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DREX (Plus) High-Performance Digital Receiver/Exciter Plus = Significant DSP Processing


RF Tx/Rx Signal Conditioning Module

  • Input Frequencies from DC to 14 GHz
  • Direct RF, Nyquist Zone 1, from DC to 6 GHz
  • Direct RF, Under Sampling, from 1.5 GHz to 9 GHz
  • Super-heterodyne Down Conversion from DC to 14 GHz

Analog-to-Digital (ADC) Module

  • 8-Channel Input
  • Intel (Altera) Arria 10 FPGA with OpenCL BSP
  • Multiple ADC options available, including: 250 MSPS, 3 GSPS and 10 GSPS

Digital-to-Analog (DAC) Module

  • AD9172
  • 8-Channel, 16-bit
  • Intel Arria 10 FPGA


Processor Module

  • CAES APD’s 3DR, Modular, High Performance Crestone Processor Module
  • NXP (Freescale) T4240 PowerPC (PPC) with 24 Virtual High Performance Cores, Scaling to 1.8 GHz and AltiVec Floating Point Vector Math Accelerators
  • Intel (Altera) Stratix V FPGA, Optimized for Variable-precision Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Dynamically Reconfigurable Transceivers
  • PCIe Gen 3, LVDS, SerDes and 4X 10 GbE Interfaces
  • NXP K61 Microcontroller Provides Total System Health Monitoring and Protection


  • 3-6U 19” Rack Mountable Server or similar
  • MIL-STD Ruggedization
  • Approximately 30 lbs.
  • Front Panel LED T.V. Screen for Status Control