The AWR1642 device is an integrated single-chip FMCW radar sensor
capable of operation in the 76- to 81-GHz band. The device is built with TI’s low-power 45-nm
RFCMOS process and enables unprecedented levels of integration in an extremely small form factor.
The AWR1642 is an ideal solution for low-power, self-monitored, ultra-accurate radar systems in the
The AWR1642 device is a self-contained FMCW radar sensor single-chip
solution that simplifies the implementation of Automotive Radar sensors in the band of 76 to 81
GHz. It is built on TI’s low-power 45-nm RFCMOS process, which enables a monolithic implementation
of a 2TX, 4RX system with built-in PLL and A2D converters. It integrates the DSP subsystem, which
contains TIs high performance C674x DSP for the Radar Signal processing. The device includes an
ARM R4F-based processor subsystem, which is responsible for radio configuration, control, and
calibration. Simple programming model changes can enable a wide variety of sensor implementation
(Short, Mid, Long) with the possibility of dynamic reconfiguration for implementing a multimode
sensor. Additionally, the device is provided as a complete platform solution including reference
hardware design, software drivers, sample configurations, API guide, and user documentation.
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