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



ACTIVE      

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



ACTIVE      

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



ACTIVE 2.01.01   07-MAY-2020   Windows  

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



ACTIVE 3.00.00   25-AUG-2020   Windows  

Description

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/li>
  • 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.


Technical documentation
User guide (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 613 19 Mar 2020
PDF 4024 01 Feb 2019
More literature (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 1711 15 May 2018

Software development (2)

Name Part Number Software Type
mmWave device firmware package (DFP)  MMWAVE-DFP  Firmware 
mmWave software development kit (SDK)  MMWAVE-SDK  Software development kit (SDK) 

Hardware development (13)

Name Part Number Tool Type
AWR1243 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module  AWR1243BOOST  Evaluation board 
AWR1443 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module  AWR1443BOOST  Evaluation board 
AWR1642 obstacle detection sensor with wide field-of-view (FOV) antenna evaluation module  AWR1642BOOST-ODS  Evaluation board 
AWR1642 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module  AWR1642BOOST  Evaluation board 
AWR1843 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation module  AWR1843BOOST  Evaluation board 
AWR2243 second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module  AWR2243BOOST  Evaluation board 
AWR6843 single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor antenna plug-in module  AWR6843ISK  Evaluation board 
IWR1443 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor evaluation module  IWR1443BOOST  Evaluation board 
IWR1642 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating DSP and MCU evaluation module  IWR1642BOOST  Evaluation board 
IWR1843 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial radar sensor evaluation module  IWR1843BOOST  Evaluation board 
IWR6843 intelligent mmWave overhead detection sensor (ODS) antenna plug-in module  IWR6843ISK-ODS  Evaluation board 
IWR6843 intelligent mmWave sensor antenna-on-package (AoP) evaluation module  IWR6843AOPEVM  Evaluation board 
Real-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module  DCA1000EVM  Evaluation board 

TI Devices (12)

Part Number Name Product Family
AWR1243  76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC  mmWave radar sensors 
AWR1443  Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator  mmWave radar sensors 
AWR1642  Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP and MCU  mmWave radar sensors 
AWR1843  Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP, MCU and radar accelerator  mmWave radar sensors 
AWR2243  76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive second-generation high-performance MMIC  mmWave radar sensors 
AWR6843  Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP, MCU and radar accelerator  mmWave radar sensors 
IWR1443  Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator  mmWave radar sensors 
IWR1642  Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating DSP and MCU  mmWave radar sensors 
IWR1843  Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial radar sensor integrating DSP, MCU and radar accelerator  mmWave radar sensors 
IWR6443  Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator  mmWave radar sensors 
IWR6843  Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating processing capability  mmWave radar sensors 
IWR6843AOP  Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor with integrated antenna on package (AoP)  mmWave radar sensors 

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