SDR-4000 Value Starter Kits

Integrated Software Defined Radio Development Systems in a 1U Enclosure


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The SDR-4000 Family of Value Starter Kits provides a hardware platform to develop and field your own custom modem or terminal solution. Since the Value Starter Kits share the same architecture as Spectrum’s SDR-4000 multi-channel rugged form factor systems, users can migrate their completed applications unchanged to an SDR-4000 system more suited for harsh deployment environments.

The Value Starter Kits provide modem, link and network layer processing and can be integrated into your overall communications platform or terminal product for deployment. A wide variety of waveforms can be implemented on its reconfigurable processing architecture which consists of Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGA, Texas Instruments C6416 DSP, and Freescale MPC8541E General Purpose Processing technology. The Value Starter Kits also support a full Software Communications Architecture (SCA) software stack as an upgrade option.

Depending on your application, choose from one of the following Value Starter Kits:

Model Analog IF Input Analog IF Output Supports Common IF Frequencies Including:
SDR-4021 2 channels 2 channels 10.7, 21.4, and 70 MHz at bandwidths up to 36 MHz
SDR-4011 2 channels 1 channel 10.7, 70, 140, and 160 MHz at bandwidths up to 100 MHz
Features and Benefits


  • Choose the platform based on your requirements
  • Narrowband: IF sampling rates up to 105 MSPS supporting industry standard IF frequencies such as 10.7, 21.4 and 70 MHz, and bandwidths up to 36 MHz
  • Wideband: IF sampling rates up to 213.33 MSPS supporting industry standard IF frequencies such as 70, 140, and 160 MHz and bandwidths up to 100 MHz
  • Utilizes Xilinx® Virtex-4™, Texas Instruments TI DSP and Freescale™ general purpose processing technology
  • 1U rackmount chassis with power supply
  • Reusable source code examples illustrating relevant data flows between processors and cards from IF to Ethernet
  • Separate data path and control bus ideal for wireless modem applications requiring low latency deterministic operation
  • Spectrum’s quicComm™ board support package and hardware abstraction layer (HAL) included
  • Other software sold separately including: Software Communications Architecture (SCA) option with Core Framework, Tools and ORB, Green Hills® INTEGRITY® Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) with MULTI® or Wind River® VxWorks® RTOS with Tornado® embedded operating system
  • RF available as an option
  • External Serial (RS232/422), Gigabit Ethernet, and General Purpose I/O interfaces


  • Minimize program risk. Develop applications and port waveforms using a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) integrated development system (IDS) and deploy on binary-compatible rugged versions
  • In parallel with your development, Spectrum will work with you to modify your hardware to meet your deployment size, weight, power, cost and ruggedization
  • Reduce time-to-deployment using a fully configured development platform ready for waveform porting and application development
  • Substantially reduce waveform development and portingn costs by using pre-loaded data flow examples with source code relevant to your application
  • Easily integrate with external COTS and custom RF front ends through analog IF interface

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