Sidekiq X2 multi-tuner RF transceiver card defines the state of
the art in high-performance, flexible RF. Based on Analog Devices’ AD9371 wideband
transceiver, the X2 achieves unprecedented levels of RF performance to provide a
production ready RF transceiver solution in a VITA 57.1 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC)
compliant form factor. Sidekiq X2 includes additional features to extend the RF
tuning range of the AD9371, while also integrating Rx pre-select filtering and
clock synchronization to support real-world deployment use cases.
3 Rx + 2 Tx
100 MHz per Channel
Flexible RF Front End
Sidekiq X2 provides two phase-coherent RF transmitters and two phase-coherent RF receivers along with a third, independently tunable receiver. Each channel's bandwidth can be configured up to 100 MHz.
Sidekiq X2 supports lab and field deployments with a COTS PCIe-based FPGA carrier card integrated into a Thunderbolt™ 3 chassis. For ruggedized deployments, Sidekiq X2 can be integrated into COTS 3U or 6U VPX carrier cards. The X2 Platform Development Kit (PDK) provides customers with access to both a software API for interfacing to the card, as well as the source code for the FPGA reference design.