Archive for September, 2011

Altair’s O²P SDR Processor at the Heart of Harris’ New LTE Device

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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Harris’ new MBC-100 “Mobile Subscriber Device” is based on some impressive sounding technology from Altair Semiconductor — the O²P Software Defined Radio processor.

Software Defined EVERYTHING!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

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While we may like to toss around the term “Software Defined XYZ”, the truth is that all modern systems are the result of careful tradeoffs between hardware and software.  Grant Martin shares his perspectives on the topic.

Budget Ax Falls on JTRS GMR

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations has slashed funding for GMR due to the unfortunate setbacks in that part of the program.

Finnish Defense Forces Adopt EB’s Tactical Wireless IP Network

Monday, September 19th, 2011

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EB, Elektrobit Corporation’s Tactical Wireless IP Network is being deployed by the Finnish Defense Forces.  It looks like some extremely interesting technology.

Embedded System Porting Benefits From Performance Modeling

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

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Porting complex embedded systems to new platforms is hard.  Foresight’s Resource Aware Modeling and Simulation methodology can tame the beast.

Kuma Signals Wins $750K Contract to Develop Wireless Comm Tech

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

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Austin based Kuma Signals just announced that they’ve been awarded a $750K contract from the US Navy to continue developing wireless communications technology.

Harris’ RF-7800S-LR Leader Radio — a battle ready PDA?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

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They’re calling it “the first soldier smart radio,” but that might be stretching it just a tiny bit.

JTRS Program Senior Communications Systems Engineer Opening at MITRE

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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MITRE has an opening for a Senior Communications Systems Engineer to provide engineering support to JTRS programs.  The position will be based in San Diego.

PrismTech SDR Webcast:  SCA Waveform Design for FPGAs

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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PrismTech is presenting a webcast on SCA Waveform Design for FPGAs.  I’m looking forward to seeing it.

Iridium Rises from the Ashes, with a Satellite Access Point!

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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Iridium, the ill-fated Motorola satellite venture, emerged from bankruptcy in 2001 and now they’re enabling voice and data comm everywhere in the world!