Articles

September

The basics of software-defined radios

Electronic Products
2022-09-26
In this article, we discuss the general SDR architecture from a board-level perspective, covering how each element of an SDR is designed, developed, and implemented to satisfy high-performance requirements. We will present an overview of the basic aspects of an SDR, including the radio front-end (RFE), the time component, the power distribution, and the digital element (typically based on FPGAs).
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Article, General SDR, Electronic Products

Software-Defined Radio in Test & Measurement Markets

EE Times Europe
2022-09-22
The test and measurement (T&M) industry is crucial in the development process of new devices to ensure that wireless equipment operates properly and meets the required standards and qualifications. Fortunately, SDRs provide a high level of flexibility and programmability, not only for the application but for the T&M process itself, reducing the amount of equipment required and allowing the same device to perform several different functions without hardware modification.
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Article, Test & Measurement, EE Times Europe

Strengthen SATCOM with SDR-Enhanced Phased-Array Antennas

Electronic Design
2022-09-22
What you’ll learn:
(1) The operation of ground stations and phased-array antennas.
(2) How SDRs are integrated into ground stations.
(3) Issues to be considered when incorporating SDRs into phased-array antennas.
(4) Examples of research being conducted on electronically steerable antennas.
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Article, Satellite, Electronic Design

Strengthen SATCOM with SDR-Enhanced Phased-Array Antennas

Microwaves & RF
2022-09-22
What you’ll learn:
(1) The operation of ground stations and phased-array antennas.
(2) How SDRs are integrated into ground stations.
(3) Issues to be considered when incorporating SDRs into phased-array antennas.
(4) Examples of research being conducted on electronically steerable antennas.
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Article, Satellite, Microwaves & RF

SDRS for Ground-Station-As-A-Service (GSaaS)

Milsat Magazine
2022-09-22
At the heart of this service is the software-defined radio (SDR), which performs all RF functionalities that are essential to GSaaS, from the up and down-linking of data to network control and cloud algorithms. The basic concept, the technology’s advantages when compared to conventional approaches and the importance in the development of this service are key to understanding the significant roles of GSaaS.
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Article, Satellite, Milsat Magazine

SDRs for 5G test & measurement

Electronic Products
2022-09-09
In this article, we discuss how SDRs can benefit 5G T&M in every development aspect, including antenna design, signal-processing algorithms, propagation studies, channel estimation techniques, and latency evaluation. MIMO high-performance SDRs can also enable T&M in several channels, evaluating system performance in several aspects at the same time, with parallel processing and independent channel configuration. Finally, we discuss the SDR’s compatibility with testing protocols on O-RAN, an increasingly important network architecture providing interoperability to the immense amount of different radio protocols, frequency tunings, and bandwidth requirements needed for future massive device connectivity.
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Article, 5G-Test, Electronic Products

End-to-End IoT Security: SDRs for Uncovering RF Security Vulnerabilities

Embedded Computing Design
2022-09-09
In today’s wireless and 5G era, companies and individuals encounter a rising number of security threats on their IT assets. Wireless RF signals can be intercepted by anyone with low-cost radio equipment and decoded using open-source software, thus it’s imperative to assess connected designs for security vulnerabilities. This includes conducting penetration tests, jamming, replay attacks, and other methods to assess vulnerabilities in internet-of-things (IoT) RF protocols like Bluetooth, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, Z-Wave, etc.
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Article, IoT, Embedded Computing Design

Improving Infrastructure Security in Critical Facilities

Mission Critical Communications
2022-09-06
This article explores the capabilities of SDRs that make them suitable for developing solutions for securing critical facilities. We discuss various solutions including wireless-based perimeter security systems, also known as virtual-fence systems, that are becoming common due to the availability of low-power internet of things (IoT) sensors. In addition, we extensively explore the capabilities of SDRs in monitoring sources of interference and jamming signals in critical facilities.
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Article, IoT, Mission Critical Communications

August

SDR Products that Meet Mil-Spec Requirements in Radar, GPS, and SIGINT

High Frequency Electronics
2022-08-31
In this article, we discuss how software-defined radio (SDR) can be designed to meet the military environmental and service standards, including the MIL-STD-810 (environmental design standards), the MIL-STD416E (EMI standards), and the mean-time between failure (MTBF)/maintainability design techniques (DOD-HDBK-791). We also cover how the use of high-end commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) SDRs with ruggedized chassis can be used to meet the military standards at a relatively low cost, while also providing easy maintenance, repair, and upgradability due to its modular design. Finally, we discuss how SDRs meeting the aforementioned standards and specifications can be used in military applications, such as radar receivers and satellite communication systems (GPS/GNSS).
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Article, Radar/SIGINT/GNSS, High Frequency Electronics

Using SDRs to Prototype and Deploy Vehicular Networking for AVs

EE Times Europe
2022-08-31
In this article, we discuss how a high-end SDR can be used and configured to meet the digital-signal–processing (DSP) requirements of prototyping and deploying AV networks by providing low latency; adjustable, wide instantaneous-bandwidth and frequency-tuning ranges; multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transceiver channels; and a high-performance digital back end based on the field-programmable gate array (FPGA). We will also discuss the role of SDR-based intelligent transceivers and cognitive radio in vehicular-IoT (VIoT), vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-anything (V2X) communication.
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Article, IoT, EE Times Europe

Using SDR for Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)

Microwave Product Digest
2022-08-22
In this article, we discuss the basic concepts of SIGINT/COMINT, the requirements for system design, how software-defined radio (SDR) can contribute to the performance, and the various applications of SDR-based SIGINT.
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Article, Spectrum Monitoring, Microwave Product Digest

SDR vs. RFSoC: What’s the Better Transceiver?

Microwaves & RF
2022-08-09
What you’ll learn:
(1) Characteristics of transceivers that combine analog, digital, and mixed-signal components, such as SDR, RFSoC/SoC, and DFE technologies.
(2) Basics of an SDR and RFSoC/SoC.
(3) The advantages/disadvantages of using an SDR with discrete integrated circuits and other components versus a RFSoC/SoC.
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Article, General SDR, Microwaves & RF

SDR vs. RFSoC: What’s the Better Transceiver?

