Fairwaves is launching two new “X“- products this fall:
- XYNC – the ultimate low-cost massive MIMO SDR, with up to 32×32 transmit/receive channels
- XCOM – a compact, embedded x86 platform for SDR and other applications.
XYNC (pronounced iks-sync) is your choice if you work on a massive MIMO system or have a large swath of spectrum to monitor. XYNC comes in the following variations:
|XYNC Model||Included XTRXs||Transmit||Receive|
|XYNC Quadro||4||8 channels (4 independent pairs), 30 MHz – 3.7 GHz||8 channels (4 independent pairs), 30 MHz – 3.7 GHz|
|XYNC Quadro 6 GHz RX||4||8 channels (4 independent pairs), 30 MHz – 3.7 GHz||8 channels (4 independent pairs), 1.8 GHz – 6 GHz|
|XYNC Octo||8||16 channels (8 independent pairs), 30 MHz – 3.7 GHz||16 channels (8 independent pairs), 30 MHz – 3.7 GHz|
|XYNC Octo x2||16||32 channels (16 independent pairs), 30 MHz – 3.7 GHz||32 channels (16 independent pairs), 30 MHz – 3.7 GHz|
XYNC is based on multiple synchronized XTRX SDRs, so the maximum achievable RF bandwidth is a function of the individual XTRX RF bandwidths.
Find more details and subscribe to updates on the CrowdSupply page.
XCOM – is a compact, embedded x86 platform, which allows building inexpensive x86-based systems with special requirements:
- unattended operation
- resilience in the face of power failures and power voltage fluctuation
- can be reliably reflashed to a new software release remotely
- Coreboot support
- supports different CPU models
- a compact, IP65+ enclosure
- passive cooling
- special features to support XTRX SDR, UmTRX SDR, and other SDRs
XCOM is a carrier board for a popular COM Express Type 10 modules. Relying on the Computer-On-Module (COM) ecosystem allows us to optimize XCOM for reliable unattended operation so that you don’t have to design something from scratch. At the same time, many different COM Express Type 10 modules are available, from a variety of companies, so using XCOM helps you avoid CPU model lock-in.
Different approaches to design an embedded x86 systems are summarized in the table below:
|Fairwaves XCOM||Off-the-Shelf SBC||In-House COM Carrier||In-House Custom SBC|
|Development Time||1 week||1 week||3 months||1 year|
|IP65+ Rugged Friendly||Yes||Very few models||Yes||Yes|
|Wide Input Power Range / Direct Battery Operation||Yes||Very few models||Yes||Yes|
|Coreboot Support||Yes (selected COM boards)||Very few models||Yes||Yes|
XCOM is designed to be the ultimate platform for the Fairwaves UmTRX and XTRX Software Defined Radios (SDRs), but it works just as well with other USB, Ethernet, and miniPCIe SDRs. Your device might be deep underwater. Or hanging from a weather balloon. Or orbiting the Earth!
The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) has been made aware of public comments alleging financial mismanagement in the form of “unauthorized”... Read more
On Thursday the 2nd of July 2020, there was another remarkable opening on 144 MHz between Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa and Italy, S... Read more
BTECH UV-50X3 X-Series Mobile – 50 Watt Tri Band Radio 13.8V (15 Amp) Operating Voltage Source Required – Dual Receiver Radio (Dual RF), C... Read more
Go all the way to the top! ARRL has everything you need to pass the Amateur Extra Class license exam with confidence. The ARRL Extra Class License Man... Read more
Three strong winter storms (Petra, Sabine and Bianca) in February 2020 destroyed all the antennas of the Amateur Radio Remote-Station on the Mount Rig... Read more
Well-known contester, DXer, and National Contest Journal (NCJ) Editor Scott Wright, K0MD, has been “substantially” stepping back from ham radio while... Read more
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has appointed Martin Sach, G8KDF, as global Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Co... Read more