DCA1000 Evaluation Module

Capture LVDS radar data and transmit in real-time over Ethernet


Mistral LogoTexas Instruments (TI) Radar sensor data capture card reference design based on ECP5 FPGA, designed by Mistral – Lattice works closely with industry leaders TI and Mistral to bring this powerful and easy-to-use, ready-for-production design.

Real-time data bridge – The DCA1000 evaluation module (EVM) provides real-time data capture and streaming for two- and four-lane low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) traffic from TI radar-sensor BoosterPack™ EVMs. The data can be streamed out via 1-Gbps Ethernet in real time. The data format can be raw sensor data or headerized multimode data.

Hardware ecosystem support – The board is an optimized and flexible design that works with multiple mmWave EVMs from TI as well as mmWave modules designed by Mistral.


  • Features Lattice ECP5 FPGA - LFE5UM-85F-8BG381I
  • Memory: 2GByte DDR3L, 16MByte SPI Flash
  • Communications: 1Gb/s RGMII Ethernet interface with RJ45 jack. Connects to TI’s xWR1xxx EVM via included Samtec coax micro ribbon cable. Plus USB interface to provide SPI, UART, and I2C interfaces through the onboard FTDI device - used for mmWave Studio
  • 9 user LEDs, 4 push-button switches, and 1×8 and 1×3 DIP switches for user configurations
  • LVDS data rates up to 600 Mbps, both 4 lanes (xWR1243/1443) and 2 lanes (xWR1642)

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Kit Contents

  • DCA1000EVM
  • Warranty card (disclaimer sheet)
  • SD card
  • Ethernet cable
  • Standoffs
  • Samtec® coaxial micro ribbon cable

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