Multi-channel, wideband receivers covers spectrum to 18 GHz

August 21, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
The latest generation of high performance receivers from IZT, the R5000, combines up to 100 MHz instantaneous bandwidth with coverage of the frequency range between 9 kHz and 18 GHz.

Received signals will be available as high resolution spectrum data in combination with up to four configurable wideband I/Q data channels with user configurable sample rates and independent centre frequencies. The IZT R5000 can be configured for TDOA (Time-Difference-Of-Arrival) and DF (Direction Finding) applications. Like the IZT R3000, the IZT R5000 series will be available in various configurations and mechanical form factors ranging from rack-based, single channel indoor applications to multi-channel direction finding receivers for outdoor or airborne applications.

The wideband channels provide I/Q data between 5 MHz and 100 MHz bandwidth. Additional 32 channels with up to 4 MHz bandwidth each can be used for narrowband monitoring, demodulation or analysis functionality in software. A dual 10-Gbit optical interface ensures throughput in all operational scenarios.

The IZT R5000 gives system integrators direct access to the control and data interfaces, where the received RF signals will be available both in IQ and PSD format. When combined with the IZT Signal Suite Software, this RF receiver also supports IZT's technique for frequency selective and dynamic recording of active portions of the spectrum. This feature results in a substantial reduction of required storage space.

"This new family of receivers uses latest digital signal processing technologies on a compact and robust hardware platform. This puts IZT in a leading position to address demanding applications, for example airborne direction finders or unattended outdoor nodes for spectrum monitoring or Time-Difference-Of-Arrival location finding" stated Rainer Perthold, CEO of IZT.

IZT (Erlangen, Germany) - the Innovationszentrum für Telekommunikationstechnik GmbH IZT - is a spin-off of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany’s leading institution for applied research. Founded in 1997 in, the company emanated from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS). IZT speciales in the most advanced digital signal processing and field programmable gate array (FPGA) designs in combination with high frequency and microwave technology.

www.izt-labs.de