Radar sensor Forum Discussions
We are excited to announce the release of Radar Development Kit 3.5.1, which is now available for download from the Infineon Developer Center.
This release introduces a range of new features, improvements, and fixes, and includes the following components:
- Radar SDK v3.5.0
- Radar Fusion GUI v3.5.4
- ifxdaq v4.0.0
- RBB Firmware v2.6.0
Please see below for details on the new features and changes in this release.
Radar SDK v3.5.0
- General API for Controlling FMCW Radar Devices
Radar SDK 3.5 introduces a new and versatile general API for controlling FMCW radar devices. The API can accommodate all FMCW-based radar sensors, and it includes a new configuration structure that supports multiple chirp configurations within a single frame.
- Revised Continuous Wave API
The Continuous Wave API has been revised and is now structured similarly to the FMCW API. To create a Continuous Wave instance, it is no longer necessary to create a device instance and pass it as a parameter. The function call of ifx_cw_create returns a Continuous Wave instance, and the configurations for the ADC and baseband have also been restructured. The previous configuration (ifx_Avian_Config_t) no longer exists.
Radar Fusion GUI v3.5.4
- Support for BGT60UTR11AIP FMCW 60GHz Sensor
Radar Fusion GUI now supports the BGT66UTR11AIP FMCW 60GHz sensor. This includes sensor configuration, raw ADC data acquisition, and presence sensing application.
- Expert Mode
An Expert Mode has been introduced for 60GHz FMCW sensors in the Radar Fusion GUI. This mode includes a Timing Model view for the given frame configuration, multiple chirp configurations within a frame, a Difference Deviation plot designed to characterize inter-chirp performance, and a power consumption value display at the status bar for Avian sensors.
- Dummy Sensor Support
Dummy sensor support is now available for compatible sensors. Users can experiment with sensor configurations and import/export these configurations to the register file, and visualization of timing and power modes for configured chirps.
- Recording of Raw ADC Data
The recording of raw ADC data format now standardizes to the ifxdaq recording format for FMCW 60GHz Sensors. Raw data is stored in standard .npy format, and meta-data and sensor configs are stored in a separate JSON format. The GUI offers playback of legacy recordings, but any recording from the GUI will be in the new format. A converter in the Recording menu is available to convert legacy recordings to the new format.
- Register Export and Import
Register export and import options have been included for FMCW devices.
- Presence Sensing App Upgrade
The presence sensing app has undergone an upgrade with a more robust algorithm. New additions include a separate visualization dedicated to presence sensing, and display of the range of strongest targets alongside presence information.
- Range Spectrogram and Doppler Spectrogram Plots
New range spectrogram and Doppler spectrogram plots have been added.
- Clipping Detection
A display indicating clipping detection has been integrated into the status bar. This alert will trigger if the ADC time domain signal exceeds the limits of [-1, +1].
- The convention for displaying approaching targets on the positive side of the velocity axis of the range Doppler map has been aligned.
- The range and angle measurement algorithm has been enhanced to achieve detection ranges of over 10 meters.
- Simultaneous visualization of multiple Rx antennas has been added to the Range Doppler Map plot.
- Fix the import of registers in a dummy device mode (reported in v3.5.3)
- Fix the allowed RF frequency range for supported FMCW sensors (reported in v3.5.3)
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Following the said launch, please be informed that these XENSIV™ Radar 24GHz demo kits are therefore discontinued: Sense2Go, Sense2GoL, Distance2Go and Position2Go.
We are transferring our support capabilities towards the new kits. For the discontinued kits, we will reduce and eventually stop our support including telephone, chat, community support forum, or e-mail inquiries. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Please find all needed information on all our 24GHz radar products and kits on www.infineon.com/24ghz.
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I have a radar evaluation board 24GHz Radar Development Kit Based on Infineon’s RF-Transceiver BGT24MTR12 and Microcontroller XMC4400.
