MMWAVE-DFP

mmWave device firmware package (DFP)

MMWAVE-DFP

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Overview

mmWave –DFP is a device firmware package for TI’s 77GHz RF transceiver devices (AWR1243, AWR2243). This package provides firmware/ROM patches and API that provides seamless control and configuration for the RF operation in real-time from an external host device as well as allow periodic schedule calibration and functional safety monitoring. This enables the RF transceiver to be self-contained and capable of adapting itself to dynamic conditions, such as temperature changes, and minimize external intervention an external host perspective.

Features
  • Flexible configuration of RF/analog subsystem
  • Built-in calibration and monitoring capabilities
  • Seamless control and communication using well-defined abstracted APIs
  • Advance waveform generation APIs (AWR2243)
  • Cascade configuration and APIs (AWR2243)

  • RadarSS firmware / ROM patches
    • Patch firmware binary file
    • RadarSS Release notes
  • MSS firmware / ROM patches (Applicable only for front-end devices)
    • Patch firmware binary file
  • mmWave link
    • APIs to control and configure mmWave front-end
    • Example framework with control and communication services
    • mmWaveLink API documentation
  • Documents
    • DFP Release Notes
    • DFP User Guide
    • mmWave Radar Interface Control Document
  • Examples
    • RF configuration API sequence
    • Calibration and Monitoring API sequence
    • Multi-chip Cascading and API sequence

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

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

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 DCA1000 evaluation module for real-time data capture and streaming MMWCAS-DSP-EVM mmWave cascade imaging radar DSP evaluation module MMWCAS-RF-EVM mmWave cascade imaging radar RF evaluation module
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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

MMWAVE_DFP 01.02.06.03 installer for Windows Host

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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 DCA1000 evaluation module for real-time data capture and streaming 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 Information

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.
Firmware

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

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

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 DCA1000 evaluation module for real-time data capture and streaming MMWCAS-DSP-EVM mmWave cascade imaging radar DSP evaluation module MMWCAS-RF-EVM mmWave cascade imaging radar RF evaluation module
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MMWAVE-DFP-2G mmWave device firmware package (DFP) for 2nd-generation AWR2243 parts

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Latest version
Version: 02.02.04.00
Release date: 29 Aug 2022

MMWAVE_DFP 02.02.04.00 installer for Windows Host

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MMWAVE_DFP 02.02.04.00 zip package

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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 DCA1000 evaluation module for real-time data capture and streaming 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 Information

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.

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Online training

RADAR-ACADEMY mmWave Radar Academy

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

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 AWR1843AOP Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating antenna on package, DSP and MCU 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 AWRL1432 Single-chip low-power 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive mmWave radar sensor AWRL6432 Single-chip low-power 57-GHz to 64-GHz automotive mmWave radar sensor
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 IWR1843AOP Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial radar sensor integrating antenna on package, DSP and MCU IWR2243 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial high-performance MMIC IWR6243 57-GHz to 64-GHz industrial high-performance MMIC 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) IWRL1432 Single-chip low-power 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial mmWave radar sensor IWRL6432 Single-chip low-power 57-GHz to 64-GHz industrial mmWave radar sensor
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 AWR1642BOOST-ODS AWR1642 obstacle detection sensor with wide field-of-view (FOV) antenna evaluation module AWR1843AOPEVM AWR1843AOP evaluation module for single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor AWR1843BOOST AWR1843 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module AWR2243BOOST AWR2243 second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module AWR2944EVM AWR2944 evaluation module for automotive, second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance SoC AWR6843AOPEVM AWR6843AOP evaluation module for single-chip, 60-GHz to 64-GHz, automotive radar sensor with AoP AWR6843ISK AWR6843 single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor antenna plug-in module AWRL1432BOOST AWRL1432 evaluation module for single-chip low-power 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor 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 IWR6843LEVM IWR6843 evaluation module for 60-GHz, single-chip, mmWave radar sensor IWRL1432BOOST IWRL1432 evaluation module IWRL6432BOOST IWRL6432BOOST BoosterPack™ plug-in module for single-chip low-power mmWave radar sensor

RADAR-ACADEMY mmWave Radar Academy

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Latest version
Version: 1.30.00.07
Release date: 08 Nov 2023
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 AWR1843AOP Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating antenna on package, DSP and MCU 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 AWRL1432 Single-chip low-power 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive mmWave radar sensor AWRL6432 Single-chip low-power 57-GHz to 64-GHz automotive mmWave radar sensor
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 IWR1843AOP Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial radar sensor integrating antenna on package, DSP and MCU IWR2243 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial high-performance MMIC IWR6243 57-GHz to 64-GHz industrial high-performance MMIC 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) IWRL1432 Single-chip low-power 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial mmWave radar sensor IWRL6432 Single-chip low-power 57-GHz to 64-GHz industrial mmWave radar sensor
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 AWR1642BOOST-ODS AWR1642 obstacle detection sensor with wide field-of-view (FOV) antenna evaluation module AWR1843AOPEVM AWR1843AOP evaluation module for single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor AWR1843BOOST AWR1843 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module AWR2243BOOST AWR2243 second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module AWR2944EVM AWR2944 evaluation module for automotive, second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance SoC AWR6843AOPEVM AWR6843AOP evaluation module for single-chip, 60-GHz to 64-GHz, automotive radar sensor with AoP AWR6843ISK AWR6843 single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor antenna plug-in module AWRL1432BOOST AWRL1432 evaluation module for single-chip low-power 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor 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 IWR6843LEVM IWR6843 evaluation module for 60-GHz, single-chip, mmWave radar sensor IWRL1432BOOST IWRL1432 evaluation module IWRL6432BOOST IWRL6432BOOST BoosterPack™ plug-in module for single-chip low-power mmWave radar sensor

Release Information

New Modules

  • Introduction -> What Does Radar Data Look Like?
    • This new module is focused on helping developers understand what the data coming off a TI radar sensor will look like
    • Discusses types of data such as Raw ADC data, Point Cloud, Tracks, Classifiers, and more will be added in future releases
    • Discusses how this data is typically communicated from the device
  • Technology Comparisons -> 24 GHz Radar
    • Discusses the tradeoffs between 24 GHz radar vs our 60GHz and 77GHz sensors
    • Includes technical implications as well as regulatory
  • Technology Comparisons -> Passive Infrared (PIR)
    • Discusses how PIR Sensors work, and their limitations due to their behavior
    • Discusses form factor advantages of radar replacement for PIR

Updates

  • Introduction -> Overview
    • Added introduction paragraph on what radar sensors excel at
  • Selecting the Right Radar Device -> Portfolio Overview
    • Portfolio Refresh to match what has launched on ti.com since last update
  • Selecting the Right Radar Device -> Frequency Choice and Regulations
    • Added information on regulations for automotive use cases
    • Added information on China Regulations
    • Updated FCC and ETSI references to better include all relevant regulations

Supported products & hardware

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
Evaluation board
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 DCA1000 evaluation module for real-time data capture and streaming MMWCAS-DSP-EVM mmWave cascade imaging radar DSP evaluation module MMWCAS-RF-EVM mmWave cascade imaging radar RF evaluation module

Technical documentation

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Application note Programming Chirp Parameters in TI Radar Devices (Rev. A) 13 Feb 2020
Application note System Performance Measurement With the mmWave Sensor 10 May 2017
Application note AWR1642 Bootloader Flow 09 May 2017

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