AWR1243 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module


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The AWR1243 BoosterPack™ plug-in module is an easy-to-use evaluation board for the single-chip AWR1243 mmWave sensing device.

AWR1243BOOST contains everything required to start developing using the MMWAVE-STUDIO environment and the DCA1000 real-time data capture adapter.

The standard 20-pin BoosterPack headers make the evaluation board compatible with a wide variety of MCU LaunchPad development kits and enable easy prototyping.

  • Onboard antenna enables field testing
  • Standard interface for DCA1000 connectivity and MMWAVE-STUDIO for raw data capture
  • TI LaunchPad development-kit interface to seamlessly connect to TI MCUs

  • Micro USB cable (#3025010-03)
  • Mounting brackets with Bumpon™ (#36-625-ND, SJ61A1)
  • M3-size screws (#9027A146)
  • M3-size nuts (#90631A007 )
  • Jumpers (#SPC02SYAN)

Analog switches & muxes
TS3A5018 3.3-V, 2:1 (SPDT), 4-channel general-purpose analog switch


Automotive mmWave radar sensors
AWR1243 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC


CAN transceivers
TCAN1042HGV-Q1 Automotive Fault Protected CAN Transceiver With Flexible Data-Rate


Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators
TPS796 1-A, low-dropout voltage regulator with enable TPS7A8101-Q1 Automotive 1-A, high-PSRR, adjustable low-dropout voltage regulator with enable TPS7A88 1-A, low-noise, high-PSRR, dual-channel adjustable ultra-low-dropout voltage regulator


Multi-channel ICs (PMICs)
LP87524B-Q1 Multiphase 4MHz, 4A/1.8V + 2.5A/2.3V + 1.5A/3.3V + 1.5A/1.2V buck converters for AWR and IWR MMICs


Shunt voltage references
LM4040 Fixed voltage, 45-µA, precision micropower shunt voltage reference
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* User guide AWR1443BOOST, AWR1243 EVM mmWave Sensing Solution User's Guide (Rev. C) 19 May 2020
Data sheet AWR1243 Single-Chip 77- and 79-GHz FMCW Transceiver datasheet (Rev. D) PDF | HTML 16 Jul 2021
White paper The fundamentals of millimeter wave radar sensors (Rev. A) 27 Aug 2020
Certificate AWR1243BOOST EC Declaration of Conformity (DoC) (Rev. A) 02 Jan 2019
White paper Moving from legacy 24GHz to state-of-the-art 77GHz radar 06 Oct 2017
White paper Using a complex-baseband architecture in FMCW radar systems 17 Apr 2017
White paper AWR1243 sensor: Integrated 76- to 81-GHz radar front end for emerging ADAS apps 17 Apr 2017
White paper TI smart sensors enable automated driving 17 Apr 2017

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