mmWave cascade imaging radar RF evaluation module
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The MMWCAS-RF evaluation module (EVM) is a sensing solution from TI implementing a four-device cascaded array of AWR1243 devices. In this cascaded radar configuration, a single master device distributes a 20-GHz local-oscillator (LO) signal between all four devices, allowing these four devices to operate as a single RF transceiver. This enables support for up to 12 transmit (TX) and 16 receive (RX) antenna elements. In TX beamforming, beamsteering, and multiple-input, multiple-output/single-input, multiple-output (MIMO/SIMO) use cases, the larger number of antenna elements allows for higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and superior angular resolution compared to a single-device system.

MMWCAS-RF-EVM is supported by standard mmWave tools and software, including mmWave Studio (MMWAVE-STUDIO) and the mmWave device firmware package (MMWAVE-DFP).

MMWCAS-RF-EVM can be paired with the mmWave cascaded imaging radar DSP evaluation module (MMWCAS-DSP-EVM) (sold separately). MMWCAS-DSP-EVM provides radar data capture and storage capability.

For designs using this board, only use AWR1243 part XA1243FPBGABL.

  • Imaging radar
  • Longer-range TX beamforming and beamsteering
  • High angular resolution MIMO

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Datasheet (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 1567 10 Apr 2019
User guides (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 20427 24 Sep 2019
Design files (1)
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ZIP 51250 28 Jun 2019
More literature (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 34 01 Nov 2019

Software (2)

Name Part Number Software Type
Processor SDK for TDAx ADAS SoCs - Linux and TI-RTOS Support  PROCESSOR-SDK-TDAX  Software Development Kits (SDK) 
mmWave device firmware package (DFP)  MMWAVE-DFP  Software Development Kits (SDK) 

Development Tools (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
mmWave studio  MMWAVE-STUDIO  Calculation Tools 

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules  ( 1 )

Name Part Number Tool Type
mmWave cascade imaging radar DSP evaluation module  MMWCAS-DSP-EVM  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

Reference Designs  ( 1 )

Name Part Number Tool Type
Imaging radar using cascaded mmWave sensor reference design  TIDEP-01012  TI Designs

TI Devices (3)

Part Number Name Product Family
AWR1243  76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance automotive MMIC  mmWave sensors 
LMK00804B  Low Skew, 1-to-4 Multiplexed Differential/LVCMOS-to-LVCMOS/TTL Fanout Buffer  Clocks & timing 
LP87524P-Q1  Automotive multiphase 4MHz, 3A/1.0V + 3A/1.0V + 2.5A/1.8V + 1.5A/1.2V buck converters for AWR MMICs  Power management 

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