Per Vices Radar Platforms

Receiver and exciter all-in-one systems enabling RF performance, digital signal processing, and waveform storage with full integration support.

Interface systems, custom designs, and full integration support available

We offer field tested, cost effective,
high performance and reliable RF solutions
that power the world’s leading mission-critical radar systems.

Designed around a multi-functional and versatile platform, our software defined radio (SDR) systems are configurable for multiple RF applications. Field tested and fully integrated, these platforms can be used for a variety of radar applications, including land, sea, and sky.

Offering the highest bandwidth while operating over a wide band, Per Vices’ SDR platforms can also be optimized for detection, analysis, and simulation applications. 

These systems have been integrated in prime defense contractors’ solutions and provide multiple configurations and customizations to meet any project requirement.

Radar Block Diagram

Custom Developments

Check out common specification changes through our BYOSDR tool:

Crimson TNG, Chestnut Cyan can be configured for any system through:

  • Optimization for particular radar band
  • MIMO operation with excellent phase coherency and stability
  • Adjustable RF bandwidth
  • Low noise figure
  • High IIP3



  • Primary & Secondary Radar
  • General Pulse Radar
  • Maximum Range Resolution Radar
  • Pulse Compression Radar
  • CW Radar/FM-CW Radar
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR)
  • Tracking Radar
  • Weather Observation Radar
  • Imaging Radar
  • Military Radar


  • Signal Processing
  • Waveform digitizer with storage and triggering
  • Custom radio front ends
  • High RF performance for low noise figure, high sensitivity, isolation, dynamic range and IIP3
  • Provides reference clock or can accept external reference
  • Digitally controlled attenuation

Crimson TNG

  • 4 Rx and 4 Tx RF channels
  • Over 1200 MHz RF bandwidth in total
  • Operating frequency DC to 6GHz
  • Dual 10 Gbps SFP+ ports
  • Intel Arria V ST FPGA SoC
  • Compact form factor (1U rackmount)


  • 4 Rx and 4 Tx channels
  • 500 MHz RF bandwidth per channel
  • Operating frequency DC to 9 GHz
  • Dual 100 Gbps qSFP+ ports
  • Intel Arria 10 FPGA SoC
  • Compact form factor (2U rackmount)


  • Up to 16 RF channels
  • Over 1 GHz RF bandwidth per channel
  • Operating frequency DC to 18 GHz
  • Quad 40 Gbps qSFP+ ports
  • Intel Stratix 10 FPGA SoC
  • Compact form factor (3U rackmount)


As a provider with extensive experience in both the SDR solutions and integration support for all customers, Per Vices makes it easy for customers to include new high performance SDRs into their new and existing systems. We work with you to provide scaled implementation and testing to follow your organizations needs and timeline. We offer: site and equipment planning, hardware deployment, expected performance calculations, customization to meet specific hardware and software interfaces, monitoring and maintenance packages, custom filtering through hardware, and more. Per Vices has experience designing and developing hardware, firmware, and software that offer:
  • Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
  • Sample rates and bandwidths
  • Phase coherency & stability
  • Sensitivity
  • Spurious free dynamic range (SFDR)
  • Filtering
  • Operating frequency for L-Band Radar, S-Band Radar, X- , Ka- and Ku- Band Radars, and more
  • Custom FPGA development
  • Size, weight, and power (SWaP)
Project Overview/Goals

To modify our Crimson TNG SDR platform to meet the radio, waveform storage, waveform generation, and interface requirements associated with replacing legacy equipment in a primary surveillance radar.

This project had a combination of RF and digital performance, size, weight and power (SWaP), and cost requirements such that careful considerations needed to be made when balancing the performance against the costs and the SWaP.

These requirements resulted in Per Vices coming up with a new hardware design that could be manufactured in a cost effective manner to be used with our existing hardware and IP to help reduce overall costs. The final challenge associated with the project was the strict interfacing requirements associated with integration that needed to be met while balancing the digital resources made available by the hardware. This challenge resulted in the need to modify the firmware and software to make integration as easy as possible while accommodating the digital resource requirements for waveform storage and triggering.

