Wearable software defined radio is weather resistant

A compact implementation of Pixus Technologies ruggedised enclosure line uses NI’s Ettus Research software defined radio (SDR). The RB210 comes in an IP67 weather resistant style with options for full MIL grade implementations.  

The RB210 is a ruggedised version of NI’s small form factor B210 SDR. It is compact, measuring approximately 87mm tall, 156mm wide and 300mm long and weighs under 7lbs / 3.1kg.  The SDR can be used in human wearable configurations or other applications requiring low size, weight and power (SWaP). The modular front and rear faceplates are customisable for various I/O implementations. 

The RB210 features continuous frequency coverage from 70MHz to 6GHz. It combines the AD9361 RFIC direct conversion transceiver providing up to 56MHz of real time bandwidth, an open and a reprogrammable Spartan6 FPGA, with fast SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity with convenient bus power.  

Pixus now offers air cooled, conduction cooled IP67 and conduction cooled MIL grade versions of NI’s SDRs.  The company has also developed ruggedised enclosures for the NI X310, N310, and X410 styles. 

Pixus Technologies specialise in electronics packaging.  Founded in 2009 by senior management from Kaparel, a Rittal company, Pixus Technologies’ embedded backplanes and systems are focused primarily on  OpenVPX / SOSA, ATCA, MicroTCA, and custom designs.

Pixus also has an extensive offering of VME-based and cPCI-based products as well as ruggedised SDRs from NI.    


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