Avnet Launches XRF8 System-on-Module for Multi-Channel RF Applications

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 04, 2021


Avnet Launches XRF8 System-on-Module for Multi-Channel RF Applications

The XRF8 Xilinx RFSoC Gen 3 system-on-module is now available from Avnet.

The XRF8 module and Avalon software suite enable production-ready system development using the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen3 for RF applications demanding small footprint, high-speed serial connectivity, and real-time processing. It is capable of RF direct conversion of signals with analog bandwidth up to 6 GHZ

The XRF8 module can digitize 8 ADC channels at 6 giga-samples per second (GSPS) and generate complex (I/Q) waveforms through 8 DAC channels at 10 GSPS. High-speed serial connectivity is available for 25G 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 module allows users to begin prototype and application development and then to move to production with the same hardware, which is designed to reduce time to market. It is well suited to support design work for radar, software-defined radio, beamforming, signal detection and jamming, and medical imaging applications.

The Avnet XRF8 module is available for $22,995 (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/xrf-xrf8


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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