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SIDEKIQ™ VPX400

The Sidekiq VPX400 is a modular, multi-channel RF transceiver that enables rapid development while reducing system slot count requirements and power consumption.
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key features

Channel Count

4 Rx and 4 Tx

A/D Converter

16-bit sample width

FPGA

Xilinx Kintex® Ultrascale™ XCKU115 FPGA

Channel Bandwidth

Up to 200 MHz
(configurable to 450 MHz)

D/A Converter

14-bit sample width

Pre-Select Filtering

Seven bandpass RF filters on each receiver

Benefits



RAPID DEPLOYMENT

Enable rapid development of converged EW/SIGINT platforms. Built with a complete, Phase coherent, multi-channel solution in a single 3U VPX card, Sidekiq™ VPX400 features a wide RF tuning range and a typical power consumption of under 40W.



SOSA-ALIGNED

Sidekiq VPX400 aligns with the SOSA™ Technical Standard for rapid adaptability, while its core software-defined radio (SDR) technology future-proofs applications by allowing quick adoption of emerging capabilities.

APPLICATIONS

benefits

Rugged for Field
Deployment

Meet your new Sidekiq™ for demanding deployments. Engineered for resilience, the Sidekiq™ VPX400's 3U VPX form factor and conduction cooling go far in the field.

KEY SPECS

Sidekiq™ VPX400 specs at a glance

Tuning Range

75 MHz to 6 GHz, able to capture down to 1MHz

Bandwidth

Up to 450 MHz per channel

Power Consumption

40W (typical usage)

Integrated FPGA

Kintex KU115

Form Factor

 3U VPX

I/O

PCIe and 10/40 GbE

Receivers

Up to 4

Transmitters

Up to 4

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Sidekiq™ VPX410

This SDR transceiver module is CMOSS/SOSA-aligned and offers a multi-channel RF tuner solution in a single 3U VPX slot. Delivering rapid situational awareness up to 18 GHz in 3U VPX form, it's you go-to for SIGINT/EW/ Communications applications.

Sidekiq™ X4

The Sidekiq™ X4 introduces a new level of RF integration, speeding development and improving wideband range, providing four channels with a total of 900MHz of bandwidth. It's a flexible, high-capacity RF transceiver with multi-band, sub-octave filtering on four receive paths.

Customize Your Sidekiq™

We design every product to be flexible and adaptable. Ready to explore more of our technology?

APPLICATIONS

Perfect for a Range of Applications

Ready for 3U VPX
Built for ruggedized deployments and difficult environments, the Sidekiq™ VPX400 is compatible with a variety of 3U VPX carrier cards, and works well in high-performance, embedded systems.
Advanced Wireless Communications
From massive MIMO to phased array radar, Sidekiq™ VPX400's dual 4x4 MIMO interfaces and impressive bandwidth make it the go-to choice for complex tasks involving wireless communications.
Defense Applications
Whether it's for electronic warfare, C5ISR, or communications, the Sidekiq™ VPX400’s outstanding performance and reliability are designed to boost and enhance defense applications.

RELATED PRODUCTS

Looking for More?

Sidekiq™ VPX410

Access more RF spectrum with Sidekiq™ VPX410— a revolutionary, CMOSS/SOSA-aligned software-defined radio (SDR) multichannel RF tuner solution enabling SIGINT/EW/Communications use cases up to 18 GHz in a 3U VPX form factor.

Sidekiq™ X4

The Sidekiq™ X4 introduces a new level of RF integration, speeding development and improving wideband range, providing four channels with a total of 900MHz of bandwidth. It’s a flexible, high-capacity RF transceiver with multi-band, sub-octave filtering on four receive paths.

Customize Your Sidekiq™

We design every product to be flexible and adaptable. Ready to explore more of our technology?

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faq

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Software-Defined Radio (SDR)?

SDR is a radio communication system in which components traditionally implemented in hardware are instead implemented (via custom software) on a personal device or embedded computer system. SDR systems can be adapted to integrate with various communication applications. Once integrated, SDRs can be used to scan for radio frequencies, listen to FM radio, track aircraft with ADS-B, receive GPS signals, dabble in amateur radio, decode digital voice, and even bounce signals off the moon!

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How do Epiq's SDR products differ from others on the market?

Epiq's SDR solutions deliver unparalleled RF performance and flexibility in compact form factors, making them perfect for a range of applications: including mobile, portable, and space-constrained. With a wide tuning range from 70 MHz up to 6 GHz, our products can be used for things like spectrum analysis, RF recording, cellular network scanning, enforcing no-wireless policies, and more.

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Can I customize my SDR setup?

Yes, our SDRs, SDR platforms, and turnkey solutions are designed to be flexible and easily integrated. That means you can customize any of our products to fit your specific needs. 

To get started, request one of our dev kits. We have two options: Evaluation (EVK) and Platform Development (PDK). You can request a dev kit by filling out the form below. Once you do, we'll get back to you with details and next steps.

If you need assistance, Epiq’s team is always here to offer comprehensive support: including detailed product documentation and an active community for peer discussions.

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What are the data transfer options for your SDRs?

Our SDRs support various data transfer interfaces, including USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and PCI Express (PCIe), depending on the product.

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Which programming languages or frameworks do your products support?

Our SDRs support popular frameworks such as GNU Radio, and others. For programming, we support languages such as C, C++, and Python.

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Do your products support phase-coherent MIMO operations?

Yes, our SDR products, such as the Sidekiq™ X4, support multi-channel phase-coherent MIMO operations, making them suitable for a variety of applications.

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Can your SDRs operate standalone or do they require a host device?

Many of our SDRs can operate both standalone and as part of a host device, giving you the flexibility to use them as needed.

Still have questions? Reach out and we’ll do our best to help.

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Ready to tap into the power of Epiq's SDR modules and platforms? Request a dev kit today. Just fill out the form below and we'll get back to you shortly.