Epiq Releases New Receiver Card


Epiq Solutions, an engineering firm specializing in the development of flexible RF transceiver modules and complete turnkey wireless sensing solutions, has announced the launch of its Sidekiq™ X4 high bandwidth multi-channel RF transceiver card. Sidekiq X4 is based on the RadioVerse™ ADRV9009 wideband RF transceiver design from Analog Devices, Inc. and provides up to 800 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth with its four phase coherent (or independently tunable) RF receivers. Sidekiq X4 is compliant with the VITA 57.1 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) form factor, with support for fully integrated 3U VPX and Thunderbolt™ 3 deployment options. 

“Sidekiq X4 represents a big leap forward in multi-channel wideband RF processing with high performance in a standards-compliant small form factor,” said John Orlando, CEO at Epiq Solutions. “Our continued collaboration with Analog Devices will enable our customers to bring products to market in a fraction of the time compared to developing the radio in-house.”

Sidekiq X4 provides the following key features:

  • VITA 57.1 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) with high pin count (HPC) interface
  • Four RF receivers (phase coherent or independently tunable)
  • Four RF transmitters (phase coherent or two phase coherent pairs)
  • Continuous RF range between 1 MHz and 6 GHz
  • Configurable RF channel bandwidth up to 200 MHz per channel, for support of up to 800 MHz instantaneous bandwidth (IBW)
  • Exceptional dynamic range with 16-bit A/D and 14-bit D/A converters

June 14, 2018        

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