RF Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

NuWaves Engineering to provide RF Substems to ViaSat

By Caroline Rees / 05 Feb 2013
NuWaves Multi-Octave RF Upconverter

Multi-Octave RF Upconverter

NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Embedded Systems solutions provider, announced today that two of its module-level RF products, the Multi-Octave RF Upconverter (MORF™) and the ConvertaWave2™ Downconverter, have been selected by ViaSat Inc. to be embedded in the company’s VRG-1000 RF Signal Environment Generator product line.

ConvertaWave2 Downconverter

ConvertaWave2 Downconverter

NuWaves’ MORF accepts a range of intermediate frequency (IF) signals and delivers a user-selectable RF output between 2 MHz and 3000 MHz for RF transmission. On the RF receiver side, NuWaves’ ConvertaWave2 accepts an RF signal from 200 MHz to 2500 MHz and delivers a bandwidth-filtered IF of 70 MHz, ready for baseband processing. Both modules are compact, offer highly precise tuning resolution, and provide superior out-of-band interference rejection.

“NuWaves’ MORF upconverter and ConvertaWave2 downconverter products make for a powerful tandem for use in high-performance RF communication, telemetry, and test systems,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “We are very proud that ViaSat selected these commercial-off-the-shelf products to serve as key RF subsystems in their RF signal environment generator products.”

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact