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RadioVerse SDR transceiver technologies offer several evaluation options, including prototyping platforms, full evaluation systems, software simulation tools, device drivers, and more. Pick the evaluation option that best suits your requirements and stage in the design cycle.

RadioVerse also offers reference designs and 3rd party hardware for fast prototyping and moving from concept to market.

Design File Packages for AD9361, AD9363, AD9364, AD9371 and AD9375

Take the first step in your design process by downloading and thoroughly reviewing either the AD9361, AD9363, AD9364, AD9371 or AD9375 design file package.


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AD9375 Evaluation Boards

AD9371 Evaluation Boards

Evaluation Options

There are several evaluation options available for the AD9371 integrated RF transceiver. Both the full product evaluation system and the prototyping platform are available in narrow tuning (ADRV9371-N/PCBZ) or wide tuning (ADRV9371-W/PCBZ) range options.

  FMC-Compatible Mezzanine Cards FMC Motherboards FPGA Design Control and Data Capture
Evaluation System
  • ADRV9371-N/PCBZ
  • ADRV9371-W/PCBZ
  • Xilinx® ZC706
  • Provided binary, verified with Xilinx JESD204B IP
  • Binary used to characterize IC performance
  • Operating system-agnostic API source in ANSI C
  • Command/control and data capture via Windows GUI
Prototyping Platform
  • ADRV9371-N/PCBZ
  • ADRV9371-W/PCBZ
  • Xilinx Development Boards
  • Publicly available HDL on GitHub, verified with Xilinx and Altera JESD204B cores
  • Open-source GUI, Windows®, Linux,® and OS-X
  • Open-source Linux IIO device driver
  • Streams data to GNU radio, MATLAB, and Simulink
Software Simulation Tool Filter Designer

Determine frequency settings, setup filter coefficients and sample rates, and design filters with minimal trial and error. Easily create custom filters, examine filter performance, and quickly generate coefficient for implementation, input into Simulink model or hardware.

AD9361 Evaluation Boards

AD9364 Evaluation Boards

Software Defined Radio (SDR) Modules

RF Front-End Reference Designs

 

Software

Evaluation Software

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SoftwareThis system is a software package consisting of a powerful Windows GUI, API source code, DLL, and Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL). Additionally, the system includes a TCP/IP server that allows customer applications written in C#, MATLAB, LabView, Python, etc. to interface to the eval board. From there the customer may run automated testing. The OS- and platform-independent API will integrate into the customer’s software, eliminating the need to write device-specific code.


Two download options are available. One option is the full package including the GUI, HAL, DLL, API binary, etc. used with the evaluation hardware. The other option, intended to be integrated into the customer system, includes only API source code and the ARM firmware. Both are available via the download link below.


Download (AD9371 & AD9375)

Prototyping Software

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Prototyping SystemThis software package is available in binary and a publically maintained source (in github, for complete transparency and revision control). It includes a powerful multi-platform GUI (Windows, Linux, OS X), HDL for Xilinx, and Altera SoC and fabric-only devices. Also provided is Linux kernel device driver code (in the Linux Industrial Input/Output [IIO] framework) and multi-platform (Windows, Linux, OS X) library support with multiple back ends (local, network, USB, etc.). In addition are multiple language/framework bindings (C, C++, C#, MATLAB, Simulink, Python, GNURadio) to interface to the eval board for waveform development and automated testing. A customer can integrate any part of the prototyping platform (HDL, driver, or library) into his or her systems with permissive licenses. The prototype is extensible to accept custom IP (physical layers, or full modems for end systems). The system includes a Board Support Package (BSP) for MathWorks HDL Workflow Advisor.

AD9361 & AD9364: AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ User Guide (Wiki)

AD9371 & AD9375: Prototyping Platform User Guide (Wiki)

No O/S Software Driver

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No OS Software DriverThis software consists of generic device drivers purely written in generic/ANSI-C (compliable for most ANSI C compilers that meet the iso9899:1990 specification) for a bare-metal, No-OS environment. Customers can port these drivers to many different environments and run on many different types of processors, from generic 16-bit MCU to 64-bit processors. The No-OS drivers are designed to run on the Analog Devices HDL reference design, but can also be run on processors that are either separated from the FPGA or integrated (hard or soft) in an SoC (FPGA + CPU) device. By using the No-OS drivers, the customer can eliminate writing device-specific code and directly integrate into end product software.

