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

  • 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

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IWR6843 intelligent mmWave sensor antenna-on-package (AoP) evaluation module


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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
AM5728  Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A15 & dual DSP, multimedia  Sitara processors  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
IWR1443  Single-chip 76-GHz to 81-GHz mmWave sensor integrating MCU and hardware accelerator  mmWave radar sensors  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
IWR6843  Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating processing capability  mmWave radar sensors  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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User guides (3)
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PDF 7049 19 May 2020
PDF 4700 27 Apr 2020
PDF 17034 12 Mar 2020
Design files (12)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 121397 01 Sep 2020
ZIP 73375 01 Sep 2020
ZIP 8691 03 Jul 2019
ZIP 5333 03 Jul 2019
ZIP 2192 28 Jun 2019
ZIP 13029 11 Oct 2017
ZIP 2803 11 Oct 2017
ZIP 3449 11 Oct 2017
ZIP 30879 11 Oct 2017
ZIP 2065 11 Oct 2017
ZIP 2990 10 Mar 2017
ZIP 23527 10 Mar 2017
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Hardware development (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
IWR6843 intelligent mmWave sensor antenna-on-package (AoP) evaluation module  IWR6843AOPEVM  Evaluation boards 

Software development (2)

Name Part Number Software Type
Processor SDK for AM57x Sitara Processors - Linux, TI-RTOS and Android Support  PROCESSOR-SDK-AM57X  Software development kits (SDK) 
mmWave software development kit (SDK)  MMWAVE-SDK  Software development kits (SDK) 

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