FMC L-Band RF Receiver

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The Creonic L-band RF receiver FMC card allows to receive RF signals between 925 and 2,250 MHz. It is ideally suited for satellite communication with standard satellite dishes since it includes a DiSEqC driver IC for LNB controlling. The board allows to build receivers with symbol rates of up to 100 Msymbols/s. Due to the low-pin-count (LPC) FMC connector it can be used with any FMC carrier board that supports VADJ=1.8V. The card will be available from Q2/2017.

Key Components and Features

  •  LPC FMC connector, compliant with VITA 57.1 FMC standard
  •  MAX2121B RF Tuner (925 – 2,250 MHz) to ZF
  •  Programmable baseband bandwidth from 40 MHz to 100 MHz
  •  Dual-channel 12-bit ADC, 250 Msps
  •  Temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) for high frequency stability
  •  Clock generation with optional external clocking
  •  DAC for analog RF gain control (LNA)
  •  DiSEqC 13/18V, 22 kHz driver for LNB control
  •  75 Ohm SMB connectors for RF and clock signals
  •  1.8V LVDS IOs
  •  Voltage and temperature sensors

Block Diagram
FMC L-Band RF Receiver


  •  Satellite Communication (DVB-S2X, DVB-RCS2, CCSDS, etc.)
  •  Nanosatellite and CubeSat devices
  •  Rapid Prototyping
  •  Software Defined Radio (SDR)


  •  FMC PCB
  •  FPGA firmware (VHDL for Xilinx FPGAs)
  •  Software firmware (C++)
  •  Comprehensive documentation

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