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SatixFy UK Introducing New Silicon Based Electronically Steered Multi-Beam Array (ESMA) Antenna

Multi-Beam Antenna Supports GEO and LEO Terminals, Payload Applications, Simultaneous Internet and Satellite TV for Planes, Mobile IoT Terminals and Self Installed Fixed Antennas

Originally published at  CISION (PR Newswire) news site on 13 March, 2018

FARNBOROUGH, EnglandMarch 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SatixFy UK, designers of next-generation satellite communication chips and systems, today introduced its full Electronic Steered Multi-Beam Array antennas (ESMA). The scalable architecture supports any antenna size up to 1 million elements (in Ku band 10m by 10m), any frequency through a dedicated RFIC, any polarization including circular and linear simultaneously, any shape including conformal arrays and up to 32 beams both in receive and transmit. The antenna, based on a fully digital beam forming technology, supports an instantaneous bandwidth of over 1 GHz and works in both TDD and FDD modes. Expected array efficiency is better than 70%. The antenna includes an ACU (Antenna Control Unit), self-calibration capabilities, and on-chip trigonometric calculator for fast tracking and beam steering.

SatixFy Electronically Steered Array Antennas (PRNewsfoto/SatixFy)

The antenna supports any external modem through L-band interface but is best utilized when closely coupled with SatixFy’s

current 500MHz baseband modem chips (Sx3000).  ESMA antennas use less power based on waveform duty cycle. If there is no traffic, no power will be needed from the antenna, such as in DVB S2X time slicing (Annex M). With its integrated modem, the antenna supports various operational modes such as TDD (half duplex) and FDD (full duplex) and very fast Acquisition and Tracking. The SatixFy baseband chip can also serve as an additional DVB S2X overlay. SatixFy’s next generation 1GHz baseband chips will enable the simultaneous use of 8 beams and 8 modems out of a single antenna, through a single modem chip and a single Ethernet port providing both data and control.

“This is truly a remarkable product,” said Yoel Gat, Chairman and CEO of SatixFy. “Until now, most phased array antenna solutions had limitations mainly in terms of power per element and price. SatixFy designs its own silicon chips on very advanced silicon processes. Our chips enable our unique digital beam forming design, capable of lower power per element. The cost structure is now based on silicon economics as all our algorithms and innovative antenna design are implemented in Silicon.”

SatixFy’s Ku band IoT terminals with 64 and 256 antenna elements will be showcased at Satellite 2018, in booth #649. SatixFy is in the process of developing an aero antenna through the recently announced joint venture cooperation with Singapore Technologies Engineering (STE). Other applications using SatixFy’s ESMA technology are multi-beam payload for solar drones and small satellites, self-installed fixed antenna, multi-beam DTH antenna, connected cars and mobile receive only antennas for Satellite TV in cars.

“Expect to see a lot of innovation coming from us in the next months and years,” continued Gat. “We will address multiple markets and offer great performance that seemed imaginary only a few months ago.”

ABOUT SATIXFY:

The SatixFy Group designs next-generation satellite communication systems based on in-house developed chipsets. With locations in Israel and the UK, SatixFy develops a line of satellite communication modems with SDR and Electronically Steered antennas to support the most advanced standards, such as DVB-S2X. SatixFy’s ASICs radically increase system performance and reduce the weight and power requirements of terminals, payloads and gateway equipment. With satellite communication expertise and full development capabilities, the company delivers the industry’s smallest VSATs and multi-beam electronically steered antenna arrays for a variety of mobile applications and services such as Connected Car, IoT, consumer broadband, airline broadband communications, communication payloads and more.

For more information, please go to www.satixfy.com

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Innovative satellite tech company invests in the UK space sector

Rapid growth of SatixFy’s UK operations means more than half SatixFy worldwide employees are now based in Farnborough and Manchester.

Originally published at GOV.UK news site on 12 March, 2018

SatixFy, the satellite communication technology company, has gone from strength to strength since setting up UK operations in August 2016, after being established in Hong Kong, with its first design centre in Israel, in 2012.

