JTRS Update from Military Embedded Systems

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

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Military Embedded Systems published a very good article covering both the current status of the JTRS program and a little bit of history.  If you’re involved in JTRS and/or SDR, you’ll enjoy this informative piece.

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.

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.

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.

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!

My Toys are Better than the US Army’s Toys

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

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Well, at least some of them apparently are…  National Defense Magazine’s blog featured a recent post contrasting the network bandwidth and device capabilities provided to soldiers by JTRS with what’s commonly available in the commercial market.  It’s not a happy story.

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.

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.