Download (AD9361 Only) (Wiki)
Download (AD9371 & AD9375) (Wiki)

 

Software Design Tools

JESD204/JESD204B

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JESD204/JESD204B

The JESD204 and the JESD204B revision data converter serial interface standard was created through the JEDEC committee to standardize and reduce the number of data inputs/outputs between high-speed data converters and other devices such as FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays). Analog Devices is an original participating member of the JEDEC JESD204 standards committee, and we have concurrently developed compliant data converter technology and tools and a comprehensive product roadmap to fully enable our customers to take advantage of this significant interfacing breakthrough. Analog Devices’ JESD204 Interface Framework is a system-level software and HDL package targeted at simplifying system development by providing a performance-optimized IP framework that integrates complex hardware such as high speed converters, transceivers, and clocks with various FPGA platforms.


Learn more - JESD204 Serial Interface Resources.

Altera FPGA Interoperability Report for AD9371/AD9375 (PDF)

MicroSemi FPGA Interoperability Report for AD9371/AD9375

Learn more about the JESD204 Interface Framework

Filter Design

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Design filters with minimum trial and error

AD9361 Filter Designer
  • Easily create custom filters
  • Examine filter performance
  • Quickly generate coefficient for implementation
  • Input into Simulink® model or hardware

Learn More - AD9371 & AD9375 (required)

Learn More - AD9361 (Wiki)

Model Based Design and Simulation

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Model Based Design

Simulate and verify AD9361 and AD9371 RF transceivers designs with RF Blockset (formerly SimRF) models, and predict the impact of RF imperfections on your test signals. You can rapidly design and test communications systems by performing system-level simulation, stream RF data, and use standard compliant communication signals with MATLAB® and Simulink®.


Learn More - AD9361 and AD9371

Xilinx Zynq SDR Support from MathWorks Communications System Toolbox

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Zynq-SDR-SupportPrototype and test Xilinx Zynq-based software-defined radio (SDR) systems using MATLAB and Simulink.

Learn More - AD9361

3rd Party Reference Designs and Hardware

Arrow

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ARRadio BoardThe ARRadio board—a result of an Arrow, Analog Devices Inc. and Terasic collaboration—brings next-generation FPGA connectivity via HSMC connector to accelerate prototyping, and the development of a complete radio system. Terasic’s transceiver board featuring ADI’s AD9361 RF Agile Transceiver™ provides designers with a comprehensive platform for SDR development when paired with the Altera Cyclone V SoC-Kit, dramatically reducing time to market and maximizing project success.

For more information or to order this board, visit ARRadio.

Epiq

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EpiqSidekiq X2 multi-tuner RF transceiver card defines the state of the art in high performance flexible RF. Based on Analog Devices’ AD9371 wideband transceiver, the X2 achieves unprecedented levels of RF performance to provide a production ready RF transceiver solution in a VITA 57.1 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) compliant form factor. Sidekiq X2 includes additional features to extend the RF tuning range of the AD9371.

Learn more about Epiq Solutions and the Sidekiq X2 SDR in PartnerZone.

Ettus Research™

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Universal Software Radio Peripheral PlatformEttus Research is proud to announce the USRP N310 software defined radio (SDR). This SDR delivers reliability and fault-tolerance for deployment in large-scale and distributed wireless systems. The USRP N310 simplifies control and management of a network of radios by introducing the unique capability to remotely perform tasks such as updating software, rebooting, factory resetting, self-testing, host PC/ARM debugging, and monitoring system health.

The USRP N310 is one of the highest channel density devices on the SDR market, offering four RX and four TX channels in a half-wide RU form factor. The RF front end uses two AD9371 transceivers, the latest RFIC technology from Analog Devices. Each channel provides up to 100 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth, and covers an extended frequency range from 10 MHz to 6 GHz.

