SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epiq Solutions, an engineering firm specializing in the development of flexible wireless communications systems, has announced their Maveriq™ software defined radio (SDR). Maveriq is a standalone multichannel radio processing platform, integrating multiple RF front ends covering a tuning range from 70 MHz to 6 GHz, FPGA fabric for signal processing, and a dual-core Intel® x86 CPU running Linux. The entire platform measures only 9.1" x 6.6" x 1.7", enabling a new class of signal processing in a small portable package.
"Maveriq provides a significant step up in capability compared to other SDR products on the market", noted John Orlando, CEO at Epiq Solutions. "Supporting up to four RF receivers, along with an on-board FPGA and x86 CPU for signal processing tasks, Maveriq opens up a broad market for processing the multitude of current and future wireless standards."
Maveriq utilizes Analog Devices' AD9361, an integrated RFIC supporting 2x2 MIMO operations and a broad RF tuning range from 70 MHz to 6 GHz. "Maveriq exemplifies the potential of SDR with the AD9361, combining our flexible RF IC with a complete baseband processing solution in the same package", said Dave Babicz, director, Global Alliances, Analog Devices. "The AD9361 offers a support ecosystem to drive next-generation software defined radio designs at up to three times the noise performance of the competition with significantly reduced BOM costs."
In addition to the on-board processing capabilities, Maveriq also includes an internal solid state drive for RF recording/playback, and a gigabit Ethernet port for interfacing to external processing systems. Signal processing frameworks such as GNU Radio can run natively on Maveriq's x86 CPU, further enhancing the capabilities of the system.
Maveriq is available in two different variants:
- Maveriq-001: Includes an RF card supporting four RF receivers (available now)
- Maveriq-002: Includes an RF card supporting 2x2 MIMO transmit + receive (available in 1Q2014)
Orders for both variants of Maveriq are currently being accepted. For more information, please visit http://www.epiqsolutions.com/maveriq.
About Epiq Solutions
Epiq Solutions designs and builds state-of-the-art wireless systems for both commercial and government applications. These applications include the detection, classification, and location of radio emitters, as well as real-time processing and decoding of Layers 1, 2, and 3 for numerous wireless radio standards (including 2G/3G/4G cellular). For more information regarding Epiq Solutions' products and services, please visit http://www.epiqsolutions.com.
SOURCE Epiq Solutions