P R E S S R E L E A S E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 29, 2008
Colorado Electronic Product Design, Inc. Introduces New Digital Radio Kit
Boulder, Colorado - August 29, 2008 – Colorado Electronic Product Design (CEPD) introduces a digital radio kit consisting of
three configurable printed circuit boards.
The Digital Radio Kit (DRK) is intended to aid in the development and test of algorithms and signal processing applications including:
Digital radio, modulator/demodulator development
Software defined radio
High speed data acquisition and signal processing
Audio data acquisition and signal processing
The system combines a PCI card, an FPGA signal processing card, and a down converting digital radio card. All three cards have connectors
to stack, forming a digital radio system. The kit will operate in standalone mode or the PCI card can be attached to a computer.
The standard configuration for the digital radio card is the 75MHz to 150MHz band. The digital radio card is capable of transmitting and
receiving RF signals. Filters, Low Noise Amplifiers, and mixers are socket-ed to simplify frequency changes. The card includes a frequency
synthesizer LO and mixers for up and down conversion for transmitting and receiving. The card utilizes a 13-bit, 210 million samples per
second (MSPS) analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a 14-bit, 400 MSPS digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and an audio codec.
Figure 1: Digital Radio Card Block Diagram
The acquired signals are sampled and then digitally processed by the customizable FPGA card. Users may customize the FPGA to implement
their own algorithms. The FPGA card comes with a JTAG programming connector and a configuration PROM to retain the FPGA settings.
Figure 2: FPGA Card Block Diagram
The PCI card provides interfaces for the FPGA card to a computer PCI bus, RS232, and user push buttons.
Figure 3: PCI Card Block Diagram
The Colorado Electronic Product Design DRK comes with a user's manual, reference design, and example FPGA code. The three card DRK is introductory priced at $1600. For more information, contact CEPD at (303) 415-1112.
In addition to evaluation kits, Colorado Electronic Product Design, Inc. provides consulting services targeted at providing cost effective design
options. Our staff is experienced in electrical, software, microcontroller firmware, FPGA design and printed circuit board layout.
Contact: CEPD Sales (303) 415-1112 Voice (303) 415-1113 Fax