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Mango Communications design platforms for cutting-edge wireless research. Our platforms provide programmable resources at every layer of networking stack, enabling fully custom wireless designs. WARP v3 Kit
WARP v3 is the latest generation of WARP hardware, integrating a high performance FPGA, two flexible RF interfaces and multiple peripherals to facilitate rapid prototyping of custom wireless designs.
Xilinx Virtex-6 LX240T FPGA
2 programmable RF interfaces, each with:
2.4/5 GHz transceiver (40 MHz RF bandwidth)
12-bit 170 MSps DACs, 12bit 100 MSps ADCs
Dual band PA (20dbM Tx power)
Shared clocking for MIMO applications
FMC HPC Expansion slot
2 gigabit Ethernet interfaces
DDR3 SO-DIMM slot
FPGA config via JTAG, SD card, or FLASH
2 Seven Segment Displays
4 Push Buttons
4 Bit DIP switch
16 bit 2.5V I/O header
A number of open-source reference designs which provide excellent starting points for research projects on WARP v3 are available The Mango 802.11 Reference Design implements the MAC and PHY from 802.11 a/g entirely on the WARP v3 node. This design interoperates with commercial Wi-Fi devices in real time. The MAC and PHY source code are provided with the design allowing researchers to customize behaviors at any layer and evaluate their extensions in real networks. The 802.11 Reference Design is available only on Mango WARP v3 hardware. The WARPLab Reference Design enables rapid PHY prototyping using WARP hardware for waveform Tx/Rx and MATLAB for signal processing. The OFDM Reference Design implements a flexible OFDM PHY and CSMA MAC in the WARP v3 FPGA. This design interoperates with similar designs in previous generations of WARP hardware.
Researchers can also build their custom wireless designs from scratch. A number of open-source support cores which facilitate the use of the WARP v3 peripherals and I/O interfaces in custom designs are available.
The WARP v3 hardware can be extended with additional I/O and processing resources via the FMC and Clock module slots:
FMC-RF-2X245: Dual-radio FMC module, extends the WARP v3 node to 4-antennas
FMC-BB-4DA: Quad-DAC FMC module, adds 4 baseband analog outputs
CM-MMCX: Clock module with MMCX connectors, enables sharing clocks between WARP v3 nodes
CM-PLL: Clock module with PLL & VCXO, enables simple synchronization of multiple WARP v3 nodes
The Mango WARP v3 kit contains
WARP v3 board (hardware rev1.1)
2GB DDR3 SO-DIMM
SD card (pre-formatted)
Power supply (100-240VAC to 12 VDC)
2 50-ohm SMA terminators
The WARP v3 kit does not include antennas or RF cables. The RF connectors on WARP v3 are 50-ohm SMA jacks. The WARP v3 kit also does not include a JTAG programming cable.