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)

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

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Evaluation board

DCA1000EVM – Real-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module

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Design files

DCA1000EVM Design Files SPRR350.ZIP (8726 KB)

Technical documentation

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

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARD
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 AWR6843ISK AWR6843 single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor antenna plug-in 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 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 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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