As far as I know, BGT24MTR12 is a FMCW radar chip. Why can't I get range/distance information when I analyze the data provided by the RFBeam USB Auido software? The software can only provide velocity information
. Therefore, I guess the transmitting is fixed frequency not FMCW signal.
Besides, As shown in 24GHz-Radar-Development-Kit-Users-Guide, "Upgrading to FMCW capability for range/distance measurements can also be updated from the Infineon website link.". How can I get the code?
Could you share the code with me?
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I've recently purchased the 24Ghz radar development board BGT24-RFB2412 (with the XMC4400-F100k512 AB micro-controller).
I'm trying to upload a new firmware from the sample code I got with the board.
I tried to use Dave and the usb port but I couldn't make the IDE communicate with board.
Is it possible to use the usb port for this or I have to use the cortex-debug JTAG connection?
Another unrelated question: In the board brochure it says that I can find an example code in infineon's website:
Basic Doppler motion sensing capability comes by default with kit.
DAVE™ SW environment can be downloaded via Infineon website link.
Upgrading to FMCW capability for range/distance measurements can also
be updated from the Infineon website link."
I couldn't find this code... maybe I can get a link here?
Noam. Show Less
We purchased this board from Avnet, part number: DEMOSENSE2GO2TOBO1 (photo attached).
Because of confusion with Avnet's part number and website (the photo on the associated webpage looks unrelated), we are unclear on whether we received a Sense2Go or a Sense2Go2. Notice that the writing on the board says Sense2Go_3.1, but the photo of our board above matches the photo on a newer Avnet sales page for part number: 'DEMO SENSE2GO2' (link below)
Can anyone help us figure out which board we have? And if we have Sense2Go2, how to get software updates that will allow us to stream data via UART. Show Less
I read about this in an article and its very cool! Just to clarify - is this dev kit capable of detecting the x,y,z co-ordinates as well as the velocity/motion of the target? Show Less
I'm using BGT24MTR11 chip and I need to calculate VCO frequency based on tuning voltage. Vfine and Vcoarse are equal.
I have found a graph in BGT24MTR11 application note 305, but without equation I can only assume if, for example, at 25 degrees and 1.5V frequency is 24.3GHz or 24.4GHz?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Nenad Show Less
We have purchased 24 GHz Radar and were trying to do some measurements. However there are too many ghost targets appearing on the GUI. We are doing in open space indoor measurements.
Receiver : Rx1,
Gain : High
Target Threshold : 30
Gap Around Target : 1
Filter Static Objects : Off
RCS Compensation : Off
When these settings are done, we are not able to detect the correct range of the target or the angle of arrival.
We removed the metal plate from the current position (7 metres) and asked a human to walk with the same settings, unless he comes to 4.5 m -3.5 m , I dont see any target being detected at all , however we dont see many ghost targets appearing [ Case: Filter Static Objects :On]
I have gone through the code to get the relationship between Gap around the target and Target Threshold, however looks very tedious to find ? Can someone suggest what are the best settings to detect the target stable without ghost targets !!
Thanks and regards,
Kalyan Show Less
I'm trying to start looking into the code for the Automotive 24GHz Radar Development Kit.
In the attached guide for it, in section 2.2 (pg. 7), it asks to install the “SWFramework_3v1r0.zip” from the Infineon homepage, however I cannot find that file anywhere.
I've tried downloading the Free Entry Tricore Toolchain, but that doesn't seem to work.
Thanks in advance!
Here's the attachment:
I am using the 24GHz automotive radar kit. The measurements returned by the radar kit for the distance, speed, angle and RCS seem to be very inconsistent and unreliable. Is anyone else having this problem too? Show Less
Have any of you successfully installed and setup the Sense2Go Development Kit? I would love to hear your experiences, what problems you ran into and workarounds you created?
I just got the kit and have followed all the resources that Infineon provides but am still struggling to get things working. I have limited knowledge of working with C++ and other microcontrollers. Is using this kit too out of the depth of a relative novice?
Thanks for any help you can give! Show Less