TiaLinx Inc., a developer of remotely controlled small unmanned aerial and ground systems integrated with mm-wave miniaturized radars, announced launch of its Cheetah Core W-Band components for point-to-point (PtP) gigabit per second (Gbps) links. TiaLinx’s ultra wideband (UWB) components were developed by a SBIR Phase II funding from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA).

Significant attenuations due to the long distance between PtP links and adverse atmospheric conditions require use of high power, small footprint, fine beam transmitter and receiver as a replacement for costly and cumbersome to implement fiber links. E- and W-Bands are the ideal choices for implementation of a highly integrated planar PtP gigabit Ethernet (GbE) transceiver. Putting an unmanned aerial system (UAS) below and above commercial air traffic where they could hover, float, or fly above desired fields would also provide rapid fielding connectivity as well as addressing advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.

“W-Band Cheetah Core components implementation is intended to provide another breakthrough in miniaturization of advanced communications and ISR products based on TiaLinx’s patent portfolio in spatial power combining and beamforming," said Fred Mohamadi, Founder and CEO of TiaLinx. “TiaLinx’s advancement in design of the Si-based W-Band components pegs on our significant experience accumulated over decades of semiconductor design activity at extreme frequencies,” said Mehran Mokhtari, Chief Scientist at TiaLinx.