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Avnet Zynq Ultrascale+ RFSoC Development Kit

The Avnet Zynq Ultrascale+ RFSoC Development Kit enables 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.

Specifications

  • 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
  • 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

Applications

The Avnet Zynq Ultrascale+ RFSoC Development Kit is suitable for research in:

  • 3G/4G/5G wireless communications:
    • Heterogeneous small cells
    • Satellite communications
    • Software Defined Radio
    • Pre-Distortion Power Amplifier Linearization
  • Aerospace
  • Test and measurement/instrumentation
  • FPGA-based application acceleration in various research fields

What’s Included

  • Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Board (XCZU28DR-2EFFVG1517 device)
  • XM500 Balun Board providing SMA connection to 8 ADC/DAC channels
  • Qorvo 2-Channel RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card
  • Multi-band LTE Stub Antennae

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