Thunder SDR Waveform Development and Test System
The Thunder SDR System is an affordable, wide-band, high performance SDR platform from DataSoft. Thunder is a full duplex COTS solution that provides signal communications systems engineers and waveform developers with a fully-functional, reconfigurable radio development platform. The Thunder platform is offered in two distinct RF operating ranges: 400 MHz to 4000 MHz and 30 MHz to 1600 MHz. The direct conversion architecture provides continuous RF coverage over each operating range.
The platform includes a full-duplex RF transceiver system, a consolidated digital system, and a wide-band RF front end module, all operating in an open source Linux-based environment and enclosed in a 1U housing. A full software development kit with the newly released DataSoft Probe Toolbox, for waveform development and debug, is now available with all Thunder platforms.
- Fully adjustable, independent Transmit/Receive baseband filters for wide RF signal bandwidths covering 40KHz to 40MHz
- Fully adjustable Transmit/Receive sample rates from 2.4Ksps to 100Msps
- Unique dual-DDS architecture that mitigates spurs for ultra-fast hopping capabilities
- Multiple programmable devices to maximize design flexibility
- A multi-core processor (OMAP DM37x) running Linux out-of-the box interfaced to the FPGA and RF System for waveform processing and hardware control
- Commercial GPS receiver for location, time, and 1-PPS output
- Custom metal 1U chassis with multiple user interfaces and a removable cover for ease in waveform and software development
- PHY-MAC and router applications
- Design, implementation of networked cognitive spectrally fragmented WFs
- 802.x WF PHY MAC layer simulation and prototyping
- Spectrum Agile WF development
- LTE STACKS from IS-Wireless are now available to implement LTE/LTE-A modems on the Thunder System.
- Emerging Standards Development Research for:
- TV Whitespaces and Spectrum Utilization
- Smart Grid and other Utility Communications
- Transportation Systems
- Home Networks
- Academic Research
- Defense and Security