New Software Defined Radio(SDR) From Pixus Features TwinRX Option

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  • The RX310-2 allows one or two TwinRX daughtercards to be installed in the chassis
  • The RX310 series can be used in various types of airborne, shipboard, ground vehicle, or outdoor designs.

There is an exponential growth in the ways and means by which people need to communicate over a network. The modification of radio devices to increased efficiency has become a need of the hour.

Software-defined radio(SDR) technology brings the flexibility, cost efficiency and power to drive communications forward. It also provides service providers and designers with increased benefits such as increased efficiency, channel lines and clear communications.

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Pixus Technologies has developed ruggedised versions of commercial software-defined radios. The latest in the series is the RX310-2. It features a commercially available TwinRX radio card. This card has been developed by a national instruments brand called Ettus Research.

Super-heterodyne receiver

The RX310-2 allows one or two TwinRX daughtercards to be installed in the chassis. TwinRX is a dual-channel super-heterodyne receiver. It offers a wide dynamic range and accurate phase synchronization. It supports local oscillator (LO) sharing that is used for spectrum monitoring and finding directions.

Uses NI hardware architecture

This new hardware features dimensions of 302mm x 400mm x 98mm. It runs on NI hardware architecture. It combines two extended bandwidth daughterboard slots covering baseband bandwidth of up to 120 MHz. The device features multiple high-speed interface options (PCIe, Dual 1/10 GigE). Additionally, it provides large user-programmable Kintex-7 FPGA for easy integration and programming.

Comes is a waterproof enclosure

A GPS disciplined oscillator is optional with the module. The UBX is a full-duplex wideband transceiver that covers frequencies from 10 MHz to 6 GHz. Pixus has installed the motherboard and daughterboard configurations into a rugged weatherproof enclosure. This enclosure features IP67 sealing for water and dust resistivity. The conduction-cooled chassis is also optionally designed for MIL-STD-810. It features resistance to shock or vibration. It also fulfils the MIL-STD-461 standard and provides resistance to EMI interferences.

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Offers various customisation options

The I/O panel for the RX310 is modular. It allows various customisation options to be employed. The RX310 series can be used in various types of airborne, shipboard, ground vehicle, or outdoor designs. Example applications include SIG-INT, spectrum monitoring, passive RADAR, smart agriculture, smart energy, and prototyping systems for advanced wireless standards.

Light rugged versions of the RX310 series with fans and filtering are also available on-demand orders. More information can be accessed through the website.


 

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