AMD Xilinx RFSoC Gen 3 Kit for mmWave

Prototype RF applications in mmWave bands

The Avnet Wideband mmWave Radio Development Kit for RFSoC Gen-3 is ideal for prototyping RF applications in mmW bands including 5G NR FR2, wireless backhaul, as well as K/Ka band radar and SATCOM. This platform combines the Otava DTRX2 Dual Transceiver mmWave Radio Card - jointly developed by Otava and Avnet - with the AMD Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+ ™ RFSoC ZCU208 Evaluation Kit.

Explore the entire signal chain from millimeter wave RF in the 19 to 31 GHz range to IF sampling in RFSoC Gen-3 data converters reaching 6 GHz. Native connection to MATLAB® and Simulink® is provided by Avnet's RFSoC Explorer®, featuring graphical control of the platform and intuitive APIs for programmatic access.


Target Applications
  • 5G NR in the FR2 bands
  • Ka-band radar
  • Aerospace and defense
Kit Includes
  • AMD Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU208 Evaluation Kit
  • Otava DTRX2 mmWave Radio Daughtercard
  • Avnet RFSoC Explorer for MATLAB and Simulink
Key Features
  • AMD Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZU48DR;8x 14-bit 5 GSPS ADCs
  • 8x 14-bit 10 GSPS DACs
  • CLK104, XM650, and XM655 add-on cards
  • Otava DTRX2 mmWave Transciever Card
  • 2 TX channels up-convert 4-6 GHz to 19-31 GHz;RX channels down-convert 19-31 GHz to 4-6 GHz
  • Independent mmWave TX and RX LO PLLs
  • Digital Step Attenuators (DSA) for gain control
  • Independent signal chain control for TDD operation


Bus InterfacesFMC+
ChipsetAMD Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC
CPUQuad Arm Cortex-A53
Dual Arm Cortex-R5F

MemoryPS-DDR4 4GB 64-bit
PL-DDR4 8GB 64-bit
Network InterfaceRJ-45
Power RequirementAMD ZCU208
12V Wall Adapter (included)
ATX Power Compatible
Otava DTRX2: External 12V/2A DC power supply (not included)
Serial InterfacesUSB(UART/JTAG)
Storage InterfacesM.2 SATA

Order Info

Variant Reference Description EMA Link EMEA Link APAC Link
AES-ZCU208-DTRX2-SK-G Wideband mmWave Radio Development Kit for RFSoC Gen-3 Click here to view product N/A N/A

PV = Preferred variant; OR = on Request (in OEM quantities only)


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