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As a leading provider of communications equipment and systems, Harris is leveraging
this experience to offer proven technologies with the design and development of
Software Defined Radios and Programmable Modems for a wide range of applications.
Harris Corporation has an extensive history in programmable modem development, with
architecture based on FPGA and software development. Programmable modems consist
of a set of hardware and software components that are merged together to support
Harris programmable modems consist of a fixed set of hardware and a host of
application software/firmware that can be downloaded at run time to reconfigure
a Software Defined Radio to a new functionality.
Hardware components are designed to cover a broad
range (speed) or class of communication waveforms with different modulation formats,
but are also designed to offer maximum flexibility within that class. We offer a
flexible processor base card that has standard open system interfaces, with a set
of IF/ADC/DAC and baseband mezzanine cards that identifies the specific application
that the hardware is capable of supporting.
The programmable modem software implements a set of signal and data processing algorithms
which are independent of speed but require, in most cases, a parallel processing
implementation because of hardware speed limitations.
A single programmable modem handles a wide variety of modulation schemes using application
programs including present and emerging modulation schemes, wideband and narrowband
data, and emerging software defined RF communication networks.
Today, Harris Corporation is using its programmable modem technology for a variety
of programs including: