FII-BD9361 RF Transceivers

FII-BD9361 (AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ Board Compatible) Hardware Configuration


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FII-BD9361 Hardware Reference Guide

Version Control

Version Date Description
V1.0 12/03/2019 Initial Release

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AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ Board $379 Compatible FII- BD9361 – AD9361 Development Board, AD9361 Software Development Kit – compatible AD9361 RF Transceiver™ ZedBoard

Fraser Innovation Inc develops BD9361 with perfectly compatible with AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ – Code compatible, development tool compatible, performance compatible, smaller size and more space saving – The FII-BD9361 board covers all features and benefits of AD9361. The AD9361 is a high performance, highly integrated radio frequency (RF) Agile Transceiver™ designed for use in 3G and 4G base station applications. Its programmability and wideband capability make it ideal for a broad range of transceiver applications.

BD9361 Full View Picture


The FII-BD9361 is a high-speed analog module designed to showcase the AD9361, a high performance, highly integrated RF transceiver intended for use in RF applications, such as 3G and 4G base station and test equipment applications, and SDR (software defined radios). Its program-ability and wide-band capability make it ideal for a broad range of transceiver applications. The device combines an RF front end with a flexible mixed-signal base-band section and integrated frequency synthesizers, simplifying design-in by providing a configurable digital interface to a processor or FPGA.

The AD9361 chip operates in the 70 MHz to 6 GHz range, covering most licensed and unlicensed bands. The chip supports channel bandwidths from less than 200 kHz to 56 MHz by changing sample rate, digital filters, and decimation, which are all programmable within the AD9361 itself.

Basic Features

  1. Software tunable across wide frequency range : TX :47 MHz to 6 GHz RX:70 MHz to 6 GHz
  2. Software tunable bandwidth: 200 kHz to 56 MHz.
  3. Software tunable TX Power and RX Dynamic Range:TX>80dB RX>70dB
  4. Powered up from single standard FMC connector
  5. Supports MIMO radio,2 ways TX and 2 ways RX
  6. Supports FII-7030 and other standard FMC Connector Platform software radio application
  7. Size dimensions:690X690cm(PCB only),690X790mm(with SMA Connectors)

Block Diagram and Interface

System Block Diagram

Interface Type Definition Description
SMA-F TX1A, TX2A 2 x RF transmission channel (same frequency)
SMA-F RX1A, RX2A 2 x RF receiving channel (same frequency)
UMC-F TX1B, TX2B 2 x RF transmission channel (reference to channel A)
UMC-F RX1B, RX2B 2 x RF transmission channel (reference to channel B)
UMC-F TXLO External transmission reference oscillator
UMC-F RXLO External receiving reference oscillator
UMC-F REF External reference clock
LPC FMC FMC Refer the schematics for universal RF transmission interface, compatible with similar products in most markets

Peripheral interface table

FMC-LPC Definition

FMC-LPC Definition(compatible with AD-FMCOMMS3)

Compatible Board

AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ (Same as FII-BD9361)



Test case setup


Output power and flatness test under 0.8 dB offset 6G-w

Output power and flatness test under 5 dB offset

The above picture is a screenshot of some tests. The frequency range covers 70MHz to 6GHz, and the output power from 150MHz to 6GHz is 3-8dBm. The high-performance RF Balun design guarantees high bandwidth and high flatness.


Phase noise test under 0.8 dB offset


Phase noise test under 5 dB offset

The picture above is a screenshot of some tests. The frequency range covers 70MHz to 6GHz. Typical 6GHz phase noise is 90dBc / 1KHz, 100dBc / 10KHz. The perfect phase noise guarantees high-quality communication test requirements.


IQ modulation function test

The figure above shows the spectrum output of the IQ signal QPSK modulated signal at the frequency of 915MHz and 20MHz.

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