SEAKR Announces New RF Reconfigurable Processor For Space Platforms


CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 12, 2019 — SEAKR® Engineering, Inc. (SEAKR) is pleased to announce Wolverine, a new RF Reconfigurable processor for advanced space communications applications.

Wolverine is a highly capable reconfigurable RF processor, using 20 nm UltraScale™ FPGAs and the latest generation of ADC/DAC devices. Current production units provide 3.2 Gsps to 4.5 Gsps and development efforts are underway targeting a 10x increase for direct RF sampling. Highlights include, full redundancy, two PowerPC single board computers with TRL-9 design heritage, three reconfigurable processor boards, two power modules, and scalability to 8 RF processor modules. Each RF processor includes three UltraScale FPGAs and provides four RF input/output ports per module as well as primary and redundant reference oscillator inputs. The ASIC-class Kintex® FPGAs are interconnected with 12 Gbps SERDES links enabling high-throughput, flexible and reconfigurable modulation, demodulation, channelization and routing capability.

SEAKR’s processing systems span four generations of architectural capability supporting the full spectrum of payload processing performance requirements, with the highest level of on-orbit reconfigurable processing capability in the industry. Through implementation of our architectural level and device level radiation mitigation techniques, which enable high-reliability use of commercial components, the Wolverine hardware platform is a high-availability RF communication processor applicable to a wide range of missions and orbits. Pulling from its established heritage capabilities, strength in RF communications, along with the continuous product and architectural advancement, SEAKR continues to define leading edge, state-of-practice processing systems in partnership with Government, Civil and Commercial entities. SEAKR’s previous study and prototype advancements have successfully contributed to our customer’s ability to solve complex challenges imperative in advancing capability to meet today’s most daunting mission objectives. Key technologies being deployed and leveraged include: ADC and DAC Technologies, ASIC-based Processing Technologies, and FPGA-Based Processing Technologies.

About SEAKR Engineering

SEAKR Engineering is the leading-edge provider of advanced electronics for space applications. We design and manufacture processors, command and data handling systems, advanced payloads, and manned space hardware.  Founded in 1982 to revolutionize spacecraft memory systems, today SEAKR continues forward innovation with state-of-the-art space communications processors capable of channelization and beamforming.

For more information on the Wolverine processor or SEAKR products, please visit our website at SEAKR.COM, call us at (303) 790-8499, or talk with us directly at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, April 8-9, 2019, booth #234, where we will be showcasing our latest products and technology.

SOURCE SEAKR Engineering, Inc.

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