Advanced Digital-RF Receiver

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November 15, 2017
Cryogenic Analog RF Module
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HYPRES is proud to announce its fourth-generation Digital-RF Receiver product. 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-inch 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-02 is completely customizable and upgradable. In its basic configuration, HYDR-02 includes one user selected superconductor chip. HYDR-02 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-02.

  • 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/Tri/Quad ADC (up to 8 synchronous ADCs)
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 PECL/LVDS Amplifier unit (28+ Gbps per unit)
B. 17-Channel BlueBird Amplifier unit (90+ Gbps per unit)
C. Custom
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 6/7/Ultrascale (plus)
B. Custom
6. Accessories/Add-ons
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. Expert system for automated setup control and remote operation
F. PC with touch screen monitor with configured GUI
G. Vacuum Pump
H. Digital Data Recorder (Record 14+ GHz instantaneous bandwidth for hours)
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