Electronic Design
2022-08-09
What you’ll learn:
(1) Characteristics of transceivers that combine analog, digital, and mixed-signal components, such as SDR, RFSoC/SoC, and DFE technologies.
(2) Basics of an SDR and RFSoC/SoC.
(3) The advantages/disadvantages of using an SDR with discrete integrated circuits and other components versus a RFSoC/SoC.
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Article, General SDR, Electronic Design

SDRs for Antenna Testing and Measurement

eeWeb
2022-08-04
This article explores the fundamentals of radio waves and antenna systems as well as the different properties of radio waves and various parameters of antennas, including efficiency, directivity, and radiation patterns. The article also explores the characteristics of SDRs and why they are a suitable choice for antenna T&M applications. Lastly, the article will touch upon various capabilities of SDR platforms and their suitability for measuring various antenna metrics.
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Article, T&M, eeWeb

SDRs for high data throughput required for mmWave Technology

Microwave Journal
2022-08-03
This article explores how signals are captured and converted from analog-to-digital or digital-to-analog in a lossless fashion. It discusses various considerations including selection of a suitable substrate for high frequency applications and achieving low impedance. The article also discusses how high data throughput Ethernet is implemented on FPGAs to enable packetization of IQ sample data. Lastly, the article explores how host or server systems with high data throughput capability are used to handle the huge amounts of data exchanged between the FPGA of a SDR and network interface cards (NICs) of a host system.
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Article, General SDR, Microwave Journal

July

How — And When — To Use SDRs For Test And Measurement

Wireless Design Online
2022-07-29
This article reviews the integration of SDRs in T&M techniques for RF applications. We first discuss the basic concepts of an SDR, including the building blocks of the general system and its capabilities, the main applications of SDRs, and some advantages over conventional devices. Second, we discuss how SDRs can be applied in T&M systems, covering the initial setup, the necessary software, and how SDRs can solve some challenges of the T&M industry. Finally, we will present some examples of SDR-based T&M systems, and how they affect the development of wireless devices.
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Article, T&M, Wireless Design Online

How — And When — To Use SDRs For Test And Measurement

RF Globalnet
2022-07-29
This article reviews the integration of SDRs in T&M techniques for RF applications. We first discuss the basic concepts of an SDR, including the building blocks of the general system and its capabilities, the main applications of SDRs, and some advantages over conventional devices. Second, we discuss how SDRs can be applied in T&M systems, covering the initial setup, the necessary software, and how SDRs can solve some challenges of the T&M industry. Finally, we will present some examples of SDR-based T&M systems, and how they affect the development of wireless devices.
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Article, T&M, RF Globalnet

Big data on mobile networks: the role of software-defined radio (SDR)

Military Embedded Systems
2022-07-22
The main structure of a 5G network is the radio access network (RAN), which can be implemented in several architectures. Regardless of the architecture, software-defined radios (SDRs) play a major role in every step of the RAN chain, including backhaul, midhaul, and fronthaul. SDRs – whether on the battlefield or the urban jungle – provide important technological features that handle the “big data” glut, including fast 10-100 Gb/sec fiber communication, wide tuning range, several multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) channels, high phase coherency, and a software-based backend that can be programmed to fit any applications.
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Article, 5G, Military Embedded Systems

Meld SDR, Host Systems, MIMO to Boost RF Comms Speed and Efficacy

Microwaves & RF
2022-07-13
What you’ll learn:
(1) The various capabilities of high-performance SDR systems, how they’re achieved, and how they benefit advanced communication networks.
(2) How MIMO communications help boost raw data throughput in applications where the spectral environment is limited, congested, or challenging.
(3) How pairing high-performance SDR and host systems helps achieve the bandwidth required to accelerate performance.
(4) How the tuning range flexibility and reconfigurability of the FPGA can enhance the overall effectiveness of advanced communication systems.
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Article, General SDR, Microwaves & RF

Precision Clocks used in Software Defined Radios (SDRs)

COTS Journal
2022-07-08
n this article, we discuss how OCXOs are applied in high-end SDRs, providing up to 10 MHz clock signals, and how this clock is distributed over the many components of the SDR, including phase-locked loops (PLL), analog to digital convertor/digital to analog convertor (ADC/DAC) JESD interfaces, frequency synthesizers, and the field programmable array (FPGA) in the digital domain. The OCXO signal can also be outputted for external synchronization with other instruments......
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Article, General SDR, COTS Journal

TechXchange Talk: Advances in Software-Defined Radio

Electronic Design
2022-07-06
Software-defined radio (SDR) moves encoding and decoding of radio signals into the software realm. It provides a flexibility that's useful in a range of applications, including signal interception, spectrum policy enforcement, interference detection, signal intelligence (SIGINT), and monitoring restricted areas such as military installations and airports. I talked with Per Vices CEO, Victor Woolesen, about the challenges and advantages of SDR.
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Podcast/Interview, General SDR, Electronic Design

PCB Technology in Software-Defined Radio

Electronic Design
2022-07-05
What you’ll learn:
(1)What is software defined radio (SDR) and how does it benefit modern communications and RF applications?
(2) RF/microwave PCB design for SDRs.
(3) Challenges of SDR PCB design and ways to overcome them.
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Article, General SDR, Electronic Design

PCB Technology in Software-Defined Radio

Microwaves & RF
2022-07-05
What you’ll learn:
(1)What is software defined radio (SDR) and how does it benefit modern communications and RF applications?
(2) RF/microwave PCB design for SDRs.
(3) Challenges of SDR PCB design and ways to overcome them.
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Article, General SDR, Microwaves & RF

