A Low-power Software-Defined Radar Kit for K-Band Applications from 24 to 26 GHz

Ancortek, a developer of light-weight and low-power RF modules has introduced a software-defined radar kit to support digital beam forming and MIMO capabilities for applications in direction of arrival (DOA) measurement, radar interferometer, digital beamforming, and MIMO phased-array radar. It is suitable for human activity monitoring, occupancy sensing, gesture sensing, and tracking of 3-D trajectory.

The SDR-KIT 2400T2R4 is an advanced low-power and compact software-defined radar kit whose RF module is implemented with a phase-locked loop (PLL) to achieve great linearity in frequency modulations. The center frequency and the bandwidth of the transmitted signals are selectable and adjustable within a wide frequency band of 24 to 26 GHz. The signals are transmitted in a time division multiplexing manner.

The FPGA-based process module SDR-PM 404 functions as a microcontroller, processor and power management unit, and offers ultimate design flexibility with industry-leading programmable logic. It has four 40-MSPS ADCs to support the four receiving channels. A high-speed USB peripheral controller enables digitized raw data streaming to memory storage for post-processing. It interfaces with the RF Module with a 24-pin flat flex cable (FFC) to form a standalone system.

The graphical user interface (GUI) allows the flexibility and adjustability in selecting desired signal waveform, center frequency, bandwidth, sampling rate, filtering, display parameters, and record/export I/Q data.

The typical output power of the transmitter is 22 dBm. Six single-ended SMA female connectors are installed for easy connection to external antenna units.

The SDR Development Kit includes:

  • One SDR-RF 2400T2R4 module
  • One SDR-PM 404 processor module
  • One copy of SDR-GUI graphical user interface software
  • One AC/DC power adapter (5V, 3.0A)
  • One mini USB retractable cable
  • One pair of high-frequency RF cables
  • Six K-band standard gain horn antennas

Click here to learn more about this Software Defined Radar Kit.

Software Defined Radar Kit

Ancortek

  • Country: United States
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