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IWR1443BOOST: Can AWR1642 do a similar job?

Part Number: IWR1443BOOST
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: AWR1642

Tool/software:

Hello, can the AWR1642 EVM do a similar job in measuring the surface velocity of water?

Please answer if this is possible or not..

  • Hello Josh,

    It should be possible.  consider the following when you do this:

    1. the maximum velocity you can detect is dictated by the chirp time:

    2. and the velocity resolution is dictated by the frame length:

    So in your application consider how the water is moving and select the chirp/frame parameters accordingly. 

    Regards,

    James

  • Thanks so much James. I have another question. Can I set the chirp/frame parameter of my AWR1642 without the mmWave Studio? I have no DCA1000 (very expensive for a student like me) and it is one of the requirements to start the mmWave Studio.

  • Hello Josh,

    the DCA1000 is required if you want to (post)process captured data on your PC.  However, it isn't required if you just want to use a visualizer.  

    Please reference the SDK and this document for instructions on how to do this:

    C:/ti/mmwave_sdk_03_06_02_00-LTS/docs/mmwave_sdk_user_guide.pdf (reference 'running the demos' section)

    MMWAVE-SDK Software development kit (SDK) | TI.com (to download the SDK, including the above mentioned document)

    Regards,

    James