Software Defined Radio for Incident Response

Cyber Defense Magazine; July Issue, pg. 140
2022-07-01
In this article, we discuss the various threat incidents to machine-to-machine (M2M) and human-to- machine communications (HMC)/human-machine interfaces (HMI) in industrial and critical infrastructure– so-called industrial internet of things (IIoT). This includes cyberattacks such as sniffing, spoofing, replay attacks, and various others, which can threaten the various wireless devices in these settings. Other incidents occur in the electromagnetic (EMS) itself, including jamming, co-channel interference, and various other spectral issues. SDRs are capable of monitoring, detecting, and protecting wireless communication as well as being able to locate the origin of interference and alert of any communications failures.
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Article, IoT, Cyber Defense Magazine

June

Electronic Design Automation for SDR Devices

High Frequency Electronics
2022-06-29
In this article, we discuss how SDRs are developed for a variety of applications. In particular, we will focus on two main EDA tools: the Intel Quartus Prime for FPGA programming, and KiCAD for schematics and PCB design. We will discuss the main aspects of FPGA EDA, including compilation, placement, routing, and integrated logic analyzer debugging, as well as how each step influences the whole design flow. On the PCB side of the design, we will cover the PCB layout, the 3D viewing of the board, and some of the most important KiCAD EDA tools, such as interactive routing, the schematic editor, length tuning, footprint editors, and, last but not least, the design rule checking (DRC).
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Article, General SDR, High Frequency Electronics

3 Leading Defense Markets For SDR Systems

Wireless Design Online
2022-06-29
This article explores how SDR systems are integrated into various defense systems including spectrum monitoring applications, SIGINT, and EW. It also discusses the specifications that are critical for these applications and explains how SDR technology benefits these defense systems and the various implementation challenges that they help to overcome.
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Article, Electronic Warfare, Wireless Design Online

3 Leading Defense Markets For SDR Systems

RF Globalnet
2022-06-29
This article explores how SDR systems are integrated into various defense systems including spectrum monitoring applications, SIGINT, and EW. It also discusses the specifications that are critical for these applications and explains how SDR technology benefits these defense systems and the various implementation challenges that they help to overcome.
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Article, Electronic Warfare, RF Globalnet

Embedded Security Systems in SDRs

EE Times Europe
2022-06-17
This article covers several security techniques and countermeasures that are able to protect the SDR from enemy attacks, including jamming, spoofing, and other RF-related threats associated with EW. On the software side, we will discuss how to prevent malicious attacks and reconfigurations over a network by applying a robust and secure middleware layer.
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Article, Electronic Warfare, EE Times Europe

Size, Weight and Power versus Performance Trade-offs in Software-Defined Radios

Embedded
2022-06-17
In this article, we discuss how SDRs are designed to meet the needs of multiple markets with various performance, channel counts, and digital signal processor (DSP) processing capabilities while often needing to consider SWaP and budget constraints. In fact, the mere use of SDRs inherently can reduce the total size and weight of RF systems by 80% or more when compared to their traditional analog counterparts, which is ideal for several applications, including MRI, radars, spectrum monitoring, point-to-point links, and test and measurement.
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Article, General SDR, Embedded

Reap the Processing Power of FPGA-Integrated SDRs

Microwaves & RF
2022-06-15
What you’ll learn:
(1) How FPGAs allow for the implementation of a reconfigurable SDR that’s scalable and can adapt to an unlimited number of transmission standards and techniques.
(2) How FPGAs are programmed.
(3) Important applications suitable for FPGAs, including those requiring high timing determinism as well as low latency.
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Article, General SDR, Microwaves & RF

Reap the Processing Power of FPGA-Integrated SDRs

Electronic Design
2022-06-15
What you’ll learn:
(1) How FPGAs allow for the implementation of a reconfigurable SDR that’s scalable and can adapt to an unlimited number of transmission standards and techniques.
(2) How FPGAs are programmed.
(3) Important applications suitable for FPGAs, including those requiring high timing determinism as well as low latency.
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Article, General SDR, Electronic Design

Software Defined Radio (SDR) for Prototyping Satellite Ground Stations

Wireless Design Online
2022-06-10
In this article, we will discuss the types of testing of the radio frequency (RF) communications required during the pre-launch of a satellite. This involves developing and testing the tracking-telemetry and control (TT&C) signals, as well as the modulation and demodulation schemes used for transferring the various data uplinks and downlinks between the ground station and the satellite in orbit......
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Article, Satellite, Wireless Design Online

Software Defined Radio (SDR) for Prototyping Satellite Ground Stations

RF Globalnet
2022-06-10
In this article, we will discuss the types of testing of the radio frequency (RF) communications required during the pre-launch of a satellite. This involves developing and testing the tracking-telemetry and control (TT&C) signals, as well as the modulation and demodulation schemes used for transferring the various data uplinks and downlinks between the ground station and the satellite in orbit......
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Article, Satellite, RF Globalnet

COTS in Space: Software Defined Radio for Satellite Communication

COTS Journal; May 2022
2022-06-07
In this article we will discuss the role of COTS SDRs in satellite systems, the main advantages of their use onboard applications, and why they are the perfect choice for the job. Furthermore, it is crucial to take into consideration the impact of the harsh space environment on the analog and digital components of the SDR, so we will discuss how satellite based SDRs require specific types of RF components to withstand the space conditions and work reliably......
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Article, Satellite, COTS Journal

May

Trending Aerospace and Defense Products in 2022: May Edition

everything RF
2022-05-31
The Chestnut from Per Vices is a Software-Defined Radio (SDR) designed for wireless communication, spectrum monitoring signals intelligence, and phased arrays applications. It has a 4 receive and 4 transmit radio chain architecture with each radio chain being independently controlled and offering an RF bandwidth of 500 MHz (2 GHz RF bandwidth capture when all chains are enabled).........
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Article, Aerospace/Defense, everything RF

SDRs for Low Latency and Time Sensitive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Applications

Embedded Computing Design
2022-05-31
Time-sensitive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) networks require ultra-low latency links to be able to properly function. One solution to this is the integration of high performance software defined radio (SDR) platforms, which feature field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that allow for the implementation of low latency networks.......
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Article, IoT, Embedded Computing Design

