TIDEP-01027

High-end corner radar reference design

TIDEP-01027

Design files

Overview

The TIDA-01027 reference design provides a foundation for corner radar applications to meet NCAP R79 safety requirements using the AWR2944 evaluation module (EVM). The design allows users to estimate and track the position (in the azimuthal plane) and velocity of objects in device field of view (FoV) up to 200 m. This application focuses on corner and front long-range radar systems for multiple functions, such as blind-spot detection, front cross-traffic assist, and lane-change assist. It also demonstrates the usage of the TI compression engine and hardware accelerator (HWA) capabilities.

Features
  • Enables carmakers to meet NCAP R79 safety requirements using a single-chip radar sensor
  • Provides unmatched corner radar performance with best-in-class RF performance enabled by a fourth transmitter for 33% higher angular resolution than traditional three-transmitter devices
  • Detects and tracks objects (such as cars and trucks) up to 200 m away with velocity of  ±140 kmph
  • Antenna azimuth FoV ±80º with azimuth angular resolution of approximately 9.5º
  • Showcases AWR2944 transmit phase shift, data compression, and HWA with Doppler division multiple access (DDMA) processing chain provided by mmWave software development kit (MMWAVE-MCUPLUS-SDK).
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A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

Design files & products

Design files

Download ready-to-use system files to speed your design process.

PDF | HTML
TIDUF01.PDF (1186 K)

Reference design overview and verified performance test data

TIDM946.PDF (3000 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDM947.PDF (245 K)

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

TIDM948.PDF (1308 K)

Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDCG26.ZIP (2402 K)

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

Products

Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

Automotive mmWave radar sensors

AWR2944Automotive, second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance SoC for corner and long-range radar

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
CAN transceivers

TCAN1042HG-Q1Automotive 70-V bus-fault-protected CAN transceiver with 5-Mbps flexible data-rate

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
CAN transceivers

TCAN1043A-Q1Automotive CAN FD transceiver with wake/inhibit/sleep

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Digital temperature sensors

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

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Ethernet PHYs

DP83867EExtended temperature, robust low-latency gigabit Ethernet PHY transceiver with SGMII

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Ethernet PHYs

DP83TC812R-Q1TC-10 compliant 100BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet PHY with RGMII

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators

TPS7B81-Q1Automotive 150-mA, off-battery (40-V), ultra-low-IQ, low-dropout voltage regulator with enable

Data sheet: PDF
Multi-channel ICs (PMICs)

LP87745-Q1Automotive three 3-A low-noise buck converter, IO LDO & 5-V boost converter PMIC for radar MMICs

Data sheet: PDF | HTML

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Software

Software development kit (SDK)

MMWAVE-MCUPLUS-SDK mmWave SDK for AWR2544, AWR2944 and AM2732

The mmWave microcontroller (MCU) plus software development kit (SDK) is a collection of software packages that enable application evaluation and development on TI mmWave sensors. This tool includes the MMWAVE-MCUPLUS-SDK and companion packages to support your design needs.

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Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Automotive mmWave radar sensors
AWR2243 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive second-generation high-performance MMIC AWR2944 Automotive, second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance SoC for corner and long-range radar AWR2544 76-81GHz FMCW satellite Radar-on-Chip sensor
Arm Cortex-R MCUs
AM2732 Dual-core Arm® Cortex-R5F based MCU with C66x DSP, ethernet and security up to 400 MHz AM2732-Q1 Automotive dual-core Arm® Cortex-R5F MCU up to 400 MHz with C66x DSP, Ethernet, safety, security
Hardware development
AWR2944EVM AWR2944 evaluation module for automotive, second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance SoC
Evaluation board
AWR2544LOPEVM AWR2544LOP evaluation module for automotive 2nd-generation, 76GHz to 81GHz, high-performance SoC
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MMWAVE-MCUPLUS-SDK mmWave SDK for AWR2544, AWR2944 and AM2732

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Version: 04.06.00.01
Release date: 02 Feb 2024

TI Gallery APP for configuring mmWave sensors and visualizing the point cloud objects by SDK demo.

Linux based Visualizer for configuring AWR2544 mmWave sensor and visualizing the 1D-FFT data sent over ethernet by SDK demo

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Products
Automotive mmWave radar sensors
AWR2243 76-GHz to 81-GHz automotive second-generation high-performance MMIC AWR2944 Automotive, second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance SoC for corner and long-range radar AWR2544 76-81GHz FMCW satellite Radar-on-Chip sensor
Arm Cortex-R MCUs
AM2732 Dual-core Arm® Cortex-R5F based MCU with C66x DSP, ethernet and security up to 400 MHz AM2732-Q1 Automotive dual-core Arm® Cortex-R5F MCU up to 400 MHz with C66x DSP, Ethernet, safety, security
Hardware development
AWR2944EVM AWR2944 evaluation module for automotive, second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance SoC
Evaluation board
AWR2544LOPEVM AWR2544LOP evaluation module for automotive 2nd-generation, 76GHz to 81GHz, high-performance SoC

Documentation

Release Notes for MMWAVE_MCUPLUS_SDK

User Guide for MMWAVE_MCUPLUS_SDK

Download CCS 12.6.0 Version for Windows or Linux

Download SysConfig 1.19.0 for Windows or Linux

Software Manifest of Components inside MMWAVE_MCUPLUS_SDK

Release Infomation

The MMWAVE MCUPLUS SDK enables the development of 2nd generation millimeter wave (mmWave) radar applications using TI mmWave sensors (see list of supported Platform / Devices).The SDK provides foundational components which will facilitate end users to focus on their applications.

What's new

  • AWR2544: OOB Demo enabled for 16-bit Network packet CRC configuration through CLI
  • AWR2544: BSS Logger for OOB Demo (Refer section 4.11 of SDK User Guide)
  • AWR2544: Enabled APLL Short Circuit ESM
  • AWR2544: LwIP stack is upgraded to 2.2.0 version
  • AWR2544: Multi-time domain gPTP(IEEE 802.1AS) support enabled in TSN stack
  • AWR2544: Integrated to Device Firmware Package version 2.4.13.0
Software development kit (SDK)

MMWAVE-MCUPLUS-SDK — mmWave SDK for AWR2544, AWR2944 and AM2732

The mmWave microcontroller (MCU) plus software development kit (SDK) is a collection of software packages that enable application evaluation and development on TI mmWave sensors. This tool includes the MMWAVE-MCUPLUS-SDK and companion packages to support your design needs.

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* Design guide High-End Corner Radar Reference Design PDF | HTML Nov. 12, 2021

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARD
AWR2944EVM AWR2944 evaluation module for automotive, second-generation 76-GHz to 81-GHz high-performance SoC

Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (SDK)
MMWAVE-MCUPLUS-SDK mmWave software development kit (SDK) for AWR2944, AWR2544 and AM2732

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