AWR1642 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module


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AWR1642BOOST is an easy-to-use 77GHz mmWave sensor evaluation board for the AWR1642 device, with direct connectivity to the microcontroller unit (MCU) LaunchPad™ development-kit ecosystem.

The BoosterPack™ plug-in module contains everything required to start developing software for on-chip C67x DSP core and low-power Arm® Cortex® R4F controllers, including onboard emulation for programming and debugging, as well as onboard buttons and LEDs for quick integration of a simple-user interface.

This kit is supported by mmWave tools and software, including mmWave Studio (MMWAVE-STUDIO) and the mmWave software development kit (MMWAVE-SDK).

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

Additional boards may be used to enable additional functionality. For example, DCA1000EVM enables access to sensor’s raw data via LVDS interface.

A 5-V, >2.5-A supply brick with a 2.1-mm barrel jack (center positive) is not included. TI recommends purchasing an external power supply that complies with applicable regional safety standards.

  • Onboard antenna enables field testing
  • XDS110-based JTAG with serial-port interface for flash programming
  • UART-to-USB interface for control, configuration, and data visualization
  • TI LaunchPad™ development-kit interface to seamlessly connect to TI MCUs
  • CAN connector enables direct interface to car units

  • Micro USB cable (#3025010-03)
  • Mounting brackets with Bumpon™ (#36-625-ND, SJ-5012)
  • M3-size screws (#9027A146)
  • M3-size nuts (#90631A007 )
  • Jumpers (#3M9580-ND)

Automotive mmWave radar sensors
AWR1642 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP and MCU


Linear regulators (LDO)
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 (PMIC)
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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Evaluation board

AWR1642BOOST – AWR1642 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module

TI's Standard Terms and Conditions for Evaluation Items apply.

Design files

AWR1642BOOST Design Database (Rev. A) SPRR261A.ZIP (21297 KB) AWR1642BOOST Schematic, Assembly, and BOM (Rev. A) SPRR251A.ZIP (2942 KB)

Technical documentation

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* User guide AWR1642 Evaluation Module Single-Chip mmWave Sensing Solution User's Guide (Rev. C) May 19, 2020
White paper The fundamentals of millimeter wave (Rev. A) Aug. 27, 2020
Datasheet AWR1642 Single-Chip 77- and 79-GHz FMCW Radar sensor datasheet (Rev. B) Aug. 01, 2019
More literature AWR1642BOOST EC Declaration of Conformity (DoC) (Rev. A) Jan. 02, 2019
White paper Moving from legacy 24GHz to state-of-the-art 77GHz radar Oct. 06, 2017
White paper Using a complex-baseband architecture in FMCW radar systems Apr. 17, 2017
White paper AWR1642: 77GHz Radar-on-Chip for Short-Range Radar Applications Apr. 17, 2017
White paper TI smart sensors enable automated driving Apr. 17, 2017

Related design resources

Hardware development

DCA1000EVMReal-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module

Software development

MMWAVE-SDKmmWave software development kit (SDK)
CCSTUDIOCode Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
MMWAVE-STUDIOmmWave studio
SYSCONFIGSystem configuration tool
UNIFLASHUniFlash stand-alone flash tool for microcontrollers, Sitara™; processors and SimpleLink™

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