With the support of the UK Space Agency, Innovate UK and the Department for International Trade, the company now has 77 full-time employees in Farnborough and Manchester – out of 150 worldwide – and attracted a further $20 million of investment.

Having developed its innovative technology, SatixFy UK is now selling its products. Just 18 months after being established, the company’s customers already include some of the world’s largest satellite operators and satellite manufacturers.

The company received funding to develop revolutionary flat antennas which could have applications in the Internet of Things market, connecting vehicles to the internet, as well as for user terminals for the upcoming Low Earth orbiting (LEO) constellations. The company’s new development centre in Manchester designs space-hardened silicon chips for satellite payloads with a first chip for on-board-processing.

Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade, the UK government’s international economic department, said:

“We are delighted with the success that SatixFy have enjoyed since opening their UK operations. They are a ringing endorsement for the compelling offer the UK presents to innovative, ambitious companies seeking to grow and compete successfully in the booming global space market.”

Dr Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, said:

“SatixFy UK is an excellent example of how working together we can bring investment to the UK, attract new engineers to work in the space sector and support innovative space companies to become really successful here, whilst driving significant export opportunity.

“The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy sets out a clear vision for the UK to become the world’s most innovative nation and we are working with industry to capture 10% of the global space market by 2030.”

SatixFy UK has received a commitment for funding of more than €30 million, for several programmes, from the European Space Agency’s Advanced Research in Telecommunications Satellites (ARTES) programme, which transforms research into successful commercial projects. The UK is the largest funder of the programme which is designed to support industry by funding the demonstration of advanced technologies, systems, services and applications in a representative space environment.

Craig Brown, Innovation Lead for Space at Innovate UK and the UK’s Delegate to the ESA ARTES Satcom programme, said:

“SatixFy’s story is an excellent example of how Innovate UK, the UK Space Agency and the Department for International Trade use the support tools at our disposal to attract companies to set up and grow in the UK. The UK offer goes well beyond our ability to co-invest in projects; we work hard to ensure that the whole value chain is well connected, is collaborating and is co-innovating.

“I look forward to seeing the fruits of SatixFy’s early success and would also encourage any other technology companies wishing to establish and grow in the UK to get in touch.”

SatixFy UK is investing €15 million in its UK centres and other UK contractors including Cadence and TVS.

Likewise, SatixFy UK has formed a new joint venture with Singapore Technologies Engineering (STE), which will see STE invest $20 million to develop and sell commercial Aero antennas for the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) market while ownership of the technology remains in the UK.

Yoel Gat, CEO of the SatixFy Group said:

“Becoming an integral part of the UK space industry, with the support of the UK authorities, has been one of the most successful business decisions SatixFy has taken. The level of support and goodwill we have received from the UK Government was very important for us. Within a short period of 18 months, we have been able to establish two successful design centres and design our first chips.

“Within two years from our starting point, we will already be selling our products. We plan to continue to grow our UK infrastructure and use it as a base for our future electronically steered antennas and satellite payloads product lines.”

SatixFy Introducing Wideband 500 MHz DVB-S2X SDR Modem with Record 2.4 Gbps Throughput

Modem Demonstration at Satellite 2018 with Rohde & Schwarz R&S®SMW200A Wideband Modulator and Teamcast Tyger Wideband Satellite Professional Modulator

Rehovot, Israel – March 7, 2018: SatixFy, a company specializing in developing and selling SDR baseband chips and modems, is introducing its first Wideband 500 MHz DVB-S2X Software Defined Radio (SDR) modem. SatixFy is demonstrating operation of its modem based on its SX-3000 chip at Satellite 2018, in SatixFy’s booth (#649) in Washington, D.C. The product sets a record in terms of throughput, demonstrating 2.4 Gbps in 64 APSK with no time slicing or 256 APSK with 30% time slicing. The new Wideband SDR modem is the only one in the market today supporting Beam Hopping and VLSNR.

