Key Features:

Prototyping is easier than ever with this new 4×4 MIMO SDR platform, with 4 channels perfectly synchronized on one FPGA. Use Simulink to leverage the power of a large Virtex FPGA without writing a single line of HDL code. 70 MHz to 6 GHz on one single radio: Unlock the full performance of the AD9361 across all frequency bands.

  • 4×4 in one single FPGA perfectly synchronized
  • Fully integrated with Matlab Simulink and Xilinx System Generator (model-based design tools)
  • AD9361 Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC)
  • Software defined up to 6 GHz and 56 MHz BW
  • GNU Radio Support
  • Small form factor: 215 mm x 48 mm x 290 mm
  • Embedded Linux PC: connect remotely from any computer or run standalone
  • Plug-and-play, with Ethernet, PCI Express and VITA-49 Radio Transport Protocol (VRT)
  • Low Latency (75 µs roundtrip) and high speed (10 Gbps) PCIe interface
  • QAM64 OFDM Ref Design*
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*The reference design is currently available on the 1st PicoSDR Generation

70 MHz to 6 GHz on one single radio

The PicoSDR 4×4 relies on one single 70 MHz – 6 Ghz radio card, built on the agile and high-performance AD9361 Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC), that offers the full performance on all bands frequency.

  • RF 2×2 transceiver with integrated 12-DACs and ADCs
  • 70 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range with integrated fractional-N synthesizers (2.4 Hz maximum LO step size)
  • Supports TDD and FDD operation
  • Tunable channel bandwidth: 200 kHz to 56 MHz
  • Receiver sensitivity with a typical noise figure of 7 dB from 200MHz to 4 GHz and 10dB from 70MHz to 6 GHz
  • 100dB RX gain control with real-time monitor and control signals for manual gain
  • Independent automatic gain control
  • TX OP1dB : +18dBm from 200-4000MHz and +10dBm from 200-6000MHz
  • Highly linear broadband transmitter (TM3.2 20MHz-16QAM LTE signal):
    • ACPR < -50dB for +10dBm and <-45dB for 0 dBm at 2.4GHz and 6GHz respectively
    • EVM = 2.5% and 3% for +10dBm and <-45dB for 0 dBm at 2.4GHz and 6GHz respectively
  • TX noise: =-150 dBm/Hz noise floor
  • 100dB+ TX gain control with 31dB external gain control

Configurations

PicoSDR 4x4

PicoSDR 4×4

PicoSDR 4x4-E

PicoSDR 4×4-E

Rapid HIL Testing with no HDL Coding Necessary

Our fully integrated model-based design approach lets developers easily move through the model, simulation, code, hardware-in-the-loop, and real-time validation phases…iterating rapidly to refine their algorithms while benefiting from automatic HDL coding tools.

Nutaq's Model Based Design Kit

Hardware Ships Fully Debugged & Ready For Code

The PicoSDR ships with a software tool suite that contains all of the necessary IP cores, I/O interfaces, and stand alone APIs needed to enable immediate development of applications on the hardware.

PicoSDR software tools suite

Reduce Development Time By Up To 70%

Using a combination of our model-based design environment, GNU Radio, our QAM64 OFDM reference design, and auto-generated HDL code can shorten development cycles significantly.

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Success Stories

CorteXlab Inaugural Meeting – Oct 28,2014

CorteXlab InfoCom 2014 Poster – An Open FPGA-Based Facility for Testing SDR & Cognitive Radio Networks in a Reproducible Environment

Nutaq Announces the 2014 Software Defined Radio Academic US Contest Winner

Nutaq’s PicoSDR Selected By FIT/CorteXlab For Large Cognitive Radio Testbed

CORBA for FPGA The Missing link for SCA radios

Videos

Cognitive OFDM

OFDM Reference Design Overview

Rapid development with Nutaq’s PicoSDR

Using the PicoSDR for 4G/5G Rapid Prototyping

Getting Started With Nutaq’s OFDM QAM64 Reference Design in 10 Minutes

Nutaq’s GNU Radio Enabled PicoSDR Embedded Solution

Introduction to QAM And Its Impact On SDR Transmission System

White Papers

Design and Implementation of Wideband Spectrum Sensing on SDR Platform With Receiver Calibration

Advanced MIMO Waveform Deployment Using GNU Radio

Using TCM Techniques to Decrease BER Without Bandwidth Compromise

Technical articles

Offloading GNU Radio Processing With FPGA Logic

Drexel Develops a Software Defined Communication Testbed Using Nutaq Radios

Slidedecks

DIY OFDM Session

PicoSDR Goes GNU Radio

Blog Articles