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ADRV9361-Z7035 User Guide - Introduction

The ADRV9361-Z7035 is a Software Defined Radio (SDR) that combines the Analog Devices AD9361 integrated RF Agile Transceiver™ with the Xilinx Z7035 Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC in a small system-on-module (SOM) footprint suitable for end-product integration.

Analog Devices carrier cards are available for fast prototype and are supported by robust simulation and code generation tools that integrate seamlessly with Xilinx Vivado® Design Suite. The final step for most applications includes designing a custom carrier card to mate with the ADRV9361 SDR SOM for end product deployment.

Key Features

  • Low-power: Designed with a -2LI version of the Zynq SoC (low power, mid speed, industrial temp), DDR3L, and high-efficiency voltage regulators with margining capability to scale power with performance. Built-in sequencing and monitoring make it easy to power to the module.
  • High bandwidth data connectivity: Move data quickly with dual Gigabit Ethernet, USB2.0, four 6.6 Gb/s serial links (PCIe x4, SFP+, others), and high-speed LVDS I/O for custom interfaces.
  • Wideband, frequency agile RF: Uses the AD9361 to provide a highly integrated radio that enables wideband 2×2 MIMO receive and transmit paths from 70 MHz to 6.0 GHz with tunable channel bandwidth <200kHz to 56MHz.
  • Programmable SoC: Embedded processing with the Zynq Z-7035 SoC provides a Dual ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ running at 800MHz, with built in peripherals like USB, Gigabit Ethernet, and memory interfaces.
  • Small form factor: 100mm x 62mm footprint, compliant with DP10062 “Sick of Beige v1.0 DP10062 “Sick of Beige v1.0” enclosures from
  • Production-ready module: System-on-Module designed for immediate prototype and quick integration in your end application. Industrial temperature rated and tested against MIL-STD 202G methods for Thermal, Vibration, and Shock.
  • Operating systems: Comes with Analog Devices Linux reference design for Zynq, bootable from an SD card. Also supports Linux, Android, FreeRTOS, eCos, VxWorks, and others listed here.
  • Development tools: A broad range of SDR prototype and development environments are supported, including Analog Devices Linux Applications, and MATLAB® and Simulink® for data streaming and Zynq targeting.
  • Open-source code: Analog Devices provides precompiled reference designs on the ADRV9361 Wiki Page and a source code support package hosted on Github, including the HDL and software code.

Module Specs

The module specifications are summarized below. The rest of the document provides details.

RF Band 70MHz to 6.0GHz
Tunable Channel BW <200kHz to 56MHz
RF Connections 4 TX, 4RX, 2 TX monitor
Max output power 6.5 – 8.0 dBm (typical) – see AD9361 datasheet for details
Max input power (RX) 2.5 dBm (peak)
Max input power (TX mon.) 9 dBm (peak)
Processing Xilinx Zynq XC7Z035-L2 FBG676I AP SoC
Processor Dual ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ running at 800MHz
Programmable Logic 275K Kintex-7 logic cells with 900 DSP48 slices
Interface Four 100-pin Micro Headers
Peripherals ARM: Gigabit Ethernet, USB2.0, UART, SDIO
User I/O 209 single-ended or 93 LVDS (up to 1250 or 1400 Mb/s DDR)
Serial transceivers 4 Zynq GTX channels @ 6.6Gb/s
DDR3L 1GB DDR3L (low power) @ 1,066 Mb/s
Flash 256 Mb QSPI Flash (bootable) @ 400Mb/s
SD card Lockable Micro SD Card cage (bootable) @ 25MB/s
Power Consumption < 5Watts (typical)
Main Module Supply 4.5V – 5.5V (5.0V nominal)
Module I/O Supplies 1.0V – 3.3V
Operating system support Linux, Android, FreeRTOS, eCos, VxWorks, and others
Debug JTAG
Dimensions 100mm x 62mm
Operating Temp Industrial -40°C to +85°C (1)

(1) uSD cage rated to -25°C to +85°C operating temperature

Important! ADRV9361-Z7035 is not pin compatible with standard PicoZed (non-SDR) carrier cards. New pinouts were required mainly for the Zynq Z-7035 and AD9361 digital I/O.

Simplified System Diagram

Simplified System Diagram

ADRV9361-Z7035 SOM Device Callout ADRV9361-Z7035 SOM Device Callout

resources/eval/user-guides/adrv936x_rfsom/user-guide/introduction.txt · Last modified: 14 Jan 2021 05:12 by Robin Getz