A defense contractor wanted to miniaturize the SWaP-C and improve response time of their advanced radar systems that detected and mitigated oncoming airborne threats. The design DornerWorks delivered was based on one of the first three Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC boards ever available.

Our Solution

The RFSoC system helped the client receive and process data almost instantaneously:


  • 12 direct digital synthesis modules drive 12 samples per AXI-Stream to RF data converter DAC
  • Costas codes
  • Software-controllable


  • ADC at 4 GSPS with complex output, decimation by 8, with one sample per AXI-Stream at 500 MHz from RF Data Converter

DSP pipeline:

  • FIR filter
  • Equalizer
  • Doppler FFTs
  • Data timestamped at detection