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Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Development Kit with Qorvo RF Front End

The Avnet Zynq® UltraScale+TM RFSoC Development Kit enables system architects to explore the entire signal chain from antenna to digital using tools from MathWorks and industry-leading RF components from Qorvo. We extend the functionality of the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Kit by adding a Qorvo 2x2 Small Cell RF front-end 1.8 GHz card for over-the-air transmission, plus native connection to MATLAB® & Simulink® with Avnet's RFSoC Explorer® application.

Kit Includes

  • Free MATLAB Trial Package for Wireless Communications
  • Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Board
     - Rapid prototyping platform using the XCZU28DR-2EFFVG1517 device
     - Supports 8x 4GSPS 12-bit ADCs, 8x 6.5GSPS 14-bit DACs, and 8
       soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FECs
     - 4GB DDR4 memory for large sample buffer storage
     - On-board reference PLL (LMK04208) and RF PLLs (LMX2594) generate
       RF-ADC and RF-DAC sample clocks
     - Two Samtec LPAF connectors for access to RF-ADC/RF-DAC clocking
       and data path signals
  • XM500 Balun Board
     - Add-on card providing SMA connection to 8 ADC/DAC channels
  • Qorvo 2x2 Small Cell RF Front-end 1.8 GHz Card
     - Two channels, each with Tx, Rx and DPD (Digital Pre Distortion)
       Observation path
     - Default tuning to LTE 1800 MHz FDD System
     - Transmit signal chain (2x):
     - TQQ0303 - 1842.5 MHz RF BAW Filter
     - TQL9092 - driver amplifier
     - RFSA3713 - Digital Step Attenuator
     - QPA9903 - 0.5 Watt High-Efficiency Linearizable Power Amplifier
     - QPQ1297 - Band 3 BAW Duplexer
     - Receive signal chain (2x):
     - QPQ1297 - Band 3 BAW Duplexer
     - TQQ0302 - 1747.5 MHz RF BAW Filter - Band 3 Uplink
     - TQP4M9017 - Fast Digital Step Attenuator
     - RMS Power Detector
     - QPL9096 - Ultra Low-Noise Bypass LNA
  • TE Multi-band Stub Antennae
  • Avnet RFSoC Explorer for MATLAB and Simulink
  • Downloadable documentation and reference designs

Related Parts

  • Part Number: EK-U1-ZCU111-G
     - Xilinx base RFSoC Evaluation Kit

  • Part Number: AES-LPA-QRF1800-G
      - Qorvo 2x2 Small Cell RF Front-end 1.8GHz Card

  • Part Number: AES-LPA-502-G
      - Rf Breakout card for Zynq UltraScale+