Spectra DTP4700 Software Defined Radio Development and Test Platform Overview
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Spectra DTP4700 Software Defined Radio Development and Test Platform Overview



This presentation provides an overview of PrismTech's Spectra DTP4700. Spectra DTP4700 is an affordable Linux based COTS Software Defined Radio (SDR) Software Communications Architecture (SCA) ...

This presentation provides an overview of PrismTech's Spectra DTP4700. Spectra DTP4700 is an affordable Linux based COTS Software Defined Radio (SDR) Software Communications Architecture (SCA) development and test platform with great software tools, full Radio Frequency (RF) capability, demonstration Wave Form, and supporting documentation.



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  • Spectra DTP4700SCA Development and Test Platform
  • Spectra DTP4700An affordable Linux based COTS SCAdevelopment and test platform with greatsoftware tools, full RF capability,demonstration Wave Form, and supportingdocumentation
  • Comes pre-integrated and packaged with AM/DM37x OMAP based digital baseband processing system, providing GPP, DSP and FPGA processor resources Full duplex RF Transceiver providing wide operating range: 400 MHz to 4 GHz or 30MHz to 1.6GHz RF Front-End to the RF Transceiver to create a high performance RF specification fully-fieldable radio system Housed in a rugged 1U enclosure with removable cover for access to the hardware SCA 2.2.2 compliant Core Framework, together with SCA Devices, ORB/COS, Linux OS and device drivers. Demonstration SCA Waveform / Application Documentation Simple licensing and support contracts.
  • System Configurations DTP4700H - with wideband RF coverage in the 400MHz-4GHz frequency range DTP4700L - with RF covering the 30MHz-1600MHz range allowing users to access lower MILCOM frequencies
  • Use Cases Waveform and application development/test teams in major radio OEMs and their end customers (enabling both in-house and third-party development of SCA waveforms and applications for later deployment on target production radio platforms) Advanced wireless communications (government and defence) laboratories conducting research in fields such as: cognitive radio, electronic warfare, and secure SDR waveforms Internal research and development (IR&D) and collaborative research projects (e.g. SBIR, Eurostars) related to advanced wireless communications Academic teaching and laboratory use Independent waveform and application developers creating software IP for the SDR market
  • Example Commercial Waveforms Civilian Waveform Band DTP4700H DTP4700L 400 - 4000MHz 30 - 1600MHz APCO 25 UHF 403-512 MHz   APCO 25 800 MHz 806-870 MHz   Tetra 300-1000 MHz Partial  GSM 800, 900, 1800,  Partial 1900 MHz WCDMA 2100 MHz  WiMax 2.3, 2.5, 3.5 GHz  802.11 2.4, 3.6 GHz  LTE 704-2700 MHz  Partial US TV Whitespace 470-698 MHz   Europe TV Whitespace 470-790 MHz  
  • Example Military Waveforms Civilian Waveform Band DTP4700H DTP4700L 400 - 4000Mhz 30 - 1600MHz EPLRS 420-450 MHz*   MUOS 240-320 MHz*  HAVEQUICK 225-400 MHz*  SATURN 225-400 MHz*  LINK 16 960-1215 MHz*  LINK 4 225-400 MHz*  LINK 11 225-400 MHz*  UHF AM/FM 225-400 MHz*  SRW 1755-1850 MHz*  WNW 2-2000 MHz** Partial Partial* http://jitc.fhu.disa.mil/jtrs/** http://jitc.fhu.disa.mil/jtrs/ “Exact frequency ranges are been developed by the government”
  • Spectra DTP4700 – Front Panel LEDs Audio In Audio Out USB-OTG SD/MMC Ethernet TX Out Card Slot 100/1G Ethernet RX In 10/100
  • Spectra DTP4700 – Back Panel AUX External COM2 Port In/Out External Clock Out Clock In DC Power Power COM2 Port Fan 9-18V Switch GPS RF GPS 1PPS Antenna In/Out
  • Spectra DTP4700 – Hardware Components RF System MCSP DDR2 NAND CPLD SDRAM FLASH Subsystem Control Control 256 Mbyte 256 Mbyte UART UART TX Quad AMP LPFs DAC Mod OMAP TX AM/DM37x+5 dBm To RF DATA DATA ARM-45 dBm FPGA GPMC FPGA GPMC TI Cortex Front-end Xilinx Xilinx C64x A8 DSP GPP Module Spartan 6 Spartan 6 Power RX RX RX Direct Module LNA AMP LPFs ADC TPS65950 Con. RX +5 dBm To115 dBm Clock Ref Power Digital Ant I/F I/F RF FEM Synthesizers & Module System GPS Control Distribution EXT EXT REF REF Input Output DC PWR SD Card RS232 USB Audio Gig-E Ethernet
