Software Defined Radio (SDR)
Software Defined Radio (SDR) is a technique used to develop flexible, scalable signal processing platforms for complex applications for communication systems and other applications.
Vanteon has been developing SDR technology for more than a decade for a wide variety of client applications.
Our SDR experience has been utilized to develop products in many markets, including, but not limited to, commercial, industrial, medical, aviation and military. We have also used this technology for applications outside of communications for RADAR, signal analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and data acquisition.
Software Defined Radio Expertise:
- Analog RF, IF, and antenna design
- ADC/DAC design, baseband and direct IF sampling (under-sampling) techniques
- Digital up/down conversion, multi-rate filtering/sampling
- Digital control loops for gain (AGC) and phase/frequency (PLL)
- Waveform development (modulation, channel coding, DSSS, FEC, etc.)
- Digital, DSP, and FPGA processing development
- Digital filter design (FIR, IIR)
- MAC layer and protocol development
In addition to designing an extensive list of products for Vanteon clients, we also have developed internal Intellectual Property (IP) to decrease risk and get client products to market very quickly. Click hereÂ to see Vanteon IP platforms designed for IoT applications.
Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a phrase used to describe the vision of interconnecting (via the Internet) billions of products that, when compared to laptops and smartphones, would traditionally be considered â€śdumbâ€ť, unconnected devices.
These may include household appliances, remote sensors of all kinds, baby monitors, industrial motors and many more.
In most cases of IoT, some version of the end device already exists, and the new technology introduced in IoT is the connection. In many cases, the desire to drive cost down, or maintain mobility of the device, a wireless connection is the preferred technology. As wireless connections are the preferred technology for IoT, Vanteon is the preferred resource for developing these wireless connections.
Vanteon has delivered hundreds of design projects over the 30+ years of development that, in some way or another, involve the use of wireless technology. Whether designing a WiFi connected door opener, writing drivers for a Bluetooth connected sensor, or designing a complete system for internet-controlled building automation using Zigbee or other wireless technology, Vanteon has likely done something similar to your specific need.
When it comes to wireless technology, standard wireless protocols are only the beginning. Not only has Vanteon designed many products using standards like WiFi, Cellular, Bluetooth, and Zigbee, but many designs have been done using lesser known technologies such as RFID, NFC, LoRa, Dust, WiSUN, Enocean, WiMAX, WiMedia, DVB, ATSC, GMRS, FRS, UWB, and many others.
In addition to designing an extensive list of products for Vanteon clients, we also have developed internal Intellectual Property (IP) to decrease risk and get client products to market very quickly. Click here to see Vanteon IP platforms designed for IoT applications.
Power & Energy Harvesting
A fundamental requirement of all electronic technology is that it consumes energy to perform tasks.
All electronics need some form of power to operate and provide useful functions.
Many electronic products require portability or remote functionality far from an AC power source. Since, in many cases, it is desirable to avoid using batteries that need changing on some regular interval, energy harvesting allows low power electronics to run indefinitely without external power. The device itself extracts power from the surrounding environment.
Many times, energy harvesting technologies can reinforce typical but small energy storage devices like batteries or Supercaps extending the life of the product.
Vanteonâ€™s expertise in designing devices and intellectual property (IP) that consumes extremely low power is a crucial component in our smart energy technology offering.
Power Supply & Energy Harvesting Expertise:
- High Voltage and high current supplies
- Wireless power transfer and charging circuits
- High efficiency switch mode power supplies (up to 30 KW)
- Very compact design size
- Wide gap energy transfer
- 150 Watt solar charging circuitry
- Power monitoring and control (solid state relays and fuses)
Vanteon has invested in the developing Intellectual Property (IP) in the area of energy harvesting. The combination of harvesting, smart energy storage and extremely low power consumption produces a comprehensive solution for applications like IoT, IIoT (Industrial IoT), wireless sensor networks and remote monitoring devices. Click here to see Vanteon IP platforms designed for smart energy, harvesting, and low power applications.