Sidekiq Stretch 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
70 MHz to 6 GHz
Up to 50 MHz per channel
2.5W (typical usage)
Xilinx Artix 7 XC7A50T FPGA with x1 Gen2 PCIe interface
M.2 2280 Key B+M (22 mm x 80 mm x 4.5 mm)
PCIe Gen2 x1 (5 Gbps) + GPIO
1 Rx + 1 Tx separate LO
Integrated GPSDO receiver with PPS
Sub-octave Rx pre-select with adjustable band-pass from 50MHz to 6GHz
Based on Analog Devices’ AD9361, Sidekiq Stretch packs a lot of power 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 Stretch 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 Stretch? To support customers that are looking for a complete SDR + high performance computer solution in a small for factor, Epiq Solutions offers Sidekiq Stretch pre-integrated into an Intel NUC 8th generation computer. For more information on the NUC + Stretch 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 Stretch 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 Stretch is for you. The Rx pre-select filtering available
in Sidekiq Stretch is flexible, not fixed, and is automatically, intelligently
configured by Epiq Solutions' libsidekiq API. Integrated Rx pre-select filter
gives you increased control through variable bandpass covering 50 MHz to 6 GHz.
While other solutions need to connect to a bulky, external filtering mechanism,
Sidekiq Stretch 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 LAPTOP
One Dell 7530 laptop (or similar) running Ubuntu, with one Sidekiq Stretch card pre-installed inside the laptop
An easy-to-use interface for configuring the RF transceivers and streaming data between the host and Sidekiq Stretch over the PCIe interface
PC-based spectrum analyzer (ERA) and libsidekiq Linux software library pre-loaded on the laptop
One JTAG fixture with an additional Sidekiq Stretch and Thunderbolt™3 cable