MMWAVE-STUDIO

mmWave studio

MMWAVE-STUDIO

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Overview

mmWave Studio is a collection of tools that enhance the evaluation of TI mmWave sensors. These easy-to-use tools provide capability to evaluate and prototype chirp designs and experiment with the out-of-the-box demo. The tools are hosted directly on TI.com and enable interaction with the mmWave sensor evaluation modules. The tools can also be saved for offline use.

MMWAVE-STUDIO
mmWave Studio is a stand-alone Windows GUI that provides the ability to configure and control the TI mmWave sensor modules and collect of ADC data for offline analysis. The ADC data capture is intended to enable evaluation and characterization of RF performance, and PC development of signal processing algorithms.

mmWave Studio provides basic post-processing and visualization of ADC data, as well as post-processing examples based on MATLAB which can be used as getting started reference.

mmWave Studio connects directly to TI sensor modules and requires:

  • DCA1000EVM connected to BOOST and ISK sensor modules for streaming of ADC data to PC for capture
  • MMWAVE-DSP-EVM connected to MMWAVE-RF-EVM (cascade) sensor module is required for streaming of ADC data to PC for capture

mmWave Studio also includes a standalone utility for the DCA1000EVM that can be used independently from Studio GUI and used to capture application-specific data. This capability is demonstrated by the MMWAVE-SDK.

MMWAVE-SENSING-ESTIMATOR-CLOUD
Sensing estimator is a GUI-based tool that provides the ability perform system-level performance chirp design parameter trade-offs.

  • Enables calculation of chirp parameters directly from scene information, such as max range, max velocity, range resolution, and more
  • Provides real-time feedback on out-of-bounds parameters
  • Enables saving and restoring of previously created chirps

The sensing estimator is a stand-alone off-line analysis tool and does not require any hardware. Stored RF configurations can be exported and are compatible with mmWave Studio and mmWave Visualizer.

MMWAVE-VISUALIZER-CLOUD
mmWave Visualizer is a GUI-based tool that connects to the mmWave out-of-box demonstration application that comes flashed on the mmWave sensor modules.

  • Enables real-time plotting of point cloud from output of mmWave software development kit (SDK) out-of-the-box demo
  • Fully configurable directly through GUI interface
  • Profiles tuned to common end-user scenarios, such as range, range resolution, velocity, and velocity resolution

The intent of mmWave Visualizer is to allow easy and quick exploration of basic mmWave capabilities and operation.

Features
  • mmWave Studio
    • Post-processing of ADC data and visualization of processed data
    • Board control (SOP change, reset control)
    • RS-232 connection and firmware download
    • Configures mmWave sensors using radar API commands
    • Interface to DCA1000EVM for raw ADC data capture
  • mmWave Sensing Estimator
    • Enables calculation of chirp parameters directly from scene information, such as max range, max velocity, range resolution, and more
    • Provides real-time feedback on out-of-bounds parameters
    • Enables saving and restoring of previously created chirps
  • mmWave Demo Visualizer
    • Enables real-time plotting of point cloud from output of mmWave software development kit (SDK) out-of-the-box demo
    • Fully configurable directly through GUI interface
    • Profiles tuned to common end-user scenarios, such as range, range resolution, velocity, and velocity resolution

mmWave Studio is free and does not require any royalties to TI.

Downloads

IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

MMWAVE-DEMO-VISUALIZER-CLOUD mmWave demo visualizer cloud development on TI Resource Explorer

IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

MMWAVE-SENSING-ESTIMATOR-CLOUD mmWave sensing estimator cloud development on TI Resource Explorer

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)
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 AWR2243BOOST AWR2243 second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module AWR6843ISK AWR6843 single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor antenna plug-in 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 IWR6843AOPEVM IWR6843 intelligent mmWave sensor antenna-on-package (AoP) evaluation module IWR6843ISK-ODS IWR6843 intelligent mmWave overhead detection sensor (ODS) antenna plug-in module

Technical documentation

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User guide mmWave Demo Visualizer User's Guide (Rev. C) Mar. 19, 2020
User guide DCA1000EVM Data Capture Card User's Guide (Rev. A) Feb. 01, 2019
More literature DCA1000EVM Quick Start Guide May 15, 2018

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Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (SDK)
MMWAVE-SDK mmWave software development kit (SDK)
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MMWAVE-DFP mmWave device firmware package (DFP)

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