June 18, 2012 -- Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas today announced that order entry is now open for the Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) Software-Defined Radio Kit. Designed by Avnet and Analog Devices engineers, this kit offers engineers a proven platform to test, design and deliver a wide range of wireless communication functions; from baseband to radio-frequency (RF).
The kit includes the FMCOMMS1-EBZ, Analog Devices' newest FPGA mezzanine card (FMC), which lets engineers quickly combine high-speed analog and high-performance digital circuitry.
"The emergence of smart mobile devices with bandwidth-consuming applications has created explosive demand for high-speed wireless services," said Luc Langlois, Technology Director, DSP, Avnet Electronics Marketing. "The Zynq-7000 EPP/ Analog Devices Software-Defined Radio Kit combines high-speed analog signal chain with programmable logic-based digital signal processing under the control of Linux application software on embedded ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 and 28-nanometer programmable logic. This robust platform for wireless is ideal for system designers who are creating future-proof products to support evolving wireless standards."
The Zynq-7000 EPP/ Analog Devices Software-Defined Radio Kit was designed in collaboration with Analog Devices and combines the Avnet ZedBoard, featuring the Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP, along with the Analog Devices FMCOMMS1-EBZ analog, front-end FMC module for high-speed data acquisition in a variety of compute-intensive FPGA-based applications.
The complete Zynq-7000 EPP/Analog Devices Software-Defined Radio Kit includes:
Analog Devices FMCOMMS1-EBZ FMC Module.
ISE Design Suite: WebPACK with node-locked Chipscope Pro license.
Two-Pulse 4G LTE blade antennas (frequency bands: 698-960MHZ/ 1710-2170MHZ / 2500-2700MHz).
Two MMCX to MMCX coax cables.
Downloadable Linux drivers, applications software, HDL source, reference designs, full schematics and Gerber files.
"The FMCOMMS1-EBZ simplifies the integration of the high-speed analog signal chain using the AD9643, 14-bit, 250-MSPS dual-A/D converter and the AD9122, 16-bit, 1200-MSPS dual-D/A converter with high-performance digital signal processing in systems of increasing complexity and functionality," said Dave Babicz, Director of Global Alliances, Analog Devices. "The FMCOMMS1-EBZ reference design includes software, schematics, HDL and drivers that ler engineers maximize their resources by moving quickly and confidently through prototyping and evaluation for a range of applications.”
"The Zynq-7000 EPP/ Analog Devices Software-Defined Radio Kit is a comprehensive DSP platform that accelerates our customers' productivity and reduces their time-to-market. This kit integrates reference designs and tools along with all the necessary hardware to provide a future-proof solution for customers developing wireless systems," said Tom Hill, Senior Marketing Manager, DSP Marketing, Xilinx, Inc.
Shipments for the Software-Defined Radio Kit will begin in July.
Go to the Avnet Electronics Marketing website to find additional information.