Features and Benefits
- Software tunable across wide frequency range (70 MHz to 6.0 GHz) with a channel bandwidth of <200 kHz to 56 MHz.
- Phase and frequency synchronization on both transmit and receive paths
- Allows high channel density
- Powered from single FMC connector
- Supports MIMO radio, with less than 1 sample sync on both ADC and DAC
- Includes schematics, layout, BOM, HDL, Linux drivers and application software
- Supports add on cards for spectrum specific designs (PA, LNA, etc.)
Product DetailsThe AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ is a high-speed analog module designed to showcase the AD9361, a high performance, highly integrated RF transceiver intended for use in RF applications, such as 3G and 4G base station and test equipment applications, and software defined radios. Its programmability and wideband capability make it ideal for a broad range of transceiver applications. The device combines an RF front end with a flexible mixed-signal baseband section and integrated frequency synthesizers, simplifying design-in by providing a configurable digital interface to a processor or FPGA. The AD9361 chip operates in the 70 MHz to 6 GHz range, covering most licensed and unlicensed bands. The chip supports channel bandwidths from less than 200 kHz to 56 MHz by changing sample rate, digital filters, and decimation, which are all programmable within the AD9361 itself.
The AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ provides software developers and system architect who want a single platform to operate over a wider tuning range than the AD-FMCOMMS2-EBZ. RF performance expectations of this board must be tempered with the very wide band front end. It does meet the datasheet specifications at 2.4 GHz, but does not over the entire RF tuning range that the board supports. Typical performance data for the entire range (70 MHz – 6 GHz) which is supported by the platform is published within the board documentation. This board is primarily intended for system investigation and bringing up various waveforms from a software team before custom hardware is complete. The objective being for designers to see waveforms, but not being concerned about the last 1dB or 1% EVM of performance. For performance-oriented platforms – please refer to the AD-FMCOMMS2-EBZ.
Markets and Technologies
- AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ Board
- 8GB SD Card
The AD-FMCOMMS2/3/4/5-EBZ Zynq and ZED Quick Start Guide provides some quick instructions (still takes awhile to download, and set things up) on how to set up the AD-FMCOMMS2-EBZ or AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ or AD-FMCOMMS4-EBZ or AD-FMCOMMS5-EBZ
Reference Board: AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ
Hover over the colored pins to learn more about Analog Devices' products used on this board
Refer to Prerequisites for the AD-FMCOMMS2/3/4/5.
Documentation & Resources
AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ User Guide1/19/2016
RadioVerse: Simplify RF System Design.5/23/2016
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