Technovare is proposing the development of RHBD Analog to Digital Conversion IP capable of supporting the next generation of high speed spacecraft data communications systems. The design will be based upon a folding interpolated architecture and feature 12 bits of resolution with a 3200 MSPS sampling rate. The design will be targeted for Global Foundries 14 nm or 45 nm process with a targeted radiation performance of 1 MRAD. The use of a CMOS process will allow it to be integrated with a combination of RF and digital circuitry enabling a complete SOC solution.
The NASA Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission proposes to revolutionize the way we send and receive data, video and other information, using lasers to encode and transmit data at rates 10 to 100 times faster than today's fastest radio-frequency systems, using significantly less mass and power. The mission will require the use of a SOC with integrated RF, digital, and ADC IP
The DOD’s next generation of Mil-Satcom systems will require similar SOC developments to support enhanced communications across the globe in support of military operations combining, audio, video, and data services.