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Advantech Wireless releases new multi-carrier demodulator

Aggregate of enhanced throughput reaches 32Mbps

Advantech Wireless has released its enhanced Advanced Multi-Carrier Demodulator (MCD) with an aggregate throughput of up to 32Mbps. The MCD is designed for multi-frequency time division multiple access (MF-TDMA) networks and can be configured to support up to 96 return link MF-TDMA carriers on a single card while enabling terminal Capex to be minimised.

The MCD can support different encapsulation formats and symbol rate on each TDMA carrier simultaneously. This can provide capacity optimisation by using longer bursts for streaming traffic such as video, while maintaining the dynamic response of shorter bursts for more variable traffic such as internet browsing.

“There is no other multi-carrier demodulator in the world that has the depth of features and performance to match the Advantech Wireless MCDs,” says John Landovskis, Vice-President of PLM, Business Development, VSAT and Modem Products.

“As an example, let’s consider a TDMA network return link requirement of 8Mbps. Using a single TDMA carrier demodulator would require all the remote terminals to be able to transmit at 8Mbps even though their data throughput requirement may be 256Kbps. Advantech Wireless can achieve the same network throughput using 32 MF-TDMA carriers at 256Kbps. Therefore, instead of using a 2.4m, 8W remote terminal we are able to provide the same network capacity using 1.2m, 1W remote terminals. The potential Capex savings for the remote terminals are huge and can enable network opportunities that have been considered too costly until now.”