SDR Application Development Platform

Rapid prototyping and deployment of RF signal processing applications using C/C++ and MATLAB®

The EXPLORE SDR Application Development Platform enables users to quickly develop and deploy RF transceiver products. The development kit provides hardware and software libraries for rapid prototyping of practical SDR systems.

This system lets users verify their signal processing solutions, developed in MATLAB or C/C++, on a real-time platform with real-world radio signals using an SC5000 SDR platform connected to a PC. This processing can be run on the SC5000 standalone, i.e. without a PC for early trials, and then ported to an SC5 module which can be embedded in OEM products.

The development kit provides all necessary functions to configure the RFIC, digital up/down converters and transmit/receive I/Q in real-time streaming mode or non-real-time block processing mode.

SDR diagram

Key Features

  • Full duplex 2x2 MIMO
  • GPS-disciplined high-stability OCXO frequency reference
  • 10 MHz reference clock output
  • ARM Cortex-A9 running Linux for user applications
  • Real-time streaming and block-based I/Q capture/playback modes
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 supporting dongles for WiFi, mobile broadband and PCM audio
  • GPIO, I2C, SPI and UART for user applications
  • LCD and keypad

RF Specifications

  • RF tuning range: 70 MHz to 6 GHz
  • RF bandwidth​​ : Up to 50 MHz per channel
  • Typical RX noise figure: < 1.5 dB
  • Typical RX IIP3: -17 dBm
  • Typical TX EVM: -40 dBc (1%)
  • Typical TX noise: ​-155 dBm/Hz
  • RX/TX sample rates: 100 ksps to 50 Msps
  • DAC/ADC resolution: 12-bits
  • RX gain control range: 82 dB in 1 dB steps
  • TX gain control range: 90 dB in 0.125 dB steps
  • Max TX output: +15 dBm per channel (PEP) *

For further information please contact sales on +44 (0) 1223 755115 or email sales@cellxica.net


EXTENT SC5000 Device tester

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 140 mm x 140 mm x 70 mm
  • Power consumption​​ : 16 W (typ) **
  • Battery: ​48 Wh Li-Ion

* Test condition: Single tone sinusoidal signal to 50Ω load

** Test condition: SC5000 transmitting LTE 20 MHz eTM1.1 signal at 30.72 Msps with power output of +5 dBm RMS at TX1

Your IP address, has been recorded and all activity on this system is actively monitored. Under US Federal Law (18 U.S.C. 1030), United Kingdom Law (Computer Misuse Act 1990) and other international law. It is a criminal offence to access or attempt to access this computer system without prior written authorisation from cellXica. Any unauthorised attempt to access this system will be reported to the appropriate authorities and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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