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Integrated RF-Class Analog

RF Data Converters in
an All Programmable MPSoC

RF Sampling

Direct RF sampling moves the A/D and D/A conversion process closer to the antenna such that the converter directly samples the RF signal as shown below. With this technology, Moore’s Law can be applied to frequency selection and down conversion, traditionally implemented using analog signal processing techniques. By allowing analog/RF signal processing to be moved in to the digital domain, a more flexible and programmable solution can be delivered. Advantages include:

  • Elimination of analog/RF signal processing and associated impairments
  • Increased flexibility to support wider bandwidths and multiple operating RF bands
  • Enablement of a software defined radio front end

High IF Heterodyne Receiver to a Direct RF-Sampling Receiver

Developer Zone

Xilinx offers a comprehensive tool flow for radio design and verification, encompassing logic design, embedded SW development, and simulation. The tool flow ranges from IP and software drivers for RF sampling, to design-entry solutions using C/C++, MATLAB, or Simulink.  The comprehensive development flow increases accessibility at the hardware, software, and system level. 

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