Wideband RF Technology The concept of wideband RF technology and the advantages it offers – global roaming, efficient use of all available spectrum, multi-protocol single radio design and the impact to consumers and service providers has long been the goal in the wireless industry. While baseband modems have progressed quickly with incredibly flexible and powerful System on a Chip designs that can adapt channel size, modulation and in many cases protocols, the limiting factor to a truly flexible, software defined wireless device has been the RF front end. Aviacomm was founded with the goal of solving the wideband RF front-end challenge, and has demonstrated its ability to do so with the first product being introduced, the ARF1010.
- Covers a wide frequency range of several GHz
- Supports programmable channel sizes from 500kHz up to 40MHz
- Achieves high performance for fixed, portable and mobile applications
- Utilizes low cost CMOS process with low power consumption
The performance and flexibility of Aviacomm’s wideband transceivers provide the basis for RF front-ends meeting the requirements of a large and growing list of broadband radio requirements – from SuperWiFi (TVWS) modems for increasing global Internet availability, to cellular Machine-to-machine, for Cognitive Radios for solving spectrum shortages through spectrum sharing, and for automotive ITS applications.
As wireless connectivity becomes an increasingly expected component of everyone’s life style, supporting and enabling ever more impressive capabilities, the technical demands are high. The mobile market itself with 3G and now emerging 4G networks operating in as many as 40 different frequency bands around the world is demanding Smart Analog Solutions supporting wideband RF technologies. For wireless applications, cognitive RF solutions such as Aviacomm’s ARF transceiver product line are a must.