Matchstiq

Handheld Software Defined Radio Platform

The Matchstiq SDR Platform

A giant leap forward in the world of software defined radio

Epiq Solutions’ Matchstiq family defines the state-of-the-art in small form factor software defined radio (SDR) platforms. Building on the success of the award-winning Matchstiq S1 and Z1 platforms, the newer generation of Matchstiq devices provide increased RF flexibility, RF performance, and RF signal processing capacity, in a smaller and lighter package.

Built With Our Sidekiq™ Radio Cards

The Matchstiq family shows off our flexible system for building SDRs

  • FPGA

    Xilinx™ Spartan 6 LX45T

  • CPU

    Quad-core ARM Cortex A9 @800MHz running Linux

  • I/O

    Gigabit ethernet, USB 2.0, HDMI

  • RF

    Options available (see example configurations below)

  • GPS

    Integrated receiver 1PPS

  • Housing

    Custom built for durability and heat management

Example Configurations

Here are a few variations we've already built

  • Matchstiq S10

    The first member of Epiq Solutions’ next generation configurable radio platform, the S10 comes in a tiny form factor and offers one RF receiver and one RF transmitter with a tuning range of 70 MHz to 6 GHz and bandwidths up to 50 MHz.
  • Matchstiq S11

    The Matchstiq S11 provides all of the capabilities from the S10, or the option for two receivers in a phase coherent pair, both covering a 70 MHz to 6 GHz range.
  • Matchstiq S12

    The S12 builds on the S10's capabilities by extending its tuning range down to the HF range and below (<1 MHz). It also includes seven banded pre-select filters (sub-octave from 400 MHz to 6 GHz).

Application Ready

Matchstiq is the ideal platform for a variety of applications

In scenarios where size and power consumption are concerns, the Matchstiq platform delivers. With one of the applications available from Epiq, Matchstiq can become a pocket-sized spectrum analyzer, a cellular network survey tool or a passive mobile device detector. See what RF Sensing applications are available:

  • ERA™

    Visualize and Record RF

    ERA transforms any platform with a Sidekiq™ radio card into a powerful RF analyzer and recorder.

  • Skylight™

    Survey Cellular and Wi-Fi® Networks

    Our multi-technology cellular scanner application runs on virtually any of our software defined radio (SDR) platforms, bringing ultimate flexibility in small form factors. Use Skylight to enable comprehensive and flexible analysis of your networks.

  • Transportation

    Enforce No-Wireless Policies

    A proven, low cost sensor to detect cell phones with zero false positives for use in the transportation industry. Enforce no-wireless policies with this easy to install, self-configuring, and automatic sensor solution.

Ready for Development

Matchstiq is here to make custom RF processing easy

Need to develop your own RF-processing application? Epiq Solutions has development kits available for the Matchstiq Plaform, enabling your team to leverage all of the engineering that went into creating Matchstiq and the software libraries that we used to build our own applications.