AWR1642 obstacle detection sensor with wide field-of-view (FOV) antenna evaluation module
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Step 1: Buy this EVM (AWR1642BOOST-ODS)
Step 2: Download the mmWave SDK
Step 3: Take the mmWave sensor device trainings
Step 4: Evaluate performance for obstacle-detection applications

AWR1642BOOST-ODS is an easy-to-use evaluation board for the AWR1642 single-chip mmWave sensor with integrated DSP and MCU. The evaluation board comes with a patch-antenna structure that provides wide field of view (FOV) in both azimuth and elevation planes, and is suited for automotive applications where detection of objects is needed in near-range 3D space.

AWR1642BOOST-ODS contains everything required to start developing software for C67x DSP core and low-power Arm® Cortex® R4F processors and on-chip memory. The evaluation board includes onboard emulation for programming and debugging, as well as onboard buttons and LEDs for quick integration of a simple user interface.

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

Additional Information
  • Single-chip solution with DSP integration and 1.5 MB of on-chip RAM
  • Range: up to 15 m
  • Resolution: 4 cm
  • FOV
    • Azimuth: ±70 degrees
    • Elevation: ±40 degrees

What's Included

  • 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)

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AWR1642 obstacle detection sensor with wide field-of-view (FOV) antenna evaluation module


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Technical documentation
Datasheet (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 3702 01 Aug 2019
User guides (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 3016 22 Mar 2018
Design files (4)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 5663 27 Mar 2018
ZIP 1633 27 Mar 2018
ZIP 672 27 Mar 2018
ZIP 19 27 Mar 2018
More literature (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 38 02 Jan 2019

Software development (1)

Name Part Number Software Type
mmWave software development kit (SDK)  MMWAVE-SDK  Software development kits (SDK) 

Hardware development (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
AWR1243 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module  AWR1243BOOST  Evaluation boards 
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