mmWave Radar
mmWave Sensor Evaluation Solution
Batman BM201-VOD mmWave EVM Kit
mmWave Vehicle Occupancy Detection (VOD)

 

 

mmWave Radar


mmWave Solution bridges Hardware & Software World together with Simplicity

Joybien Batman BM201 mmWave EVM Kit is a Texas Instruments (TI) IWR6843 ASIC based millimeter-wave (mmWave) Kit with Frequency-Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar technology capable of operation in the 60GHz to 64GHz band with up to 4 GHz continuous chirp, using 3 Transmission Antennas and 4 Receiving Antennas, for sensing target object’s range, velocity, and angle parameters.

Batman BM201 mmWave EVM Kit is with a small and compact mmWave Module (with low-power, self-monitored, ultra-accurate, and lighting condition independent versatilities), along with a Pi-Hat Board for simple and direct connectivity to a Raspberry Pi or NVIDIA Jetson Nano computer, suitable for various applications including: Education, Engineering, Science, Industrial, Medical, and Business & Consumer.


Applications

  • Education’s Practical Radar Introduction
  • Engineering & Science’s Motion Detection, Displacement, etc.
  • Industrial sensor for Displacement & Safe Guard, Factory Automation, Robotics, etc.
  • Building Automation sensor for Occupancy Detection, Proximity & Position sensing, People Counting, Security and Surveillance
  • Business’ Traffic Monitoring, and Proximity Advertisement


Vehicle Occupancy Detection (VOD)

For plotting a Range-Azimuth-Heatmap with a 64 x 48 Grid Matrix covering: Range of 3 meter / 64 row (approx. 0.047 meter per row) x Azimuth of 108 degree / 48 column (approx. 2.3 degree /column). Subsequently a programmer may write code to group the Grid(s) into Zone(s) for detecting whether the particular Zone(s) is occupied by Target(s); suitable for vehicle occupancy detection or for occupancy detection for an area of around 3 meter x 3 meter.


Batman BM201 EVM Kit + NVIDIA Jetson Nano / Raspberry Pi

Batman BM201 EVM Kit + NVIDIA Jetson Nano

Batman BM201 EVM Kit + Raspberry Pi




Selection:Key Data Mode or Raw Data Mode Application




Features

Operating Frequency

  • 60GHz ~ 64GHz coverage
    with 4GHz continuous bandwidth

Antenna

  • 3 Tx and 4 Rx Antennas on Module, with:
    TX Power: 10 dBm
    RX Noise Figure: 14 dB

Processors

  • ARM R4F based MCU and C674x DSP
    for advanced signal processing

On-Chip Memory

  • 1.75MB

•Internal Memories

  • ECC

•Input Power

  • 3.3Vdc, 2.1A

Batman BM201-VOD EVM Kit includes



Specifications mmWave Sensor Evaluation Module

mmWave ASIC

  • TI IWR6843 Single Chip mmWave Sensor

FMCW Transceiver

  • Integrated PLL, Transmitter, Receiver, Baseband, and A2D
  • 60GHz to 64GHz Coverage With 4GHz Continuous Bandwidth
  • Four Receive Channels
  • Three Transmit Channels
  • Ultra-Accurate Chirp Engine Based on Fractional-N PLL
  • TX Power: 10 dBm
  • RX Noise Figure: 14 dB
  • Phase Noise at 1 MHz: –92 dBc/Hz
  • Antenna Type : ISK Antenna

Built-in Calibration and Self-Test (Monitoring)

  • ARM® Cortex® -R4F-Based Radio Control System
  • Built-in Firmware (ROM)
  • Self-calibrating System Across Frequency and Temperature

DSP

  • C674x DSP for Advanced Signal Processing

On-Chip Memory

  • 1.75MB

MCU

  • ARM R4F Microcontroller for Object Detection, and Interface Control
  • Joybien mmWave Protocol (Per configuration)

I/O

  • Up to 6 ADC Channels (low sample rate monitoring)
  • Up to 2 SPI Ports
  • Up to 2 UARTs
  • I2C – GPIOs

Power Management

  • Built-in LDO Network for Enhanced PSRR
  • I/Os Support Dual Voltage 3.3 V/1.8 V

Clock Source

  • 40MHz

Antenna Orientation

  • 4 receive(RX) 3 transmit (TX) antenna with 108° azimuth field of view (FoV) and 44° elevation FoV

Input Power

  • 3.3VDC, 2.1A source

Operating Temperature
& Humidity

  • 0° to 40° degree Celsius
  • 10 ~ 85% Non-Condensing

Dimensions & Weight

  • 67mm x 46mm x 2mm ; 15 grams net

 

