Commercial SDRs Get Ruggedized

Pixus Technologies has developed ruggedized versions of commercial software defined radios (SDRs). The RX310, the first in a series of small form factor ruggedized devices, utilizes USRP SDRs from Ettus Research, a National Instruments brand.  The weatherproof enclosure features IP67 sealing for water and dust ingress.  It is also designed for MIL-STD-810 for shock/vibration and MIL-STD-461 for EMI. 

 

The RX310 contains two extended bandwidth daughterboard slots covering 10 MHz – 6 GHz with up to 160 MHz of baseband bandwidth, dual 1/10 GigE high-speed interfaces, and a large user-programmable Kintex-7 FPGA.  The unit is 302-mm wide x 400-mm long x 98-mm tall with conduction-cooled fins.

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The RX310 series can be used in various types of airborne, shipboard, ground vehicle, or outdoor designs.    Example applications include SIG-INT, spectrum monitoring, passive RADAR, smart agriculture, smart energy, and prototyping systems for advanced wireless standards.   Pole-mount and other special mounting options are available.  Light-rugged versions of the enclosure are also available upon request, as well as ruggedized versions of other SDRs offered by Ettus Research. For more details, visit Pixus Technologies.

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