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Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating processing capability

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Parameters

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 @ 600MHz RAM (KB) 1792 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

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 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 targeted 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 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
  • Non-Functional safety variants
  • 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

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Description

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. Multiple 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 IWR6843, IWR6443 Single-Chip 60- to 64-GHz mmWave Sensor datasheet (Rev. D) Sep. 15, 2020
* Errata IWR6843, IWR6443 Device Errata, Silicon Revisions 1.0 and 2.0 (Rev. C) Sep. 04, 2020
White papers The fundamentals of millimeter wave (Rev. A) Aug. 27, 2020
Technical articles Exploring advancements in industrial and automotive markets with 60-GHz radar Aug. 03, 2020
Technical articles Designing smart, energy-efficient air conditioning using TI mmWave occupancy sensors Jul. 01, 2020
White papers mmWave radar sensors in robotics applications (Rev. A) Jun. 22, 2020
White papers Machine Learning Powers Autonomous Industrial Systems (Rev. A) Jun. 17, 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 Ein Techniker-Leitfaden für Industrieroboter-Designs Mar. 25, 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
White papers E-book: An engineer’s guide to industrial robot designs Feb. 12, 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
Technical articles Non-contact and private stance detection with TI mmWave sensors Sep. 03, 2019
Application notes How to select the right proximity sensor technology Jul. 19, 2019
User guides MMWAVEICBOOST Quick Start Guide May 06, 2019
White papers Bringing intelligent autonomy to fine motion detection (Rev. A) Dec. 20, 2018
User guides Radar Hardware Accelerator User's Guide (Rev. B) Oct. 23, 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
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
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 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

Design & development

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Hardware development

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 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 BOARDS Download
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Description

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.

This kit is supported by mmWave tools (...)

Features
  • 60- to 64-GHz mmWave sensor
  • 4 receive (RX) 3 transmit (TX) antenna with 120° azimuth field of view (FoV) and 30° elevation FoV
  • Direct interface with MMWAVEICBOOST and DCA1000
  • Supports 60-pin high-speed interface for host-controlling interface
  • Onboard capability for power-consumption monitoring
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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Description

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.

This kit is supported (...)

Features
  • 60- to 64-GHz mmWave sensor
  • 4 receive (RX) 3 transmit (TX) antenna with 120° azimuth field of view (FoV) and 120° elevation FoV
  • Direct interface with MMWAVEICBOOST and DCA1000
  • Supports 60-pin high-speed interface for host-controlling interface
  • Onboard capability for power-consumption monitoring
EVALUATION BOARDS 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 KITS (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 (...)
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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  • 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 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 (...)
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
DESIGN TOOLS Download
Industrial 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
SCHEMATICS Download
SWRR161.ZIP (3357 KB)

Reference designs

REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
Gesture controlled HMI with mmWave sensors and Sitara™ processors reference design
TIDEP-01013 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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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
People Counting and Tracking Using mmWave Radar Sensor with Sub-1 GHz Reference Design
TIDA-010022 — 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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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
People Counting and Tracking Reference Design Using mmWave Radar Sensor
TIDEP-01000 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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Autonomous robot reference design using ROS on Sitara™ MPU & antenna-on-package mmWave sensors
TIDEP-01006 — 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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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
Area scanner using mmWave Sensor with integrated antenna-on-package reference design
TIDEP-01010 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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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
Automated doors reference design using TI mmWave sensors
TIDEP-01018 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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