IAI’s Advanced Transceiver Platforms provide powerful SDR building blocks to implement next-gen radar, testing, & electronic warfare (EW) systems.

IAI’s Advanced Transceiver Platforms provide powerful SDR building blocks to implement next-gen radar, testing, & electronic warfare (EW) systems.

These platforms integrate wideband COTS and custom RF front-ends with high-end processors such as Xilinx RFSoC to provide small form factor software-defined radio and radar transceivers. A number of board-support packages and quick installation applications are provided for ease of use.

Features & Benefits

IAI’s Advanced Transceiver Platforms have the following characteristics and advantages for users:

Deployable – High performing hardware in deployable packages supports multiple applications such as military communications, electronic warfare (EW), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and radar.

Synchronized – Transceivers are phase-synchronized across multiple front-ends to support massive MIMO, phased array, and 5G applications.

Small Form-Factor, Wideband SDR – Powerful RFSoC-based system provides complete SDR which supports massive MIMO and phased-array applications.

Interchangeable Processor and RF Modules – In addition to single module system approach, customer can also mix and match processor and RF modules to fit their needs. Above all, these include massive MIMO and phased array applications.

Compact Radio

  • Small form factor SDR or T/R module
  • Modular processor, clocking, configuration and RF front-end options
  • Supports industry standard FMC+ RF front-end options
  • Processor module options:
    • Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA
    • Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA
  • RF front-end options:
    • Dual Tx and Rx, 1.5 Gsps/channel, 3 GHz BW
    • Single Channel Tx and Rx, 3 Gsps, 3 GHz BW

Compact Radio, Full stack

Single channel Tx-Rx, 3 Gsps RF Front-end

Single Module Complete Radio

  • Small form-factor (SFF) transmit-receive (T-R) module
  • Based on Xilinx RFSoC Gen-1 technology (Gen-3 ready) designed on a SOM
  • RF front-panel plugs directly into an antenna panel or expansion RF front-ends (cabling optional)

RFSoC SOM driving the Wideband MIMO Radio

Specifications

Parameters Specifications
Dimensions 4.3" x 4.3" x 0.8" (open frame, no enclosure)
4.8" x 4.5" x 2" (with fan-cooled metal enclosure)
RF Capability Xilinx RFSoC Gen-1 technology
8-Ch Tx, 6.554 Gsps each, 4 GHz BW
8-Ch Rx, 4.096 Gsps each, 4 GHz BW
User Interface Dual SFP+, Ext./Int. Ref. clock input, user SD card slot, USB-UART, USB-JTAG, gigabet ethernet, debug and status LEDs
RF Interfaces 8 x 8 Tx/Rx on high-isolation Samtec Isorate connectors
Samtec LSHM for GPIO/Clock/Power
DC Power 12V DC type

Applications

RF testing and design

Design and Testing RF System

Network Channel Design

Satellite System Design

radar emulator

Radar System Design

RF design

Tactical Radio/EW System Design