Compact Software Defined Radio Platform from 100 kHz to 18 GHz

 

Per Vices, a North American wireless platforms leader, has released a new software defined radio (SDR) that operates from 100 kHz to 18 GHz. Per Vices has been developing Software Defined Radio solutions since 2006 offering customers high performance solutions to meet their needs.

The new SDR called Cyan, has up to 16 configurable, phase coherent radio channels, each offering a standard 1 GHz instantaneous RF bandwidth with the option to upgrade to a 3 GHz variant. The SDR offers the highest bandwidth on a compact radio platform. A step above other SDRs, it continues to fulfill the company’s push to provide the market with the highest performance radio solutions.

Aerospace, defense, and test and measurement applications require high bandwidth and dynamic range, along with precise synchronization, to quickly and accurately process and act on a wide range of signals. To address these requirements, Per Vices’ new SDR takes advantage of the high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of TI’s RF-sampling ADC32RF45 and JESD204B-enabled ADS54J60 analog-to-digital converters available at 3-GSPS and 1-GSPS, respectively, as well as the 19-GHz RF synthesizer with synchronization capability, the LMX2595.

Through the implementation of TI’s ADC32RF45 and ADS54J60 Per Vices’ Cyan is able to achieve high levels of dynamic range spanning over a large frequency while maintaining high channel to channel isolation. This is accomplished while being able to minimize power consumption, meeting the stringent performance requirements of many industries. On the digital front, the platform is designed around an Intel Stratix 10 FPGA SoC enabling significant DSP resources for a variety of applications. The platform also features 4 x 40 Gbps digital backhaul enabling ultra-high data throughput while maintaining low latency for applications that require raw radio data to be transferred to another platform.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Per Vices builds high performance and flexible software defined radio platforms. By offering cost effective stock products as well as custom developments, they have been able to meet the needs of a diverse and growing range of market segments. The use of FPGAs in the design of Per Vices’ SDRs has allowed them to provide customers with application agnostic technology, giving them flexibility in addressing the design requirements of different markets, while permitting for the integration of various applications into one platform. Most notably, this has been used to provide customers with secure and powerful signals intelligence, low latency and high bandwidth communications, radar solutions, and electronic warfare abilities.