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Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Development Kit with Qorvo RF Front End

The Avnet Zynq® UltraScale+TM RFSoC Development Kit enables system architects to explore the entire signal chain from antenna to digital using tools from MathWorks and industry-leading RF components from Qorvo. We extend the functionality of the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Kit by adding a Qorvo 2-Channel RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card for over-the-air transmission, plus native connection to MATLAB® & Simulink® with Avnet's RFSoC Explorer® application.

Kit Includes

  • Free MATLAB Trial Package for Wireless Communications -
  • Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Board
     - Rapid prototyping platform using the XCZU28DR-2EFFVG1517 device
     - Supports 8x 4GSPS 12-bit ADCs, 8x 6.5GSPS 14-bit DACs, and 8
       soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FECs
     - 4GB DDR4 memory for large sample buffer storage
     - On-board reference PLL (LMK04208) and RF PLLs (LMX2594) generate
       RF-ADC and RF-DAC sample clocks
     - Two Samtec LPAF connectors for access to RF-ADC/RF-DAC clocking
       and data path signals
  • XM500 Balun Board
     - Add-on card providing SMA connection to 8 ADC/DAC channels
  • Qorvo 2-Channel RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card
     - OTA testing as single channel UE, base station, or loopback
     - Channel 1: TX @ 1842.5MHz, RX @ 1747.5MHz m
     - Channel 2: TX @ 1747.5MHz, RX @ 1842.5MHz
     - Digital Step Attenuators in TX, RX, and DPD paths
     - 75 MHz bandpass filters in TX and RX paths
     - 180 MHz TX observation bandpass filters for Digital Pre-distortion (DPD)
     - QPA9903 0.5 Watt High-Efficiency Linearizable Power Amplifiers
     - PL9096 Ultra Low-Noise Bypass LNAs
     - RMS Power Detector & Overvoltage protection circuit
  • TE Multi-band Stub Antennae
  • Avnet RFSoC Explorer for MATLAB and Simulink
  • Downloadable documentation and reference designs

Related Parts

  • Part Number: EK-U1-ZCU111-G
     - Xilinx base RFSoC Evaluation Kit

  • Part Number: AES-LPA-QRF1800-G
      - Qorvo 2x2 Small Cell RF Front-end 1.8GHz Card

  • Part Number: AES-LPA-502-G
      - Rf Breakout card for Zynq UltraScale+