Avnet, a embedded solutions and electronics components provider have released its new Avnet XRF16™ RFSoC System-on-Module which comes with integration into deployed RF systems demanding small footprint, low power, and real-time processing. The XRF16 also features the Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC Gen 2, with 16 RF-ADC and 16 RF-DAC channels.
With the XRF16 module and an exhaustive software suite, developers can start model and application improvement promptly and move instantly to manufacturing with a similar hardware. “Developers require the latest, most advanced technology to deliver on their 5G initiatives and projects,” claims Jim Beneke, vice president of engineering and technology, Avnet. “Together with Xilinx, we created a production-ready solution module that frees developers to focus on the differentiating features of their products. This is just our latest offering designed to accelerate time-to-market, and by leveraging this groundbreaking new standard of connectivity developers can more quickly deliver real business value.”
The Avnet XRF16 is a 16-channel transceiver module capable of RF direct conversion of waveforms with analogue bandwidth up to 5 GHz. The module leverages the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen-2 device, making it ideal for RF applications such as 5G massive MIMO radio, phased array radar and multi-channel RF instrumentation, which demand small-footprint, low-power and real-time processing.
“The Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen-2 family has been developed to extend the analogue bandwidth of the 16T16R integrated multi-gigasample RF data converters for enhanced performance in demanding RF applications,” said David Brubaker, Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC product line manager, Xilinx. “Optimised for performance, size and power, the Avnet XRF16 brings a drop-in solution to customers seeking fast-track integration of RFSoC Gen-2 technology into their products.”
Specifications of Avnet XRF16™ Xilinx RFSoC System-on-Module 16-Channel/Gen-2/5 GHz
- 16x ADCs, 12-bit up to 2.220 GSPS
- 16x DACs, 14-bit up to 6.554 GSPS
- Quad-core Arm® Cortex®-A53 processing subsystem
- 1 GbE, PCIe Gen-2, SATA3.1, USB 2.0/3.0
- UltraScale+ programmable logic
- Phase coherent synchronous sampling across all converters and multiple boards
- 16x 28 Gbps serial links for 10/40/100 GbE, PCIe Gen 3×16, eCPRI and Aurora