SDR Modules Offer Head Start to RF/Microwave Radio Design

A line of SDR-based radio modules on display at the 2018 IMS exhibition covers various bandwidths at S-, C-, X-, and K-band frequencies.

Jack Browne | Jun 15, 2018

System designers visiting the 2018 IMS exhibitionfound at least one company booth with something that made their lives much easier: Ancortek (booth 2316) was showing its low-power radio modules based on software-defined-radio (SDR) technology. Available for S-, C-, X-, and K-band frequencies, these compact modules (see figure) can cover wide bandwidths for numerous applications, including communications, monitoring, and radar systems. They include the essential components for a radio that’s operated under software control for ease of modifications.

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