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Digital Beamforming


I would like to set up something to perform digital beamforming. 

I was thinking to use an ADAR1000 paired with an AD9081. Would this work? I believe the operating frequencies of both would not align/ 

For the AD9081 is it possible to use this alone. So I only purchase the AD9081-FMCA-EBZ. If this is possible could you confirm how I would interface this with a PC and how to program it?

Does it need to be controlled using an SDR platform or would an Arduino be able to do this using an SPI connection?

Can this be used alone to convert an analog signal from a local oscillator to a digital signal?

Are there any suggestions on other ways to create a digital beamformer. 

Many thanks,