Archive for August, 2011

SDR Lightens Packs

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

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Humping more than 70 pounds of gear around isn’t exactly the most effective way to fight in the mountains.  Fortunately, the U.S. military is trying to lighten the burden, and SDR has a role to play.

US Army Touts Its “Agile” Approach to the Tactical Network

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

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The Department of Defense’s vision of a theater wide fully integrated voice and data network is getting closer every day.  Now the Army is giving itself kudos for their “agile” approach.  However they choose to describe it, it seems to be working.

Opportunity:  Embedded SW SDR Engr (Germany)

Friday, August 26th, 2011

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If you want to develop some embedded information security software for an SDR project in Germany, this could be your chance.

2011 Wireless Innovation Forum Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio

Friday, August 26th, 2011

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Registration is now open for the Wireless Innovation Forum’s SDR’11 – WInnComm event.  If you’re interested in SDR, this is the place to be.

Lockheed SDR in the Sky with Diamonds

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

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Lockheed’s contributions to AMF JTRS continue to roll in.  This system will allow vastly superior situational awareness, speed of command, intelligence gathering and directing ordnance for maximum effect.

The U.S. Army’s Tac Net Proving Grounds

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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The White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico provides a challenging backdrop for determining whether the JTRS can live up to its promise.

Software Costs Skyrocketing for SOCs

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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Software design costs for SOCs will grow at a CAGR of 138.9% through the 14nm node.  The situation is just as bad, if not worse, for complex embedded systems.  What’s a poor design team to do?

JTRS GMR, A Cautionary Tale

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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Bad news for the JTRS GMR program, but it could have been avoided by applying Performance Engineering right from the start.

Software Defined Radio: Enabling Technologies (Book Search)

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

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I’m on the hunt for good SDR books.  Reviews, recommendations and advice will be much appreciated.

JTRS Invades Canada, Eh?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

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In another big win for its SDR radio technology, Harris is selling $4.7M worth of JTRS capable AN/PRC-117G and RF-7800B satellite terminals to Canada.