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XTRX SDR|Pro Deluxe Bundle

XTRX SDR|Pro Deluxe Bundle

Overview

XTRX is the smallest easily embeddable software-defined radio (SDR). It is both affordable and high-performance. XTRX is designed to enable the next generation of wireless solutions, from prototype to production.

Everyone designing an SDR-based product had to spend precious time and money on a custom design – until XTRX.

Don’t waste your time designing yet another SDR. Embedding XTRX into your product is easy, freeing you up to focus on what your customers really need.

The XTRX Pro Deluxe Bundle includes:

  • XTRX Pro Board
  • Antennas + Cables Set
  • PCIe x2 + Front End Adapter
  • USB 3 Adapter with Aluminum Enclosure
  • 4 U.FL-to-U.FL cables
  • 4 U.FL-to-SMA-male cables

Overview

XTRX is the smallest easily embeddable software-defined radio (SDR). It is both affordable and high-performance. XTRX is designed to enable the next generation of wireless solutions, from prototype to production.

Everyone designing an SDR-based product had to spend precious time and money on a custom design – until XTRX.

Don’t waste your time designing yet another SDR. Embedding XTRX into your product is easy, freeing you up to focus on what your customers really need.

The XTRX Pro Deluxe Bundle includes:

  • XTRX Pro Board
  • Antennas + Cables Set
  • PCIe x2 + Front End Adapter
  • USB 3 Adapter with Aluminum Enclosure
  • 4 U.FL-to-U.FL cables
  • 4 U.FL-to-SMA-male cables
€925.20
Non Members: Regular Price €1,028.00
In stock
Shipping time: approx. 14 days

Details

XTRX is the most suitable platform available today for building SDR-based products. It is designed to be useable in demanding embedded applications:

  • Best-in-class Performance: 2 x 2 MIMO, 120 MSPS SISO / 90 MSPS MIMO, and more
  • Compact Form Factor: as a Mini PCIe card, it’s the smallest commercially available SDR
  • Thermal Coupling: well-designed thermal interface to a heatsink
  • Stable Clock: accurate enough for cellular standards
  • GPSDO: on-board GPS disciplined oscillator
  • Synchronized Clocks: share the same clock source across many boards
  • SIM Card Reader: appears as a typical USB serial SIM card reader
  • High-speed GPIO: 12 total, of which eight can form four matched LVDS lines

For most people interested in XTRX it is expected to have some experience with SDRs. Otherwise, if you haven't occupied yourself with SDR before, XTRX might be a bit overwhelming for you. But it might be the right choice, if you have:

  • deployed SDR-based solutions in the field
  • wanted to develop a massive MIMO system only to realize you don’t have $1 million
  • cursed your SDR (or USB) for its latency, reliability, or cables
  • desired to level-up your SDR skills with cutting-edge equipment

Possible Applications

  • Massive MIMO System: XTRX boards can share the same sampling and reference clocks, which makes it easy to build a massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) system.
  • Monitor Massive Amounts of Bandwidth: With synchronized clocks, multiple XTRX boards can collectively monitor very large chunks of the RF spectrum. For example, eight synchronized XTRX boards could monitor nearly 1 GHz of bandwidth.

  • LTE Cellular: The combination of XTRX’s accurate, stable clock, on-board GPSDO, and low-latency PCIe bus makes LTE possible out of the box.

  •  Software-defined 2G/3G/4G Modem: When inserted into a Mini PCIe slot reserved for cellular modems, XTRX appears as a USB SIM card reader.

  •  Drones and Embedded Systems: Power consumption, weight, size, and performance all matter when it comes to drones and embedded systems. XTRX’s Mini PCIe form factor and GPIO enable you to interface with a wide variety of single board computers, sensors, and actuators.

  •  DSP Acceleration: You can use the FPGA to accelerate your real-time signal processing; the high-speed, low-latency PCIe bus allows shuttling data back and forth between the host CPU and XTRX’s FPGA.

Features & Specifications

  • RF Chipset: Lime Microsystems LMS7002M FPRF
  • FPGA Chipset: Xilinx Artix 7 35T/50T (CS/Pro)
  • Channels: 2 × 2 MIMO
  • RF Output Power: 0 to 10 dBm depending on frequency
  • Sample Rate: ~0.2 MSPS to 120 MSPS SISO / 90 MSPS MIMO
  • Tuning Range: 30 MHz - 3.8 GHz
  • Rx/Tx Range:
    • 10 MHz - 3.7 GHz
    • 100 kHz - 3.8 GHz with signal level degradation
  • PCIe Bandwidth:
    • PCIe x2 Gen 2.0: 8 Gbit/s
    • PCIe x1 Gen 2.0: 4 Gbit/s
    • PCIe x1 Gen 1.0: 2 Gbit/s
  • Reference Clock:
    • Frequency: 26 MHz
    • Stability w/o GPS: 100 ppb or 500 ppb over the temperature range (depends on the XTRX version)
    • Stability w/GPS: <10 ppb stability after GPS/GNSS lock
  • Form Factor: full-size Mini PCIe (30 × 51 mm)
  • Bus Latency: <10 µs, stable over time
  • Synchronization: synchronize multiple XTRX boards for massive MIMO
  • GPIO:
    • FPC Edge Connector: four lines (usable as two diff-pairs)
    • Mini PCIe Reserved Pins: eight lines (including two diff-pairs, 1pps input, 1pps output, TDD switch control, and three LEDs)

 Documentation & Sources

All XTRX-related code is published under the xtrx-sdr GitHub organization. Other most important repositories to not

Scope of delivery

  • XTRX Pro Board
  • Antennas + Cables Set
  • PCIe x2 + Front End Adapter
  • USB 3 Adapter with Aluminum Enclosure
  • 4 U.FL-to-U.FL cables
  • 4 U.FL-to-SMA-male cables

USB 3 Adapter with Aluminum Enclosure

This adapter converts your XTRX from Mini PCIe to USB 3 and comes with an aluminum enclosure designed specifically for XTRX. It helps to maximize the heat dissipation through the metal case so you won’t need a fan even under long, heavy loads. The adapter has three status LEDs, a micro USB 3 port, one SMA connector for the GPS antenna, four SMA connectors for the MIMO Tx/Rx antenna pairs, a micro SIM card slot, and a slot for a GPIO FPC cable. The adapter comes with a USB cable and all RF cables needed to connect an XTRX to the SMA connectors within the aluminum enclosure.

PCIe x2 + Front End Adapter

This PCIe card securely holds an XTRX board (not included) so it can be used in a standard PCIe x4 slot. It includes an RF front end with a low-noise amplifier (LNA) and power amplifier (PA) for up to 100 mW output on each channel. A time duplex division (TDD) switch is incorporated for applications like TDD LTE. You can bypass the front end by attaching cables directly to XTRX. This adapter achieves the full 10 Gbit/s raw bus bandwidth and can be plugged into x4/x8/x16 PCIe slots, though it won’t fit into an x1 slot unless the slot has an open end. A six-pin JTAG connector on the edge is compatible with a JTAG-HS2 cable, so you can easily program and debug the FPGA. The board also has a micro SIM card slot.

Specifications

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SKU 19030
Manufacturer Fairwaves

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