SidekiqX2

High Performance Multi-Channel RF Transceiver

Ready to Integrate

VITA 57.1 (FMC) Form Factor

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.

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3 Rx + 2 Tx

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100 MHz per Channel

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VPX Compatible

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.

Key Features

X2 offers unprecedented levels of RF performance

  • RF Tuning Range

    1 MHz to 6 GHz

  • A/D Sample Width

    16 bits

  • Form Factor

    VITA 57.1 High Pin Count FPGA Mezzanine Card

  • D/A Sample Width

    14 bits

  • Rx Noise Figure

    8 dB (typ.)

  • Channel Bandwidth

    Up to 100 MHz (see spec sheet for more info)

  • Tx Output

    Up to +5 dB

  • Power Consumption

    4 - 10 Watts

  • Max A/D Sample Rate

    122.88 Msamples/sec

Ready for 3U VPX Applications

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.

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