Software-Defined Radios (SDRs) For Controlling UAVs

Wireless Design Online
2022-05-19
In this article, we will discuss how SDRs fit into both of these segments by focusing on the command and control (C2) that the RF communications provide, such as collecting sensor, video, and image data for reconnaissance or even carrying out tactical missions such as drone strikes. Furthermore, the importance of drones in performing various activities for soldiers on the battlefield (i.e., from clearing land mines to identifying RF emitters) is highlighted.......
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Article, IoT, Wireless Design Online

Software-Defined Radios (SDRs) For Controlling UAVs

RF Globalnet
2022-05-16
In this article, we will discuss how SDRs fit into both of these segments by focusing on the command and control (C2) that the RF communications provide, such as collecting sensor, video, and image data for reconnaissance or even carrying out tactical missions such as drone strikes. Furthermore, the importance of drones in performing various activities for soldiers on the battlefield (i.e., from clearing land mines to identifying RF emitters) is highlighted.......
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Article, IoT, RF Globalnet

Deterministic Software Solutions for Complex Architectures Involving Software-Defined Radio (SDR)

COTS Journal; April 2022
2022-05-05
In this article, we will explore how complex RF communication systems can be realized by combining SDR platforms and software solutions. Next we will focus on how the architecture of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) yields minimal and deterministic latency. We will also discuss how utilizing common software API such as UHD helps to enhance determinism and code portability across multiple SDR systems.......
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Article, General SDR, COTS Journal

Top 100 Canadian Defense Companies

Canadian Defense Review
Volume 28, Issue 2, p. 56-57
2022-05-06
Canadian Defence Review magazine is Canada’s leading defence and military journal, serving the information needs of Canada’s defence community. Each year it list the Top 100 Canadian Defense companies.
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Article, Defense, Canadian Defense Review

Threat Intelligence: Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) with Software-Defined Radio (SDR)

Cyber Defense Magazine; May 2022
2022-05-01
In this article, we first discuss CEMA and explain the inner workings of the organization's various operations and objectives, as well as challenges often encountered. Following this, we discuss how software-defined radio (SDR) is paramount to the present and future CEMA operations, as they are able to assist with various cyberspace, EW, and spectrum monitoring capabilities and solve many of the challenges outlined........
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Article, Electronic Warfare, Cyber Defense Magazine

April

SDR for Assessing Wireless Device and Network Security

Mission Critical Communications
2022-04-29
Although massive device connectivity is great for the technological progress towards more intelligent and automated devices, it raises a number of questions and concerns towards the security aspect of the RF links, as devices become more susceptible to signal interception, eavesdropping, spoofing, unauthorized commanding and other security threats......
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Article, IoT, Mission Critical Communications

SDRs for Identification and Direction Finding of Enemy RF Emitters

Wireless Design Online
2022-04-26
This article discusses how software-defined radios (SDRs) can be employed for spectrum monitoring, direction finding, and identification of signals of interest, often used in combination for EW operations. The role of SDRs in detecting enemy transmissions and identifying the types of targets is explained.....
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Article, Electronic Warfare, Wireless Design Online

SDRs for Identification and Direction Finding of Enemy RF Emitters

RF Globalnet
2022-04-26
This article discusses how software-defined radios (SDRs) can be employed for spectrum monitoring, direction finding, and identification of signals of interest, often used in combination for EW operations. The role of SDRs in detecting enemy transmissions and identifying the types of targets is explained.....
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Article, Electronic Warfare, RF Globalnet

SDRs for IIoT, RF Data, and Manufacturing Control

Electronic Products
2022-04-20
The reconfigurability, low latency, and high performance of SDRs make them suited for wireless solutions in Industry 4.0 applications.This article focuses on the use of software-defined radios (SDRs) as a solution for implementing wireless solutions for industries....
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Article, IoT, Electronic Products

Enabling IoT Hubs

Engineer Live
2022-04-14
IoT on a large scale, needs high performance radios with high bandwidth, multi-channels, and a wide tuning range to offer the flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing technology. Many are now using software defined radios (SDRs) to handle the requirements........
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Article, IoT, Engineer Live

Replacing Satellite Components With SDRs

SatMagazine; April 2022
2022-04-04
Traditional satellite RF communication systems can often have drawbacks. Software-defined radio can be used in satellite systems as a replacement for these traditional platforms, and have numerous benefits.......
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Article, Satellite, SatMagazine

March

Understanding Software-Defined Radios and Networks in 5G Architectures

Embedded
2022-03-26
5G will provide convergent network communication across multi-technologies networks, and open communication systems to cooperate with satellites, cellular networks, clouds, data centers, and home gateways. . Additionally, 5G systems will be autonomous and sufficiently able to adapt themselves depending on the required QoS to handle application-driven networks dynamically......
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Article, 5G, Embedded

Software defined Radio Use Case for Satellite Industry

everythingRF
2022-03-23
Modern satellites cannot rely on simple analog-based radio systems anymore, as they introduce significant limitations in terms of flexibility, upgradability, and information processing. Therefore, software-defined radios (SDRs) are one of the fundamental building blocks in any satellite. They are responsible for not only basic radio communications, but also more complex tasks, such as wideband spectrum monitoring for space situation awareness (SSA) and.........
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Article, Satellite, everythingRF

High-throughput SDR and Host System for Capturing SIGINT Data

Military Microwave Digest; March 2022
2022-03-22
Most forms of military communication rely on RF systems, making RF signals viable carriers of critical information.Therefore, it is imperative to gather intelligence from enemies' RF signals and signals of interest through signals intelligence (SIGINT)......
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Article, Defense, Military Microwave Digest

Software Defined Radio For Data Streaming

Milsat Magazine; March 2022
2022-03-17
There are certain requirements that the SDR, storage solution, and host system used for raw RF IQ data capturing and recording must meet in order to ensure an efficient and seamless process. These requirements are defined under parameters such as RF bandwidth, data throughput, storage space, and memory.......
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Article, Satellite, Milsat Magazine

