TIDEP-01006

Autonomous robot reference design using ROS on Sitara™ MPU & antenna-on-package mmWave sensors

TIDEP-01006

Design files

Overview

This reference design showcases autonomous robotics with the Processor SDK Linux running on the Sitara AM57x processor, and the mmWave SDK running on the IWR6843 EVM. This design demonstrates the functionality of an embedded robotic system where point-cloud data from the mmWave radar sensing is processed by the Sitara AM57x processor which runs Robot Operating System (ROS) and is the main processor for the overall system control. This design integrates enhanced processor SoCs, sensors, and builds embedded robotic systems upon widely adopted open source software components. It provides a great entry point to evaluate full autonomous robotics with Sitara processing and mmWave sensing, and enables rapid development of robotics applications by leveraging TI’s hardware and software components.

Features
  • This referece design demonstrates Robot Operating System (ROS) running on the AM572x
  • Seamless integration of the mmWave sensor with the AM57x and communicating using ROS
  • Obstacle sense and avoid capability using the mmWave sensor for incident management

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 schematic diagram for design layout and components

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Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

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Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

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Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDRIA4C.ZIP (3449 K)

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

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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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Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

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

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

TIDRIA6C.ZIP (30879 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout

Products

Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

Arm-based processors

AM5728Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A15 & dual DSP, multimedia

Data sheet document-pdfAcrobat PDF open-in-new HTML
Industrial mmWave radar sensors

IWR1443Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator

Data sheet document-pdfAcrobat PDF open-in-new HTML
Industrial mmWave radar sensors

IWR6843Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating processing capability

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Hardware

Evaluation board

TMDSEVM572X – AM572x evaluation module

The AM572x evaluation module provides an affordable platform to quickly start evaluation of Sitara™ Arm® Cortex®-A15 AM57x processors (AM5728AM5726AM5718AM5716) and accelerate development for HMI, machine vision, networking, medical imaging and many other industrial applications. It is a (...)

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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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Evaluation board

IWR6843AOPEVM – IWR6843AOP evaluation module for integrated antenna-on-package (AoP) intelligent mmWave sensor

The IWR6843 antenna-on-package (AoP) evaluation module (EVM) is an easy-to-use 60-GHz mmWave sensor evaluation platform used to evaluate the IWR6843AOP product, which integrates a wide field-of-view (FoV) antenna. This EVM enables access to point-cloud data and power over a USB interface.

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Technical documentation

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* Design guide Autonomous Robots Ref Design Using ROS on Sitara™ MPU and Antenna-On-Package mmW (Rev. E) Apr. 27, 2020
E-book Ein Techniker-Leitfaden für Industrieroboter-Designs Mar. 25, 2020
E-book E-book: An engineer’s guide to industrial robot designs Feb. 12, 2020
Technical article Robots get wheels to address new challenges and functions Apr. 07, 2019

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Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (SDK)
MMWAVE-SDK mmWave software development kit (SDK) PROCESSOR-SDK-AM57X Processor SDK for AM57x Sitara Processors - Linux, TI-RTOS and Android Support

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