Avnet Launches XRF16-Gen 3 System-on-Module for Multi-Channel RF Applications

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 21, 2021


Avnet Launches XRF16-Gen 3 System-on-Module for Multi-Channel RF Applications

The Avnet designed XRF16 Xilinx RFSoC Gen 3 system-on-module (SoM) is now available.

Avnet released the XRF16 module and Avalon software suite together to enable production-ready system development using the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen 3. The module is capable of RF direct conversion of signals with analog bandwidth up to 6 GHz. Per the company, the release of the XRF16 Gen3 SOM doubles the channel density of the XRF8 Gen3 SoM to address complex and demanding applications.

The Avnet XRF16 module can digitize 16 ADC channels at 2.5 giga-samples per second (GSPS) and generate complex (I/Q) waveforms through 16 DAC channels at 9.85 GSPS*. High-speed serial connectivity is available for 10/25/100 Gigabit Ethernet and Xilinx Aurora protocol. Baseband processing and network interface are handled by the Xilinx UltraScale+ RFSoC integrated quad Arm Cortex-A53 processing subsystem and programmable logic. Standard peripherals such as USB, Gigabit Ethernet, and serial UART are included.

The XRF16 module allows users to begin prototype and application development and then move to production with the same hardware. It is well-suited to support design work for radar, software-defined radio, beamforming, signal detection and jamming, and medical imaging applications.

The Avnet XRF16 module is available for $24,995(USD). A companion carrier card is also available for $4,995 (USD). The products are available in the Americas and EMEA.

For more information, visit: http://avnet.me/xrf16gen3-som

* For operation up to 10 GSPS, contact your local Avnet sales team.

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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