Raspberry Pi-Hat Board /Jetson Nano carrier board

Connector

  • Matching mmWave Module Female Connector
  • Matching Raspberry Pi GPIO Female Connector
  • Micro USB Power Connector
  • Jumpers for Bluetooth Tx/Rx or Raspberry Pi Tx/Rx Selection
  • Jumper for mmWave Raw Data or Key Data Selection

Bluetooth (optional)

  • Joybien JBT24M Bluetooth Low Energy Module

Micro USB Input Power

  • 5VDC, 2Amp.
    (Note: Power Adapter and Micro USB Cable NOT included)

Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity

  • 0° to 40° degree Celsius
  • 10 ~ 85% Non-Condensing

Dimensions & Weight

  • 65.3mm x 56.3mm
  • 30 grams with JBT24M Bluetooth



Python SDK

Python SDK

  • Available on GitHub
    Note: Please refer to README.md file first for proper configuration
  • https://github.com/bigheadG/mmWave

(BM201-VOD)
Vehicle Occupancy Detection

(BM201-LPD)
Long-Range People Detection

(BM201-PC3)
People Counting & Detection

(BM201-TMD)
Traffic Monitoring Detection

(BM201-VSD)
Vital Signs Detection

(BM201-HAM)
High Accuracy Measurement

(BM201-DRN)
Drone Radar Navigation

(BM201-FDS)
Fall Detection Sensing

 

 


Appendix: Joybien mmWave EVM Kit Application Solution Selection

(BM201-VOD)
Zone Occupancy Detection

  • For plotting a Range-Azimuth-Heatmap with a 64 x 48 Grid Matrix covering: Range of 3 meter / 64 row (approx. 0.047 meter per row) x Azimuth of 108 degree / 48 column (approx. 2.3 degree /column). Subsequently a programmer may write code to group the Grid(s) into Zone(s) for detecting whether the particular Zone(s) is occupied by Target(s); suitable for vehicle occupancy detection or for occupancy detection for an area of around 3 meter x 3 meter.

(BM201-LPD)
Long-Range People Detection

  • For a contactless and wearableless Long-Range People Detection (LPD) of 1 meter ~ 50 meters (about 3 ~ 164 feet), for various applications that require people sensing or counting without privacy invasion.

(BM201-PC3)
People Counting & Detection

  • For a wireless People Counting & Detection in 6 x 6 meter or 36 square meter area (or about 387.5 square feet), for various applications that require people sensing, people counting, or people occupancy density estimation without privacy invasion.

(BM201-TMD)
Traffic Monitoring Detection

  • For detecting moving objects (such as vehicles) in 5m ~ 50m with FOV of approx. +/- 54 degrees with Position X&Y, Velocity X&Y info. And based on the detected data, a programmer may write a program to define virtual Zones, for mapping objects (vehicles) moving in and out of certain Zones for traffic monitoring applications.

(BM201-VSD)
Vital Signs Detection

  • For a contactless and wearableless human Vital Signs Detection (VSD) with real-time Heartbeat Rate & Respiration Rate data, for range of 30cm ~ 90cm (about 1~3 feet); along with Status Indicator for sensing the presence of a person, as well as the measurement stability, and whether the person is present but without Vital Signs.

(BM201-HAM)
High Accuracy Measurement

  • For a wireless High Accuracy Measurement (HAM) of an object distance with range of 30cm ~ 3 meters (about 1~10 feet), having millimeter measurement resolution.

(BM201-FDS)
Fall Detection Sensing

  • For wireless sensing of people-fall-detection along with people movement & tracking in 3-Dimensional region covering 6m x 6m area without privacy invasion. The sensed people behavior data are with Position X/Y/Z, Velocity X/Y/Z, and Acceleration X/Y/Z parameters suitable for people movement analysis such as standing, sitting, lying down or falling down positions.

 

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Note:
  • NVIDIA logo, and Jetson Nano are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation.ducation’s Practical Radar Introduction
  • Raspberry Pi logo and Raspberry Pi 4 are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Raspberry Pi Foundation.
  • "Python" is a registered trademark of the PSF.
  • This EVM Kit does not include Raspberry Pi computer, nor NVIDIA Jetson Nano computer.

 



‧ Introduction
   mmWAVE SENSOR EVALUATION SOLUTION

‧mmWave Vehicle Occupancy Detection(VOD)

 ‧FAQ

 

‧ Python SDK (Github)

 

‧ Datasheet (EN)