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NAT-FMC-SDR4
NAT-FMC-SDR4
FMC mezzanine board with RF front-end
  • 2x Analog Devices ADRV9009 dual RF transmitters, receivers, and observation receivers
  • 4x Rx/Tx channels with large bandwidth
  • Synchronizable for creating large phased-arrays
  • Multiboard synchronization
  • VITA 57.1 FMC high pin count (HPC) connector

NAT-FMC-SDR4

FMC mezzanine board with RF front-end

  • 2x Analog Devices ADRV9009 dual RF transmitters, receivers, and observation receivers
  • 4x Rx/Tx channels with large bandwidth
  • Synchronizable for creating large phased-arrays
  • Multiboard synchronization
  • VITA 57.1 FMC high pin count (HPC) connector

Description

The NAT-FMC-SDR4 is a radio frequency (RF) front-end FMC module that provides eight front panel ports for connection to antennas in wireless networks (4x Rx, 4x Tx). The ADRV9009 RF transceivers offer the transmit/receive functionality, with 200 MHz instantaneous bandwidth per channel. Thus, the NAT-FMC-SDR4 provides a platform for wireless applications, such as mobile cellular systems with massive MIMO or radio beamforming, which require a large number of phase-coherent antennas.

Two modules may be stacked to provide 8 Rx and 8 Tx channels. Depending on the mounting position, the FMC module is called NAT-FMC-SDR4-M (mounted in the middle, between carrier board and second FMC), or NAT-FMC-SDR4-T (mounted on top of the middle board or directly on the carrier as single FMC).

When combined with a processing carrier AMC, such as the NAT-AMC-ZYNQUP-FMC, the combination of large bandwidth RF-transceivers and a powerful FPGA allows you to create 5G radio units with on-board PHY layer processing or NB-IoT/LTE full-network single-board solutions with base station and core network processing.

The NAT-AMC-ZYNQUP-SDR consists of the NAT-AMC-ZYNQUP-FMC carrier board attached with one or two stacked FMC mezzanine boards. The NAT-FMC-SDR4-T provides four channels, whereas the combination of NAT-FMC-SDR4-T plus NAT-FMC-SDR4-M offers eight channels.

Key Features

  • FMC form factor

FMC Interface(s)

  • VITA 57.1 FMC high pin count (HPC) connector
  • 1 FMC slot (male) to connect to carrier board (NAT-FMC-SDR4-T) or
  • 2 FMC slots (male/female) to connect to carrier board / 2nd FMC (NAT-FMC-SDR4-M)

RF Interfaces

  • 2x Analog Devices ADRV9009 dual RF transmitter, receiver, and observation receiver
  • Maximum receiver bandwidth: 200 MHz
  • Maximum tuneable transmitter synthesis bandwidth: 450 MHz
  • Maximum observation receiver bandwidth: 450 MHz
  • Multichip phase synchronization for RF- and baseband signals
  • Multiboard synchronization
  • JESD204B IQ sample data interface to FPGA
  • Tuning range (center frequency): 75 MHz to 6000 MHz
  • RX gain range: 30dB in 0.5dB steps

Front Panel Interfaces

Backplane Connectivity

  • depends on carrier board

Clock (NAT-FMC-SDR4-T only)

  • Analog Devices HMC7044 with JESD204B

Related Products

Order Codes

NAT-FMC-SDR4– [Option]

-M FMC with two Analog Devices ADRV9009 ADCs providing 4x Rx/Tx with High-Pin-Count FMC site, to be used with NAT-FMC-SDR-T (separate order item) to achieve 8x Rx/Tx
-T FMC with two Analog Devices ADRV9009 ADCs providing 4x Rx/Tx with High-Pin-Count (HPC) FMC site, can also be used on top of NAT-FMC-SDR-M (separate order item) to achieve

8x Rx/Tx.

Solutions / Applications

  • Wide band receiver and transmitter
  • Phased arrays
  • Radio direction finding and tracking
  • Frequency scanner and signal intelligence
  • Radio astronomy and satellite modems
  • Advanced wireless research
  • Cellular prototyping and proof-of-concept