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Visitor estevejh
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Registered: ‎10-25-2018

IIoT

Hello, I would like to design an FPGA device for an IIoT platform using the partial reconfiguration. Any advise what Xilinx FPGA platform that has RF capability to allow develop multi-wireless protocol such as LoRa and Zigbee?

Thank you

Esteve

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Scholar u4223374
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Registered: ‎04-26-2015

Re: IIoT

For RF capabilities on-chip, you need the RFSoC. However, these are far more powerful and more expensive than is appropriate for an IIoT platform - the base RFSoC development kit (ZCU111) costs $8995, and I expect the bare chips will be at least a few thousand dollars each. RFSoCs are designed for scenarios like military/aerospace phased-array radar (where the chip is a tiny fraction of the total cost of the system they're buying) or ultra-high-speed commercial RF (where the chip cost is insignificant compared to the value it brings).

 

I think you'd probably be better-off with a standard FPGA and either an RF MCU (eg. STM32W) or a standalone RF chip (eg. AD9361). AD's ADALM-PLUTO is a good development kit for the latter option.

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