Exceptional RF Tuning, Fidelity and Instantaneous Dynamic Range in a Tiny SDR
Compatible with millions of computer systems
Sidekiq NV100 is a highly flexible RF powerhouse optimized to tackle your most challenging signal environments. It combines the Sidekiq Family's state-of-the-art wideband RF processing capabilities with an integrated GPS clock and flexible Rx pre-select filtering, all in a common form factor with wide compatibility out of the box.
RF Tuning Range
30 MHz to 6 GHz(RF access down to 10 MHz)
Up to 50 MHz per channel
4-6W (typical usage)
Xilinx Artix 7 XC7A50T FPGA with x2 Gen2 PCIe interface
Based on Analog Devices’ ADRV9004, a wideband transceiver RFIC that delivers extended RF tuning capabilities as well as exceptional RF fidelity and instantaneous dynamic range, Sidekiq NV100 packs RF flexibility into the tiny M.2 2280 form factor, commonly utilized for solid state hard drives that support NVMe® in laptops, tablets, and other computing platforms.
A Common Form Factor
Because Sidekiq NV100 comes in the M.2 2280 form factor -
commonly found on the motherboards of laptops and tablets for adding fast NVMe
SSDs - high performance off-the-shelf host platforms are easy to find,
source, and integrate with an SDR running your RF application.
Use as a Compact RF Platform
With our Intel® NUC Development Kit
Looking for a Compact High Performance Compute Platform with an Integrated Sidekiq NV100? To support customers that are looking for a complete SDR + high performance computer solution in a small for factor, Epiq Solutions offers Sidekiq NV100 pre-integrated into an Intel NUC computer. For more information on the NUC + NV100 offering, contact us.
Intel Core i7 quad-core x86 CPU
NUC I/O includes USB3, gigabit ethernet, Thunderbolt™3, and HDMI
Extended chassis to provide access to Rx/Tx/GPS antenna ports, as well as 10 MHz input and PPS input
16 GB RAM
1 TB SSD (2.5”)
Pre-loaded with Ubuntu Linux (18.04)
JTAG and GPIO access
To simplify your product development
Sidekiq NV100 includes an integrated GPS receiver + GPS
disciplined oscillator (GPSDO) for for excellent long-term positioning accuracy.
It also includes a 40 MHz output that can be passed to another Sidekiq.
Integrated Pre-Select Filters
If you need a receiver that enables optimum interference
protection, Sidekiq NV100 is for you. The sub-octave Rx pre-select filtering
provides out-of-band interference protection on both RF receiver paths from 400
MHz to 6 GHz. While other solutions need to connect to a bulky, external
filtering mechanism, Sidekiq NV100 incorporates this filtering into its small,
standard M.2 2280 form factor, allowing you to either save space and reduce your
product size, or free up space to accommodate other technology needs.
Ready to Develop
We have tools to help get you started
LOADED LINUX NUC
One Intel® NUC running Ubuntu, with one Sidekiq NV100 card pre-installed
An easy-to-use interface for configuring the RF transceivers and streaming data between the host and Sidekiq NV100 over the PCIe interface
PC-based spectrum analyzer (ERA) and libsidekiq Linux software library pre-loaded on the NUC
One JTAG fixture with an additional Sidekiq NV100 and Thunderbolt™3 cable