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    UltraScale+ RFSoC Dev Kit
    The Avnet Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC kit enables designers to jumpstart RF-Class analog designs for wireless, cable access, and early-warning/radar. Functionality is extended with a Qorvo 2-Channel RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card for over-the-air transmission, plus native connection to MATLAB® & Simulink® with Avnet's RFSoC Explorer® app.
    UltraScale+ RFSoC Dev Kit
    Overview

    The Avnet Zynq® UltraScale+TM RFSoC Development Kit enables system architects to explore the entire signal chain from antenna to digital using tools from MathWorks and industry-leading RF components from Qorvo. We extend the functionality of the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Kit by adding a Qorvo 2-Channel RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card for over-the-air transmission, plus native connection to MATLAB® & Simulink® with Avnet's RFSoC Explorer® application. Product Brief (Datasheet)

    Starter Kit (In Stock): Xilinx Zynq ZCU111 Evaluation Kit, Qorvo 2-Channel RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card, and MATLAB® & Simulink® with Avnet's RFSoC Explorer® application.

    Qorvo 2-Channel RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card: The Qorvo 2-Channel RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card extends the functionality of the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Kit, enabling over-the-air transmission, plus native connection to MATLAB® & Simulink® with Avnet's RFSoC Explorer® application.

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    Features

    • Avnet RFSoC Explorer for Signal Capture & Analysis with MATLAB and Simulink
    • Radio-in-the-loop co-simulation (Gigabit Ethernet)
    • Over-the-air testing with 2x2 LTE 1800MHz FDD front end
    • Direct-RF sampling without an external RF mixer

    Target Applications

    • 3G/4G/5G Commercial wireless communications
      • Heterogeneous small cells
      • Satellite communications
      • Software Defined Radio
      • Pre-Distortion Power Amplifier Linearization
    • Test and measurement / instrumentation
      • Cellular Testers
      • Channel sounding
    • Aerospace and Defense
      • Tactical radio
      • Mil Sat Com
      • Cockpit Radios
      • UAVs

    Kit Includes

    • Free MATLAB Trial Package for Wireless Communications
      • mathworks.com/rfsoc
    • Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Board
      • Rapid prototyping platform using the XCZU28DR-2EFFVG1517 device
      • Supports 8x 4GSPS 12-bit ADCs, 8x 6.5GSPS 14-bit DACs, and 8 soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FECs)
      • 4GB DDR4 memory for large sample buffer storage
      • On-board reference PLL (LMK04208) and RF PLLs (LMX2594) generate RF-ADC and RF-DAC sample clocks
      • Two Samtec LPAF connectors for access to RF-ADC/RF-DAC clocking and data path signals
    • XM500 Balun Board
      • Add-on card providing SMA connection to 8 ADC/DAC channels
    • Qorvo 2-Channel RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card
      • Two channels, each with Tx, Rx and DPD (Digital Pre Distortion) Observation path
      • Default tuning to LTE 1800 MHz FDD System
      • Transmit signal chain (2x):
        • TQQ0303 - 1842.5 MHz RF BAW Filter
        • TQL9092 - driver amplifier
        • RFSA3713 - Digital Step Attenuator
        • QPA9903 - 0.5 Watt High-Efficiency Linearizable Power Amplifier
        • QPQ1297 - Band 3 BAW Duplexer
      • Receive signal chain (2x):
        • QPQ1297 - Band 3 BAW Duplexer
        • TQQ0302 - 1747.5 MHz RF BAW Filter - Band 3 Uplink
        • TQP4M9017 - Fast Digital Step Attenuator
        • RMS Power Detector
        • QPL9096 - Ultra Low-Noise Bypass LNA
    • TE Multi-band Stub Antennae
    Reference Designs

    Avnet RFSoC Explorer Boot Files for Xilinx ZCU111

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