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Epiq Solutions Announces Sidekiq VPX400, a Multi-Channel, Phase Coherent RF Transceiver Solution in a Single 3U VPX Form Factor Aligned to SOSA Technical Standards

Press Release

January 14, 2021

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Epiq Solutions, an engineering firm developing cutting edge RF tools for detailed insight into RF environments and wireless threats, is introducing the Sidekiq VPX400, a SOSA-aligned RF transceiver solution designed to support rapid development of converged SIGINT/EW/C5ISR platforms.

The Sidekiq VPX400 provides a complete antenna-to-bits, multi-channel, phase coherent RF transceiver solution in a single 3U VPX form factor. This high performance transceiver solution includes both software and FPGA reference designs that support version 2.4 of the Modular Open RF Architecture (MORA) specification, simplifying system integration into any MORA-compliant system. VITA 49.2 is also supported for command, control, and streaming over 10 or 40 gigabit ethernet to the VPX backplane. With a foundation in modular open system architecture, low SWaP, and flexibility, Sidekiq VPX400 is an ideal choice for expanding system capabilities and functional agility in space-constrained C5ISR, SIGINT and EW systems platforms while streamlining system engineering efforts and related costs.

Leveraging Epiq Solutions’ proven Sidekiq X4 RF transceiver and utilizing two Analog Devices ADRV9009 RFICs, the Sidekiq VPX400 has a wide RF tuning range up to 6 GHz, with flexibility to be configured for either 4-channel phase coherent operation at 200 MHz instantaneous bandwidth (IBW) or two independently tunable channels at 400 MHz IBW for a total of 800 MHz IBW. Other key features of Sidekiq VPX400 include:

  • Integrated Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale KU115 FPGA for high performance, cost-effective signal processing and backplane I/O
  • Integrated Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC ZU7EV running Linux for executing the MORA device layer software locally
  • OpenVPX slot profiles include: SLT3-PAY-1F1U1S1S1U1U2F1H-14.6.11-n (“-4” for a SOSA aligned option); and SLT3-PAY-1F1U1S1S1U1U4F1J-14.6.13-n
  • Supports VITA 67.3 for backplane RF I/O
  • Supports 10/40 GbE and PCIe
  • Typical operation consumes less than 30W of power
  • Available in conduction cooled housing for deployment, or air-cooled housing for development

“Epiq Solutions is thrilled to continue delivering highly integrated, cost-effective multi-channel software-defined radios with a modular open system architecture at their foundation,” stated John Orlando, CEO and co-founder at Epiq Solutions. “Our SDR portfolio and application software will continue to expand in this coming year, providing the flexibility and rapid response needed to keep up with the evolving RF threat landscape.”

Sidekiq VPX400 is available to order now. For more details, please visit https://epiqsolutions.com/rf-transceivers/sidekiq_vpx400. To order or for more information, contact Epiq Solutions by calling (847) 598-0218, emailing [email protected] or visiting https://epiqsolutions.com/contact/.

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About Epiq Solutions
Epiq Solutions develops cutting edge RF tools for situational awareness and detailed insight into RF environments for you to identify and take action against wireless threats. With more than a decade serving government-focused industries, Epiq Solutions understands how important speed, cost, and performance are for defense and security applications. Our radically small, state-of-the-art SDR transceiver modules and turnkey RF sensing tools lead the way in size, weight, and low-power consumption. Whether the need is to develop mission-critical defense communications for the battlefield or to protect sensitive information, Epiq Solutions is the trusted RF solution provider.

For more information regarding Epiq Solutions' products and design services, please visit https://epiqsolutions.com. Contact Information [email protected] 847.598.0218

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