Pixus Technologies has announced a new implementation of its ruggedized enclosure utilizing NI’s Ettus Research brand software defined radio (SDR).

The RX310-X03 enclosure is designed to MIL-STD-810 for shock/vibration/environmental and MIL-STD-461 for EMI. It features MIL 38999 connectors for the front and rear I/O interfaces. The conduction-cooled enclosure is also IP67 weatherproof. The RX310-103 version contains two extended bandwidth daughterboard slots covering DC to 6 GHz with up to 120 MHz of baseband bandwidth, multiple high-speed interface options (PCIe, Dual 1/10 GigE) and a large user-programmable Kintex-7 FPGA.  

The RX310 series can be used in various types of airborne, shipboard, ground vehicle or outdoor designs. Example applications include SIG-INT, passive RADAR, smart agriculture, smart energy, and prototyping systems for advanced wireless (Wi-Fi/Cell/MIMO). Pole-mount and other special mounting options are available.  

Pixus also offers other ruggedized SDRs from NI, including it’s B, N, and E-series models. Light-rugged versions of the enclosures are also available upon request as well as specialty configurations.