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    The PicoZed™ SDR Development Kit bundles everything required to start your software-defined radio (SDR) design.  The kit includes the low-power, small footprint, rugged PicoZed SDR 2x2 system-on-module (SOM) and a carrier card for prototyping with standard high bandwidth interfaces like USB, Gigabit Ethernet, SFP+, anad RF power modules.  The carrier also includes HDMI, audio, and a camera module interface to enable a host of new SDR applications requiring audio/video and embedded vision.  Data acquisition is managed under Ubuntu Linux running on the dual ARM-9 processor within the Zynq SoC, supporting fast data exchange over Ethernet to MATLAB® and Simulink®. Open source reference design source code can be downloaded and reused in your design.  Also included are the cables, power supplies, and software required to use the kit immediately for software development and application prototype.  Supported by robust simulation and code generation tools that integrate seamlessly with Xilinx Vivado® Design Suite, PicoZed SDR enables dramatic reduction in design cycles of your software-defined radio products.


    MathWork Support:


    Carrier Card Kit w/optional RFSDR Z7035/AD9361 SOM Block Diagram


    Reference Designs

    PZSDR + FMC Carrier + PYTHON-1300-C Frame Buffer Design Tutorial

    PZSDR + PYTHON-1300-C Reference Design, Vivado 2015.4

    Technical Specifications


    • Fully-verified, low-power, rugged system-on-module (SOM) ready for end-product deployment
    • Xilinx Zynq XC7Z035-2L FBG676I AP SoC
    • 1GB DDR3 SDRAM
    • 256Mb QSPI Flash
    • microSD Card Interface
    • 10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY
    • USB 2.0 OTG ULPI PHY
    • Supported by MATLAB® and Simulink® for data streaming and Zynq targeting
    • Analog Devices AD9361-BBCZ Integrated RF Agile Transceiver™
    • RF 2 × 2 transceiver with integrated 12-bit DACs and ADCs
    • Band: 70 MHz to 6.0 GHz
    • TDD and FDD operation
    • Tunable channel BW: <200 kHz to 56 MHz
    • Supports MIMO radio: <  1 sample sync on both ADC and DAC
    • Miniature RF connectors – 4 TX, 4 RX, 2 TX monitor
    • 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet PHY and connector
    • 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connector
    • USB2.0 OTG micro-USB Type AB connector
    • SFP+ connector and cage
    • 1 user GTX channel
    • HDMI Output – AD7511 Transmitter
    • Audio CODEC – ADAU1761
    • Avnet Camera Module connector
    • Avnet RF Module (PA/LNA) connector
    • FMC (Low Pin Count; 1 GTX)
    • 2 Pmod™ interfaces (1 PL; 1 PS)
    • Standard SD card interface
    • USB-to-UART
    • PC4 JTAG configuration port
    • Voltage regulation and sequencing with power-good failsafe circuits
    • Power and signal interface through 4 micro header connectors
    • Clock and frequency synthesis circuits
    • Includes schematics, BOM, HDL, Linux drivers and application software


    • Development Kit
      • PicoZed SDR 2x2 Z7035/AD9361 SOM (AES-Z7PZ-SDR2-G)
      • PicoZed SDR FMC Carrier Card (AES-PZSDRCC-FMC-G)
      • Pulse LTE/MIMO 2x2 antenna (WA700-2700)
      • U.FL to SMA coax cables (4)
      • Ethernet, HDMI, and USB cables
      • 12V power supply
      • SD memory card
      • Quick Start Card
      • JTAG HS3 High Speed Xilinx Programming Cable
      • Schematics, BOM, HDL, Linux drivers and application software
    • Optional (Purchase Separately)
      • RF Personality Module with PA, LNA and TDD switch
      • ON Semi PYTHON-1300 camera module