Features and Benefits

Stingray X/Ku Phased Array Proto-typing Board
  • 32 Channel Analog Phased Array Prototyping Platform
  • 8x ADAR1000 Analog Phased Array Beamforming ICs
  • 32x ADTR Transmit/Receive ICs
  • RF In, RF Out Design
  • Individual RFIO for each BFIC
  • 10 GHz Lattice Spacing
  • Stand-Alone RF Detector/ADC Combo for Calibration
  • PMOD and SDP Connectors for Programming
  • On-Board Power Regulation from Single 12V Power Adapter (Included)

XUD1A X/C Band Up/Down Converter
  • X Band (RF) to C Band (IF) up/down converter
  • 4 TX/RX RF Input/Output via SMA
  • 4 TX IF Inputs via SMPM
  • 4 RX IF Output via SMPM
  • External LO or Internal PLL Options
  • PMOD Connector for Programming
  • Interposer Board via PMOD to allow SDP and FMC Connectors for Programming
  • On-Board Power Regulation from Single 12V Power Adapter (Included)

MxFE Evaluation Board
  • Mates with Xilinx ZCU102 Evaluation Board (Not Included)
  • 4x RF Receive (Rx) Channels (8x Digital Rx Channels)
    • Total 4x 12-bit 4GSPS ADC
    • 8x Digital Down Converters (DDCs), Each Including Complex Numerically-Controlled Oscillators (NCOs)
    • 8x Programmable Finite Impulse Response Filters (pFIRs)
  • 4x RF Transmit (Tx) Channels (8x Digital Tx Channels)
    • Total 4x 16-bit 12GSPS DAC
    • 8x Digital Up Converters (DUCs), Each Including Complex Numerically-Controlled Oscillators (NCOs)
  • Flexible Clock Distribution
    • On-Board Clock Distribution from Single External 500MHz Reference
    • Support for External Converter Clock
  • On-Board Power Regulation Powered by ZCU102 Evaluation Board via FMC Connector

Software Features and Benefits
Easy Control Tools and Platform Interfaces to Simplify Software Framework Developments:
  • MATLAB System Applications GUI
  • Example HDL Builds including JESD204b/JESD204c Bring-Up
  • Embedded Software Solutions for Linux and Device Drivers

Software Reference Design Examples for ADEF Applications to Reduce Prototyping Time:
  • Hybrid Beamsteering Capability
  • System Phase Calibration

Product Details

The X-Band Development Platform contains one MxFE® software defined, direct RF sampling transceivers, X-Band to C-Band Up/Down Converter, and a X/Ku Band analog phased array proto-typing platform. The target application is phased array radars, electronic warfare, and ground-based SATCOM, specifically a X Band 32 transmit/32 receive channel hybrid beamforming phased array radar.

The X-Band Development Platform highlights a complete system solution. It is intended as a testbed for demonstrating hybrid beamforming phased array radar as well as the implementation of system level calibrations, beamforming algorithms, and other signal processing algorithms. The system is designed to mate with a ZCU102 Evaluation Board from Xilinx®, which features the Zynq® UltraScale+ MPSoC FPGA, with provided reference software, HDL code, and MATLAB system-level interfacing software.

The system can be used to enable quick time-to-market development programs for applications like:

  • ADEF (Phased-Array, RADAR, EW, SATCOM)
  • Hybrid Beamforming
  • Electronic Test and Measurement

System Requirements