Q8 SDR Dock
A Daughterboard for the Q8 processor card that incorporates an SDR module based on Analog Devices’ popular AD9361 wideband transceiver RF System on-a-chip (RFSoC). The Xiphos Q8 SDR Dock is a Daughterboard for the Xiphos Q8 Processor Board. It allows the Q8 to be inserted into existing systems with high-bandwidth radio or RF streams. High-performance software-defined radio (SDR) algorithms can then be run on the Q8's processor or FPGA.
The Q8 SDR dock offers the following key features:
- 2x RF Out, 2x RF In, CAN Bus, USB 2.0, PPS In, LVDS GPIO (can be used to support SpaceWire* interface)
- AD9361 SDR module (provided separately)
- 80 x 80 x 34.7 mm (Q8 installed, no RJ45)
- 5V & 12V
- 7.3W (two RF transmitters active)
- * SpaceWire IP core available from Xiphos.
The Q8 SDR Dock is ideal for space applications that require high-performance SDR. It is often used for applications such as satellite communications, Internet of Things, and RF sensing.
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Q-cards are generally used in conjunction with application-specific Daughterboards, which provide a broad range of interfacing options and application-specific electronics. Contact our team to learn more about customization.
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- Control FPGA: ProASIC 3.
- Operating System: Linux
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- Power: typical 5W @ 5V to 16V
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