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Cayenne Radar Development Kit - Bow Tie

Regular price $3,500.00

The Salsa Cayenne Radar development kit is a BeagleBone Black compatible cape based on the XeThru X1 (0.9 GHz - 6.5 GHz) radar technology. The Cayenne is suitable for ranging, tracking, and positioning capabilities where the environment can be demanding and penetration capability is essential. Example markets include Ground Penetrating Radar, Agriculture, Construction Equipment, and Machine Control. Applications can be written for the Cayenne using the Salsa software suite.

Comes with Salsa software preloaded on a BeagleBone Black. Tri-pod and mounting plate included.

ANTENNA

The Flat Earth Bow-Tie antenna cape is a broadband directional antenna for UWB radar applications. The relative small size of this antenna makes it a good choice for mobile UWB applications such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). 

  • Frequency Range: 1.5-6 GHz
  • Nominal Gain: 1.5-6 dBi
  • Beamwidth in Azimuth: 60-360
  • Beamwidth in Elevation: 45-110
  • Nominal Match: ~2:1
  • Dimensions: ~3.11 x 2.30 x 0.32
  • Connector: SMA

 

SYSTEM

Input Voltage: +5VDC & +3.3VDC
Power Consumption (Continuous Measurement):
  • 70mA @ 5V 
  • 30 mA @ 3.3V (450mW) 
With CAN Enabled: add 100 mW 2 3.3V
Operating Range: -40 to 85C
Rough Dimensions: 6.5 cm x 5.5 cm

 

RADAR SPECIFICATIONS

XeThru X1 Transceiver
  • IPG0 Medium-Band Pulse Generator 
Operating Band Width:
  • 0.9 – 6.5 GHz (-10dB) 
Range Accuracy:
  • 4mm (~39 GS/s) 
  • 8mm (~20 GS/s) 
  • 4cm (~3 GS/s) 
Frame Sizes:
  • 2 meter window 
  • 4 meter window 
  • 20 meter window

Memory

  • 32 KB of EEPROM 
  • 64 KB of Flash 
  • SD Card Slot

 Physical Interfaces

  • 1 CAN Bus 
  • 1 I2C 
  • 4 User controllable LEDs 
  • 2 x 46 Pin Expansion Headers (BBB pin-out) 
  • 1 Temp sensor