ICsNT1065NT1066Evaluation kits

 

Multi-Channel GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou/NavIC/QZSS

S/L1/L2/L3/L5 Bands RF Front-End IC

 

 

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FEATURES

Overall

− 4 independent, fully customizable IQ channels

− 4 fractional-N PLLs with fully integrated VCOs and autotuning system

− Clock output for correlator with programmable frequency, amplitude and DC level

− Pass-through TCXO reference signal output

− Internal or external sampling frequency for 2-bit ADCs

− 4-wire SPI interface with user friendly registers map

− Individual status indicators of main subsystems (available in SPI registers) and cumulative status indicator (AOK, available both as a separate pin and in SPI registers)

− Embedded temperature sensor

− 12×12mm QFN108 package

 

    

OVERVIEW

NT1066 is a 4-channel RF Front-End IC (3 wideband IQ and 1 narrowband IQ) that covers all GNSS (GLONASS, GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC) signals at all frequency bands. It makes possible to benefit from all the advantages of acquiring multiple system simultaneously. Channels “A”, “B” and “C” are designed with single conversion low-IF architecture, individually programmable and intended to receive L1, E1, B1, E6, B3, L2, L3, B2, L5, E5 in various combinations. IQ and image suppression modes are available, other options can be discovered in feature list. Channel “D” is dedicated to operate in S band or L2, L3, L5 bands of GNSS and has zero-IF architecture. S and L5 bands combining lets user to eliminate effectively ionospheric distortion utilizing large signal base. As alternative, channel “D” can be ‘on a fly’ software-reconfigured to receive real-time corrections data transmitted over FM, VHF and UHF bands.

NT1066 does also integrate 4 fractional-N synthesizers that have the common reference frequency input. Wide list of attractive features and high level of customization make NT1066 capable to meet a demand of researchers and OEM developers in special applications: high precision positioning, goniometric, driverless car systems, professional drones and related areas.

 Channels “A”, “B” and “C” feature list:

− Single conversion super heterodyne architecture for L1, L2, L3, L5 bands of GNSS signals reception

− Active antenna detector system including short-protection circuit

− Tunable signal bandwidth up to 60MHz (up to 30MHz of IF BW with autocalibration system)

− IF AGC system or manually programmable gain

− Configurable output type: IQ or real with separate upper and lower sideband

− Analog differential output or 2-bit ADC digital output with programmable output logic high level

 Channel “D” feature list:

− Direct conversion architecture with IQ data output for S band or L2, L3, L5 bands of GNSS signals reception or FM 65…110 MHz, VHF 160…240 MHz, UHF 470…862 MHz bands for DGPS data downloading

− Tunable signal bandwidth up to 20MHz (up to 10MHz of IF BW)

− Dual AGC system (RF + IF) or manually programmable gain

− Wide dynamic range with 1dB compression point up to +3 dBm @ S band

− Analog differential output with programmable thresholds or 2-bit ADC digital output with programmable output logic high level

  

EVALUATION KITS FOR NT1066

 

NT1066_EVK

NT1066_EVK is intended for prototyping of navigation receivers based on NT1066: 4-Channel RF Front-End IC (3 wideband IQ and 1 narrowband IQ) that covers all GNSS (GLONASS, GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC) signals at all frequency bands (L1, L2, L3, L5, E1, E5a, E5b, E6, B1, B2, B3 and S) and can be ‘on a fly’ software-reconfigured to receive real-time corrections data transmitted over FM, VHF and UHF bands. NT1066_EVK can be also used as evaluation platform for performance and capabilities demonstration of NT1066.
NT1066_EVK is available as standalone board or with output data interface extensions: analog unbalanced output data interface extension or digital LVDS output data interface extension, that can be ordered as additional modules. PCB_NT1066_EVK itself has PLD connector for wiring outputs and controls to any external development platforms. For in-lab examining analog unbalanced output data interface extension with SMA connectors can be connected to measurement equipment like spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, network analyzer etc. Digital LVDS output data interface extension with output FMC connector can be used to build your system prototype on the platform you got used to work with.

                                                                                    

 

     
 

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

 

 

 

Related documents                                     

NT1066_EVK_Description_v3.03.pdf

NT1066_EVK_Documentation_and_GUI_v3.05.zip

RF_Splitter_1_to_5_v1.3.pdf

    
            

 

Old version NT1066_EVK available here!

NT1066 EVK is intended for prototyping of navigation receivers based on NT1066: 4-Channel RF Front-End IC (3 wideband IQ and 1 narrowband IQ) that covers all GNSS (GLONASS, GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC) signals at all frequency bands (L1, L2, L3, L5, E1, E5a, E5b, E6, B1, B2, B3 and S) and can be ‘on a fly’ software-reconfigured to receive real-time corrections data transmitted over FM, VHF and UHF bands. NT1066_EVK can be also used as evaluation platform for performance and capabilities demonstration of NT1066.
PCB_NT1066_EVK is available as standalone board or with output data interface extensions: analog unbalanced output data interface extension or digital LVDS output data interface extension, that can be ordered as additional modules. PCB_NT1066_EVK itself has PLD connector for wiring outputs and controls to any external development platforms. For in-lab examining analog unbalanced output data interface extension with SMA connectors can be connected to measurement equipment like spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, network analyzer etc. Digital LVDS output data interface extension with output FMC connector can be used to build your system prototype on the platform you got used to work with.                                                                             

 

     
 

OBSOLETE

 

 

   

Related documents                                  NT1066_EVK_Description_v2.02.pdf

NT1066_EVK_Documentation_and_GUI_v2.05