SDR BladeRF x40
The SDR BladeRF Kit.
SDR BladeRF x40
- bladeRF x40 (40KLE Cyclone 4 FPGA)
- USB 3.0 SS cable
- 2x SMA cables
Out of the box, the bladeRF can tune from 300MHz to 3.8GHz without the need for extra boards. Through open source software such as GNURadio (live image), the bladeRF can be placed into immediate use. With its flexible hardware and software, the bladeRF can be configured to operate as a custom RF modem, a GSM and LTE picocell, a GPS receiver, an ATSC transmitter, or a combination Bluetooth/WiFi client, without the need for any expansion cards. All of the bladeRF host software, firmware, and HDL is open source, and available on GitHub.
- Full-duplex 40MSPS 12bit quadrature sampling
- Factory calibrated VCTCXO tuned within 1 Hz of 38.4 MHz
- Removable-cap RF shields for increased system sensitivity and isolation
- Flexible clocking architecture for arbitrary sample rates
- GPIO expansion port ( GPIO Expansion Board )
- SPI flash allows for headless operation
- Expanded frequency coverage using XB-200 Transverter Board
- Typical +6dBm TX power
USB 3.0 Superspeed
High speed, low latency and increased power delivery over a single cable: USB 3.0 Superspeed is the perfect interface for a wide bandwidth radio front end to modern computers. The Cypress FX3 microcontroller is the ideal solution with a powerful ARM9 processor and enough bandwidth to saturate the full duplex 5Gbps USB 3.0 link.
Fully Programmable FPGA
An Altera Cyclone V FPGA provides the interface between the FX3 and RF transceiver. This FPGA has single-cycle access embedded memory, hard 18×18 multipliers for dedicated DSP and many general logic elements ready to be programmed.
Wideband RF Transceiver
The Analog Devices AD9361 is a fully integrated, high performance RF transceiver. Made for next generation wireless protocols, this transceiver is capable of handling anything from simple FM audio to the latest 5G LTE standard to whatever the future may hold.
The bladeRF’s design has been tested and verify to meet our very high standards. Every device is capable of effortlessly and faithfully transceiving even the highest order modulations. At peak RF performance, the bladeRF can occupy 2×2 56MHz of bandwidth over its operating frequency range without significant distortions and EVMs around 1%.