TIDEP-0090

Traffic Monitoring Object Detection and Tracking Reference Design Using mmWave Radar Sensor

TIDEP-0090

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Overview

This reference design demonstrates how our single-chip millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology can be used for robust, long-range sensing in traffic monitoring and other applications. The reference design can use the  IWR1642BOOST evaluation module (EVM) or the IWR1843BOOST evaluation module (EVM) and integrates a complete radar processing chain onto the IWR1642, IWR6843 or IWR8143 device. The processing chain includes the analog radar configuration, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) capture, low-level FFT processing, and high level clustering and tracking algorithms. This reference design is intended to be built on top of our mmWave SDK for a cohesive software experience including APIs, libraries and tools for evaluation, development and data visualization.

Features
  • Demonstration of environmentally robust object detection, clustering, and tracking using our single-ship mmWave sensor
  • Measurement bandwidth of up to 4 GHz
  • Integrated digital signal processor (DSP) to cluster objects and track their range and velocity over time
  • mmWave Sensor to pinpoint location of objects in 100° field of view over a range of 5 m to 180 m
  • Extended capability of 3D sensing using 3TX antenna on the IWR1843BOOST or IWR6843BOOST EVM

Design files & products

Design files

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Reference design overview and verified performance test data

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Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

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Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

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Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

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

Products

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Industrial mmWave radar sensors

IWR1642Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating DSP and MCU

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Arm-based microcontrollers

TM4C1294NCPDT32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F based MCU with 120-MHZ, 1-MB flash, 256-KB RAM, USB, ENET MAC+PHY ;

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CAN & LIN transceivers & SBCs

TCAN1042HGV-Q1Automotive Fault Protected CAN Transceiver With Flexible Data-Rate

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Digital temperature sensors

TMP112±0.5°C 1.4V to 3.6V digital temperature sensor with I2C/SMBus in 2.56mm2 package ;

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ESD & surge protection ICs

TPD4E004Quad 0.8-pF, 5.5-V, ±8-kV ESD protection diode with with VCC pin for High Speed Interfaces

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Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators

TPS7961-A, low-dropout voltage regulator with enable

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Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators

TPS7A8101-Q1Automotive 1-A, high-PSRR, adjustable low-dropout voltage regulator with enable

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Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators

TPS7A881-A, low-noise, high-PSRR, dual-channel adjustable ultra-low-dropout voltage regulator

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Multi-channel ICs (PMIC)

LP87524B-Q1Multiphase 4MHz, 4A/1.8V + 2.5A/2.3V + 1.5A/3.3V + 1.5A/1.2V buck converters for AWR and IWR MMICs

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Shunt voltage references

LM4040Fixed voltage, 45-µA, precision micropower shunt voltage reference

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Hardware

Evaluation board

IWR1642BOOST – IWR1642 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating DSP and MCU evaluation module

IWR1642BOOST is an easy-to-use 77GHz mmWave sensor evaluation board for the IWR1642 device , with direct connectivity to the microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad™ Development Kit.

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Evaluation board

IWR1843BOOST – IWR1843 single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz industrial radar sensor evaluation module

The IWR1843 BoosterPack™ plug-in module is an easy-to-use 77GHz mmWave sensor evaluation board for the single-chip IWR1843 device, with direct connectivity to the TI MCU LaunchPad™ development-kit ecosystem.

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Evaluation board

IWR6843ISK – IWR6843 intelligent mmWave sensor standard antenna plug-in module

IWR6843ISK is an easy-to-use 60 GHz mmWave sensor evaluation kit based on IWR6843 device with long-range antenna. The IWR6843ISK may be used to evaluate the IWR6843 and IWR6443 devices. This board enables access to point-cloud data and power over USB interface.

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* Design guide Traffic Monitoring Object Detection and Tracking Reference Design Using mmWave (Rev. B) Sep. 20, 2019
White paper Robust traffic and intersection monitoring using millimeter wave sensors (Rev. B) May 17, 2018
Technical article A smarter world will arrive in waves Jan. 09, 2018
White paper Cities grow smarter through innovative semiconductor technologies Jul. 07, 2017
Technical article Bringing new intelligence to industrial applications with mmWave sensors May 16, 2017

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