A new design enters incubation for a daughter card that adds 300MHz-3.8GHz wideband SDR TX/RX capability to the Parallella many-core computing platform.

Azio recently completed the design for a new board which is based on the Myriad-RF 1 module and that turns the Parallella computer into a compact, powerful SDR platform.


Gen1.1 Parallella board with Zynq 7020 SoC and 16-core Epiphany III 

With its credit card-sized form factor, energy-efficient 16-core floating-point accelerator, plenty of high-speed I/O and a SoC that integrates a dual-core ARM host and FPGA, the Parallella platform is well suited to SDR applications.

As with the Novena-RF, this new RF module design also demonstrates how the Myriad-RF 1 Reference Hardware can be adapted for custom applications with relative ease, in addition to being used as-is and with interface boards for prototyping.

Interest in a manufacturing run of the RF daughter card is being gauged via an online poll and if you’d like to be notified when the board goes into manufacture don’t forget to enter your e-mail address. Further details and a link to the GitHub repository can be found on the project page. Feedback is invited and can be left here and via the issue tracker.