Lyrtech aims to revolutionize wireless sector with next-generation tunable RF platform

Lyrtech aims to revolutionize wireless sector with next-generation tunable RF platform

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The Radio420X is a powerful multimode SDR RF transceiver module that can be used with any FMC carrier on the market, such as the Xilinx ML605 EVM. It is designed around the state-of-the-art, multistandard, multiband Lime Microsystems LMS6002D integrated RF transceiver. The LMS6002D replaces several individual transceiver ICs and allows quick and simple reconfiguration, resulting in considerable reductions in size, time to market, bill of materials and inventory for OEMs.

"Lyrtech’s multimode SDR FMC is an excellent example of how the unique frequency agility of the LMS6002D IC enables a truly flexible platform for wireless design engineers, allowing them to focus on the elements that add value in their designs," said Philippe Roux, vice president of business development at Lime Microsystems.

The Radio420X is completely integrated to Lyrtech’s own Virtex-6 Perseus advanced mezzanine card (AMC), making it even simpler to use. The Perseus’ thorough integration to powerful software design tools should allow users to field applications incorporating the Radio420X in much less time than with other FMC carriers. The Radio420X’s front end design and wide RF coverage, combined with multiple references and synchronization modes makes it suitable for a large number of narrowband and broadband applications with excellent channel selectivity.

The FMC’s clock management facility offers low-phase-noise clock distribution, a PLL core, dividers, dual VCOs, and a jitter cleaner feature. Combining this facility to a very-low-jitter, 4×4 crosspoint switch makes it possible to generate the variety of clocks necessary to the Radio420X.

"This configurable radio head FMC is set to revolutionize wireless telecom development, because of the Lime Microsystems RF IC, the versatility of VITA 57 FMCs (a widely adopted standard in the wireless industry), its 0.3 to 3.0 GHz tunable frequency and its 1.5 to 28.0 MHz bandwidth coverage," said Martin Turgeon, product line manager at Lyrtech.

It is available in SISO (Radio420S) and 2×2 MIMO (Radio420M) configurations. The Radio420M offers two transceivers on the same FMC site, making 2×2 MIMO and dual-band applications possible.

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