Software Defined Radio Use Case for Interoperability

everythingRF
2022-03-15
Interoperability of radio communication systems refers to the ability of different devices to communicate with one another without restrictions. As new protocols and standards emerge, older systems become incompatible and cannot communicate with newer devices unless they are upgraded......
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Article, Interoperability, everythingRF

Software Defined Radio Use Case for Low Latency

everythingRF
2022-03-10
Low latency networks are used in a broad spectrum of applications including high speed train communication systems, high frequency trading systems, autonomous car networks...the list is endless.There are two types of latency: transmit/receive latency and round trip latency. The latter includes the time required for processing a signal........
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Article, Low Latency, everythingRF

Software Defined Radios For Smart Grid Technologies + Policy

SatMagazine; March 2022
2022-03-03
The automatic and self-repairing structure of smart grids significantly reduces maintenance and operation costs, which results in a smaller power cost for the consumer. More efficient power transmission and generation, obtained through real-time monitoring of the load demand and power flow, further decreases the power price, while also reducing the ecologic impact and carbon footprint.......
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Article, IOT, SatMagazine

February

RF Technology for Defense

Microwave Product Digest
2022-02-18
Radio frequency (RF) transceiver technology has played a prominent role in defense applications since its inception, supporting signals intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW), radar, and communications functions. the RF technology in defense is switching towards software-defined radio (SDR) due to its extensive, reconfigurable, and flexible capabilities to adapt to many defense RF requirements in radar, and spectrum monitoring and recording applications........
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Article, Defense, Microwave Product Digest

Public-Safety Broadband Applications and Benefits

Mission Critical Communications
2022-02-18
Public-safety broadband networks (PSBN) are wireless broadband networks that provide prioritized and exclusive access to first responders and commercial critical infrastructure entities that ensure the smooth operations and functionality of our communities......
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Article, Public Safety, Mission Critical Communications

Software Defined Radio Use Case for Aerospace & Defense

everythingRF
2022-02-13
This article discusses the use of SDRs in defense applications. Defense applications encompass a wide range of use cases such as radar, military missile guidance, tactical radios, unmanned vehicle control, electronic warfare, and satellite communications.....
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Article, Aerospace/Defense, everythingRF

What’s on Tap for Software-Defined Radio in 2022?

Microwaves & RF
2022-02-03
What you’ll learn: Sampling rates for data converters are on the rise, bringing multiple benefits to users. Higher data throughput is required to accommodate the rate of raw RF data capture and storage. Dealing with supply-chain issues requires careful planning. ......
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Article, General SDR, Microwaves & RF

January

Software Defined Radio Use Case for Test & Measurement

everythingRF
2022-01-26
Software Defined Radios are becoming a valuable resource for Test & Measurement (T&M) of RF device function and capability development. These radio systems are particularly enticing due to their ability to be upgraded via software and/or field-programmable gate array (FPGA) IP cores, and thereby providing T&M engineers with extended flexibility, capabilities, and cost-efficiency......
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Article, Test & Measurement, everythingRF

SDR Balances Performance and Cost, Offers Easy Integration into Systems

Microwave Journal
2022-01-13
Per Vices has developed a new software-defined radio (SDR), named Chestnut, to serve mid-range applications seeking a high performance SDR with a smaller form factor, more accessible price range and easy integration in wireless communications and other systems applications. Chestnut is positioned between Per Vices’ Crimson TNG and Cyan SDRs.....
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Product Feature, General SDR, Microwave Journal

Software Defined Radio Use Case for Spectrum Monitoring

everythingRF
2022-01-12
Today's focus is the use of SDRs in spectrum monitoring. This covers a wide range of applications such as testing new cellular networks, protecting aviation channels, monitoring restricted areas for illegal broadcasts, and protecting military assets from RF attacks.....
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Article, Spectrum Monitoring, everythingRF

Disruptive Technologies for COTS Products: Software Defined Radio (SDR) Trends Over the Last Year

COTS Journal; December 2021
2022-01-11
Trends in the software defined radio (SDR) market over the last 12 months have been centered around increasing performance while simultaneously navigating through challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. While a lot of capabilities in SDRs stem from advances in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)....
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Article, General SDR, COTS Journal

SDR Paves the Way for 5G Testbeds

Electronic Product & Technology
2022-01-01
For the full potential of 5G, 5G+, and mmWave technologies involved in cellular networks to be achieved, immense testing of how user equipment (UE) and base stations interact in lan simulations and real-life environments is necessary - in so called 5G testbeds.....
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Article, General SDR, Microwave Product Digest

December

View From the Top

Microwave Product Digest
2021-12-20
An interview with Per Vices COO Brandon Malatest on RF/microwave systems and the commericial and defense satellite market......
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Article, General SDR, Microwave Product Digest

Selecting the Right Software Defined Radio Solution for Your Application

Embedded
2021-12-15
Within the SDR market, there is an immense variety of products, ranging from small portable devices for the consumer enthusiast to precise and robust equipment for large-scale organizations and critical applications. Product selection is not an easy task in the SDR field, and to guide you through this decision, we will discuss the basic concepts of SDR, applications, common challenges during system design, and how the right SDR can solve them......
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Article, General SDR, Embedded

Year in Review: Per Vices

Milsat Magazine
2021-12-21
Per Vices now offers three top-of-the-line products that meet various budget and configuration needs. Crimson TNG, Cyan, and now Chestnut, are all Commercial-Off- The-Shelf (COTS) products that can fit clients’ needs or be modified for specific use cases and technical requirements.....
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Article, General SDR, Milsat Magazine

Year in Review: Per Vices

SatMagazine
2021-12-07
During the past year, Per Vices enjoyed a number of notable successes with various new product launches and an expansion of features that have expanded the firm’s capabilities to serve various clients and markets. Per Vices now offers three product lines that offer top-of-the-line value to address the needs required for various performance and budget considerations. Offering Crimson TNG, Cyan, and now Chestnut, there is a COTS product that can fit clients’ needs or be modified for specific use cases and technical requirements.....
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Article, General SDR, SatMagazine

