RF/Linux Module Simplifies Wireless Product Development

Epiq Solutions introduces Sidekiq Z2, an industrial grade wideband RF transceiver plus Linux computer on a module measuring 30mm x 51mm x 5mm. The company says its module radically simplifies the typical RF product development cycle, allowing engineering teams to focus their efforts on their application instead of time-consuming RF design and integration tasks. It is suitable for small form factor radio products such as handheld RF test and measurement, remote RF sensing, wireless security applications, and CubeSat/UAS datalinks.


Sidekiq Z2 combines an Analog Devices' AD9364 wideband 1x1 RF transceiver (70 MHz to 6 GHz) and a Xilinx Zynq XC7Z010-2I System-on-Chip running Linux on its dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU. With integrated RF filtering, a stable clock, RF shielding, and an industrial temperature rating, the module is ready for deployments in harsh environments. For applications with stringent power consumption requirements, Sidekiq Z2 can boot Linux in under two seconds, with a typical system power consumption under 2W. The company also offers a portfolio of software applications for embedded RF spectrum analysis as well as 2G/3G/4G cellular network survey.

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The Sidekiq Z2 Evaluation Kit (EVK) includes two Sidekiq Z2 cards pre-loaded and supported by Analog Devices' open source IIO reference design, along with two carrier cards to kick-start initial development. An optional Platform Development Kit (PDK) is also available with enhanced support and an optimized FPGA reference design to maximize processing capability of the FPGA. List price for Sidekiq Z2 is $649 each/1,000.


For more details, visit Epiq Solutions, call 847-598-0218 and/or send an email to [email protected].

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