Iris-030 is part of the Iris family of software-deﬁned radio (SDR) modules designed to support coherent real-time wireless Multiple-In Multiple-Out (MIMO) operation with hundreds of coherent digital radio chains. The unique modular design of Iris draws on years of massive MIMO research, enabling scalable systems with minimal cabling.
Iris-030 integrates ﬁeld-programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers with a Xilinx system-on-chip (SoC) ﬁeld-programmable gate array (FPGA) that provides digital logic and dualcore ARM A9 processors sufficient for implementing a wide range of custom or standard-based wireless radio protocols. No other SDR platform fits as many radios in such a small, affordable form factor, which is also why researchers choose Iris-030 units for drone-based radio research.
Built around the SoapySDR open-source application framework for streaming or buffer-based SDR radio streams, the Iris-030 interoperates with other SDR platforms and frameworks like GNURadio, OpenAirInterface, and Pothos. The permissive open-source software ecosystem makes Iris-030 a great solution for both academics and businesses alike.
Additional features, such as ﬂexible power and data options, a carrier-grade all-programmable clocking architecture, and high-speed data/clocking interconnects make Iris-030 a powerful stand-alone platform for implementing next-generation wireless systems.
- Rapid prototyping for 5G/6G MIMO systems
- Smart grid research
- Smart agriculture/AgTech
- Asset tracking and IoT
- Signal intelligence
- Directional tracking & localization
- Array signal processing