Key Features:

Phased-array, beam forming, direction finding and MU-MIMO is now affordable with this new 8×8 MIMO SDR, offering 8 TRx channels per FPGA. With the ability to connect two units for perfectly synchronized 16×16, automatic gain & phase calibration, dedicated links to bring all IQ streams into one master FPGA, building large MIMO systems has never been easier.

  • 8×8 on one single FPGA
  • Easy to connect two units for perfectly synchronized 16×16 or more (see TitanMIMO-6 data sheet)
  • Dedicated low-latency point-to-point links bring all IQ streams into one master FPGA (16×16 or more)
  • Automatic gain and phase calibration for phased-array, beam forming, direction finding and MU-MIMO
  • 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
  • Small form factor: 385 mm  x 360 mm x 45 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

8×8 on one single FPGA

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8x8 on One Single FPGA

Automatic gain & phase calibration for phased-array, beam forming, direction finding and MU-MIMO

Here’s a demonstration of our calibration feature on the TitanMIMO-6, another of Nutaq’s product.

70 MHz to 6 GHz on one single radio

The PicoSDR 8×8-E relies on one single 0-6 Ghz radio, 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 MHzRadio640 Stack
  • 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: typically -45dB for +10dBm and 0 dBm at 2.4GHz and 5GHz respectively
    • EVM: 2.5% and 3.5% typically for +10dBm and 0 dBm at 2.4GHz and 5GHz respectively
  • TX noise: ≤−150 dBm/Hz noise floor
  • 100dB+ TX gain control with 31dB external gain control


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PicoSDR 8×8-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


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Offloading GNU Radio Processing With FPGA Logic

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