The world's smallest wideband RF transceiver + Linux computer in a production-ready module

Accelerate Your RF Product Development

Don't waste time integrating hardware, just bring your application

Z2 has a wideband RF transceiver and Linux computer on-board

Everything on Board

Sidekiq Z2 brings you a completely integrated wideband RF transceiver + Linux computer on a tiny module measuring 30 mm x 51 mm5 mm (Mini PCIe form factor). This means your next RF product development cycle can be radically shortened and simplified. Don't waste time integrating hardware, just bring your application, a power source and an antenna.

Industrial Strength

Leveraging our expertise in developing breakthrough, small form-factor software defined radio (SDR) transceivers, we took the next step to integrate a complete RF processing card that maintains the same field-proven, industrial strength as the other Sidekiq cards. The Z2 makes it easy to scale from prototype to high volume production.

Endless RF Possibilities

Sidekiq Z2 is portable and powerful making it ideal for a variety of products

Wireless Security
Portable RF Survey
Wireless Data Link

Simplified Hardware Integration

Designed for Minimal Integration Effort

With so much packed onto the Z2, adding RF processing capability to your final product is easier than ever before. Carrier cards can be small and simple, needing only to provide power, an antenna and a USB interface.

Sidekiq Z2 in a simple carrier card that comes with our Evaluation Kit.

Matchstiq Z2

One of the Ways We Use Sidekiq Z2

Matchstiq Z2 integrates our Sidekiq Z2 SDR into a low profile machined aluminum housing to provide a complete low visibility RF sensing system for use with tablets, iPads, laptops, tactical handheld radios (such as Persistent Systems' MPU-5), and virtually any other host platform with a USB 2.0 port. With integrated magnets to support simplified mounting, Matchstiq Z2 provides a complete RF transceiver plus Linux computer with webserver to deliver real-time RF sensing results to a web browser with no additional software running on the host platform. Current applications include our Skylight cellular survey application, as well as our ERA real-time RF spectrum analyzer application. Its small form factor and inconspicuous profile make it ideal for RF sensing applications where low visibility and mobility are critical.

Key Features

Z2 specs at a glance

  • RF Tuning Range

    70 MHz to 6 GHz

  • Form Factor

    Mini PCIe card 30 mm x 51 mm x 5 mm

  • CPU

    Dual-core ARM Cortex A9

  • Boot Time

    <2 seconds

  • RAM

    512 MB of DDR3L

  • Temp. Rating

    -40˚C to +85˚C

  • Sample Rate

    Up to 61.44 Msps

  • Power Consumption

    under 2W (typical use)

  • Filter Bank

    Four band Rx pre-select

Developer Focused

We have the tools to help make your development successful

Evaluation Kit (EVK)

  • 2 x Sidekiq Z2 cards
  • 2 x Sidekiq Z2 simple carrier cards
  • I/O expander board for accessing GPIO and JTAG
  • Open-source IIO reference design supported by Analog Devices

Platform Development Kit (PDK)

  • Provides access to standard libsidekiq API + source code for an optimized FPGA reference design
  • Enhanced private support forum hosted by Epiq Solutions

Getting Started

To quickly get started with Sidekiq Z2, check out our Github page for general documentation - whether you are using the EVK or PDK. With these docs, you should be able to get up and running and find further useful references.

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