Ruggedized Software Defined Radio Solutions from 10 MHz to 6 GHz

Pixus Technologies has developed ruggedized versions of commercial software-defined radios.

The RX310, the first in the series of small form factor ruggedized devices that utilizes the USRP software defined radios from Ettus Research, a National Instruments brand. The weatherproof enclosure features IP67 sealing for water and dust ingress. It is also designed for MIL-STD-810 for shock/vibration and MIL-STD-461 for EMI. The RX310 contains two extended bandwidth daughterboard slots covering 10 MHz to 6 GHz with up to 160 MHz of baseband bandwidth, dual 1/10 GigE high-speed interfaces, and a large user-programmable Kintex-7 FPGA. The unit measures 302 mm x 400 mm x 98 mm with conduction-cooled fins for heat dissipation.

The RX310 series can be used in various types of airborne, shipboard, ground vehicle or outdoor designs. Example applications include SIG-INT, spectrum monitoring, passive RADAR, smart agriculture, smart energy and prototyping systems for advanced wireless standards. Pole-mount and other special mounting options are available. Light-rugged versions of the enclosure are also available upon request, as well as ruggedized versions of other software defined radios offered by Ettus Research.

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