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nobodyhere

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Date of registration: Mar 9th 2018

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Monday, March 12th 2018, 2:17pm

[SOLVED] Support for MMWAVE radar chips from TI?

Hello,

I am working on MMWAVE automotive radar platforms from TI. They kind of force you to use CCS and TI debuggers, both of which we do not use. I was wondering if segger plans to support these chips or not? They are

AWR1243
AWR1443
AWR1642

Each has a Cortex-R4 in it. If there is no planned support, is there a way I can connect to a generic R4 using Keil or Segger Embedded Studio?

Thanks

SEGGER - Nino

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Date of registration: Jan 2nd 2017

Posts: 1,048

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Monday, March 12th 2018, 5:09pm

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry.
Currently this device is not supported and there are no plans to add support. Actually this is the first time we get an inquiry about this specific device family.
But if they are generic Cortex-R4 compatible you should be able to connect to the using J-Link already by simply specific the generic Cortex-R4 as target device.
For further debug support you can also add support yourself: https://wiki.segger.com/Adding_Support_for_New_Devices

We will get in contact with TI and see if we can get some eval boards with that target device so we can verify support.
According to TI's website the AWR1243 does not seem to have a Cortex-R4 core and is solely a sensor.

Best regards,
Nino
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nobodyhere

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Monday, March 12th 2018, 5:59pm

The 1243 has an R4 core but they have an SPI interface to it, and dont open the firmware, which is probably why they say its just a sensor. I posted in the TI forums and they said that they have been in contact with "you", whatever that means. There are some more 77Ghz chips coming out from ST (and NXP), and a lot of them are setup so you have to use the companies individual IDE, which is a real PITA. Would love segger support on this stuff.

SEGGER - Nino

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Tuesday, March 13th 2018, 9:16am

Hello,

Quoted

I posted in the TI forums and they said that they have been in contact with "you", whatever that means.

If they are in contact with us then not with the engineers. I could not find any correspondence with TI about that chip family.

Quoted

There are some more 77Ghz chips coming out from ST (and NXP), and a lot of them are setup so you have to use the companies individual IDE, which is a real PITA. Would love segger support on this stuff.

Understandable. The chips definitely look interesting. We will see where the TI inquiry got "lost". Otherwise we will simply get in touch with them.

Best regards,
Nino
Please read the forum rules before posting: Forum Rules

Keep in mind, this is not a support forum. Its main purpose is user to user interaction.
Our engineers will try to answer your questions between their projects if possible but this can be delayed by longer periods of time.
Should you be entitled to support contact us per e-mail.
The following contact form can be used for this: https://www.segger.com/about-us/contact-us/