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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 and AD9371

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


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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.

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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

RF Front-End Evaluation Boards

 

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 Only)

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.

AD9361/4: AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ User Guide (Wiki)

AD9371: 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 Only)

 

Software Design Tools

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 (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

Reference Designs and 3rd Party 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.

Avnet

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SDR KitAvnet has released two SDR kits that include Xilinx development platforms and ADI AD9361 FMC boards:

The AES-ZSDR2-ADI-G SDR Evaluation Kit includes Avnet's ZedBoard and is tuned for highest RF performance in the 2400 – 2500 MHz region. This kit is ideal for the RF engineer seeking optimized system performance meeting AD9361 datasheet specifications in a defined range of RF spectrum.


The AES-ZSDR3-ADI-G SDR System Development Kit includes the Xilinx ZC706 development board and supports the AD9361’s full RF tuning range. This kit is ideal for the wireless communications system architect seeking a unified development platform which operates over a wide RF tuning range from 70 MHz – 6 GHz.


Both kits also include Xilinx Vivado® software, four Pulse 4G LTE blade antennas, and reference designs for Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC running Linux.


Avnet has also released the fully-verified PicoZedSDR for software-defined radio incorporates the AD9361 integrated RF Agile Transceiver™ and the Zynq-7035 SoC for proven wideband RF performance on a 100mm x 62mm system on module. Learn more about the design methodology of the PicoZed SDR.


In January 2017 Avnet released a 1x1 PicoZed SDR based on the Analog Devices AD9364 and the Xilinx Zynq-7020 SoC. Learn more about the 1x1 PicoZed SDR.

Epiq

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EpiqEpiq Solutions' Maveriq™ SDR is an advanced software defined radio platform combining multiple RF transceivers, internal solid state drive for data recording, and a gigabit ethernet interface for high speed data access. The overall Maveriq unit supports 2 × 2 MIMO or 4-channel receiver configurations via a pair of AD9361’s, with an RF tuning range from 100 MHz to 6 GHz, 1 kHz step size, and 2 ms tuning time. It includes an integrated GPS receiver with 1 PPS performance, up to a 1 TB internal solid state hard drive (SSD) supporting data recording 100+ MBPS (sustained), and Gigabit Ethernet for interfacing to external systems.

Learn more on the Maveriq™ SDR.

Ettus Research™

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Universal Software Radio Peripheral PlatformADI and Ettus Research™ have collaborated to introduce cutting-edge technology using the AD9361, in the form of a fully integrated, single board, Universal Software Radio Peripheral platform. With continuous frequency coverage from 70 MHz to 6 GHz, the USRPTM B200 and USRP B210 are designed with a comprehensive C++ API, and supported by software frameworks with large developer communities such as GNU Radio. This software and the USRP B200 and B210 enable rapid prototyping with the AD9361.

For more information on these Ettus products, please click B200 or B210.

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.

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 on the vPrisum™.

ZEROTECH

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ZEROTECHZEROTECH’s ZEROTIME-ZT3024 is a full HD digital video link solution for UAV, featuring ultra-low latency and anti-interference capacity. Using AD936x as the key technology enabler for the RF link, ZT3024 could cover up to 2km range with 45ms latency. Moreover, the system transmission utilizes frequency hopping technology (FHSS) and direct-sequence spread spectrum technology (DSSS), multi-antenna MIMO technology and an OFDM modulator to ensure stable and reliable transmission.

Learn more on ZEROTIME-ZT3024.

 

Participants of the RadioVerse



MathWorks

epiqArrow

EttusXilinxBenetel

AlteraAvnet