Texas Instruments is bringing precision and intelligence to a range of applications spanning the automotive, factory and building automation, and medical markets.
TI’s millimetre wave (mmWave) single-chip complementary CMOS (Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) portfolio includes five solutions across two families of 76 to 81GHz sensors with a complete end-to-end development platform. Available for sampling, the AWR1x and IWR1x sensor portfolio delivers up to three times more accurate sensing than current mmWave solutions on the market. The combination of sophisticated analogue design techniques paired with digital signal processing enables designers to implement intelligent and contactless sensing in their systems.
Key features and benefits of the mmWave sensor portfolio
Groundbreaking precision designed for automotive radar
Traditionally, developers have encountered obstacles while creating SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International Level 2 and above functionality in vehicles, with sensor size and power a particular hindrance. TI’s AWR1x mmWave portfolio allows developers to meet these requirements through built-in quality standards, unprecedented precision in a small form factor and low power envelope, all while enabling a low cost implementation. Designers can not only enhance ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and autonomous driving safety features - including ISO 26262 which enables Automotive safety integrity level (ASIL)-B - but also deliver features such as automated parking assistance, pedestrian detection, and occupancy and driver monitoring.
Bringing robust mmWave sensing to Industrial applications
Servicing the need for improved efficiency in factory, building automation systems and smart infrastructure, developers are now able to leverage TI’s intelligent and robust portfolio of mmWave sensors. In addition, this sensing technology can be used to transform existing capabilities in growing areas such as medical equipment, tank-level sensing, robotic vision and drones. TI’s IWR1x mmWave contactless sensors can be used in environments without interference from lighting, rain, dust, fog or frost, making them uniquely robust indoors or outdoors. By determining the range, velocity and angle of objects around the equipment, the sensors can adapt to dynamic scenarios instantaneously.