Tahoe RF Semiconductor (Auburn, CA) has announced a new, innovative, phased array technology called BeamDirectTM, for both commercial and military applications. BeamDirectTM improves the bandwidth and sensitivity of phased array radio systems. BeamDirect can be applied to multiple application areas and market segments such as point-to-point communication links, satellite TV receivers, navigation systems and signal intelligence systems. In the case of point-to-point communication systems, BeamDirect will enable the communication links to be active even when radios get misaligned due to weather or wind-sway. In satellite communication links, BeamDirect can help maintain with the directionality of the receive signals electronically without requiring costly manual alignment. Similarly BeamDirect will bring benefits in other areas such as navigation systems and signal intelligence systems. Features include:
- Single chip solution in standard CMOS IC process.
- Delivers flexibility, as well as significant improvements in size, weight and power (SWaP).
- Enables extremely fine beam steering angle resolutions.
For more information, visit: www.tahoerf.com.