The new modem’s single carrier and Beam Hopping architecture enables substantially higher throughput from wideband (500 MHz) satellite transponders to enable superior connectivity. With SatixFy’s modem, through single 500 MHz carrier and Beam Hopping capability, satellite operators and service providers will be able to get significantly higher throughput for applications requiring it, such as trunking, enterprise, and backhauling. A 1U rack mount Enterprise model is available today and a Consumer Unit will be available in Q4 2018.

“SatixFy is pleased to introduce our first Wideband modem and demonstrate the unbeatable performance of our SX-3000 chip in terms of QEF performance with a fraction of dB from DVB-S2X guidelines with over 2 Gbps throughput per 500 MHz transponder. Our team is first in reaching industry leading benchmarks that until now were out of the industry’s grasps. This modem demonstrates our advantages over our competition. It is the only one in the market that supports Beam Hopping and VLSNR, and is the only SoC that supports the demodulator, modulator, dual core host CPU and 3 DSPs, with periphery of three 1 GB Ethernet ports, UART and many peripheral interfaces,” said Yoel Gat, SatixFy CEO.

The Wideband SDR modem demonstration using the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz shows no errors at -2 dB SNR with DVB-S2 QPSK rate ¼. The R&S®SMW200A single-instrument solution simplifies the testing of components, modem devices and satellite payloads. The vector signal generator supports DVB-S2/DVB-S2X and the latest satellite standard of a mega constellation. It is the first fully calibrated wideband solution with an RF modulation bandwidth of 2 GHz on the market and generates signals across all frequencies and satellite bands up to 40 GHz in the Ka-band.

Another demonstration is based on TeamCast TYGER, a wideband, DVB-S2/S2X compliant modulator offering high rates (up to 480 Mbaud, i.e. up to 2 Gbps), Time Slicing (Annex M), CID management and GSE IP encapsulation for maximizing, payload, operational flexibility, and return on investment. For IP transport, the use of the GSE adaptation algorithm insures lower overhead and maximized capacity and spectrum efficiency. By meeting the requirements of the DVB “Annex M”, TYGER enables the mixing of services (broadcast and broadband) over the same satellite carrier. Specifically, it supports Time-Slicing, a process to split a wideband signal – up to 2 Gbps – into a number of independent low rates services, to keep the receiver IC complexity and price low, which is a mandatory requirement for a mass market adoption.

“We are pleased to be able to show how simple and powerful an end-to-end wideband transmission can be using state–of-the-art DVB-S2X features of the satellite technology, including Time-Slicing (Annex M),” said Christophe Trolet, Head of the Satellite Business Unit at TeamCast.

At Satellite 2018, SatixFy will also be demonstrating its Beam Hopping Emulator. The company, alongside its partners, is leading the industry in developing and setting standardization efforts for super-frame structure and beam hopping waveforms in DVB, and Resource Management, as well as Beam Hopping Illumination Plan algorithms and configurations in ETSI.

 

ABOUT SATIXFY GROUP:

The SatixFy Group designs next-generation satellite communication systems based on in-house developed chipsets. With locations in Israel and the UK, SatixFy develops a line of satellite communication modems with SDR and Electronically Steered antennas to support the most advanced standards, such as DVB-S2X. SatixFy’s ASICs radically increase system performance and reduce the weight and power requirements of terminals, payloads and gateway equipment. With satellite communication expertise and full development capabilities, the company delivers the industry’s smallest VSATs and multi-beam electronically steered antenna arrays for a variety of mobile applications and services such as Connected Car, IoT, consumer broadband, airline broadband communications, communication payloads and more.

