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Matchstiq™
handheld reconfigurable RF transceiver
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Matchstiq™

Epiq Solutions' Matchstiq SDR combines a broadband RF transceiver with CPU/FPGA processing to provide a complete stand-alone software defined radio solution with unprecedented flexibility at a fraction of the size, weight, and power consumption of its competitors. Combined with a library of ready-to-run specialty software applications, the Matchstiq platform can immediately be used to solve challenging signal processing requirements on day one. As a user's requirements expand, additional software applications can be loaded onto the unit, providing a full featured suite of capabilities that can be selectively executed at run-time.

Key Features

Key Features

  • Single RF transceiver covering 300 MHz to 3.8 GHz
  • Supports RF channel bandwidths up to 28 MHz
  • Integrated CPU/FPGA for signal processing applications
    • Option 001: TI DM3730 @ 1 GHz (ARMv7/Cortex™ A8 + TI C64x DSP)
    • Option Z01: Xilinx® Zynq®-7020 @ 800 MHz (ARMv7 / Cortex™ A9 Dual Core)
  • Integrated GPS receiver with 1PPS
  • Run-time loadable/executable software applications
  • Full suite of specialty applications available
  • SDK available for custom application development
  • uSD provides up to 32 GB of on-board data and application storage
  • USB interface to host for system access
  • Size: 2.2" x 4.6" x 0.9" (5.58cm x 11.68cm x 2.28cm)
  • Power: <3 W (typical)
  • Optional external rechargeable battery

Block Diagram


Preliminary specification, subject to change

Specifications

RF Specification
Receiver
RF Input SMB (50 Ω)
Architecture Zero-IF (direct conversion)
Tuning range 300 MHz to 3800 MHz
Tuning step-size 1 kHz
Tuning time <2 mS
Pre-select filter bank sub-octave from 300 MHz to 3800 MHz
Typical noise figure 8 dB
Typical IIP3 -10 dBm
RF gain control range 0 to 58 dB
Baseband gain control range 0 to 30 dB
Baseband configurable low-pass filter 0.75 MHz to 14 MHz
(RF channel bandwidths from 1.5 MHz to 28 MHz)
Typical I/Q balance >40 dB (with digital correction)
A/D converter sample rate Up to 40 MHz with 1 Hz resolution
A/D converter sample width 12 bits
Power consumption (stand-alone) 1.1 W
ESD protection at RF input 20 kV (human body model)
Max safe RF level at RF input (at max gain) -5 dBm
Transmitter
RF Output SMB (50 Ω)
Architecture. Zero-IF (direct conversion)
Tx tuning range 300 MHz to 3800 MHz
Tuning step-size 1 kHz
Tuning time <2 mS
Baseband transmit gain control range 0 to 31 dB
Baseband configurable low-pass filter 0.75 MHz to 14 MHz
(RF channel bandwidths from 1.5 MHz to 28 MHz)
RF transmit gain control range 0 to 25 dB
Max Tx output power +10 dBm
D/A converter sample rate Up to 40 MHz with 1 Hz resolution
D/A converter sample width 12 bits
Power consumption (stand-alone) 1.0 W (@ 0 dBm power output)
Digital Specification
CPU/DSP Option 001: TI DM3730 @ 1 GHz (ARMv7/Cortex™ A8 + TI C64x DSP)
Option Z01: Xilinx® Zynq®-7020 @ 800 MHz (ARMv7 / Cortex™ A9 Dual Core)
FPGA Option 001: Xilinx® Spartan®-6 LX45
Option Z01: Xilinx® Zynq®-7020
Non-volatile memory 32 GB (microSDHC card for storage and applications)
RAM 512 MB LPDDR2
Operating System Linux 2.6.35 kernel (with real-time extensions)
System Interface microUSB 2.0 OTG (host or device)
Typical Power Consumption (stand-alone) 2 W (dependent on FPGA usage)
GPS Specification
Number of Channels 51 (acquisition), 14 (tracking)
Sensitivity -161 dBm
Accuracy <2.5 meters
Hot Start 1 second
Cold Start 29 seconds
RF Input SMB
Support for active antennas Yes (3V bias default, additional bias voltages possible)
Data Interface NMEA sentences over UART (9600 baud, N81)
1 PPS signal
GPS Lock LED indicator
Typical power consumption (stand-alone) 150 mW (acquisition), 84 mW (tracking)
System Reference Clock Specification
Type Temperature Compensated, Voltage Controlled Crystal
Oscillator (TCVCXO)
Frequency 30.72 MHz
Frequency Accuracy ±0.5 ppm @ 25° C,
±2 ppm from -30° C to +85° C
Frequency Warping ±8 ppm over range of 0.5 VDC to 2.5 VDC
(using on-board D/A converter)
Frequency Aging ±1.0 ppm (first year @ 25° C)
Alternate Clock Input Option External clock in via U.FL connector
Temperature Sensor Specification
Temperature Sensing Range -55° C to +125° C
Temperature Accuracy ±2° C from -25° C to +85° C
±3° C from -55° C to +125° C
Power Input Specification
Power Input Connector Lemo EGG.0B.302.CLL (locking)
Power Input Voltage Range 7.5V to 36V DC
Physical Specification
Dimensions 2.2" x 4.6" x 0.9"
Weight 5 oz
Operating Temperature 0° C to +50° C (without external cooling)
Battery Specification (Optional)
Dimensions 2.2" x 2.2" x 0.9"
Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Rechargeable)
Capacity 7.5V @ 1000 mAH
Runtime (Typical) 2 Hours

Pricing

Item Contents Price
Matchstiq-001
  • Matchstiq plus the following accessories:
    • AC power adapter
    • 4 GB microSD card for holding applications
    • USB cable (for connecting to host PC)
  • Hardware User's Reference Manual
  • PC-based spectrum analyzer application, communicates with Matchstiq over USB (or Wi-Fi with the Mobility Kit)
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Matchstiq-Z01
  • Matchstiq with Xilinx® Zynq® plus the following accessories:
    • AC power adapter
    • 4 GB microSD card for holding applications
    • USB cable (for connecting to host PC)
  • Hardware User's Reference Manual
  • PC-based spectrum analyzer application, communicates with Matchstiq over USB (or Wi-Fi with the Mobility Kit)
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Matchstiq Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Matchstiq plus the following accessories:
    • AC power adapter
    • 4 GB microSD card for holding applications
    • USB cable (for connecting to host PC)
  • Hardware User's Reference Manual
  • PC-based spectrum analyzer application, communicates with Matchstiq over USB (or Wi-Fi with the Mobility Kit)
  • JTAG breakout board
  • Software Development Kit - for developing custom Linux-based software applications that execute on Matchstiq's ARM Cortex A8 processor
  • Software Development Reference Manual
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Matchstiq Platform Development Kit (PDK)
  • Matchstiq plus the following accessories:
    • AC power adapter
    • 4 GB microSD card for holding applications
    • USB cable (for connecting to host PC)
  • Hardware User's Reference Manual
  • PC-based spectrum analyzer application, communicates with Matchstiq over USB (or Wi-Fi with the Mobility Kit)
  • JTAG breakout board
  • Software Development Kit - for developing custom Linux-based software applications that execute on Matchstiq's ARM Cortex A8 processor
  • Software Development Reference Manual
  • FPGA Development Kit - for developing custom FPGA bitstreams that execute on Matchstiq's Xilinx Spartan-6 or Zynq FPGA
  • FPGA Development Reference Manual
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Matchstiq Mobility Kit
  • Wi-Fi dongle for wireless communication with Matchstiq
  • Matchstiq Battery Pack
  • Battery User Reference Manual
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