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Avnet Zynq® UltraScale+TM RFSoC Development Kit

AES-ZU-RFSOC-SK-G - Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Development Kit with Qorvo RF Front End

The Avnet Zynq® UltraScale+TM RFSoC Development Kit enables system architects to explore the entire signal chain from antenna to digital using tools from MathWorks and industry-leading RF components from Qorvo. We extend the functionality of the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Kit by adding a Qorvo 2x2 Small Cell RF front-end 1.8 GHz card for over-the-air transmission, plus native connection to MATLAB® & Simulink® with Avnet's RFSoC Explorer® application.


  • Free MATLAB Trial Package for Wireless Communications
  • Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Board
    • Rapid prototyping platform using the XCZU28DR-2EFFVG1517 device
    • Supports 8x 4GSPS 12-bit ADCs, 8x 6.5GSPS 14-bit DACs, and 8 soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FECs)
    • 4GB DDR4 memory for large sample buffer storage
    • On-board reference PLL (LMK04208) and RF PLLs (LMX2594) generate RF-ADC and RF-DAC sample clocks
    • Two Samtec LPAF connectors for access to RF-ADC/RF-DAC clocking and data path signals
  • XM500 Balun Board
    • Add-on card providing SMA connection to 8 ADC/DAC channels
  • Qorvo 2x2 Small Cell RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card
    • Two channels, each with Tx, Rx and DPD (Digital Pre Distortion) Observation path
    • Default tuning to LTE 1800 MHz FDD System
    • Transmit signal chain (2x):
    • TQQ0303 - 1842.5 MHz RF BAW Filter
    • TQL9092 - driver amplifier
    • RFSA3713 - Digital Step Attenuator
    • QPA9903 - 0.5 Watt High-Efficiency Linearizable Power Amplifier
    • QPQ1297 - Band 3 BAW Duplexer
    • Receive signal chain (2x):
    • QPQ1297 - Band 3 BAW Duplexer
    • TQQ0302 - 1747.5 MHz RF BAW Filter - Band 3 Uplink
    • TQP4M9017 - Fast Digital Step Attenuator
    • RMS Power Detector
    • QPL9096 - Ultra Low-Noise Bypass LNA
  • TE Multi-band Stub Antennae
  • Avnet RFSoC Explorer for MATLAB and Simulink
  • Downloadable documentation and reference designs

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