Avnet Launches XRF8 System-on-Module for Multi-Channel RF Applications

The XRF8 ™ Xilinx RFSoC Gen 3 switching system is now available from Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), the world’s leading provider of technology solutions. The XRF8 module and the Avalon пакет software package allow the development of a production-ready system using Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale + ™ RFSoC Gen3 for RF applications requiring low fingerprint, high-speed serial connectivity and real-time processing. It is capable of RF direct signal conversion with analog bandwidth up to 6 GHz

The XRF8 module can digitize 8 ADC channels with 6 giga-samples per second (GSPS) and generate complex (I / Q) waveforms via 8 DAC channels at 10 GSPS. High speed serial connectivity is available for 25G Ethernet and Xilinx Aurora protocol. The mainband processing and the network interface are processed by the integrated quadruple Arm® Cortex®-A53 processing subsystem of Xilinx UltraScale + RFSoC and programmable logic. Standard peripherals such as USB, Gigabit Ethernet and serial UART are included.

The module allows users to immediately start developing prototypes and applications and then move on to production quickly with the same hardware, which significantly reduces time to market. It is very suitable for supporting the design of radars, software-defined radio, beamforming, signal detection and attenuation and medical imaging applications.

“Developers need the latest, state-of-the-art technology to implement their initiatives and projects,” said Jim Beneke, vice president of engineering and technology, Avnet. “Together with Xilinx, we have created a ready-made modular solution that frees developers to focus on the differentiating features of their products. This is our latest proposal, designed to speed up time to market, which allows developers to provide real business value faster. “

“Combining high-speed digital and precision RF signals in a small form factor creates unique routing and isolation challenges,” said Mike Dunn, director of precision RF, Samtec. “The XRF8 module and the accompanying media card use best-in-class RF design and signal integrity techniques to provide high-speed connectivity across the platform. System architects and designers can develop next-generation RF applications with confidence that XRF8 provides the required system performance. “

The Avnet XRF8 module is available for $ 22,995 (USD). An accompanying carrier ticket is also available for $ 4,995 (USD). The products are available in America and EMEA. Find more details about the kit http://avnet.me/xrf-xrf8.