TM TACT Core implementations are flexible and offer efficient and price-competitive versions for developing TM implementations depending upon customer needs. See section below describing the flexibility resulting from our use of FPGA in TM TACT core implementation.
Core Solo implements TM as the sole modulation method
Specific modulation versions incorporating TM with other modern modulation methods will be available.
For example, Core QAM would be the choice if one wishes to develop a TM capable modulator that works in conjunction with QAM as the primary modulation.
Core OFDM, FSK, QPSK, AM/FM and others will be available before the end of 2016.
TM TACT Enabled SDR
TM TACT Enabled SDR is a Software-defined radio (SDR) designed to incorporate a 2-MHz to 2- GHz frequency range with a 100-MHz wide bandwidth channel.
The SDR has multiple input multiple output (MIMO) capabilities and a 1-GigE Ethernet port for data input, which is upgradable up to 100 GigE, and will use chips known as a Field-Programmable Gate Array — FPGA.
FPGAs are programmable semiconductor devices consisting of a matrix of Configurable Logic Blocks (CLBs) connected through programmable interconnects.
As opposed to ASICs, where the device is custom built for the particular design, FPGAs can be programmed to the desired application or functionality requirements.
Although One-Time Programmable (OTP) FPGAs are available, the more prominently used type are SRAM- based which can be reprogrammed as the design evolves.
FPGAs allow designers to change their designs very late in the design cycle– even after the end product has been manufactured and deployed in the field.
In addition, FPGAs allow for field upgrades to be completed remotely, eliminating the costs associated with re-designing or manually updating electronic systems.
The Prototype TM TACT Radios have an expected release date of June 1, 2016, and will be made available to specific customers for testing on that date. Follow-on customizations are expected.
TM TACT Sig-Gen
TM TACT Sig-Gen is a software suite to be used with signal generators such as those sold by Rohde & Schwarz, Keysight, Anritsu, and others.
Radio frequency signal generators are test and analysis instruments used by engineers and scientists to replicate radio waveforms in order to develop new products and to test equipment and configurations.