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Crimson is a flexible, wideband, high gain Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform that comes equipped with four independent receive and four independent transmit chains, each capable of up to 322 MHz of RF bandwidth to 6 GHz. At the core of the digital front, Crimson is powered by an AlteraTM Arria V FPGA (5ASTMD3E3F31I3N) with an on-chip, dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, and comes with a high stability internal reference clock.

Crimson has an RF tuning range of 100 kHz to 6 GHz with receive gain of 67 dB, SFDR of 55 dB at 200 MHz, SNR up to 73 dB and P1dB of -11 dBm. The transmit power is 10 dBm maximum at 6 GHz with P1dB of 14 dBm and SFDR of 61 dB from DC to 500 MHz.


  • Operating frequency from DC to 6 GHz (MF-HF-VHF-UF)
  • Over 1200 MHz of RF bandwidth across four independent, controllable Rx channels, and over 1200  MHz across four independent, controllable Tx channels
  • Low noise and high dynamic range
  • High stability internal reference clock (± 5 ppb)
  • On-board Altera ST FPGA with ARM processor
  • Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet back-haul


  • Near real-time signals analysis
  • Signal recording and spectrum monitoring
  • Spectrum allocation analysis
  • Multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) applications
  • Mobile backhaul and base stationWideband communications

Per Vices
Toronto, Canada