Hello everyone! am a Masters student studying in Taiwan. Recently my lab bought Xilinx ZCU111 board loaded with the Qorvo RF front end.
I am planning to verify frequency-hopping application on this board. But my question is, since the qorvo RF front end card has 2 channels that operate in and around the 1.8MHz band, how am I suppose to verify that a signal can hop at let's say 1200 MHz or 2200 MHz? Does it mean I can verify only by hopping close to 1842 MHz?
And another question is, in the DAC tile drop-down menu, I see an option "From Simulink". When I select this option nothing happens. What does it do here?
Thank you very much in advance. Waiting eagerly for answers.
Special mention to mbrown since I believe you are the biggest name when it comes to Avnet RFSoC Explorer.
The RF filters on the Qorvo 2 Channel RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card (AES-LPA-QRF1800-RVS-G) are tuned to LTE Band 3.
CH1: 1842.5 MHz (TX) and 1747.5 MHz (RX)
CH2: 1747.5 MHz (TX) and 1842.5 MHz (RX)
These are bandpass filters with BW ~ 75 MHz.
So your frequency hops will be limited to that narrow band.
Regarding your question about RFSoC Explorer, I'll post an answer over on the MathWorks forum.