Pixus Announces a New Wearable Software Define Radio With Enhanced Ruggedization
Pixus Technologies has announced a new compact implementation of its ruggedized enclosure line utilizing NI’s Ettus Research™ brand Software Defined Radio (SDR).
The new RB210 is a ruggedized version of NI’s small form factor B210 SDR. It currently comes in an IP67 weather-resistant style with options for full MIL grade implementations. The compact unit is approximately 87mm tall x 156mm wide and 300mm long and weighs under 7 lbs. It can be used in human wearable configurations or other applications requiring low SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power). The modular front and rear faceplates are customizable for various I/O implementations.
The RB210 features continuous frequency coverage from 70 MHz – 6 GHz. It combines the AD9361 RFIC direct-conversion transceiver providing up to 56MHz of real-time bandwidth, an open and reprogrammable Spartan6 FPGA, and fast SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity with convenient bus-power.
Pixus now offers air-cooled, conduction-cooled IP67, and conduction-cooled MIL grade versions of NI’s SDRs. The company has also developed ruggedized enclosures for the NI X310, N310, and X410 styles.