Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Development Kit with Qorvo RF Front End

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Feature list:

  • Avnet RFSoC Explorer for Signal Capture & Analysis with MATLAB and Simulink
  • Radio-in-the-loop co-simulation (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Over-the-air testing with LTE Band-3 1800MHz FDD front end
  • Direct-RF sampling without an external RF mixer

 

Kit includes:

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 DAC, 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 2-Channel RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card

  • Part#: AES-LPA-QRF1800-RVS-G
  • Two channels, each with Tx, Rx and DPD (Digital Pre Distortion) Observation path
  • Default tuning to LTE Band 3 / 1800 MHz FDD System
  • OTA testing as single channel UE, base station, or loopback
  • Channel 1: TX @ 1842.5MHz, RX @ 1747.5MHz
  • Channel 2: TX @ 1747.5MHz, RX @ 1842.5MHz
  • Digital Step Attenuators in TX, RX, and DPD paths
  • 75 MHz bandpass filters in TX and RX paths
  • 180 MHz TX observation bandpass filters for Digital Pre-distortion (DPD)
  • QPA9903 0.5 Watt High-Efficiency Linearizable Power Amplifiers
  • QPL9096 Ultra Low-Noise Bypass LNAs
  • RMS Power Detector & Overvoltage protection circuit


Multi-band LTE Stub Antennae
Avnet RFSoC Explorer for MATLAB and Simulink
Documentation and reference designs

 

Target applications:

3G/4G/5G Commercial wireless communications

  • Heterogeneous small cells
  • Satellite communications
  • Software Defined Radio
  • Pre-Distortion Power Amplifier Linearization


Test and measurement / instrumentation

  • Cellular Testers
  • Channel sounding

Aerospace and Defense

  • Tactical radio
  • Mil Sat Com
  • Cockpit Radios
  • UAV

 

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Learn how Avnet is enabling system architects to explore direct RF sampling with the Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC from antenna to digital using tools from MathWorks and industry-leading RF components from Qorvo.

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