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Codan's DTC reveals two new SDR mesh network transceivers

Domo Tactical Communications (DTC), part of Codan Communications, has launched two new software-defined radio (SDR) mesh network transceivers, the company has announced.

The SOL8SDR-M BluCore module is a miniature SDR transceiver designed specifically for applications where size and weight are critical. It is particularly suitable for use in micro and nano unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), DTC said.

The NETNode 5 RH is the latest addition to DTC’s NETNode 5 family, providing a high-power option for long-range communications.  (DTC)

The NETNode 5 RH is the latest addition to DTC’s NETNode 5 family, providing a high-power option for long-range communications. (DTC)

Measuring 54 × 50 × 11 mm and weighing 60 g, the module provides access to a range of internet protocol (IP) mesh and unidirectional Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (COFDM) waveforms, including DTC's latest MeshUltra mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) waveform. DTC said that this waveform can operate with more than 80 nodes on the same frequency, sharing the network data throughput. It provides 200 mW of radio frequency (RF) output.

The module has two USB interfaces that can support cameras and headsets as well as WiFi, cellular, and Ethernet dongles. It can also be connected to other host devices using remote network driver interface specification (RNDIS) “Ethernet over USB” connectivity, DTC said.

DTC also launched a Robust High Power (RH) version of its NETNode Phase 5 IP Mesh radio, providing 30 W total output power through two 15 W transmitters. Phase 5 is the latest generation of the NETNode Mesh family, offering built-in dual high-definition video encoders and multi-in multi-out (MIMO) MANET capability. Existing versions of the radio provide 4 W and 10 W output power.

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