IWR6843LEVM

IWR6843 evaluation module for 60-GHz, single-chip, mmWave radar sensor

IWR6843LEVM

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Overview

The IWR6843L evaluation module (EVM) is an easy-to-use 60-GHz mmWave sensor evaluation platform for the IWR6843 with an FR4-based antenna. IWR6843LEVM may be used to evaluate both the IWR6843 and IWR6443. This EVM enables access to point-cloud data and power-over-USB interfaces.

IWR6843LEVM supports direct connectivity to the MMWAVEICBOOST and DCA1000EVM development kits. IWR6843LEVM contains everything required to start developing software for on-chip C67x digital signal processor (DSP) cores, hardware accelerators (HWAs) and low-power ARM® Cortex®-R4F controllers.

IWR6832LEVM is supported by mmWave tools and software, namely mmWave studio (MMWAVE-STUDIO) and the mmWave software development kit (MMWAVE-SDK).

Additional boards may be used to enable additional functionality. For example, DCA1000EVM enables access to the sensor's raw data via a low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) interface. MMWAVEICBOOST enables software development and trace capabilities via Code Composer Studio™ (CCSTUDIO). IWR6843LEVM paired with MMWAVEICBOOST can interface with the MCU LaunchPad™ development kit ecosystem.

Features
  • 60-GHz to 64-GHz mmWave sensor
  • FR4-based PCB substrate
  • Four receive (4RX) three transmit (3TX) antenna with 120° azimuth field of view (FoV) and 80° elevation FoV
  • Discrete DC/DC power-management solution; onboard capability for power-consumption monitoring
  • Cost-optimized PCB rules: lower manufacturing cost, no micro vias, only through vias, no vias on ball grid array (BGA) pads
  • Supports 60-pin high-speed interface for host-controlling interface, direct interface with MMWAVEICBOOST and DCA1000EVM

  • IWR6843L evaluation module
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Quick-start guide
  • Warranty card (disclaimer sheet)

Analog switches & muxes
TS3A5018 3.3-V, 2:1 (SPDT), 4-channel general-purpose analog switch TS5A23157 5-V, 2:1 (SPDT), 2-channel analog switch

 

Buck converters (integrated switch)
TPS628501-Q1 2.7-V to 6-V, 1-A automotive step-down converter in SOT583 package TPS628502-Q1 2.7-V to 6-V, 2-A automotive step-down converter in SOT583 package TPS628503-Q1 2.7-V to 6-V, 3-A automotive step-down converter in SOT583 package

 

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

 

Current/voltage/power monitors
INA226 36V, 16-bit, ultra-precise i2c output current/voltage/power monitor w/alert

 

Digital temperature sensors
TMP112-Q1 Automotive ±0.5°C 1.4V to 3.6V digital temperature sensor with I2C/SMBus in 2.56mm2 package

 

Industrial mmWave radar sensors
IWR6843 Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating processing capability

 

Power muxes
TPS2115A 2.8-V to 5.5-V, 84-mΩ, 1.25-A, power mux with manual, automatic switchover and status outpu

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IWR6843LEVM — IWR6843 evaluation module for 60-GHz, single-chip, mmWave radar sensor

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* User guide IWR6843LEVM User's Guide Nov. 24, 2021
Technical article Simplify radar development for your next IoT application Feb. 22, 2022
Certificate IWR6843LEVM EU RoHS Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Nov. 08, 2021
Data sheet IWR6843, IWR6443 Single-Chip 60- to 64-GHz mmWave Sensor datasheet (Rev. E) Feb. 24, 2021

Related design resources

Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARD
DCA1000EVM Real-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module MMWAVEICBOOST mmWave sensors carrier card platform

Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (SDK)
MMWAVE-SDK mmWave software development kit (SDK)
IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER
CCSTUDIO Code Composer Studio™ integrated development environment (IDE) MMWAVE-STUDIO mmWave studio

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