Move to digital RF could eliminate persistent interference issues

By Bettina Chavanne, Aviation Week – June 08, 2008
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Radio frequency (RF) technology is facing technology gaps that will only be solved by going digital, according to a team at Hypres Inc. Hypres’ All-Digital RF architecture will permit communications receivers to operate with high levels of interference, the company says.
… Richard Hitt, CEO, Hypres, foresees an unusual issue with advancing his program. The capabilities of All-Digital RF are beyond what the market is used to seeing. Projects requiring HF, VHF and UHF as well as a combination of X-band and Ku-band can all be handled on one chip. “Requirements people are intimidated from putting those kinds of requirements into an acquisition program,” he said. “They come back and tell us it’s too expensive, or that we need cosmic technology.” Hitt added, “We are that cosmic technology.”

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