Advanced Digital-RF Receiver

Integrated Cryogenic Electronics Test-Bed (ICE-T)
November 15, 2017
Cryogenic Analog RF Module
November 15, 2017
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Using state-of-the-art superconductor analog-to-digital converter (ADC) technology, the ADR can directly digitize RF (no analog down-conversion). This modular cryocooled 19-in rack-mounted system is completely free of liquid cryogen and is capable of digitizing multi-GHz bandwidth with a center frequency up to 21 GHz.

The HYDR-01 is completely customizable and upgradable. In its basic configuration, HYDR-01 includes one user selected superconductor chip. HYDR-01 can be upgraded and reconfigured by purchasing additional chip modules. Additional cryogenic electronics, such as low-noise amplifier, analog filter, may be incorporated within HYDR-01.

  • Directly digitize RF (no analog down-conversion)
  • Ultra-wide bandwidth
  • Multi-band, multi-carrier operation
  • Compatible with any digital processor
  • Turnkey operation
  • Modular upgrades with new chips as they become available
  • Software Radio
  • Spectrum Monitoring
  • Satellite Communication
  • Wireless Communication
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Radar
  • Digital Dehopping
  • Channelizing Receiver
Configuration Options
1. Chip Module (Select one or two, look at available chips to select clock frequency and I/O configuration) A. Single-ADC BPΔΣ (fRF: 0.8 – 21 GHz) B. Single-ADC LPΔ C. Dual-ADC D. Custom 2. Crycooler A. Sumitomo SRDK-101D, 0.1 W@4.2K B. Sumitomo SRDK-1.5 W@4.2K 3. Interface Amplifiers A. 17-channel amplifier unit (default) B. Custom (Select up to four, must match chip configuration) 4. Current Source (Model CS-48-100) (Select up to two current sources, must match chip requirements) 5. FPGA Output Interface Board A. Xilinx Virtex-4/5/6 B. Custom 6. Optional Accessories A. Cryoelectronics Module (T = 40-80 K, temperature controlled) B. Rapid Deflux Apparatus C. Low-profile (48” high, 22” wide) D. External clock source (20 GHz, 40 GHz, 50 GHz) E. Integrated monitor amplifier box with 4-channel digital oscilloscope F. PC with touch screen monitor with configured GUI G. Vacuum Pump
General Specifications
  • Size: 22” wide, 30” deep, 78” high
  • Power: 110V, 60 Hz, single-phase, 2 kW
  • Weight: 400 lbs
  • Operating Temperature: +5C° to +35°C
Installation & Warranty
  • On-site installation and training
  • 1-year standard warranty
  • Recommended maintenance: Every 2 years