For more information, please go to www.satixfy.com

Press contact:

Helena Itzhak, Marketing Commiunications, SatixFy, +972-54-200-6834, helena.itzhak@satixfy.com

Josh Shuman, S&A Communications, +972-54-498-5833, joshs@shumanpr.com

ABOUT ROHDE & SCHWARZ:

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative test and measurement, information and communications technology products for professional users. Rohde & Schwarz focuses on test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity, secure communications and monitoring and network testing, areas that address many different industry and government-sector market segments. Founded more than 80 years ago, the independent company has an extensive sales and service network in more than 70 countries. On June 30, 2017, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 10,500 employees. The group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 1.9 billion in the 2016/2017 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and also has regional hubs in Asia and the USA.

Press contact:

Europe (headquarters):  Patrizia Muehlbauer, phone: +49 89 4129 0, email: press@rohde-schwarz.com

ABOUT TEAMCAST:

TeamCast is a renowned and highly active member of the Digital TV ecosystem worldwide, with innovative technology offerings based on a solid expertise in Satellite and Terrestrial Digital TV transmission.

Created in 2003, and based at Rennes in France, TeamCast is deeply involved in the development, definition and verification of numerous broadcasting standards.

Today, major clients in the Broadcasting Industry from 50 different countries invest their confidence in TeamCast and its products. TeamCast has offices in Elmira (New York) and in Singapore to support the development of its business in North America and Asia, and to provide local sales and technical support services to its customers.

For more information: www.teamcast.com

Press contact:

Alain Untersee; phone: +33 685 763 635; email: alain.untersee@teamcast.com

ST Engineering’s Electronics Arm Sets up JV for High Growth In-Flight Connectivity Market

See original announcement in ST Engineering news releases

Development of industry-leading Satellite Antenna System that will deliver higher performance with significant cost savings for airline operators

Singapore, 6 February 2018 – Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that its electronics arms, Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics), has signed an agreement with SatixFy UK Limited (SatixFy UK) through its subsidiary ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte. Ltd. to jointly invest in a joint venture company (JVCo). ST Electronics’ planned investment of US$20m (about S$26m) is for a 49% stake in the JVCo, with the remaining 51% to be held by SatixFy UK.

The JVCo, which will be set up in the UK, is part of ST Electronics’ strategy to enhance its global access to the emerging high growth commercial aviation connectivity market. It will develop a state-of-the-art satellite antenna system that delivers enhanced in-flight connectivity (IFC) for commercial aviation.

The concept, which was showcased today at the Smart City Cluster of the ST Engineering booth at Singapore Airshow 2018 held at the Changi Exhibition Centre, utilises Digital Beam Forming technology based on SatixFy UK’s first-of-its-kind chip technology. This technology will enable seamless and simultaneous communications with multiple satellites, at higher performance, lower SWAP (Size, Weight and Power) and significantly lower cost than existing solutions. In addition to providing enhanced broadband connectivity experience for in-flight passengers, the technology will improve operational efficiencies of commercial and business airline operators.

“This joint venture will enhance our satellite communications business. Together with SatixFy, we will deliver an affordable and high-performance technology solution that generates significant cost savings for airline operators and gives enhanced in-flight experience for their customers. We believe this innovative technology has the potential to generate tremendous value for the growing worldwide aviation connectivity market,” said Mr Ravinder Singh, President, ST Electronics.

“SatixFy UK is excited to be a partner with ST Electronics to bring together our respective strengths in satellite solutions and Aerospace to provide what we believe will be a truly unique In Flight Connectivity (IFC) offering to the Aviation industry. The satellite industry is undergoing significant changes with the launch of various LEO or Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellations and Ultra High Throughput Satellites (U-HTS). Our solution will provide customers with a solution that is future proof and can leverage the best available satellite infrastructure now and in the future,” said Yoel Gat, CEO of SatixFy Limited, the parent company of SatixFy UK.

SatixFy UK is a leading provider of baseband modem and electronically steerable antenna chips, products and solutions that deliver highest performance with radically reduced cost, size, weight and power. It is at the forefront of designing the most advanced silicon-based electronically steerable antennas.

The setup of this JV company is not expected to have any material impact on the consolidated net tangible assets (NTA) per share and earnings per share of ST Engineering for the current financial year.

Media Contacts:

Lina Poa
Head, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel:        (65) 6722 1818
Email: linapoa@stengg.com

Agnes Chang
AVP, Corporate Communications
Tel:     (65) 6722 1689
Email: chang.chehhong.agnes@stee.stengg.com

Advantech Wireless and SatixFy Announce Fully DVB-S2X Compliant C7700 VSAT Router (March 2, 2017)

See original announcement in Advantech Wireless website

The new SatixFy SoC-based ASAT II™ System C7700 VSAT Router achieves the current highest efficiency of 256APSK, supporting DVB-S2X carriers of up to 125Mhz

Montreal, Canada & Rehovot, Israel – March 2, 2017: Advantech Wireless, a leading VSAT Systems vendor and SatixFy, a leading provider of Satellite and Quasi-Satellite communication chips and solutions, are pleased to announce the release of the new Advantech Wireless C7700 VSAT Router based on SatixFy’s SX-3000 SoC baseband chip. The C7700 as well as all Advantech Wireless VSAT Routers run on Linux, making it both standard compliant and open to software applications and advances available today and in the future through Linux.

The C7700 is part of the Advantech Wireless Compact VSAT Series, and is capable of operating at 500Mbps with a single DVB-S2X carrier of up to 125MHz and 256APSK LDPC coding and modulation. This pushes the bandwidth efficiency to the extreme in a compact VSAT router, getting closer to reaching the absolute maximum efficiency, the Shannon Capacity Limit. Such efficiencies and capacity, together with the support of DVB-S2X Time slicing (DVB-S2X Annex M) further the economics of VSAT systems over HTS and UHTS satellite broadband multiservice operations.

“Working with SatixFy has enabled us to provide our customers with the most advanced satellite communication capabilities existing in the market today,” said David Gelerman CEO of Advantech Wireless. “Our ASAT II™ System C7700 and C8000 VSAT Routers operate all the way from very low SNR of about -10dB through high SNR with 256APSK LDPC delivering almost 6 bit/Hz. This has enabled us to support wideband DVB-S2X signals of 125MHz with current version and 500MHz exceeding 1Gbps in the next phase.”

“SatixFy is committed to provide its customers with the latest standard solution,” said Yoel Gat, CEO of SatixFy.. “Our two-way ASIC supports DVB-S2X including the entire standard optional Annexes. This is extremely important for achieving much higher spectral efficiency operation and hence saving customers significant OPEX on bandwidth. Furthermore, SatixFy solution ensure customers that today’s deployed networks will be able to continue operating on new platforms such as on advanced beam hopping satellites, which already being supported with the SX3000, and other waveforms that might evolve with SX3000 Software Defined Radio architecture.”

Visit Advantech Wireless booth no. 1609 at Satellite 2017. March 7-9, 2017. Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington. D.C. Schedule a meeting with our executives: AdvantechWireless.com/satellite-2017

About Advantech Wireless

Advantech Wireless supports the critical need for High Throughput Satellite communications in a rapidly expanding digital environment.  Our proven, low-cost, and highly reliable system solutions are meeting the ever-increasing need for high-bandwidth communications essential to military and government solutions, as well as cellular network providers, broadcasters, robust corporate networks, and security.  We integrate award-winning research and development engineering into our designs. The result: custom solutions with lowest overall capital and operating costs, together with an unparalleled commitment to lead the industry in materials, design and reliability.  Find out more about us at advantechwireless.com.

About SatixFy

SatixFy is a leading provider of Satellite and Quasi-Satellite communication chips and solutions that deliver highest performance with radically reduced cost, size, weight and power. It also delivers advanced Payloads and Gateway equipment. The company targets very big markets such as unconnected people, IoT devices for private networks and rural areas as well as drone communications. SatixFy is at the forefront of designing the most advanced electronically steerable antennas, satellite payloads with on-board-processing and multi-beams, electronic beam hopping and indoor/outdoor VSATs systems.

SatixFy Offers First Beam Hopping System and Emulator (March 2, 2017)

Emulator allows satellite manufacturers, operators and equipment manufacturers to evaluate and demonstrate advantages of Beam Hopping systems

SatixFy, a leading provider of baseband modem and antenna chips, products and solutions, is pleased to present an Emulator for Beam Hopping systems. The emulator supports customers with research, development and testing of various aspects of the beam hopping architecture and is based on SatixFy’s existing SX-3000 ASIC. Customers can use the emulator to demonstrate physical layer functionality over a wide band of parameters and exhibit beam hopping capabilities to end customers.

Yoel Gat, CEO of SatixFy, said, “There’s no question whether beam hopping will happen — the question is only when. In five to six years, many communication satellites launched will use beam hopping techniques. Beam hopping is the next evolution of HTS and UHTS. It’s going to increase overall satellite capacity, reduce unmet capacity demand and reduce satellite payload power consumption by up to a factor of 2. It also provides wide system flexibility such as on-the-fly dynamic capacity allocation. SatixFy is proud to be first in the market with terminals that support beam hopping. We make Beam Hopping happen”.

“With DVB-S2X, satellite operators are designing next-generation architectures with features like beam hopping that enable satellites to adjust their payloads based on real-time demand on the ground,” said Wayne Haubner, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Emerging Technologies, iDirect. “Our newly introduced iQ Series remote is built on the SatixFy ASIC chipset to provide our customers with investment protection as these new features come online.”

The Emulator will be publicly presented for the first time at the SATELLITE 2017 trade show on March 7-9, 2017, in Washington, DC.

SatixFy and GetSat Announce First COTM Terminal Operating in DVB-S2X Very Low SNR Mode (Feb. 28, 2017)

New modem enables use of ultra small antenna in GEO satellite footprints

SatixFy, a leading provider of baseband modem and antenna chips, products and solutions, together with GetSat, a breakthrough COTM terminal solution provider, are pleased to announce the live testing and commercial availability of an integrated terminal solution based on SatixFy’s SX-3000 baseband chip. In testing, the GetSat terminal successfully operated at -9dB VLSNR on multiple platforms.

This is the first product in the market based on DVB-S2X VLSNR mode, demonstrating operation at these SNR levels, which opens up a variety of new applications using compact terminals for government, military and commercial needs.

“SatixFy is the first company to provide a fully integrated chip that supports the complete DVB-S2X standard, including both mandatory and all optional features,” said Yoel Gat, CEO of SatixFy. “Our partnership with GetSat leverages a capability of the DVB-S2X standard that enables applications over compact terminals that have been very hard to support by satellite technology – from ultra-small man packs to new UAV solutions to the expansion of machine-to-machine communication over satellite. We are ensuring our customers can meet current and future opportunities to gain a sustainable advantage in their markets.”

“Working with SatixFy enables us to provide our customers with the best-in-class SWaP and the most advanced satellite communication capabilities in the market today,” said Kfir Benjamin, CEO of GetSat. “The rich feature set that SatixFy supports is delivered in the smallest and most integrated chip in the market. This enables us to design a very compact and low power solution which is highly appreciated by our customers.”

Israel-China Catalyst Fund leads $25 mln investment in SatixFy ( Nov. 1, 2016)

The Catalyst CEL Fund has led a US$25 million round in Israeli technology company SatixFy Ltd., a provider of satellite and quasi-satellite communication technology.
By designing its own silicon chips, SatixFy’s technology radically reduces the cost, size, weight and power consumption of user-terminals, and cost of air-time for satellite communications.
SatixFy targets multiple markets such as the Internet of Things (IoT), drone communications and and M2M (machine to machine) applications, which are at the forefront of satellite communications innovation today.
“SatixFy’s unique technological advantages position the company well for future business growth and expansion in satellite broadband communications,” said Shengyan Fan, Head of Merger and Acquisition Department at China Everbright Ltd. and managing partner of Catalyst CEL Fund.
The company says it will use the proceeds to fuel future product and new silicon design developments and market reach.