  • Spectra DTP4700 - Baseband SpecificationDigital System: Consolidated GPP, DSP and FPGA digital baseband processing hardware platform. Based on Texas Instruments’ AM/DM37x OMAP CPLD DDR2 SDRAM NAND FLASH multimedia applications processor and Xilinx FPGA Control UART 256 Mbyte 256 Mbyte technologies. OMAP Features a 1 GHz advanced Superscalar ARM© AM/DM37x Cortex™ A8 RISC core. DATA ARM FPGA GPMC TI C64x Cortex DSP A8 Xilinx GPP Spartan 6 Also features a 800 MHz C64x+ DSP core and SGX subsystem for 2D and 3D graphics acceleration. Power Module TPS65950 2000 Dhrystone MIPS – extremely capable to run the Linux RTOS and to support complex WFs Digital Ant DSP can be fully powered down when not required System GPS by ARM Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA ultra low power; low cost FPGA family. SD Card RS232 USB Audio Gig-E Ethernet Multiple digital (Ethernet, Gig-E, USB, SD, RS232) data and audio interfaces. Integrated GPS receiver with accurate 1-PPS output.
  • Spectra DTP4700 – RF SpecificationRF System and Front-end Module: Low cost and high performance. Full duplex transceiver architecture with RF System programmable signal bandwidths from MCSP Subsystem 20 kHz to 40 MHz. T Dual-channel ADCs: 12-bits at 100 Quad X AMP LPFs DAC Mod Msps. TX +5 dBm To -45 dBm RF (400 MHz DATA Front-end Dual-channel DACs: 16-bits at 800 GPMC to FPGA Xilinx 4 GHz) Module Spartan 6 Msps. TX: Quadrature modulator; RX: direct RX RX LNA RX AMP Direct Con. LPFs ADC conversion. RX +5 dBm To Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. 115 dBm Clock Ref Power I/F RF I/F & Module Synthesizers MCSP system for board-level control FEM Distribution Control EXT EXT REF REF Input Output DC PWR DTP4700H DTP4700L 400 MHz to 4000 MHz frequency range 30 MHz to 1600 MHz frequency range 20 KHz – 40 MHz signal bandwidth 40 KHz – 40 MHz signal bandwidth
  • Spectra DTP4700 - Software Stack Productivity Tooling Spectra CF Radio Services & Devices Optional Spectra CX System Spectra Component IP Core Spectra ORB ORB Sourcery DSP TI Linux Code Bench BIOS “Lite” FPGA DSP GPP RFTX/RX RF RF System Digital System Front-end GPS Ant Hardware Hardware Hardware Baseband Data SD Card RS232 USB Audio Gig-E Ethernet
  • SCA Operating Environment DTP4700 provides a complete SCA compliant Operating Environment (OE), including: Linux OS (TI DVSDK 4.02, 2.6.32 kernel) Spectra CF – SCA 2.2.2 ultra low footprint Core Framework Spectra ORB – C and C++ high performance, low footprint CORBA middleware for GPP and DSP based development CORBA support for DTP4700 FPGA processing environment will be available in subsequent DTP releases Spectra COS – Lightweight Common Object Services (Naming, Event & Log) SCA Platform Devices and Services Spectra Core Framework – SCA 2.2.2 Spectra ORB C/C++ Spectra Linux OS TI DSP BIOS IP CORE ORB (future option) BSP BSP GPP DSP FPGA
  • SCA Platform SCA Platform is provided with Spectra DTP4700 Includes a complete set of implementation artefacts for the Platform Devices, including source code, binaries, and SCA XML Platform includes: GPP, DSP, AudioPort , FPGA and RFCtrl devices DTP4700 Platform model also provided for use with Spectra CX
  • SCA Reference Waveform SCA audio (FM) waveform example provided with DTP4700 FM implementation for use with DTP4700 that can be transmit and receive audio over the air FM waveform model also provided with Spectra CX
  • SCA FM Waveform Demo Digital System TX Up Modulator Sampler RF System SCA SCALoopback WfFPGA AudioPort Audio Incable from & Proxy Device TX to RX Device RF FEM Audio Out RX De- Down Modulator Sampler SCA FM Audio Waveform
  • Summary Spectra DTP4700 provides a wideband, high-performance baseband and Radio Frequency (RF) Software Defined Radio (SDR) development and test platform Spectra DTP4700 offers a robust design, with radio hardware enclosed in a rugged 1U housing Linux based Spectra DTP4700 provides quick start SCA development at an affordable price Spectra DTP4700 provides an integrated SCA solution for both GPP & DSP processing environments Spectra DTP4700 can support the implementation and deployment of the next generation of complex SCA compliant networking waveforms required for both military, homeland security and commercial SDRs. Spectra DTP4700 is the most complete, fully integrated SCA development platform with advanced tooling that can significantly reduce costs and time to market for new SCA applications
  • Information & Questions E-mail: info@prismtech.com Web Site: www.prismtech.com/spectra Your PrismTech sales representative