Pixus Introduces Military Grade Software Defined Radio

Pixus Technologies, a provider of embedded computing and enclosure solutions, has announced a new software-defined radio available in a ruggedized enclosure based on NI’s Ettus Research brand Software Defined Radio (SDR).

The RX310-X03 enclosure is designed to meet MIL-STD-810 for shock/vibration/environmental and MIL-STD-461 for EMI standards. It features MIL 38999 connectors at the front and rear I/O interfaces. The conduction-cooled enclosure is also IP67 rated i.e it is weatherproof. The RX310-103 version contains two extended bandwidth daughterboard slots covering DC - 6 GHz with up to 120 MHz of baseband bandwidth, multiple high-speed interface options (PCIe, Dual 1/10 GigE), and a large user-programmable Kintex-7 FPGA.

The RX310 Series can be used in various types of airborne, shipboard, ground vehicle, or outdoor designs. Example applications include SIG-INT, passive RADAR, smart agriculture, smart energy, and prototyping systems for advanced wireless (WiFi/Cell/MIMO). Pole-mount and other special mounting options are available. Pixus also offers other ruggedized SDRs from NI, including its B, N, and E-series models. Light-rugged versions of the enclosures are available upon request as well as specialty configurations.