843ISK, a single-chip mmWave radar sensor with integrated DSP for an automated smart-door application. This reference design uses the IWR6843ISK plus industrial carrier board (ICB) and integrates a complete radar-processing (...)
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TIDA-010022 — People Counting and Tracking Using mmWave Radar Sensor with Sub-1 GHz Reference Design

This reference design demonstrates the use of the IWR6843, a single-chip, mmWave radar sensor with integrated DSP, for an indoor and outdoor people-counting application along with sub-1 GHz wireless communication. This design uses MMWAVEICBOOST and IWR6843ISK evaluation modules (EVMs) together with (...)
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