For more information, visit the USRP N310 product page.

HJX

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HJX-AD9371-SDRHJX has released HJX-AD9371-SDR, a high-performance SDR development board, based on ADI's RadioVerse technology AD9371. The HJX-AD9371-SDR development board offers a complete RF-to-baseband solution with high programmability, enabling users to quickly take their radio designs from concept to production.

Learn more about the HJX-AD9371-SDR.

Also available online are two SDR platforms based on AD9361:

Rincon Research

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RaptorRaptor is a next-generation Software-Defined Radio (SDR) development board that combines the flexibility of Analog Device’s AD9361 RF Agile Transceiver with the processing performance of a Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. While maintaining a small and compact form-factor, Raptor includes key signal conditioning features necessary to implement a complete and robust radio solution capable of operation over a 70 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range. Leveraging drivers and references designs from both Analog Devices and Xilinx, the kit includes an open-source BSP, available through GitLab, that includes support for streaming data to GNU Radio at MATLAB.

For more information, please visit Raptor SDR Development Kit.

SIHID

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SIHIDSIHID RCB transmit module is a HD digital video transmission solution for UAV and wireless surveillance. In a small form factor, the module could transmit COFDM modulated RF video signals over 70MHz to 6GHz frequency range, enabled by AD936x. 

Learn more on SIHID RCB COFDM Transmit Module.

Simpulse

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Simpulse SL100 BoardSimpulse’s SL100 Mobile data-link modem is a professional ultra robust radio link solution dedicated to very long-range and highly mobile data transmissions with bitrate from 10 kbits/sec to 5 Mbits/sec. SL100 supports bi-directional links for data/video, telemetry and control command. The modem features superior robustness in mobile conditions and very high sensitivity using proprietary waveforms and SDR technologies, including the RadioVerse AD936x.

Learn more on the SL100 mobile data-link modem.


New White Paper: How to enable unprecedented long-range data-links using the SL100 modem
(Simpulse, 9/2017)

TaiSync

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Taisync digital HD wireless linkTaiSync digital HD wireless link is an ideal solution for mission critical tasks, such as unmanned vehicles, industrial robots, video surveillance. Based on ADI AD936x and proprietary waveforms, this SDR-based system features excellent RF performance, full sub-6G band support, and flexible data interfaces. The excellent capabilities of bi-directional communications, long range, NLOS performance and mobile reception enable the use of video and control links for different scenarios. In addition, the system can be programmed to support both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications.

For more information, please visit 2.4GHz HDMI-USB Wireless Module.

VadaTech

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VadaTechVadaTech has released several SDR modules based on AD9371 and AD9361 in various form factors. The AMC597 utilizes four AD9371 connected to a Kintex UltraScale™ FPGA providing eight transceiver channels making it suitable for signal SDR, BTS, antenna systems, research and instrumentation. The FMC214 combines RF front end, frequency synthesizers for Rx and for Tx, mixed signal baseband section and flexible digital interface to host processor through the LPC connector. Utilizing AD9361, the FMC214 operates within the 70 MHz to 6.0 GHz frequency range, covering most licensed and unlicensed bands, and provides an instantaneous bandwidth programmable from 200 KHz to 56 MHz.


For more product information & full datasheets, please visit AMC597, VPX597, FMC214.

Vanteon

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The Vanteon vPrisum™ software-defined radio (SDR) platform provides a highly integrated, small, but very flexible system for high performance signal processing applications, at a reasonable cost. The platform consists of a single module that includes all the digital and RF circuitry to implement a fully capable SDR. Vanteon selected the AD9361 as the anchor RF transceiver due to its wide frequency range from 70 MHz to 6 GHz, allowing it to be adaptable to customized solutions with minimal hardware modifications. The vPrisum design can be leveraged into numerous applications such as smart meter collection systems, low cost cellular base stations, security products, customizable industrial, medical, and military radios, and test equipment, especially where multiple waveforms need to communicate at the same time.


Learn more about Vanteon and the vPrisum™ on PartnerZone.


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