Mouser adds Texas Instruments sensor evaluation module

Described as easy to use, the IWR6843LEVM is a 60GHz mmWave sensor evaluation platform for the IWR6843 with an FR4-based antenna. Available from distributor, Mouser Electronics, the IWR6843LEVM may be used to evaluate both the IWR6843 and IWR6443 sensors. 

This evaluation module enables access to point cloud data and power over USB interfaces. The IWR6843LEVM supports direct connectivity to the MMWAVEICBOOST and DCA1000EVM development kits. IWR6843LEVM contains everything required to develop software for on-chip C67x digital signal processor (DSP) cores, hardware accelerators (HWAs), and low-power Arm Cortex-R4F controllers, confirmed Mouser.

Texas Instruments’ IWR6832LEVM is supported by mmWave tools and software, namely mmWave studio (MMWAVE-STUDIO) and the mmWave software development kit (MMWAVE-SDK). Additional boards may be used to enable additional functionality. For example, DCA1000EVM allows access to the sensor’s raw data via a low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) interface. The MMWAVEICBOOST development kit allows software development and trace capabilities via Code Composer Studio (CCSTUDIO). IWR6843LEVM paired with MMWAVEICBOOST can interface with the MCU LaunchPad development kit ecosystem.

The sensor evaluation module has four receive (4RX) three transmit (3TX) antenna with 120 degrees azimuth field of view (FoV) and 80 degree elevation FoV.

Discrete DC/DC power management includes onboard capability for power-consumption monitoring.

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