SidekiqTM X2

High Performance Multi-Channel RF Transceiver

1MHz - 6GHz

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VITA57.1 (FMC) Form Factor

Sidekiq X2 multi-tuner RF transceiver card defines the state of the art in high performance flexible RF. Based on Analog Devices’ AD9371 wideband transceiver, the X2 achieves unprecedented levels of RF performance to provide a production ready RF transceiver solution in a VITA 57.1 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) compliant form factor. Sidekiq X2 includes additional features to extend the RF tuning range of the AD9371, while also integrating Rx pre-select filtering and clock synchronization to support real world deployment use cases.

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Sidekiq X2 - VITA 57.1 FMC

  • FPGA Mezzanine Card with high pin count (HPC) interface
  • Two phase coherent RF receivers (common LO)
    • + third independently tunable RF receiver
  • Seven band RF pre-select filters on all three Rx antenna ports
  • Two phase coherent RF transmitters (common LO)
  • Continuous RF tuning range between 1 MHz and 6 GHz
  • Configurable RF channel bandwidth up to 100 MHz per channel
  • Exceptional dynamic range with 16-bit A/D and 14-bit D/A converters

Sidekiq X2 Development Platform

Sidekiq X2 supports lab development and field deployments with a COTS PCIe FPGA carrier card integrated into a Thunderbolt™ 3 chassis, providing up to 40Gb/s of throughput to the host device. For ruggedized deployments, Sidekiq X2 can be integrated into COTS 3U or 6U VPX carrier cards. Both conduction and convection cooled options are supported.

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Sidekiq X2 enables solutions for RF test and measurement, point-to-point communications, and a variety of other wireless applications where size, weight, and power consumption are critical. To support the development of these solutions, the Sidekiq X2 Platform Development Kit (PDK) provides customers with a Sidekiq X2 development platform with a COTS PCIe FPGA carrier or 3U/6U VPX carrier, GPS disciplined oscillator card, Thunderbolt 3 chassis, access to both a software API for interfacing to the card, as well as the source code for the FPGA reference design targeting a Xilinx Kintex® UltraScale™ XCKU060 device.