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

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.

Use Cases

"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.

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


Contact Details for Techno Commercial Information

Group Head
Communication and Software Technology Group,
C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram
Phone: +91-471-2723333, 2726721
Fax: +91-471-2722230, 2723456,