Schaumburg, IL, November 8, 2011 – Epiq Solutions, an engineering firm specializing in the development of flexible wireless communications systems, has announced Matchstiq™, the world's smallest commercially available software defined radio (SDR) capable of tuning between 300 MHz and 3.8 GHz. Measuring only 2.2” x 4.6” x 0.9”, Matchstiq™ combines a broadband RF transceiver with a flexible baseband processing engine running the Linux operating system.
“The introduction of Matchstiq™ marks the start of the next chapter in mobile computing, where the flexibility of the software now extends all the way to the antenna,” noted John Orlando, CEO of Epiq Solutions. “We believe this paradigm shift in capability will open up entirely new markets where fixedfunction radios have ruled the airwaves for far too long.”
Matchstiq™ includes an Atlas-I-LPe™ computer module developed by iVeia Inc, which combines a Xilinx® Spartan®-6 LX45 FPGA with a Texas Instruments 1 GHz ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor running the 2.6.35 Linux kernel. This enables a wide range of advanced signal processing tasks to execute on the platform while consuming as little as 3 watts for typical receive-only use. “The marriage of Epiq and iVeia technology has yielded an impressive product,” stated Michael Fawcett, CTO of iVeia Inc. “Both our companies strive for innovation and cutting edge capabilities in small form factors. Matchstiq™ fills a void in the SDR landscape, performing at the same level of competing systems but at less than half the size, cost, and power.”
When combined with the library of signal processing applications available from Epiq Solutions or other software suites such as GNU Radio, Matchstiq™ enables an array of capabilities including use as a point-to-point data modem, LTE survey tool, or portable spectrum analyzer. A development kit is also available for users who wish to create their own custom applications.
Matchstiq™ will start shipping in December 2011 with single unit pricing of $4,500 USD. Pre-orders are currently being accepted.
For more information, please visit http://www.epiqsolutions.com/matchstiq/.
About Epiq Solutions
Epiq Solutions designs and builds state-of-the-art wireless systems for both commercial and government applications. These applications include the detection, classification, and location of radio emitters, as well as real-time processing and decoding of Layers 1, 2, and 3 for numerous wireless radio standards (including 2G/3G/4G cellular). For more information regarding Epiq Solutions' products and services, please visit http://www.epiqsolutions.com/.