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.
RF tuning range from 1MHz to 6GHz
Thunderbolt 3 and 3U/6U VPX deployment options with COTS PCIe FPGA carriers
Up to 100MHz per RF channel
VITA 57.1 FMC HPC form factor
16-bit A/D converters, 14-bit D/A converters
Platform Development Kit available
10MHz + PPS sync inputs
Typical card power consumption: 4W - 10W
Sidekiq X2 enables solutions for RF test and measurement, point-to-point communications, and a variety of other wireless applications where size, weight, and power consumption are critical. To support the development of these solutions, the Sidekiq X2 Platform Development Kit (PDK) provides customers with a Sidekiq X2 development platform with a COTS PCIe FPGA carrier or 3U/6U VPX carrier, GPS disciplined oscillator card, Thunderbolt 3 chassis, access to both a software API for interfacing to the card, as well as the source code for the FPGA reference design targeting a Xilinx Kintex® UltraScale™ XCKU060 device.