The AES-XRF8-ZU47-G from Avnet is an RFSoC System-on-Module with an analog bandwidth of 6 GHz. The module can digitize 8 ADC channels at 6 giga-samples per second (GSPS) and generate complex (I/Q) waveforms through 8 DAC channels at 10 GSPS. High-speed serial connectivity is available for 25G Ethernet and Xilinx Aurora protocol. Baseband processing and network interface are handled by the Xilinx UltraScale+ RFSoC integrated quad Arm Cortex-A53 processing subsystem and programmable logic. Standard peripherals such as USB, Gigabit Ethernet and serial UART are included. The Module is designed for integration into deployed RF systems demanding a small footprint, low power and real-time processing. It requires a power supply from 5.5 to 16 V and has 1 GbE, PCIe Gen1/2, SATA, and USB2/3 interfaces.
The AES-XRF8-ZU47-G has 4 GB DDR4 memory for programmable logic and processor subsystem each along with 32GB of eMMC persistent storage and 128 MB QSPI boot storage. It features high-speed data transfer with 8x 28 Gbps serial links supporting 10/25/100 GbE and Xilinx Aurora. The Quad Mesh firmware interface allows streaming data with four peers concurrently, facilitating tiling in high performance real-time systems.
The System on Module measures 4 x 5 inches and has an in-built temperature monitor, along with air and conduction cooling options. The AES-XRF8-ZU47-G is an ideal solution for a number of applications including, phased array radar, 5G massive MIMO, hybrid beamforming, signal detection and jamming, medical imaging, and multi-channel RF instrumentation.