The ADRV9009-ZU11EG is a highly integrated RF System-On-Module(RF-SOM) based on the Analog Devices ADRV9009 and Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. The RF-SOM can be used as a sub-part in a larger customer system or as an evaluation and prototyping platform. To use the RF-SOM for evaluation and prototyping a carrier board is required. The Analog Devices ADRV2CRR-FMC Carrier board is designed for this purpose, or a customer can develop their own custom carrier or system board. An additional RF board can also be fitted to the carrier to further expand the system up to 8 Tx and Rx radio channels.
The RF-SOM box includes:
The Carrier box includes:
Multiple ADRV9009-ZU11EG’s can be synchronized together enabling a complete solution for complex multi-stream applications ensuring end-to-end deterministic latency. The ADRV9009 Transceivers include integrated LO and phase synchronization. Overall system frequency & phase synchronization is maintained with a clock tree structure using ADI high performance low jitter HMC7044 devices, making it ideal for applications requiring RF phase alignment with a large number of channels.
The ADRV9009-ZU11EG has extensive I/O capability. Combined with the ADRV2CRR-FMC evaluation carrier board a variety of high speed I/O can be evaluated, including USB3, USB2, PCIe 3.0 x8, QSFP+, SFP+, 1Gb Ethernet x2, and CPRI capability. Please review the I/O functionality reference table provided in the ADRV2CRR-FMC homepage for more details on the functionality provided.
An additional High Pin Count FMC Daughter Board (ADFMCOMMS8-EBZ) can be plugged into the carrier board with a further two ADRV9009 Transceivers increasing to a total of Eight Tx and Rx channels. A design can easily be evaluated and then integrated seamlessly into a custom carrier for further prototyping, or a final product greatly accelerating time to market.
Platform development support includes examples of Linux Industrial I/O (IIO) Applications, MATLAB®, Simulink®, GNU Radio, and streaming interfaces for custom C, C++, python, and C# applications. HDL reference designs and drivers will be provided to help users get up and running faster. Due to varying implementation options for the various I/O interfaces different levels of functionality will be provided for each one, further details will be available in the applications section.
The ADRV9009-ZU11EG kit is delivered with an SD card containing a bootable image to get the user started in evaluating the system.
Users should check that they have the appropriate Vivado license in place to be able to use and build the reference HDL code provided for the Ultrascale+ MPSOC in the system.
People who follow the flow that is outlined, have a much better experience with things. However, like many things, documentation is never as complete as it should be. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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