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IWR1642BOOST: Does IWR1642Boost radar can generate 8 virtual channels data using two Tx's

Part Number: IWR1642BOOST


Good day.

Our customer has an inquiry regarding the IWR1642BOOST. I have copied it below and we appreciate your help on this.

"Does (IWR1642Boost radar + using radar studio )can generate 8 virtual channels data using two Tx's enabled at same time ?

If I want to capture the data, By enabling two Transmitters enabled, with 4 receivers Can I get 8 virtual channels data with phase maintaining of theta, 2theta, 3theta, 4theta, 5theta, on .
Or I can enable only 1 Tx at one time and can generate 4 channel data ??

I want to go for TDM-MIMO mode to achieve 8 visual antenna and better angle resolution. So can we enable two transmitters at same time and generate 8 visual antenna channel data ?"

Thank you for your support.



  • Hello

    While we get you more details.

    The Output channels depends on the number of receivers. One per channel.

    Thank you,


  • HI, Cedrick:

    Usually in our TDM-MIMO mode, we enable TX1 at chirp1 and then enable TX2 at chirp2.  Then at the receive side, when we combine TX1 and TX2, we get 8 virtual antennas.  

    But if you enable TX1 and TX2 at the same time, then you only get 4 RX channel.   

    If you enable TX1 and TX2 at the same time, but change the phase between TX1 and TX2 for different chirp, then it is called BPM MIMO, not TDM-MIMO any more.