Software Defined Radio with the RFSoC 2x2

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


This tutorial will demonstrate SDR design leveraging the Xilinx Zynq Radio Frequency System on Chip (RFSoC), an FPGA-based platform that includes high speed (GHz) data converters. It will also feature PYNQ, a Python based software framework that makes SoC design more accessible, which we deploy on the RFSoC for SDR. Using PYNQ, we can interface directly with software running on the RFSoC chip via a web browser, and even build user-friendly graphical user interfaces (‘dashboards’). As well as reviewing the architecture of the RFSoC, and providing an overview of PYNQ, a few key signal processing features will be highlighted. Finally, live SDR demonstrations of PYNQ-RFSoC will be presented, featuring in particular an entirely RFSoC-based spectrum analyser (interface pictured below) and inspection of ‘off-the-air’ signals. We will also outline the design flow, and explain how new users can access learning materials and get started with this technology.
Period20 Aug 2021
Event titleNew England Workshop on Software Defined Radio
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBoston, United States, MassachusettsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational