Sidekiq X2 multi-tuner RF transceiver card defines the state of the art in high-performance, flexible RF. Sidekiq 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, while also integrating Rx pre-select filtering and clock synchronization to support real-world deployment use cases.
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.
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.
Based on Analog Devices’ AD9371 wideband transceiver.
- RF Tuning Range- 1 MHz to 6 GHz
- Channel Bandwidth- Up to 100 MHz
- A/D Sample Width- 16 bits
- Rx Noise Figure- 8 dB (typ.)
- D/A Sample Width- 14 bits
- Tx Output- Up to +5 dB
Form Factor- VITA 57.1 High Pin Count FPGA Mezzanine Card.
Carrier platforms like PCI, TB (Thunderbilt3) enclosure or VPX