The final solution consisted of a combination of existing and new hardware to meet all of the requirements in a cost effective manner. By re-using our existing design and IP, we were able to save a tremendous amount of development time and costs. The final solution resulted in the modification of two parts of our stock products; hardware and firmware.

How was it accomplished?

The customer first worked with one of our stock products to evaluate performance and we worked together to determine the changes to performance that were required to meet the project objectives. After all NDAs were put in place, we had discussions with the customer about their specific requirements in a very timely manner.   

We entered into a proof of concept contract to make minor changes to our clocking architecture to demonstrate our ability to meet customer requirements in a timely manner and within budget. Following the evaluation contract we entered into a full integration contract in which we designed the new circuit board, new mechanical enclosure, and performed the necessary changes to the firmware to meet the interface requirements. The activities that took place were broken out into hardware related and firmware/software related activities.

Why was Per Vices selected?

The customer was evaluating different options but ultimately chose Per Vices as the preferred designer and manufacturer for this project. This decision was made due to the following major factors:

  • Availability of COTS product that already met 80-85% of the system requirements
  • Low cost of development and unit costs to ensure the customer end solution would be very competitive
  • Fast and effective communication between both parties’ engineering teams
  • Performance associated with a fully integrated solution that could interface with ease with the legacy equipment
  • Reduction in supply chain complexity by having only one supplier as opposed to 100s

Although there were 5 major factors that led to the customer selecting Per Vices, there were also many other reasons why we were selected:

• Flexibility of the product: the flexibility inherent to software defined radios allowed this customer to adjust the bandwidth, tuning frequency, and overall radio chain configuration to test performance of the stock product. This also reduced the risk of making any modifications since the stock product helped demonstrate fundamental concepts that were applied for fine tuning to meet the customer requirements

• Path for reducing risk further: in addition to the flexibility of the product, we also worked with the customer to reduce risk by continuously providing small developments to demonstrate the next step in the proof of concept (POC); allowing the customer to become familiar with working with our company. This ultimately led to full confidence in our ability to hit the requirements on time and within the quoted budget.

• Quick responses and communication: not only during the initial conversations did we provide clear, concise, and quick responses to the questions asked but we provided regular updates throughout the course of each project. In addition, we were transparent on the pricing, expectations, time lines, and milestones which were communicated through a formal statement of work.

• Performance: our products offer the best performance in their class and the initial product for this project was no exception. It was of course necessary to make some small adjustments to meet the customers project requirements and specifications, but through those changes we were able to deliver a product that delivered superior performance compared to other available solutions.

• Ease of integration: through the modifications made to the mechanical interfaces and data formats/software interfaces, the end product integrated seamlessly into the customer’s final system. This enabled our product to interface with both new equipment and legacy systems as part of life extension programs requested by the customer.

• Lower costs and faster time to market: we were able to save a considerable amount of development time and costs by starting with our stock products as a base and only needing to design one additional aspect to meet the system requirements. The re-use of existing IP and stock products also allowed for a lower unit cost as the customer was able to benefit from our economies of scale.

• Reduction in supply chain complexity: acting as a single vendor of a system that replaced hundreds of components, the customer saved a considerable amount of time and logistical complexity by only needing to order and source the components through a single vendor: us. We further reduced complexity by ensuring all goods are manufactured in Canada and with features that ensure it is not a controlled good, thus not being restricted in our ability to export to the customer.


Software Defined Radio (SDR) Makes Integrating Radar Easier

Microwave Product Digest
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Software Defined Radio for Radar Modernization & Service Life Extension Programs

COTS Journal
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Mission-Critical Broadband SDR Integrated into Radar System

Unmanned Systems Technology
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. Crimson TNG is a wideband high-gain quadrature transceiver and signal processing platform that is designed to be configurable for multiple RF.....
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