Is there a similar SDR, like the ADALM-PLUTO but AD9364 based, not AD9363 as ADALM-PLUTO SDR? The AD9363 325 to 3800Mhz coverage is insufficient for some applications. The AD9364 coverage 70 to 6000 Mhz is much better in this sense.
You can extend the range of Pluto to these specifications with a small software change: Customizing the Pluto configuration [Analog Devices Wiki]
This will actually happen by default during the install process of MathWorks' Hardware Support Package: ADALM-PLUTO Radio Support from Communications System Toolbox - MATLAB & Simulink
Thank you very much for this info.
It says "There were some early PlutoSDR devices which use the AD9364" and say
how to extend this AD9364 -based device from default
to 60-6000 MHZ bandwidth 56Mhz.
As I understand, this can be done only with early-made PlutoSDR AD9364 -based devices,
not with currently-produced AD9363 -based http://www.analog.com/media/en/technical-documentation/data-sheets/AD9363.pdf
How can buy specifically this AD9364 -based PlutoSDR?
This is exactly what I need.
This will still work on the newest Plutos, allowing tunability from 70MHz-6GHz for the LO.
Can you please clarify.
1. Pluto board image (attached) clearly shows AD9363 chip used.
Is this correct that AD9363 can be used outside of specified 325-3800 Mhz, 20Mhz bandwidth
I.e. is is correct that AD9363 can do 56Mhz bandwidth?
2. Pluto board has input transformer (clearly seen on image). It will unlikely to work well for 70-6000
if it was designed for 325-3800.
3. Can a Pluto board with AD9364 be sold (or intended to be manufactured in the future).
1. With the software change I mentioned Pluto can operate the AD9363 at these bandwidths. This is outside the datasheet spec though.
2. The balun is speced 10MHz-6GHz I believe, so you are not limited there. The schematics will give you the exact balun used.
3. Currently no. If you want to use the 9364 I would recommend the FMComms4.
Thank you, Travis.
Because Pluto (after firmware upgrade)can do 56Mhz bandwidth - I will buy two Pluto boards for evaluation.
"Logistical" question: I tried to order it at
It says it can be ordered only after Nov 3, 2017.
I understand this my question is probably not to you, but just in case you know: can Pluto board be ordered earlier than that?
Nov 3 is the estimated availability, this is due to high demand. Pluto's are sold out everywhere and we only have a few internally too. More are being made though
I would recommend placing an order now. That will be a way to get them the earliest.
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