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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Years ago to participate in Infineon's "AURIX development board free gift" activities, applied to the TC234 KIT evaluation board (later directly called development board), has been delayed until now to post, first of all, say sorry.
Free TC234 KIT development board, only a bare board, other supporting information and hardware are not available, the debugging environment is first of all a hassle, this post mainly describes the process of building my environment and the debugging process of the first program.
1. Solving power supply problems
Search for the development board on the Internet, see the power supply 12V1.3A, so find an adjustable digital power supply, power on the development board can run normally, the power indicator and the first LED can be lit normally, press the reset button, the system reset, reset light, everything is normal. (As shown)
2、Solve the download problem
Running light program is very simple, is the GPIO port level switching, not repeated here, the code is attached.
The development tool is ADS, after creating the project of TC234, the code can be written according to the attachment.
Observe the download port of the development board, there is a 10-pin DAP connector in the center, use a multimeter to confirm the pin direction of the DAP;
Use miniWiggler V3 to download the generated hex file, and the runtime runs normally after the download. (As shown in the picture)
First time posting, there may be many shortcomings, please understand, and welcome criticism.
Prepare to do a series of application articles, the subsequent will be sent to use the TC234 drive ELMOS radar to detect obstacles, the update time is not certain.
In the user guide for the BGT60LTR11AIP it states the possible values for pulse on time are :
however in the firmware for the REF BGT60LTR11AIP MO the registers are labeled as followed:
Can you clarify which is the correct set of values? As this will affect the value of external cap required.
Hi I am new to this. I have a Infineon demo BGT60TR13c radar wanted to use that for Human vital sensing like respiratory rate and heart rate sensing and blood pressure sensing. Can I have a suggestion how can I start it and any references i should be aware of .Really looking forward to your help.Show Less
I collected data in Infineon BGT60TR13C radar sensor, but i forgot to check the .txt option for some of the scenarios in Radar Fusion GUI. Is there a way to get the txt file from the bin file without redoing the procedure again? Thanks in advance.Show Less
I am working with the BGT24LTR11 RF transceiver. I am trying to find a radar development kit compatible with this Radar sensor with the hopes of finding an SDK. My end goal is to read waveform IQ samples. So far the only Radar Development Kit I have been able to find is for 60GHz applications.
I am using BGT60TR13C and want to acquire raw data.I follow the follwing link https://github.com/Infineon/sensor-xensiv-bgt60trxx?tab=readme-ov-file#using-the-library-for-your-own-platform and the my code running and frames are successfully transmitted showing on my VT-Command.now i want to get raw data for which i had read the old post on the forum.but according to following path Radar SDK Recorder app available at radar_sdk\sdk\apps\c\recorder, and set the desired configuration into the config_recorder.json file available at radar_sdk\sdk\apps\c\share\ to record the raw data.i could not found recorder app except these libs ifx_advanced_motion_sensors ifxalgo,avian,base,comport.cw,fmcw,ltr11,mimose,motion angle,radar,radardevicecommon,radarpresesence sensing and radar segmentation.
kindly help me to navigate this issue.
We are prototyping a golf ball launch monitor, is this the best evaluation board for this purpose?
We are a little concerned about vertical beamwidth as the ball could launch as high as 30 degrees.
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I have a designed a board using the BGT60LTR11AIP, it works as expected and then randomly the sensor will just stop and the
I am using the sensor in pulsed SPI mode and have set up the registers as suggested in REF BGT60LTR11AIP MO.
IFI/IFQ when board operating as expected:
IFI/IFQ signals waveforms not as expected:
Do you have any idea what could cause the IFI/IFQ signals to stop being as expected, I have checked the oscillator and I am still getting the correct frequency waveform.Show Less
I'm developing an application using a BGT60TR13C radar sensor to measure the water level inside a PVC pipe.
I have to implement the radar sensor on the top of the PVC pipe like in the picture below:
We also follow the design guide at the link below to design the radome to reduce the FoV of the sensor
I have tested the Radar_Presence_Application example with the Rapid IoT Connect Developer Kit
and the XENSIV™ BGT60TR13C Wing Board. But the results seem highly accurate, It seems like the distance fluctuates too much. (Resolution of distance around 30cm???)
Our goal for this system is to achieve an accuracy of about +-2cm, is it possible?
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I am using (BGT60TR13C radar KIT).After succesfully setting it up with my pc and running an application "Radar presence Application"which shows the information about presence in and presence out.Now i want to aquire a script that provides sensed data.How can i acquire it.