MMWCAS-DSP-EVM

mmWave cascade imaging radar DSP evaluation module

MMWCAS-DSP-EVM

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Overview

The MMWCAS-DSP evaluation module (EVM) design provides a processing foundation for a cascaded imaging radar system. Cascade radar devices can support front, long-range radar (LRR), beamforming applications, as well as corner- and side-cascade radar and sensor fusion systems. This EVM design provides qualified developers the design materials to create a functioning software evaluation platform for developing and testing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

MMWCAS-DSP-EVM aids in shortening the development time of a base platform supporting multiple automotive radar front end and antenna subsystems.

MMWCAS-DSP-EVM is supported by standard mmWave tools and software, including mmWave Studio (MMWAVE-STUDIO), as well as the processor SDK for TDAx ADAS SoCs (PROCESSOR-SDK-TDAX).

For proper evaluation of MMWCAS-DSP-EVM, one other board is required -  the mmWave cascaded imaging radar RF evaluation module (MMWCAS-RF-EVM) (sold separately).

Features
  • High-performance TDA2x device with four radar processing SIMD accelerators (one EVE per AWRx)
  • Ethernet and PCIe connectivity for control and data, respectively
  • Reference designs provided in Cascade Imaging Radar Capture Reference Design Using Jacinto™ ADAS Processor (TIDEP-01017) and Imaging Radar Using Cascaded mWave Sensor Reference Design (TIDEP-01012)

  • MMWCAS-DSP-EVM
  • Quick-start guide
  • NVMe PCIe m.2 2280 SSD
  • 16GB microSD with adapter
  • USB A to mini B cable
  • Ethernet cable

Arm-based processors
TDA2SX SoC processor w/ full-featured graphics, video & vision acceleration for ADAS applications

 

Automotive mmWave radar sensors
AWR2243 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive second-generation high-performance MMIC

 

Multi-channel ICs (PMICs)
TPS43351-Q1 40V Dual Synchronous Buck Controller with Frequency Spread Spectrum TPS659039-Q1 Automotive 3.135-V to 5.25-V, 7 buck & 6-LDO PMIC for ARM Cortex-A15 processors

Get started

Step 1: Order this EVM (MMWCAS-DSP-EVM) and MMWCAS-RF-EVM
Step 2: Download MMWAVE-STUDIO-2G and get started with evaluating RF performance and algorithm development
Step 3: Download MMWAVE-DFP-2G and get started with integration of the sensor to your host processor

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MMWCAS-RF-EVM — mmWave cascade imaging radar RF evaluation module

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Firmware

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

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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
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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 Real-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module 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 Infomation

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.
IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

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

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

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Latest version
Version: 02.01.01.00
Release date: 06 May 2020
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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 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)
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 AWR1843BOOST AWR1843 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor evaluation 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 IWR6843ISK IWR6843 intelligent mmWave sensor standard antenna plug-in module MMWAVEICBOOST mmWave sensors carrier card platform 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 STUDIO

User Guide for MMWAVE STUDIO

Cascade Setup User Guide for MMWAVE STUDIO

Quick start guide for the DCA1000 capture card

Software Manifest of Components Inside the MMWAVE STUDIO

Release Infomation

mmWave Studio GUI is designed to characterize and evaluate TI mmWave sensor devices. This package includes the GUI, associated tools and firmware for the performance evaluation of TI mmWave sensor devices. For more information please refer to the MMWAVE Studio User Guide and Release note. This version supports the following device variants - AWR1243 ES3.0 Single-chip/4-chip-Cascade, AWR1443 ES3.0, IWR1443 ES3.0, AWR1642 ES2.0, IWR1642 ES2.0, AWR1843 ES1.0, IWR1843 ES1.0 and IWR6843 ES2.0. For Cascade system, refer to MMWAVE STUDIO Cascade User Guide.
IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

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

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

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Latest version
Version: 03.00.00.14
Release date: 24 Aug 2020
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Products
Automotive mmWave radar sensors
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
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 IWR6843AOP Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor with integrated antenna on package (AoP)
Hardware development
AWR2243BOOST AWR2243 second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC evaluation module DCA1000EVM Real-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module 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 STUDIO

User Guide for MMWAVE STUDIO

Cascade Setup User Guide for MMWAVE STUDIO

Quick start guide for the DCA1000 capture card

Software Manifest of Components Inside the MMWAVE STUDIO

Release Infomation

mmWave Studio GUI is designed to characterize and evaluate TI mmWave sensor devices. This package includes the GUI, associated tools and firmware for the performance evaluation of TI mmWave sensor devices. For more information please refer to the MMWAVE Studio User Guide and Release note. This version supports the following device variants - AWR2243 ES1.0/ES1.1 Single-chip/4-chip-Cascade. For Cascade system, refer to MMWAVE STUDIO Cascade User Guide.
Firmware

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

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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
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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 Real-time data-capture adapter for radar sensing evaluation module MMWCAS-DSP-EVM mmWave cascade imaging radar DSP evaluation module MMWCAS-RF-EVM mmWave cascade imaging radar RF evaluation module

Documentation

mmwave_dfp_release_notes.pdf

Release Notes for MMWAVE DFP

mmwave_dfp_user_guide.pdf

User Guide for MMWAVE DFP

mmWave-Radar-Interface-Control.pdf

Radar Interface control document

mmwave_dfp_manifest.html

Software Manifest of Components Inside the MMWAVE DFP

Release Infomation

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.

TI's Standard Terms and Conditions for Evaluation Items apply.

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* EVM User's guide MMWCAS-DSP-EVM User's Guide Sep. 03, 2019
Certificate MMWCAS-DSP-EVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Nov. 01, 2019
Data sheet TDA2x ADAS Applications Processor 23mm Package (ABC Package) Silicon Revision 2.0 datasheet (Rev. F) PDF | HTML Jun. 06, 2019

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Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (SDK)
PROCESSOR-SDK-TDAX Processor SDK for TDAx ADAS SoCs - Linux and TI-RTOS Support
IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER
MMWAVE-STUDIO mmWave studio

Reference designs

REFERENCE DESIGN
TIDEP-01017 Cascade imaging radar capture reference design using Jacinto™ ADAS processor

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