Technical challenges include the design of
The SITKA single chip RF transceiver solution
Additionally, Ka-band operation facilitates terminal products in new and emerging markets.
The Sitka transceiver ASIC is designed to support frequency up- and down-conversion from I, Q baseband frequencies to Ka-band satellite carrier frequencies.
The ASIC supports
A software GUI, source code and reference design PCB will be available to facilitate customer evaluation and product design in.
The key architectural features of the ASIC include
The project addresses the Technology Phase development and validation of a Ka-band Satellite Transceiver ASIC prototype.
The project is partitioned into 4 phases with milestones as follows
PDR: specifications and schematic design complete
CDR: mask / GDS design data complete
TRR: test hw/sw developed and prototypes fabricated
FDR: prototype characterisation reports generated.