TIDA-020011

Automotive mmWave radar gesture control reference design

TIDA-020011

Design files

Overview

This reference design utilizes mmWave Radar and a full automotive power design to provide a sleek, simple solution to capture hand gestures and improve the experience of the driver. The evolution of the automobile has led to the desire for simpler and easier interaction with the ever increasing amount of hardware found within both the infotainment console and body of the vehicle. Beyond direct human interfacing with a system through the physical press of a button or a customized voice control, basic intuitive hand gestures allow the driver to control their vehicle with less distractions from the road.

Features
  • 77 GHz radar-based gesturing
  • CAN-FD gesture data output
  • Wide operating voltage: 3.5 V to 42 V
  • Small form factor: 50.3 mm x 56.7 mm
  • This circuit design is tested and includes gerbers, schematics, and BOM

A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

Design files & products

Design files

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TIDUEH0.PDF (8853 K)

Reference design overview and verified performance test data

TIDRXO2.PDF (341 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDRXO3.PDF (58 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDRXO4.PDF (253 K)

Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDRXO6.ZIP (1402 K)

Files used for 3D models or 2D drawings of IC components

TIDCF08A.ZIP (1088 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB

TIDRXO5A.PDF (2309 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout

Products

Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

Automotive mmWave radar sensors

AWR1642Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive radar sensor integrating DSP and MCU

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Buck converters (integrated switch)

LM53625-Q12.5-A, 36-V synchronous, 2.1-MHz, automotive step-down DC-DC converter

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CAN & LIN transceivers & SBCs

TCAN1042GV-Q1Automotive fault-protected CAN transceiver with I/O level shifting and 5-Mbps flexible data-rate

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Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators

TPS7A52-Q1Automotive 2-A, low-VIN (1.1-V), low-noise, high-accuracy, ultra-low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulator

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Multi-channel ICs (PMICs)

LP87702-Q1Dual buck converter and 5-V boost with diagnostic functions

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Technical documentation

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* Design guide Automotive mmWave Radar Gesture Control Reference Design Nov. 08, 2018

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