The Analog Devices RFSOM platform is a collection of boards build around the Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC and ADI AD963x radio transceivers.

The name “RFSOM” describes the overall hardware platform, not any specific combination of boards. The RFSOM platform was previously known as the Avnet PicoZed SDR platform.

The ADI RFSOM platform consists of three groups of boards:

System on Modules (SOM): Each SOM integrates the Zynq SOC, radio transceiver and various peripherals. There are currently two SOM options:

  • ADRV9361: Xilinx Zynq 7Z035-2L SoC and ADI AD9361 radio
  • ADRV9364: Xilinx Zynq 7Z020-1L SoC and ADI AD9364 radio

Carrier Boards: The SOM must be mounted on a carrier board. There are currently two carrier boards:

RF Personality Modules: The FMC carrier supports an optional RF expansion module, intended to provide application-specific filtering and amplification options. ADI currently provides a single RF personality module:

Supported Hardware

The current 802.11 MAC/PHY reference design for RFSOM supports the ADRV9361 SOM and the FMC Carrier. The design supports but does not require the AD-PZSDR2400TDD-EB RF module.

We plan to support the Breakout Carrier in the future.