24GHz MIMO Radar Module Eval Kit

24GHz MIMO Radar module Evaluation Kit is a MIMO Radar module with Analog Devices MMICs ADF5901 24 GHz VCO and PGA with 2-Channel PA Output and ADF5904 4-Channel 24 GHz Receiver Downconverter. MIMO (Multi Input Multi Output) array antenna technology used in this module enables long-distance and wide-range azimuth detection, virtually increasing the number of Rx elements and improve the azimuth resolution.

Macnica's partner Sharp Takaya provides its signal processing technology for this module, enabling accurate detection of the angle and distance of the reflected wave and displaying the point with signal strength.

Heat map display (Sharp Takaya Evaluation Tool)
Heat map display (Sharp Takaya Evaluation Tool)

The derived signal data can be used to recognize objects such as people, cars, obstacles, etc. A sample radar display application software is included in the kit to show the strength of signals in a "heatmap" style scope.

MIMO Radar basics

24 GHz spectrum is an ISM band widely used for radar applications in many countries.

Macnica offers 6 different types of MIMO configurations for this module kit to meet various customer requirements.


  • Module Size:100(W)mm x 100(D)mm x 7.5(H)mm
  • Interface:USB2.0(UART), USB3.0(Power)
  • Power supply:5.0V
  • Current consumption:0.7A
  • Frequency:24.05~24.25GHZ
  • Modulation bandwidth:190 MHz
  • Measurement distance range (Typ.) : 0.75~105m
  • Angle distance range (Typ.):±40deg
  • Chirp time:260us


  • High precision and miniaturization achieved by ADI’s MMIC and Sharp Takaya's signal processing technology
  • MIMO technology enables detection with a wide range of azimuth over a long distance
  • Detection of body movement and vibration is also possible
  • 24 GHz used in many countries

6 types of MIMO configurations

Antenna Type 24 GHz 1x8 1x8 40


24GHz 1x4-1x4-40


24GHz 1x2-1x2-40


24GHz 1x8-1x8-70


24GHz 1x4-1x4-70


24GHz 1x2-1x2-70


Transceiver (Tx) Patch 1x8 1x4 1x2 1x8 1x4 1x2
Receiver (Rx)


1x8 1x4 1x2 1x8 1x4 1x2
Transmit antenna 
half-angle (Typ.)
Azimuth (deg) +/- 40 +/- 40 +/- 40 +/- 70 +/- 70 +/- 70
Elevation (deg) +/- 7 +/- 10 +/- 20 +/- 7 +/- 10 +/- 20
Receiving antenna 
half-angle (Typ.)
Azimuth (deg) +/- 40 +/- 40 +/- 40 +/- 70 +/- 70 +/- 70
Elevation (deg) +/- 7 +/- 10 +/- 20 +/- 7 +/- 10 +/- 20
Polarization direction   Vertical Vertical Vertical Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal
Output power (Typ.) dBm EIRP 20 18.5 16 18.5 15 12

Circuit Configurations

Devices Used:

  • ADF5901:24 GHz VCO and PGA with 2-Channel PA Output
  • ADF5904:4-Channel, 24 GHz, Receiver Downconverter
  • ADF4159:13 GHz, Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizer
  • ADAR7251:4-Channel, 16-Bit, Continuous Time Data Acquisition ADC
  • ADSP-BF706:Low Power 400MHz Blackfin+ Embedded Processor with 1MByte L2 SRAM
  • ADP5024:Dual 3 MHz, 1200 mA Buck Regulators with One 300 mA LDO
  • ADM7172:6.5 V, 2 A, Ultralow Noise, High PSRR, Fast Transient Response CMOS LDO


24GHz Schematics

For more information: