by Brandon Malatest, Founder, Per Vices Corporation
MPD: Please describe what you consider to be your company’s most significant technological achievements in 2022.
Per Vices continues to advance its core technologies and customer product offerings. One of the most significant technological achievements in 2022 was the Cyan SDR with Data Storage solution, which enables engineers to not only send and receive data across multiple channels (up to 16) at very high bandwidths (1 GHz and 3 GHz options), but to also store the data to disk at 400 Gb/s for later processing and analysis. This has been a huge success and presents the highest data capture and storage solution available today.
MPD: Many technologies are driving RF and microwave technologies today. Which ones do you feel are the most important as it concerns your company’s work?
We have seen significant advancements in integrated circuit technologies that have enabled continued improvements in software-defined radio (SDR) technologies for many RF applications. The advancements in ICs have come in the form of increased sampling rate convertor devices (analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters), which correlates to higher sampling bandwidths (1 and 3 GHz) and ultimately higher application bandwidths for engineers using SDR-based products that incorporate these converters.
MPD: If your company serves the defense market, what are you working on (that you can talk about)?
We have been pushing the limits of conventional technology as it relates to spectrum monitoring and recording. For this application, the demand has always been for more: more bandwidth, more channels, and more storage capacity. With our Cyan SDR and recording solution, we have been able to offer customers bandwidths of 1 GHz and 3 GHz per radio channel, with 16 and 8 channels, respectively. The challenge is not only capturing the vast amount of data across many radio chains, but also supporting the transfer of the data to a storage system. We offer 4×100 Gb/s qSFP+ ports and customers’ storage solutions that include FPGA-based NICs and NVMe drives designed to support extensive data throughput.