New micro STREAM board, plus LMS6002 and LMS7002 modules

We are excited to announce that three new designs have been published to GitHub for boards that extend the Reference Development Kit and STREAM projects. These together provide an incredibly compact and low cost solution for prototyping wireless applications that are based on an Altera FPGA and Lime Microsystems FPRF.

RFDIO Connector Specification Published

The original Myriad-RF 1 module uses a compact, high-performance 80-pin Hirose connector that is designed to meet the IEEE802.3ap backplane link for 10G Ethernet compliant signal channels. The mating connector is then used on the two interface boards that are also part of the Reference Development Kit (RDK), along with the Zipper board that is…

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Zipper now on sale and firmware sources published

Zipper

We’re delighted to announce that the Zipper board — an interface adapter which enables the Myriad-RF 1 module to be used with an FPGA development system with either an FMC or HSMC interface — is now available for purchase. At present Zipper can be bought from DigiKey and direct from Azio, and additional distribution is…

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Zipper update

There have been a number of inquiries about the upcoming Zipper HSMC/FMC interface adapter for the Myriad-RF 1 module. We’re afraid that it isn’t on sale just yet, but as soon as volume manufacturing starts it will initially be made available for purchase direct from Azio. As with the previous interface adapters and the Myriad-RF…

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Introducing Zipper: an FMC and HSMC interface board

Zipper: an FMC and HSMC interface board

Hot on the heels of the DE0-Nano and FMC interface board comes Zipper, a new interface board from Azio for the Myriad-RF 1 module, that enables it to be used with FPGA development boards that have either an FMC or HSMC connector. The board can be seen above being used together with a Xilinx ZedBoard,…

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DE0-Nano interface board

DE0-Nano interface board

We’ve had a lot of interest in the DE0-Nano interface board that was announced on the site a few months ago. Unfortunately this board sold out very quickly indeed and Azio are not planning another manufacturing run. However, the design files remain available and anyone is free to manufacture, or have manufactured, the board. A…

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FPGA interface board available

FPGA interface board

We’ve had a lot of enquiries about the DEO Nano FPGA interface board that’s listed on the example projects… and we can now say it’s available from its creator’s website – azio-tw.com. And there’s a special promotion on too. The board is normally $150 but there is currently a promotion where the first 250 people…

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Using Myriad RF to add comms functionality to Arduino based projects

Myriad RF for Arduino Arduino is one of the most well used and popular open-source electronics prototyping platforms available. Like Myriad RF it’s based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software and is suitable for both the experienced and hobbyist user. With this in mind we’ve take a look at how you can use the Myriad RF…

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Using the Myriad RF board with Altera to enable easy RF prototyping

Here we look at how to use the Myriad RF board with an Altera FPGA module to create an easy, inexpensive method of RF prototyping. To do this we’ve constructed a low cost universal radio development platform; based on the Myriad-RF board (buy board / download free database) and Altera FPGA module, called DE0-Nano board.…

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