November

Software Defined Radio Use Case for Radars

everythingRF
2021-11-24
Software Defined Radios (SDR) have become the best option for many radio applications due to their precision, flexibility, reliability and simplified design process. In this article, we will discuss the application of SDR in radars. Although composed of mainly analog circuits in the past, modern radars rely on powerful digital signal processing to operate. Aviation and marine navigation,....
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Article, Radar, everythingRF

Modern Naval Radar: Software Defined Radio Supports Maritime Security

Sea Technology Magazine
2021-11-17
Radar (radio detection and ranging) is a technology that involves transmission, reception and processing of radio signalswih the aim of estimating the characteristics of the target object. Although the technology was initially developed for military applications,it has a broad array of commercial applications....
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Article, Radar, Sea Technology Magazine

Software Defined Radio Use Case for GPS/GNSS

everythingRF
2021-11-09
In this article we discuss how software defined radios (SDR) provide the radio communication capabilities of global positioning systems (GPS) and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), and how different signals originating from the satellite constellations are used. With the increasing number of satellite constellations in orbit around the Earth....
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Article, GPS/GNSS, everythingRF

5G for Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) and the role of SDRs

High Frequency Electronics
2021-11-03
Mobile communications companies worldwide are just in the beginning of developing mmWave based telecommunication networks. A lack of spectrum in the legacy (sub-6 GHz) radio bands has demanded the use of the mmWave and sub-THz frequencies to fulfill the growing wireless data demands from an increasing number of Internet connected mobile devices.......
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Article, 5G, High Frequency Electronics

Application of Software Defined Radios in Test & Measurement

High Frequency Electronics
2021-11-23
Modular test equipment makes it possible to perform many different test and measurement (T&M) scenarios using a single device with many different module configurations - thanks to a modular design principle. Modular RF test equipment allows for various RF T&M functions and capabilities to be incorporated into one piece of equipment due to its ability to be replaced or upgraded via software and....
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Article, Test & Measurement, High Frequency Electronics

CDR Ontario Regional Report 2021

Canadian Defense Review
2021-11-17
Volume 27, Issue 5, Pages 33-34
Interview by Peter Deikmeyer with Victor Wollesen about supply chain disruptions and the impact on production.
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Interview, General SDR, Canadian Defense Review

Per Vices Product Development

OneSDR
2021-11-08
In this article we will discuss how Per Vices Corporation works with clients to integrate high performance software defined radios (SDR) into customer systems for various mission critical applications. An SDR is a radio system where RF communication is done using software/firmware, instead of hardware that traditional radios are based on.......
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Article/Blog, General SDR, OneSDR

5G for Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) and the role of SDRs

Microwave Journal
2021-11-01
5G has huge disruptive potential when it comes to serving the fundamental network needs of manufacturing operations. The industry better known as Industry 4.0 is now being digitally transformed by the ever evolving Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)......
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Article, 5G, IOT, Microwave Journal

October

Software-Defined Radio (SDR) and Low Noise Amplifiers Working Together

Microwave Product Digest
2021-10-25
A low noise amplifier is an integral part of an RF system, and it is important to choose an LNA with the right specifications LNAs serve a vital role in software defined radio.....
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Article, General SDR, Microwave Product Digest

SSA & SDS for Satellites

MilsatMagazine
2021-10-18
Space Situational Awareness and Space Domain Awareness (SSA) (SDA) serve an important role in protecting satellites from hazards and collisions. Software Defined Radio (SDR) can be integrated into SSA systems to great effect....
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Article, Satellite, MilsatMagazine

Advancing the Internet of Military Things (IoMT) with Software Defined Radio

COTS Journal
2021-10-13
Discussed in this article are the many technologies involved in handling the vast amount of data generated by the IoMT/IoBT devices, including tactical edge servers and software defined radio (SDR)....
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Article, IOT, COTS Journal

Podcast: Software Defined Radio Applications and Benefits

Microwave Journal
2021-10-06
Victor Wollesen, founder and CEO at Per Vices, talks with Pat Hindle, editorial director at Microwave Journal, about software defined radio applications...
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Podcast, General SDR, Microwave Journal

SDRs: Solving Problems in Spectrum Management

Military Embedded Systems
2021-10-21
The solution: Software-defined radios (SDRs), which are capable of enforcing spectrum policy and removing interference from the allocated frequency bands by incorporating a number of suitable strategies....
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Article, Spectrum Monitoring, Military Embedded Systems

SDR for Ground Stations

Global Military Communications
2021-10-15
Software defined radio has been a gamechanger for enabling military communications, however, it's also been a critical development enabler for the larger satellite sector...
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Article, Satellite, Global Military Communications

Why Is Latency Important in SDRs?

everythingRF
2021-10-13
When it comes to software defined radio (SDR) applications requiring time sensitive reception and processing of signals, latency is of great concern. Components, devices and computing which contribute to latency in Per Vices SDRs are discussed here, as well as how these can be mitigated...
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Article, Low Latency, everythingRF

September

Important Parameters for SDR Systems

everythingRF
2021-09-24
Fundamental components of an SDR are found on the following five modular circuit boards: Transmit Board (Tx chain), Receive Board (Rx chain), Power Distribution Board, Digital Board, and Time Board....
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Article, General SDR, everythingRF

How SDR is Enabling the Emerging Field of Microwave Tomography

Imaging Technology News
2021-09-14
New advances are bringing a renewed interest to MWT and the technology it provides. While microwave tomography (MWT) imaging ....
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Article, Medical Imaging, Imaging Technology News

Software Defined Radio (SDR) Makes Integrating Radar Easier

Microwave Product Digest
2021-09-21
The hardware architecture of SDR systems allows them to be easily integrated into a broad array of complex modern radar systems. To begin with, the SDR architecture allows radar engineers to connect a duplexer and power amplifier.....
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Article, Radar, Microwave Product Digest

