DCA1000EVM

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

DCA1000EVM

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Overview

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 capture, visualization, and then can be passed to an application of choice for data processing and algorithm development.

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

  • DCA1000EVM
  • Warranty card (disclaimer sheet)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Standoffs
  • Samtec® coaxial micro ribbon cable (HQCD-030-02.00-SEU-TBR-1)

Arm Cortex-R MCUs
AM2732-Q1 Automotive dual-core Arm® Cortex-R5F MCU up to 400 MHz with C66x DSP, Ethernet, safety, security

 

Automotive mmWave radar sensors
AWR1243 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC AWR1443 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator AWR1642 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP and MCU AWR1843 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP, MCU and radar accelerator AWR2243 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive second-generation high-performance MMIC AWR2944 Automotive second-generation, 76-GHz to 81-GHz, high-performance SoC for corner and long-range radar AWR6443 Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating MCU and radar accelerator AWR6843 Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP, MCU and radar accelerator AWR6843AOP Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating antenna on package, DSP and MCU

 

Buck converters (integrated switch)
LM26400Y Dual 2A, 500kHz Wide Input Range Buck Regulator

 

ESD & surge protection ICs
TPD2EUSB30 Dual 0.7-pF, 5.5-V ±8-kV ESD protection diode with 5-A surge rating for USB 3.0 TPD6E001 6 channel 1.5-pF, 5.5-V, ±8-kV ESD protection diode with 1-nA max leakage & VCC pin for USB 2.0

 

Ethernet PHYs
DP83867IR Industrial temperature, robust gigabit Ethernet PHY transceiver

 

Industrial mmWave radar sensors
IWR1443 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator IWR1642 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating DSP and MCU IWR1843 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial radar sensor integrating DSP, MCU and radar accelerator IWR6443 Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator IWR6843 Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating processing capability IWR6843AOP Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor with integrated antenna on package (AoP)

 

Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators
TPS7A8101 1-A, high-PSRR, adjustable ultra-low-dropout voltage regulator with enable

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MMWAVE-DFP — mmWave device firmware package (DFP) for 1st-generation AWR1243 parts

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MMWAVE-DFP mmWave device firmware package (DFP) for 1st-generation AWR1243 parts

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Latest version
Version: 01.02.06.03
Release date: 10 Jun 2020
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Products
Automotive mmWave radar sensors
AWR1243 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC AWR2243 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive second-generation high-performance MMIC
Hardware development
AWR1243BOOST AWR1243 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module AWR2243BOOST AWR2243 second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module DCA1000EVM Real-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module MMWCAS-DSP-EVM

mmWave cascade imaging radar DSP evaluation module

MMWCAS-RF-EVM mmWave cascade imaging radar RF evaluation module

Documentation

Release Notes for MMWAVE DFP

User Guide for MMWAVE DFP

Radar Interface control document

Software Manifest of Components Inside the MMWAVE DFP

Release Infomation

mmWave DFP is a device firmware package for TI's 76-81GHz mmWave sensor front end. The package includes firmware binaries and reference drivers to control, configure, calibrate and monitor the RF/analog and digital front-end subsystem. This release is only for AWR1243 ES3.0 device variant.
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MMWAVE-STUDIO-3G — mmWave studio GUI tools for third-generation parts (xWRLx432)

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MMWAVE-STUDIO-3G mmWave studio GUI tools for third-generation parts (xWRLx432)

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Latest version
Version: 04.01.00.01
Release date: 07 Dec 2022

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Automotive mmWave radar sensors
AWRL6432 Single-chip low-power 57-GHz to 64-GHz automotive mmWave radar sensor
Industrial mmWave radar sensors
IWRL6432 Single-chip low-power 57-GHz to 64-GHz industrial mmWave radar sensor
Hardware development
Evaluation board
AWRL6432BOOST AWRL6432BOOST BoosterPack™ plug-in module for single-chip low-power mmWave radar sensor IWRL6432BOOST IWRL6432BOOST BoosterPack™ plug-in module for single-chip low-power mmWave radar sensor DCA1000EVM Real-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module

Documentation

mmwave_studio_release_notes.pdf

mmwave_studio_user_guide.pdf

DCA1000_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf

mmwave_studio_manifest.html

Release Infomation

mmWave Studio GUI is designed to characterize and evaluate TI mmWave sensor devices. This package includes the GUI, associated tools and firmware for the performance evaluation of TI mmWave sensor devices. For more information please refer to the MMWAVE Studio User Guide and Release note.

