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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Introducing Wideband RF Transceiver Board U-RFX c
Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Introducing Wideband RF Transceiver Board U-RFX covering frequencies from 1MHz to 4.4GHz
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 04:36:23 +0000
On Wed, 2 Feb 2011 21:26:32 -0600, Darol Klawetter
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 10:07 PM, <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Agile Solutions is pleased to announce a new Wideband RF Transceiver board
>> U-RFX capable of tuning frequencies from 1MHz to 4.4GHz.
>> The wide frequency coverage addresses the need for single RF transceiver
>> board capable of meeting various application needs ranging from 1MHz to
>> 4.4GHz with 50 MHz of RF Bandwidth.
>> Agile Solutions is Startup Company Started in 2010 with goal to produce low
>> cost software Defined Radio Solutions for Teaching, Research and Prototype
>> Our first Universal RF Transceiver board U-RFX is developed to address
>> GNURADIO and USRP.
>> U-RFX board seamlessly works with USRP family of boards.
>> U-RFX is Full duplex RF Tranceiver board and operates in two modes
>> Low Frequency Operation: 1MHz to 200MHz, same as Basic TX and
>> Basic RX
>> High Frequency Operation: 200MHz to 4.4GHz
>> MAX RF Output Power: 17dBm with upto 25dB Output
>> power control
>> MAX RF Input Power: -15dBm with upto 45dB gain
>> Receiver Sensitivity: -115dBm upto 3.8GHz and
>> -95dBm upto 4.4GHz
>> Receiver Noise figure: 6-8 dB
>> U-RFX is MIMO capable:All the LO's on U-RFX board are phase synchronous with
>> respect to motherboard clock. By using two or more U-RFX boards, NxM MIMO
>> can be realized.
>> U-RFX board is available for purchase at an introductory price of 700 USD.
>> Universal RF Tranceiver board U-RFX is designed with Zero IF direct
>> conversion architecture and has onboard Local Oscillators, Mixers, Switches,
>> LNA's and Power amplifiers.
>> For more information on U-RFX, please visit www.agile-sdr-solutions.com
>> Agile Solutions
> Such a broad-band Rx front-end, depending on the environment, can
> require more dynamic range than you'll have downstream. Do you have RF
> preselectors before the amplification and mixing stages? Many
> broad-band, high-performance RF receivers will have a switchable
> filter bank (usually containing a bank of SAW or BAW filters) to
> divide the antenna RF into bands of a few hundred MHz. After looking
> at your website and considering the price that you have listed, I
> doubt that you're doing this.
> I've been considering building a USRP compatible receiver board with
> preselectors, but would like to find one off-the shelf.
> Darol Klawetter
> Discuss-gnuradio mailing list
Welcome to Agile Solutions.
Yes, you are correct. We have not used any RF preselectors.
We will create a place holder for RF filter before the LNA so that
desired filter can be installed(if required) for the target application.
Please check this link for off the shelf available filters