Configurable Software Defined Radio (SDR) Platform

digiBackBoard is a universal platform for high-data rate communication systems based on a high-performance FPGA-ARM-SoC, GSps data converters and Gigabit Ethernet transceivers. It is especially suited for demonstration and evaluation of (mmWave) signal processing algorithms and for small-footprint prototypes. Nearly all kinds of analog frontend modules can be connected to the universal analog IQ signal interface. A MATLAB-based software framework supports a fast start with a hardware-in-the-loop setup.


Software-Defined Radio (SDR), high-speed signal processing, ultra-high data rate communication systems, rapid prototyping


• High-performance Xilinx Zynq-7045 FPGA (SoC) with embedded dual-core ARM processor
• Dual 2.16 GSps 10 bit ADC, dual 2.16 GSps 14 bit DAC
• Differential IQ-Interface for AFE connection
• Auxillary 180 MSps 8-bit ADC (for RSSI)
• 4 Gigabit-Ethernet-Ports
• 76 digital GPIOs + 4 GTX transceivers externally available
• Serial (RS232) and JTAG interface through USB
• Prepared for support of SyncE and IEEE 1588v2
• AFE output power supply with configurable voltage
• Single 12 V power supply
• Boot from Micro-SD card or on-board SPI-Flash
• Matlab framework, GUI and firmware example design for SDR application available
• Ready-for-Linux (e.g. Peta-Linux)
• 100 x 160 mm footprint

Ordering Information

Prototypes available soon upon request

Optional adapter board with SMA connectors for AFE available

Dr. Markus Petri

Phone: +49 335 5625 445
Email: markus.petri(at)ihp-solutions(.)com

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