Matchstiq from Epiq Solutions is, according to the company, the world's smallest commercially available software defined radio (SDR) capable of tuning between 300 MHz and 3.8 GHz. Measuring 2.2" x 4.6" x 0.9", Matchstiq combines a broadband RF transceiver with a flexible baseband processing engine running the Linux operating system.
Matchstiq includes an Atlas-I-LPe computer module developed by iVeia Inc, which combines a Xilinx Spartan-6 LX45 FPGA with a Texas Instruments 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor running the 2.6.35 Linux kernel. This enables a wide range of advanced signal processing tasks to execute on the platform while consuming as little as 3 watts for typical receive-only use.
When combined with the library of signal processing applications available from Epiq Solutions or other software suites such as GNU Radio, Matchstiq enables an array of capabilities including use as a point-to-point data modem, LTE survey tool, or portable spectrum analyzer. A development kit is also available for users who wish to create their own custom applications.
Matchstiq will start shipping in December 2011 with single unit pricing of $4,500 USD. Pre-orders are currently being accepted.
For more information visit www.epiqsolutions.com/matchstiq/