The integration-ready Acconeer XM132 Entry Module

Written by Mike Benson

October 22, 2020

 

The XM132 is an integration-ready low-power module with outstanding system cost, optimized for use cases such as presence detection and contactless monitoring of tank levels. With a solderable design featuring a land grid array and software adapted for specific use cases, cost and time-to-market are streamlined.

The XM132 Entry Module integrates the A111 pulsed coherent radar sensor with a 32-bit 64 MHz Arm® Cortex® M0+ MCU, the STM32G071CBU6 from STMicroelectronics, with 128 KB of Flash memory and 36 KB of RAM. The module supports a single supply operating voltage range from 1.8 V to 3.6 V.

For a quick and easy start, use the evaluation board XE132, which has the XM132 entry module soldered to it. The XE132 has support for UART communication over USB, which enables a straight-forward way to flash and debug the module, as well as easy access to all interfaces from the XM132 module via pin-headers.

Features  

  • Sensor Type: A111 60 GHz pulsed coherent radar (PCR)

  • Size: 25×20 mm

  • MCU: ARM® Cortex™ M0+ CPU STM32G071CBU6

  • Programming interface: SW flash and SW debug with XE132 evaluation board

  • Software: Module software, SDK, and Exploration tool available for download

  • Board connector: Solderable

  • Measures absolute range: Depends on object and application, typical max range between 0.5-10 m

  • Multiple objects: Yes

  • Half Power Beam Width (HPBW): 40° / 80°

  • Need for open or visible aperture: No

  • External Interfaces: UART, I2C, GPIO, Reset

  • Power supply: Single supply operating voltage range: 1.8V to 3.6V

  • Power consumption: <0.05mW @0.1Hz sweep rate

  • Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C

Applications

  • Low-power distance measurement with mm accuracy for selected use cases 

  • Smart presence & Motion detection

  • Parking space occupancy detection

  • Level measurement (waste level, tank level)

Interested? Email us at sales@glyn.com.au

Information extracted from acconeer.com (link)

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