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Embedded Software Defined Radio

Highly customizable SDR platforms that will fit your need and budget

What SDR platforms do we offer?

Currently we have two different plaforms available. One for stand-alone high-performance applications (embedded SDR platform), the other for standard SDR applications or dedicated work (No-CPU SDR platform). Check the hardware section just below for details.
With one of our software defined radio platforms you can't be wrong: our hardware combines a 150MHz input bandwidth, 2x2 MIMO operation, lowest phase-noise clocking and easily exchangeable, fully customizable front-end units with the real-time signal processing capabilities of Xilinx FPGA fabric and multi-core ARM processors.

What are the advantages of PrecisionWave's embedded SDR?

Compared with our biggest competitor (USRP) we not only have better signal performance (see comparison table below) - more importantly you don't need an extra PC to run your SDR application. You can rely on the built-in dual-core ARM System on Chip (Soc). Example? Connect your SDR to the cloud instantly!
Performance comparison USRP B210 vs. No-CPU SDR-platform (DAB-Band, 171-230MHz)
USRP B210PrecisionWave No-CPU SDR
ArchitectureZero-IFSDR-Undersampling
SNR27.83dB47.17dB
NF8.94dB8.62dB
SFDR46.69dBc64.93dBc
ENOB4.32Bit7.54Bit

Hardware

DAB/FM-Repeater
Embedded SDR Platform
Our flagship: the embedded SDR platform. Offers all you might be looking for in a versatile SDR platform. Fully customizable front-ends that allow operation of up to several GHz (we did it - see FMCW RADAR) at an RX base-bandwidth of more than 150MHz. It includes an embedded System-on-Chip with dual-core ARM processor (666-900MHz) running Linux OS for all your application idead. With Gigabit Ethernet connection and many extension features (e.g. mini-PCIe for additional storage or a GSM modem) we are sure we can help you achieving what you might be trying to do.
DAB/FM-Repeater
SDR Platform
Small yet powerful: No-CPU SDR. Based on Artix-7 FPGA fabric and with high-speed USB connection this small device offers an RX bandwidth of 56MHz and TX bandwidth of up to 500MHz. Like the bigger brother it has exchangeable front-ends for band selection. It is more a classical example of an SDR platform - you can directly use it with e.g. GNU radio for your own projects (IQ- or raw-data streaming over USB to a PC=, or implement a full stand-alone application on an FPGA based soft-core (microblaze). This little guy has some heavy clocking performance (including an optional on-board GPS disciplined dual loop clock generator for long-term signal stability) - you could even just use the clock output as signal generator.
Front-ends
We have several front-end modules readily available: UKW Frequency, DAB+ Frequency, Low-frequency module (0.1-60MHz), FMCW (9.3-9.5GHz), Broadband (100MHz-3GHz). Modules are easily designed on request and can be adapted to your needs.
FPGA IP cores
We provide several FPGA IP cores including OFDM modulators and demodulators, as well as up- and downconverters..

What is SDR?

Quote from WikipediaWikipedia
Software-defined radio (SDR) is a radio communication system where components that have been traditionally implemented in hardware (e.g. mixers, filters, amplifiers, modulators/demodulators, detectors, etc.) are instead implemented by means of software on a personal computer or embedded system.

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