This version supports the following device variants - AWRL6432 and IWRL6432. 

IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

MMWAVE-STUDIO — mmWave studio GUI tools for 1st-generation parts (xWR1243, xWR1443, xWR1642, xWR1843, xWR6843, xWR6443)

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MMWAVE-STUDIO mmWave studio GUI tools for 1st-generation parts (xWR1243, xWR1443, xWR1642, xWR1843, xWR6843, xWR6443)

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Latest version
Version: 02.01.01.00
Release date: 06 May 2020
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Products
Automotive mmWave radar sensors
AWR1243 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC AWR1443 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator AWR1642 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP and MCU AWR1843 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP, MCU and radar accelerator AWR2243 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive second-generation high-performance MMIC AWR6843 Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP, MCU and radar accelerator
Industrial mmWave radar sensors
IWR1443 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator IWR1642 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating DSP and MCU IWR1843 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial radar sensor integrating DSP, MCU and radar accelerator IWR6443 Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator IWR6843 Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating processing capability IWR6843AOP Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor with integrated antenna on package (AoP)
Hardware development
AWR1243BOOST AWR1243 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module AWR1443BOOST AWR1443 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module AWR1642BOOST AWR1642 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module AWR1843BOOST AWR1843 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module DCA1000EVM Real-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module IWR1443BOOST IWR1443 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor evaluation module IWR1642BOOST IWR1642 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating DSP and MCU evaluation module IWR1843BOOST IWR1843 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial radar sensor evaluation module IWR6843ISK IWR6843 intelligent mmWave sensor standard antenna plug-in module MMWAVEICBOOST mmWave sensors carrier card platform MMWCAS-DSP-EVM

mmWave cascade imaging radar DSP evaluation module

MMWCAS-RF-EVM mmWave cascade imaging radar RF evaluation module

Documentation

Release Notes for MMWAVE STUDIO

User Guide for MMWAVE STUDIO

Cascade Setup User Guide for MMWAVE STUDIO

Quick start guide for the DCA1000 capture card

Software Manifest of Components Inside the MMWAVE STUDIO

Release Infomation

mmWave Studio GUI is designed to characterize and evaluate TI mmWave sensor devices. This package includes the GUI, associated tools and firmware for the performance evaluation of TI mmWave sensor devices. For more information please refer to the MMWAVE Studio User Guide and Release note. This version supports the following device variants - AWR1243 ES3.0 Single-chip/4-chip-Cascade, AWR1443 ES3.0, IWR1443 ES3.0, AWR1642 ES2.0, IWR1642 ES2.0, AWR1843 ES1.0, IWR1843 ES1.0 and IWR6843 ES2.0. For Cascade system, refer to MMWAVE STUDIO Cascade User Guide.
IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

MMWAVE-STUDIO-2G — mmWave studio GUI tools for 2nd-generation parts (xWR2243)

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MMWAVE-STUDIO-2G mmWave studio GUI tools for 2nd-generation parts (xWR2243)

