SDR-EMB 980AD is one-transmitter and one-receiver embedded radar unit in X-band. Its center frequency and the bandwidth of transmitted signals are selectable and adjustable within a wide frequency band of 9.6-10.0 GHz.

Embedded unit features include:

  • Embedded Linux OS
  • Custom-designed battery management system – up to 4 hours on a single charge
  • 7-inch touch-screen display
  • Remotely controllable– suitable for field trials

 

The maximum detectable range is about 75-m for 1-sm of RCS. It is designed to support human activity monitoring, vital-sign detection, gesture sensing, and many other indoor and outdoor target detection and imaging.

 

Typical output power of the transmitter is 18 dBm. Two single-ended SMA female connectors are installed for easy connection to external antenna units.

 

 

Detailed Information

RF Module

The RF module is implemented with phase-locked loop (PLL) to achieve linearity in frequency modulations. The center frequency and the bandwidth of transmitted signals are selectable and adjustable within a wide frequency band of 9-10 GHz.

Processor Module

The FPGA-based process module functions as a microcontroller, processor and power management unit and offers ultimate design flexibility with industry-leading programmable logic. It has two 40-MSPS ADCs to support the receiving channel. A high-speed USB peripheral controller enables digitized raw data streaming to a memory storage for post-processing. It interfaces with the RF module with a 24-pin flat flex cable (FFC) to form a standalone system.

 

Graphical User Interface

Built-in 7-inch touch-screen display with graphical user interface (GUI) allows the flexibility and adjustability in selecting desired signal waveform, center frequency, bandwidth, sampling rate, filtering, display parameters, and record/export I/Q data.

 

Unit Includes

The SDR Embedded unit includes:

  • One SDR-RF 980AD module
  • One processor module
  • Embedded Linux OS
  • One copy of SDR-GUI graphical user interface software
  • One on-board battery pack
  • Built-in 7-inch touch-screen display
  • One AC/DC power adapter (5V, 3.0A)
  • One mini USB retractable cable
  • One pair of RF cables
  • One pair of the transmitting and receiving antennas
  • One casing/enclosing

X Band Antenna