BEEcube Software Defined Radio (SDR)

BEEcube Software Defined Radio (SDR)
Minimum Subscription Required:
Designer
Price for Canadian Academics
$0.00

Description

The BEEcube-based Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform is a high-performance platform with RF, FPGA, CPU and network interfaces, fully programmable from Matlab/Simulink and proprietary software. The large-capacity and customization features of the system allow for implementing complex Software Defined Radio system thus enabling research, development and test.

Key Platform Benefits

  • Accelerates research by providing
    • A feature-rich platform for implementing and validating Software Defined Radio system architectures and algorithms
    • An automated design flow from MATLAB/Simulink (or similar environment), reducing development effort and enabling platform use by application/domain experts
  • Addresses specific research needs through a hardware/software programmable system, in particular:
    • High-performance Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
    • Hardware-based application acceleration
  • Enables a faster path to commercialization by sourcing commercial-grade components and through compliance with commercial standards and interfaces (e.g., PCI-express, Ethernet).
  • Technical support and training from CMC Microsystems

Features

miniBEE

  • Large-capacity Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA
  • 4-GB DDR3 DRAM (expandable up to 16 GB)
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 FPGA, 1 system)
  • Intel i7 processor module (host processor, remote access)
  • CentOS 6 Linux host environment
  • FMC expansion slot supporting BEEcube and 3rd-party expansion cards (including high-speed analog I/O, video)
  • BEEcube Platform Studio (BPS) software in MATLAB/Simulink automates FPGA flow from system-level
  • Support for Xilinx-based HDL flow
  • Reference designs and tutorials
  • Clusterable with additional miniBEEs and BEEcube BEE4 systems

RF Front End - FMC111

  • Tunable RF
  • 400 MHz to 6 GHz RF range
  • 2x2 MIMO capability
  • Dual Channel
  • Narrowband configuration:
    • 250 MSPS Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC)
    • 14-bit resolution
    • 80 MHz bandwidth
  • 16-bit DAC with 1 Gsps sampling rate
  • VITA-57 FMC-HPC Double-Wide form factor, connector and pinout

Radio Protocols Supported

  • 470 MHz to 1600 MHz: UHF DTV, LTE-17, LTE-13, LTE-5, ISM,LTE-8/GSM900 and GPS-L1
  • 1700 MHz to 2700 MHz: LTE-3, LTE-4, LTE-25, LTE-2, LTE-39, LTE-1, LTE-40, ISM, LTE-7 and LTE-38
  • 3.4 GHz to 5.7 GHz: LTE-42, UWB-3, ISM and U-NII-1 to 3

Documentation

Training and Webinar


Acknowledging CMC

If your research benefits from products and services provided by CMC Microsystems, please acknowledge this support in any publications about your work. For more information, please visit Acknowledge CMC.