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Raptor™ SDR Development Kit combines state-of-the-art capabilities with a flexible design, resulting in a compact, efficient solution for multiple mission requirements.

Raptor Front View

Raptor Board


  • Zynq UltraScale+ XCZU9EG-1FFVC900E Devices
  • Analog Devices AD9361 2x2 MIMO RF transceiver (70 MHz to 6 GHz)
  • Wideband LNA and selectable filter bank per receiver
  • Bypassable 2.4 GHz 29 dBm power amplifier per transmitter
  • External timing inputs (i.e., 10MHz, 1-PPS) supported
  • 4GB 64-bit DDR4-2400 attached to Processor Subsystem (PS)
  • MicroSD memory card interface
  • 128MB QSPI flash memory (dual parallel)
  • Dual USB 3.0 interfaces with USB 2.0 OTG compatibility
  • USB 2.0 UART (i.e., console) interface
  • Expansion connector for optional I/O mezzanine
  • Flexible 9V to 16V supply input
  • Compact form factor (5 x 2.675 in)
  • Compatible with ADI (FMCOMMS) drivers and reference designs
  • BSP, drivers, and COTS tool support included with purchase




Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ XCZU9EG-1FFVC900E FPGA
600,000 system logic cells 2,520 DSP slices
SoC Application Processor
Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 1.2GHz, 64 bit
SoC Real-Time Processor
Dual-core ARM Cortex-R5 500 MHz


Analog Devices AD9361
Tuning Range
70 MHz to 6 GHz
Up to 56 MHz 61.44 MSPS complex 12 bit resolution
Receive Path
On-board LNA and four-band preselector per receiver, run-time configurable
Transmit Path
Low-power, full tuning range path and high-power 500 mW 2.4 GHz PA path, run-time configurable Accepts optional external LO

Digital Interfaces

Timing Signals
1 PPS, 10 MHz reference, serial timecode (SMA)
Mezzanine Board Expansion Header
2x 24 bit banks (PL) with selectable I/O voltage: 1.8 V, 2.5 V, or 3.3 V 4x 12.5 Gb/s serial transceivers (PL-GTH) 2x 6 Gb/s serial transceivers (PS-GTR) Various PS peripherals (Ethernet, SPI, I2C, UART)
Development Interface
BSP, drivers, JTAG, and COTS tool support


L x W: 5" x 2.675" (127 x 68 mm) H: 0.681" (17.3 mm) (Raptor only) H: 1.5" (38 mm)(with Expansion Mezzanine)
Raptor with heatsink: 115g Raptor,board only: 85g Raptor,Expansion Mezzanine, heatsinks :175 g (no SSD, SFP+)
9 VDC to 16 VDC
For a more comprehensive list of specifications, refer to the Raptor web page.

Block Diagram

Raptor Board Block Diagram

Device Callouts

Annotated Board—Front

Annotated Board—Back

Expansion Board

The Raptor Expansion board adds more functionality to the main Raptor board. This includes M.2 SATA , DisplayPort, 1G Ethernet, Firefly, Dual SFP+, IRIG B, I2C, SPI, UART, 16x GPIO and an 8-channel configurable ADC/DAC/GPIO.

Raptor Expansion Front View

Raptor Expansion Rear View

Raptor with Expansion View

Block Diagram

Expansion Board Block Diagram

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