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Latest version
Version: 03.00.00.14
Release date: 24 Aug 2020
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Products
Automotive mmWave radar sensors
AWR2243 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive second-generation high-performance MMIC AWR6843 Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP, MCU and radar accelerator
Industrial mmWave radar sensors
IWR1843 Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial radar sensor integrating DSP, MCU and radar accelerator IWR6443 Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator IWR6843AOP Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor with integrated antenna on package (AoP)
Hardware development
AWR2243BOOST AWR2243 second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module DCA1000EVM Real-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module MMWCAS-DSP-EVM

mmWave cascade imaging radar DSP evaluation module

MMWCAS-RF-EVM mmWave cascade imaging radar RF evaluation module

Documentation

Release Notes for MMWAVE STUDIO

User Guide for MMWAVE STUDIO

Cascade Setup User Guide for MMWAVE STUDIO

Quick start guide for the DCA1000 capture card

Software Manifest of Components Inside the MMWAVE STUDIO

Release Infomation

mmWave Studio GUI is designed to characterize and evaluate TI mmWave sensor devices. This package includes the GUI, associated tools and firmware for the performance evaluation of TI mmWave sensor devices. For more information please refer to the MMWAVE Studio User Guide and Release note. This version supports the following device variants - AWR2243 ES1.0/ES1.1 Single-chip/4-chip-Cascade. For Cascade system, refer to MMWAVE STUDIO Cascade User Guide.
Firmware

MMWAVE-DFP-2G — mmWave device firmware package (DFP) for 2nd-generation AWR2243 parts

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MMWAVE-DFP-2G mmWave device firmware package (DFP) for 2nd-generation AWR2243 parts

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Version: 02.02.04.00
Release date: 29 Aug 2022
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Products
Automotive mmWave radar sensors
AWR2243 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive second-generation high-performance MMIC
Hardware development
AWR2243BOOST AWR2243 second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module DCA1000EVM Real-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module MMWCAS-DSP-EVM

mmWave cascade imaging radar DSP evaluation module

MMWCAS-RF-EVM mmWave cascade imaging radar RF evaluation module

Documentation

mmwave_dfp_release_notes.pdf

Release Notes for MMWAVE DFP

mmwave_dfp_user_guide.pdf

User Guide for MMWAVE DFP

mmWave-Radar-Interface-Control.pdf

Radar Interface control document

mmwave_dfp_manifest.html

Software Manifest of Components Inside the MMWAVE DFP

Release Infomation

mmWave DFP is a device firmware package for TI's 76-81GHz mmWave sensor front end. The package includes firmware binaries and reference drivers to control, configure, calibrate and monitor the RF/analog and digital front-end subsystem. This release is only for AWR2243 ES1.1 (production ready) device variant.

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

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* EVM User's guide DCA1000EVM Data Capture Card User's Guide (Rev. A) 01 Feb 2019
Certificate DCA1000EVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) (Rev. A) 15 May 2019
More literature DCA1000EVM Quick Start Guide 15 May 2018

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EVALUATION BOARD
AWR1243BOOST AWR1243 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module AWR1443BOOST AWR1443 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module AWR1642BOOST AWR1642 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module AWR1642BOOST-ODS AWR1642 obstacle detection sensor with wide field-of-view (FOV) antenna evaluation module AWR1843BOOST AWR1843 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module AWR2944EVM AWR2944 evaluation module for automotive second-generation, 76-GHz to 81-GHz, high-performance SoC AWR6843ISK AWR6843 single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor antenna plug-in module AWRL6432BOOST AWRL6432BOOST BoosterPack™ plug-in module for single-chip low-power mmWave radar sensor IWR1443BOOST IWR1443 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor evaluation module IWR1642BOOST IWR1642 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating DSP and MCU evaluation module IWR1843BOOST IWR1843 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial radar sensor evaluation module IWR6843AOPEVM IWR6843AOP evaluation module for integrated antenna-on-package (AoP) intelligent mmWave sensor IWR6843ISK IWR6843 intelligent mmWave sensor standard antenna plug-in module IWR6843ISK-ODS IWR6843 intelligent mmWave overhead detection sensor (ODS) antenna plug-in module IWRL6432BOOST IWRL6432BOOST BoosterPack™ plug-in module for single-chip low-power mmWave radar sensor MMWAVEICBOOST mmWave sensors carrier card platform

Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (SDK)
MMWAVE-SDK mmWave software development kit (SDK)
FIRMWARE
MMWAVE-DFP mmWave device firmware package (DFP)
IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER
MMWAVE-STUDIO mmWave studio

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