Calibrating a 4-channel Fully-Digital 60 GHz SDR

Aditya Dhananjay, Kai Zheng, Jaakko Haarla, Lorenzo Iotti, Marco Mezzavilla, Dennis Shasha, Sundeep Rangan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


The Pi-Radio v1 software-defined radio (SDR) features a 4-channel fully-digital transceiver board operating in the 57-64 GHz band; when mated with the Xilinx RFSoC-based ZCU111 board, this forms a powerful SDR that can be used by the research community. This paper describes the calibration procedures for the SDR, with a special emphasis on not relying on expensive laboratory equipment / infrastructure like a spectrum analyzer, signal generator, or even an anechoic chamber. We hope this is an interesting read for those interested in the pipeline from hardware design schematic to fully functional SDR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWiNTECH 2020 - Proceedings of the 14th ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and CHaracterization, Part of ACM MobiCom 2020
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380829
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventACM Workshop on Wireless Network, Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Sept 202025 Sept 2020
Conference number: 14


WorkshopACM Workshop on Wireless Network, Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization
Abbreviated titleWiNTECH
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • beamforming
  • calibration
  • fully-digital
  • mmWave
  • SDR


Dive into the research topics of 'Calibrating a 4-channel Fully-Digital 60 GHz SDR'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this