XTRX

by Fairwaves

The first ever truly embedded SDR

View all updates Jun 14, 2016

First Post! It’s Tiny!

Now that Umtrx 2.3.1 is out, we wanted to give you a sneak peak at the next SDR board we’ve been working on. We’re calling it XTRX.

Andrey Sviyazov just finished the design and here is a render against a credit card to give you an idea of size.

Yes it’s really that small! The XTRX is a high performance/high bandwidth software defined radio (SDR) board that is specifically designed to support innovations around high data rate applications like 4G/5G and massive MIMO.

We also think the networks of the future will be more agile, flexible, programmable and distributed. This needs a foundation in great hardware. XTRX is our attempt to solve for that and make such hardware accessible.

Watch this blog/twitter for more updates as we make this real. Feel free to send feedback, early comments/interests to xtrx@fairwaves.co.


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Product Choices

$599

XTRX Pro

Get an XTRX Pro board. Does not include any cables, antennas, or adapter boards.


$85

PCIe x2 Lite Adapter

This PCIe card securely holds an XTRX board (not included) so it can be used in a standard PCIe x4 slot. This adapter achieves the full 10 Gbit/s raw bus bandwidth and can be plugged into x4/x8/x16 PCIe slots. A six-pin JTAG connector makes it easy to program and debug the FPGA. Includes six SMA-to-U.FL cables, two screws for mounting your an XTRX board, and four 8 cm U.FL-to-U.FL cables.


$12

4G/LTE External Antenna

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

Abracon External Antennas exhibit low return loss characteristics, high gain, and Low Voltage Standing Ratio (VSWR). These external antennas are linearly polarized and come in a low profile package.


$8

U.FL-to-SMA Cable

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

A Hirose U.FL to SMA (jack) bulkhead straight connector with a 1.32 mm diameter cable. Less than -2 dB cable insertion loss up to 6 GHz. Both connectors are gold-plated brass and the cable conductor is silver-coated copper.


$11

Active GPS Antenna

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

A low-noise active GPS antenna suited for the GPS L1 band. Accepts 3-5V DC and outputs RF via an SMA(m) connector. Optional adhesive mounting.

Credits

Fairwaves

We are a vertically integrated vendor of cellular equipment focused on the needs of emerging markets. We are developing, manufacturing, deploying, and operating turn-key cellular network solutions including radio equipment, towers, power and backhaul all the way to a core network and SS7 interconnect. Our team has been building software-defined radios and systems based on them since 2009 and is well known for its ClockTamer, UmTRX, and UmSITE products.


Alexander Chemeris

CTO

Sergey Kostanbaev

Software & Firmware Development

Andrey Sviyazov

Hardware Design

Albert Gardiner

CEO

Andrey Bakhmat

Marketing

Andy Avtushenko

Manufacturing

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