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Thunder SDR Waveform Development and Test System
The Thunder SDR System is an affordable, wide-band, high performance SDR platform from DataSoft. Thunder is a full duplex COTS solution that provides signal communications systems engineers and waveform developers with a fully-functional, reconfigurable radio development platform. The Thunder platform is offered in two distinct RF operating ranges: 400 MHz to 4000 MHz and 30 MHz to 1600 MHz. The direct conversion architecture provides continuous RF coverage over each operating range.
The platform includes a full-duplex RF transceiver system, a consolidated digital system, and a wide-band RF front end module, all operating in an open source Linux-based environment and enclosed in a 1U housing. A full software development kit with the newly released DataSoft Probe Toolbox, for waveform development and debug, is now available with all Thunder platforms.
- Fully adjustable, independent Transmit/Receive baseband filters for wide RF signal bandwidths covering 40KHz to 40MHz
- Fully adjustable Transmit/Receive sample rates from 2.4Ksps to 100Msps
- Unique dual-DDS architecture that mitigates spurs for ultra-fast hopping capabilities
- Multiple programmable devices to maximize design flexibility
- A multi-core processor (OMAP DM37x) running Linux out-of-the box interfaced to the FPGA and RF System for waveform processing and hardware control
- Commercial GPS receiver for location, time, and 1-PPS output
- Custom metal 1U chassis with multiple user interfaces and a removable cover for ease in waveform and software development
Software Defined Radio Probe Toolbox
The SDR Probe Toolbox is designed to reduce turn around time for developing new waveforms on DataSoft SDR platforms by providing a focused, multiprocessor debugging capability during integration. The Probe Toolbox is a real-time debugging tool with the ability to prove and excite waveform elements, allowing piecemeal integration of waveform components one-by-one. Probe data is visualized with an internal visualizer (ProbeViz), eliminating the need for third party tooling licenses for data visualization. When using the software probes, the porting engineer can study real-time data in any connected waveform with complete ease.
- PHY-MAC and router applications
- Design, implementation of networked cognitive spectrally fragmented WFs
- 802.x WF PHY MAC layer simulation and prototyping
- Spectrum Agile WF development
- LTE STACKS from IS-Wireless are now available to implement LTE/LTE-A modems on the Thunder System.
- Emerging Standards Development Research for:
- TV Whitespaces and Spectrum Utilization
- Smart Grid and other Utility Communications
- Transportation Systems
- Home Networks
- Academic Research
- Defense and Security