SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIOS

About SWIFT® Radios

SWIFT Radios are built on a modular platform. The modularity of the SDR architecture provides diverse software control of any RF parameter. The SWIFT family of flight heritage, Software Defined Radios (SDR) are designed to provide high-performance communications for small satellite operations. See the table below for available SWIFT Radio configuration options.

SWIFT-SDR's are compatible with Type-1 encryption modules such as the KI-55 and GNOME, and can support AES-256 encryption natively. SWIFT SDRs have successfully passed exhaustive compatibility testing with multiple ground stations. SWIFT-SDRs can provide compatibility with a wide spectrum of existing networks, interfaces, and protocols. See below for more information.

The SWIFT Radios also support IP-protocol mesh-network inter-satellite link communications via our software module SWIFT-LINQ.

View our SWIFT Radio collection below:

SWIFT Radio Collection

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SWIFT-SLX

L- and S-Band Communications Transceiver

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SWIFT-XTX

X-Band Communications Transmitter

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SWIFT-XTRX

X-Band Communications Transceiver

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SWIFT-XTS

L- and S-Band Communications Transceiver with X-Band Transmitter

SWIFT-KTX

K-Band Communications Transmitter

SWIFT-KTRX

K-Band Communications Transceiver

SWIFT-UTX

UHF-Band Communications Transmitter

SWIFT-UTRX

UHF-Band Communications Transceiver

Compatibility

Networks

Networks

• NEN/DSN: CCSDS TC/TM, Raw bit-sync
• USN: SLGS, CCSDS
• AFSCN: SGLS, USB
• RBC, Atlas, SFN
• Custom/commercial/private
• Crypto ​units such as the KI-55 and GNOME

Electrical Interfaces

Electrical Interfaces

• RS-232/422/485
• LVDS
• 3.3v CMOS/TTL
• CAN/SPI/I2C
• Ethernet 10/100
• MIL-STD-1553

Modulations

Modulations

• TX: BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK
• RX: BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK
• PM, CPM
• SGLS-Ternary

Networks

Networks

• NEN/DSN: CCSDS TC/TM, Raw bit-sync
• USN: SLGS, CCSDS
• AFSCN: SGLS, USB
• RBC, Atlas, SFN
• Custom/commercial/private
• Crypto ​units such as the KI-55 and GNOME

Electrical Interfaces

Electrical Interfaces

• RS-232/422/485
• LVDS
• 3.3v CMOS/TTL
• CAN/SPI/I2C
• Ethernet 10/100
• MIL-STD-1553

Modulations

Modulations

• TX: BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK
• RX: BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK
• PM, CPM
• SGLS-Ternary

FEC

FEC

• Reed-Solomon w/ interleaving
• Convolutional w/ puncturing
• Soft-Viterbi
• BCH
• Turbo/LDPC
• CRC

Protocols

Protocols

• Sync. Clock+Data (200 Mbps)
• Dual SpaceWire (100 Mbps)
• Dual UART (10 Mbps)
• HDLC Framing
• UDP/TCP/IP
• GPIO for Rx IRQ/Tx Enable

Support

Support

• Idle/pilot insertion
• Randomization
• Bit-diff., Bi-Phase
• NRZ-L/M/S
• Coherent tone ranging
• PN Ranging

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