Epiq Solutions' Sidekiq M.2

Following on its resounding success with its Sidekiq MiniPCIe card, wireless communications systems specialist Epiq Solutions recently added the Sidekiq M.2 state-of-the-art, small form-factor, software-defined radio (SDR) card. Epiq Solutions explains that the Sidekiq product line provides a breakthrough small form-factor SDR transceiver solution ready for integration into systems that support either MiniPCIe or now the M.2 card form factors.

Compared to the Sidekiq MiniPCIe card, this next-generation product provides benefits such as a 20% size reduction, double the data throughput with its Gen2 PCIe interface, full 2x2 MIMO RF interface and increased FPGA resources with a Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA. Other features of the Sidekiq M.2 card include RF tuning range of 70MHz to 6GHz, up to 50MHz RF bandwidth per channel, flexible RF front end supporting two operating modes, 2.1 W typical power consumption and PDK including software API and FPGA source code.

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James Gray is Products Editor for Linux Journal.