August

Test And Measurement Products in 2021: August Edition

everythingRF
2021-08-31
The RF/Microwave Test and Measurement (T&M) market is one of the most crucial and challenging markets in wireless communication. T&M instruments are used to measure, analyze, display, test, and record electrical data....
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Article, Test & Measurement, everythingRF

Top 10 Questions Engineers Ask About Software Defined Radios

everythingRF
2021-08-20
We discuss the top 10 questions asked by engineers about SDRs. The questions are grouped into three broad categories: SDR specifications, Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and host systems....
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Article, General SDR, everythingRF

What is a Software Defined Radio?

everythingRF
2021-08-27
A Software Defined Radio (SDR) is a radio communication system that employs reconfigurable software-based components for processing and conversion of digital signals....
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Article, General SDR, everythingRF

Improving High-Frequency Trading

Traders Magazine
2021-08-17
Improving High-Frequency Trading: Using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Software Defined Radios to Break Down Technological Barriers....
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Article, Low Latency, Traders Magazine

July

Next Generation Physiological Sensor Technologies: The Benefits of Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN)

Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology
2021-07-23
WBAN consists of wearable or implanted devices to monitor health parameters and can transmit real-time patient data to healthcare centers....
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Article, Medical, DAIC

SDR Adds Flexibility to Communications Systems

5G Technology World
2021-07-22
Software-defined radio addresses problems and limitations found in hardware-based radios, such as hardware obsolescence and rigidity....
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Article, 5G, 5G Technology World

Applications of FPGAs in SDRs

COTS Journal
2021-07-01
Software-defined radio addresses problems and limitations found in hardware-based radios, such as hardware obsolescence and rigidity....
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Article, General SDR, COTS Journal

COT'S Picks: Per Vices Releases Cyan EC SDR- with 64 DSP Channels

COTS Journal
2021-07-01
Per Vices Corporation announced the release of an upgraded version of their high-performance Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform Cyan EC (extended channel) – enabling up to 64 DSP channels across 16 physical SMA ports....
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Article, General SDR, COTS Journal

June

SDRs as a Reference and Common Clock Source for GNSS Timing Apps

Electronic Design
2021-06-30
Software-defined radios can monitor the integrity of satellites and ground stations and ensure the functionality of GPS tracking, autonomous driving, automation, and financial markets.....
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Article, GNSS, Electronic Design

SDRs for Satellites

Military Embedded Systems
2021-06-15
Radio technology is and will continue to be an indispensable part of communication systems, particularly those used by the military. Software-defined radios (SDRs) have significantly reduced the cost of satellite systems while exponentially increasing their functionality, efficiency, and.....
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Article, Satellite, Military Embedded Systems

SDRs as a Reference and Common Clock Source for GNSS Timing Apps

Microwaves & RF
2021-06-30
Software-defined radios can monitor the integrity of satellites and ground stations and ensure the functionality of GPS tracking, autonomous driving, automation, and financial markets.....
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Article, GNSS, Microwaves & RF

Software-Defined Radio: High Performance, Flexible Technology for Spectrum Monitoring

Microwave Journal
2021-06-14
The software-defined radio (SDR) paradigm replaces hardware with flexible software-based components that are inexpensive and easily upgraded to meet current and future needs in spectrum management.....
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Article, Spectrum Monitoring, Microwave Journal

May

Evaluating ADC and DAC Performance Characteristics

Electronic Design
2021-05-25
At the boundary of the digital and analog domains is the ADC and DAC, both of which have numerous architectures. The article discusses the types of performance characteristics associated with these architectures and their application within SDRs.....
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Article, General SDR, Electronic Design

Ultra-wide frequency tuning in software-defined radios

EDN
2021-05-05
A software-defined radio (SDR) uses a general-purpose computer processor to perform aspects of digital signal processing in place of analog circuit hardware. This allows for greater flexibility in application, processing ability, and dynamic range often at a lower cost relative to dedicated circuitry......
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Article, Spectrum Monitoring, EDN

Evaluating ADC and DAC Performance Characteristics

Microwaves & RF
2021-05-25
At the boundary of the digital and analog domains is the ADC and DAC, both of which have numerous architectures. The article discusses the types of performance characteristics associated with these architectures and their application within SDRs.....
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Article, General SDR, Microwaves & RF

April

High Data Rate Considerations for SDR in Spectrum Monitoring and Recording

Embedded Computing Design
2021-04-26
An ever-increasing number of technologies are using unprecedented levels of bandwidth. Despite the increase in captured data, it is generally best to collect as large a portion of spectrum as possible. This poses a significant problem for modern spectrum monitoring solutions......
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Article, Spectrum Monitoring, Embedded Computing Design

Podcast: Waves of Innovation – Why IoT Is Just Getting Started

DM Radio - Waves of Innovation Podcast
2021-04-01
The Internet of Things grows by leaps and bounds every day. And so do the solutions that enable this massive industry to get better at tracking and managing technology assets all over the world! What’s the latest? Check out this episode of DM Radio to find out! Host @eric_kavanagh will interview Christian Lutz, Crate.io; Lucas Funes, Webee; and Victor Wollesen, Per Vices ......
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Podcast, IOT, DM Radio

Software Defined Radio for Radar Modernization & Service Life Extension Programs

COTS Journal
2021-04-05
The fundamentals of defense systems are changing. Technology shifts are happening at an unprecedented pace, putting us leaps and bounds ahead of where we have come from, and the electronics and components critical to modern warfare need to keep up with these advancements.......
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Article, Radar, COTS Journal

March

Advancements in Spectrum Monitoring Leverage Software-Defined Radios

Evaluation Engineering
2021-03-19
Spectrum monitoring has become a critically important task in many sectors to help identify spectrum use and ensure compliance with standards and government regulation. While software-defined radios (SDR) are helping to drive wireless innovations through.....
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Article, Spectrum Monitoring, Evaluation Engineering

