Programmable platform for Experiments & Academic Research on SDR (PEARS)

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Brief Description

Software Defined Radio (SDR) refers to a radio platform which can be programed through software (often referred to as "waveforms") to assume different personalities. "PEARS" is a 2 channel SDR development platform which can be operated in host-assisted or stand-alone mode. It can be configured and programmed using GNU Radio and Matlab/Simulink environments.















Main uses and domain

"PEARS" is an SDR that facilitates learning and research in modern wireless communication systems and is primarily intended for academia and research community. It provides an ideal platform to perform practical experiments with considerable ease and enables fast-track development of new ideas and concepts into prototype implementations.

Features and Technical Specifications

  • Programmability: Xilinx Kintex FPGA with 400DSP slices & Dual ARM Cortex A9

  • Operating Frequency: 70MHz to 2.4GHz

  • Channel Bandwidth: Up to 56 MHz (Rx) & Up to 40 MHz (Tx)

  • Supports 2 x 2 MIMO

  • 12-bit data-converters with up to 640 MSPS

  • Board Support package.

  • Development environments: Supports both

  • GNU Radio (FOSS) and Matlab/Simulink

  • Online and downloadable documents, videos and sample waveforms.

Platform required(if any)

Laptop/ Desktop computer with Ubuntu Linux and GNU Radio or/and Matlab/Simulink

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Contact Details for Techno Commercial Information

Mr. Krishna Kumar S.

Associate Director, Broadcast and Communications Group,

C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram

+91 471 272 3333 x. 370