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Analog Devices’ $149 ADALM-PLUTO SDR USB Learning Module pairs AD9363 Agile RF Transceiver with Zynq SoC

by Xilinx Employee on ‎03-20-2017 02:23 PM (2,933 Views)

 

You want to learn how to design with and use RF, right? Students from all levels and backgrounds looking to improve their RF knowledge will want to take a look at the new ADALM-PLUTO SDR USB Learning Module from Analog Devices. The $149 USB module has an RF range of 325MHz to 3.8GHz with separate transmit and receive channels and 20MHz of instantaneous bandwidth. It pairs two devices that seem made for each other: an Analog Devices AD9363 Agile RF Transceiver and a Xilinx Zynq Z-7010 SoC.

 

 

 

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Analog Devices’ $149 ADALM-PLUTO SDR USB Learning Module

 

 

Here’s an extremely simplified block diagram of the module:

 

 

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Analog Devices’ ADALM-PLUTO SDR USB Learning Module Block Diagram

 

 

However, the learning module’s hardware is of little use without training material and Analog Devices has already created dozens of online tutorials and teaching materials for this device including ADS-B aircraft position, receiving NOAA and Meteor-M2 weather satellite imagery, GSM analysis, listening to TETRA signals, and pager decoding.

 

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