Analog Devices Inc. EV-TINYRAD24G Radar Eval Module

Analog Devices Inc. EV-TINYRAD24G Radar Eval Module allows the implementation and testing of radar sensing applications in the 24GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band. This module utilizes Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radio signals and an integrated antenna array in a Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) radar scheme. The EV-TINYRAD24G eval module features a range resolution of 60cm with a range of 100m, two front side transmit antennas, and four front side receive antennas. These combined antennas, similar to Digital BeamForming (DBF), allow the TinyRad module to detect the distance, speed, and angular position of multiple targets simultaneously. This eval module offers reverse-side ADF5904 24GHz receive MMIC, reverse-side ADF4159 13GHz Phase-Locked Loop (PLL), reverse-side ADAR7251 16-bit, 4-channel ADC, and reverse-side ADSP-BF706 Blackfin® DSP. The raw Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) data is forwarded by the onboard Blackfin ADSP-BF706 Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to the PC. Typical applications include target detection and tracking.

Features

  • 24GHz to 24.25GHz MIMO FMCW radar
  • Flexible FMCW measurement timing
  • Range resolution of 60 cm, range = 100 m (for RCS = 1m2)
  • 3dB beamwidth = 75° in azimuth and 15° in elevation with azimuth resolution using MIMO angle estimation = 20°
  • 85mm x 55mm PCB
  • 2 front side transmit antennas
  • 4 front side receive antennas
  • Reverse side ADF5901 24GHz transmit Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC)
  • Reverse side ADF5904 24GHz receive MMIC
  • Reverse side ADF4159 13GHz PLL
  • Reverse side ADAR7251 16-bit and 4-channel ADC
  • Reverse side ADSP-BF706 Blackfin DSP
  • Accompanying software controls all functions from a PC
  • Externally powered via the USB connection
  • Suitable for target detection and tracking

Kit Contents

  • EV-TINYRAD24G
  • USB memory stick containing software
  • Board mount with USB-C cable
  • Corner reflector

Block Diagram

Block Diagram - Analog Devices Inc. EV-TINYRAD24G Radar Eval Module

Dimensions

Mechanical Drawing - Analog Devices Inc. EV-TINYRAD24G Radar Eval Module
Published: 2020-06-03 | Updated: 2022-03-11