Colorado
Electronic Product Design, Inc.
www.cepd.com
(303) 415-1112 • Fax (303) 415-1113
2845 Wilderness Pl., Suite 201 • Boulder, CO  80301 Colorado
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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 allowing them 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.

Radio
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.

FPGA
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.

PCI
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

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