Design Considerations for High-Throughput SDR Systems

Electronic Design
2021-03-15
One key performance parameter of SDRs is their high throughput, which is the rate of data that can flow through the system. The high throughput is enabled by the wide-band connections that SDRs can support, as well as the FPGA used to interface with the host.....
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Article, General SDR, Electronic Design

The Future of 5G with SDR

Electronic Design
2021-03-03
5G is an emerging communications protocol that will increase data-transfer rates on cellular networks and in turn increase the versatility of cellular networks, aided in no small part by SDR technology.....
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Article, 5G, Electronic Design

Implementing Continuous Integration for Hardware Systems

Microwave Journal
2021-03-15
Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD), are engineering process methodologies that automate code compilation, deployment, and testing. Extensively used in software development, it directly benefits engineering and product organizations by....
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Article, Test & Measurement, Microwave Journal

Design Considerations for High-Throughput SDR Systems

Microwaves & RF
2021-03-15
One key performance parameter of SDRs is their high throughput, which is the rate of data that can flow through the system. The high throughput is enabled by the wide-band connections that SDRs can support, as well as the FPGA used to interface with the host.....
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Article, General SDR, Microwaves & RF

February

The Future of 5G with SDR

Microwaves & RF
2021-02-26
5G is an emerging communications protocol that will increase data-transfer rates on cellular networks and in turn increase the versatility of cellular networks, aided in no small part by SDR technology.....
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Article, 5G, Microwaves & RF

The Path to 5G for Military Use

Military Embedded Systems
2021-02-08
With ever-improving user mobile devices, network infrastructure must also be improved and developed at a similar rate. Every generation of communication standards has improved data throughput and latency, and 5G is no different. This new standard will pave the way for new applications and increase data throughput of cellular networks tenfold.....
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Article, 5G, Military Embedded Systems

What is Software-Defined Radio Imaging?

Medical Design & Outsourcing
2021-02-11
The flexibility of this technology allows new techniques and technologies to be implemented at a low cost and without requiring hardware modifications. Software-defined radio (SDR) technology offers impressive configuration flexibility and high....
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Article, Medical, Medical Design & Outsourcing

Securing Networks Through Software-Defined Radio

Evaluation Engineering
2021-02-04
Software-defined radio (SDR) is a flexible and high performance signal processing and radio communication system that employs certain software... (Read More)
Article, Interoperability, Evaluation Engineering

January

Low Latency Radio System Design Considerations

everythingRF
2021-01-20
The design of radio communication networks often focuses on considering factors such as bandwidth, operating frequency, and latency. This article focuses on the design considerations required to achieve low latency performance — a guide on the....
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Article, Low Latency, everythingRF

Leaders Profile: Per Vices

Microwaves & RF
2021-01-11
Leaders Issue, Page 46
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Satellite Navigation and Software Defined Radio

Embedded
2020-12-21
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) refers to systems that use satellites in orbit to assist earth bound devices in determining navigation information. Receivers typically use multilateration algorithms to infer their location relative to the orbiting satellites.....
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SDR for the Rapidly Evolving Demands of Test and Measurement

Military Embedded Systems
2020-09-15
As communications technologies evolve rapidly, performing test and measurement on communications equipment more easily and flexibly has become increasingly crucial, particularly in military applications. Software-defined radio (SDR)....
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SDR in Military and Aerospace - Beyond Tactical Radios

Microwave Journal
2020-09-10
In the telecommunications and electronics domain, Software Defined Radio (SDR) has been a major focus of military organizations for years. It is recognized as an optimal solution capable of shaping more flexible and powerful tactical radios that traditionally relying on single channel...
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SME Corner: Per Vices Corporation

Canadian Defence Review
2020-08-20
Building software defined radios that offer truly flexible, reliable communications, for.....
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Low Latency Software Defined Radios for Point-to-Point Networks

everythingRF
2020-06-29
There has been industry buzz around software defined radio (SDR) over the last several decades, however, older systems provided solutions for hobbyists with limited application in a commercial setting. Since then, many.........
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The Value of SDR Integration Across Industries

Miocrowaves & RF
2020-08-18
Per Vices has introduced a wide-band software defined radio (SDR) offering up to sixteen independent Rx and Tx chains, with 1GHz rf bandwidth on each chain, up to 18GHz......
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Canada’s Top 100 Defence Companies – Per Vices (new for 2021)

Canadian Defense Reiew
2020-06-29
There has been industry buzz around software defined radio (SDR) over the last several decades, however, older systems provided solutions for hobbyists with limited application in a commercial setting. Since then,.....
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Software Defined Radio and the Future of Test & Simulation

COTS Journal
2020-10-13
Software defined radio has been revolutionary in many sectors, including surveillance, military, radio astronomy, telecommunication, and aviation. The research and development process in these fields require extensive testing and simulation. For these specialized tasks....
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The Power & Evolution of High Performance SDRs

gnuRadio Blog
2020-09-15
Software Defined Radios (SDRs) have been evolving since their inception to provide communication and signal processing abilities to serve multiple fields and needs from amateur radio to mission critical wireless systems. SDRs transmit and receive radio data and convert between the analog and digital domains.....
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Going Places with SDR Receivers

Geoconnexion
2020-08-26
Receivers that process Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals for navigation and positioning purposes are usually configured as specialised hardware. However, it is a field undergoing continuous change in which such hardware can no longer be considered a viable and practical solution.....
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Software defined radio offers 16x 1GHz bandwidth up to 18GHz

Electronics Weekly
2020-08-12
Per Vices has introduced a wide-band software defined radio (SDR) offering up to sixteen independent Rx and Tx chains, with 1GHz rf bandwidth on each chain, up to 18GHz......
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Mission-Critical Broadband SDR Integrated into Radar System

Unmanned Systems Technology
2020-06-26
Per Vices Corporation has performed a successful integration of the company’s Crimson TNG COTS software defined radio (SDR) into a North American radar system........
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Special Report: Signal and Spectrum Analyzers

Evaluation Engineering
2020-07-29