Plextek’s PLX-T60 platform enables rapid development and deployment of bespoke mm-wave radar solutions at scale and pace.
The PLX-T60 platform combines the Texas Instruments xWR6843 single-chip 60 – 64 GHz mm-wave radar chipset with a novel substrate integrated waveguide antenna designed to deliver enhanced sensing performance. The antenna design enables the full bandwidth of the chip to be realised, providing either greater range resolution or enabling more devices to operate concurrently without mutual interference compared to other designs. Different antenna designs generate different beam patterns to suit a range of applications with optimal performance.
The PLX-T60 platform can output detections, point-cloud data, range-Doppler maps and raw baseband signals. It is also compatible with TI’s mm-wave studio.
Images show detection of moving target using the xWR6843ISK evaluation board (above), and a PLX-T60 platform (below)
*Compared with Texas Intruments xWR6843ISK Evaluation board
The PLX-T60 platform can be used for a wide and diverse range of applications, including but not limited to:
Ball tracking in sports
(e.g. tennis, cricket)
(vehicles and autonomous platforms)
Activity detection and classification
Vital signs monitoring
PLX-T60 mm-wave radar
The PLX-T60 platform can be integrated into your product through:
A: An antenna, which can be configured for a range of different application
B: xWR6843 Chipset with bespoke firmware modifications to support non standard antenna configuration
C: Electronic circuitry to power and drive the radar chipset and provide connectivity to external devices
Very short range wide field of view (3D)
Short range (3D)
Medium range (3D)
Long range detection and tracking (2D)
Size: 70 x 60 x 8mm*
Power Consumption: Up to 2.5 W
Frequency Range: 60 – 64 GHz Antenna return loss better than 10 dB
Beamwidth Configurations: Azimuth – 36˚ to 110˚ (HPBW) Elevation – 12˚ to 30˚
Angular Resolution: Azimuth – from 12˚ Elevation – from 3˚
Range Resolution: From 4 cm
Detection Range: Up to 150 m for person
Supply Voltage: 5 V, 500 mA
* may vary with selected antenna pattern
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