Industrial mmWave RADAR – 60GHz AoP Module

The 60GHz AoP RADAR Module is an Industrial mmWave RADAR on Module (RoM) with Antenna on Package (AoP) SoC from Mistral is a low cost, ultra-compact, light-weight and easy to use module catering to wide range of industrial applications based on IWR6843AoP ES2.0 from Texas Instruments.

OVERVIEW

Based on Texas Instruments IWR6843AoP ES2.0, an ultra-high-resolution single chip FMCW RADAR sensor, the Industrial mmWave RADAR on Module is ideal for low power, self-monitored, ultra-accurate RADAR systems in an industrial environment. The highlight of the Industrial mmWave RADAR module is the IWR6843AoP ES2.0 mmWave Sensor Chipset, which comes with Integrated Antenna on Package, reducing RF PCB design challenges, product cost and footprint drastically. The 60GHz IWR6843AoP ES2.0 Industrial mmWave RADAR on Module operates at frequency bands of 60-64GHz. Currently, the IWR6843 mmWave Sensor is one of the most powerful and highly integrated in Industrial RADAR market.

IWR6843AoP Industrial mmWave RADAR

The IWR6843AoP ES2.0 based Industrial mmWave RADAR module comes with advanced features such as FMCW Transceiver, DSP for Advanced Signal Processing, Hardware Accelerator (for FFT, Filtering, and CFAR Processing), ARM R4F Microcontroller, Built-in Calibration and Self-test in a compact form factor (46.25 X 15.76 mm). The IWR6843AoP ES2.0 Industrial mmWave RADAR on Module is powered via USB / Expansion Header in standalone mode and delivers processed point cloud RADAR data (Target’s ID, Range, Angle and Velocity). The AoP IWR6843 mmWave Sensor on Module comes with SDK 3.5, along with object detection sample application.

Mistral’s 60GHz IWR6843AoP ES2.0 Industrial mmWave RADAR Module comes with a robust Mechanical mount which also acts as a Thermal plate, which facilitates easy mounting to an end product. As the AoP RADAR on Module is built around IWR6843AoP ES2.0 from Texas Instrument, this assures long lifecycle and support. Mistral adds value by supplying pre-certified AoP Industrial mmWave RADAR Modules which helps customer to accelerate time to market, reduces certification risks and seamless product integration.

Mistral Software IPs

Mistral offers three optional software IPs that can support and accelerate product development lifecycle. (i) Host Parser Application helps product developers to parse the point cloud data received from the RADAR and makes it available as an API. (ii) Remote Firmware Upgrade enables OEMs to upgrade the RADAR firmware remotely over UART interface for commercially deployed products. (iii) Multi Configuration Management helps the developers load and store up to five RADAR configurations and manage them remotely during both development and after deployment. One of the configurations can be set to Autoload on Power-on, enabling instant streaming of point cloud data. These Software IPs are not a part of standard deliverables, developers can optionally order based on the development needs.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Integrated Antenna on Package IWR6843AoP ES2.0 mmWave Sensor
  • FMCW Transceiver with Integrated PLL, Transmitter, Receiver, Baseband and ADC
  • 60-64GHz Coverage With 4 GHz continuous Bandwidth
  • Built-in Calibration and Self-Test
  • ARM® Cortex® R4F-Based Radio Control System for Object Detection and Interface control
  • C674x DSP for Advanced Signal Processing
  • Hardware Accelerator for FFT, Filtering, and CFAR Processing
  • Host Connectivity: 2 x UART / UART over USB
  • Peripherals Support: SPI/CAN, GPIOs, Reset, SOP2 interface support
  • SDK 3.5 from Texas Instrument’s with demo applications
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 85 degree Celsius
  • Dimension: 46.25 X 15.76 mm