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FMC-SDR400P is an RF FMC module with Six RF channels (options for 2 and 4)  of Rx/Tx in PCIe104 form factor. This module is electrically compliant to Vita57.1 HPC standard but mechanically is not. The module is based on AD9361 RF Agile Transceiver, with LNAs at RX channels. The platform is intended for prototyping and development of software-defined radio systems, beamforming, angle of arrival systems, femtocell/picocell/microcell base stations.

This module can attach to Sundance’s PCIe104Z board for processing power. A complete solution for setting up the RF ICs, clocks, and capturing the waveforms is available including the ADI Linux kernel for the ARM on PCIe104Z and our custom IP core for the PL side.


  • PCIe104 form factor (only mechanical properties)
  • FMC HPC connector for interfacing with PCIe104z carrier
  • Six SMA Vertical RF input connectors – RF2-19A-T-00-50-G
  • Input frequency range 70 MHz – 6 GHz, input Bandwidth – tunable from 200 kHz to 56 MHz
  • Input LNA HMC8410LP2FE, NF = 1.6 (0.3 to 3 GHz); Gain <= 17.5 dB (parameters from IC datasheet)
  • Six SMA Vertical RF output connectors
  • Output frequency range 50MHz – 6 GHz, TX EVM <= – 40 dB
  • Maximal output power 8 dBm at 800 MHz, 7.5 dBm at 2.4 GHz
  • Built-in fractional LO synthesizer, tuning step – 2.4 Hz
  • Built-in GNSS module LEA-8MT, for precision timing reference
  • GNSS antenna, passive or active via one SMA connector
  • One external Trigger input via SMA connector – logic signal
  • One external reference clock input via SMA connector ranging from 10 – 80 MHz
  • Internal 40 MHz OCXO, +-100ppb, as an option can be used 40 MHz TCXO
  • Dual row 14 -pin IO header with 6 six LVDS signals connected to the FMC
  • Power consumption: 12V – Max 0.6A, 3V3 – Max 2A, VADJ – Max 0.1A
  • Supported VADJ voltage 1.2V, 1.8V, and 2.5V


  • Software Defined Radio
  • Digital Communications
  • Beamforming
  • The angle of arrival systems
  • femtocell/picocell/microcell base stations
  • Defence

IP Cores / Drivers / BSP

A complete port of ADI Linux driver to the ARM of the carrier board (PCIe104Z) is available which allows users to connect to the FMC-PCIe104Z through UART and set up the RF chip and capture the waveforms through the ADI GUI on the host PC.

Ordering Information


x  = 2 or 4 or 6 indicating number of channels

t = temperature grade. Default is -E which is extended but  -I (industrial) can be selected