Micro & Nano

Miniature UAVs and drones place stringent requirements on the hardware and radio design.

Suppliers and platform integrators often opt for sub-standard digital waveforms (such as QPSK, GMSK) which help reduce the SWaP but sacrifice the reliability and resilience of the communications link. Link resilience in a multipath rich environment (such as short-range urban use) is compromised by using such waveforms.

At IQHQ, we design and produce reliable and resilient COFDM-based waveforms on ultra-low SWaP platforms suitable for small drones and UAVs. For example, the image below shows an S-band 2W transmitter spanning 2.3GHz to 2.8GHz integrated in a 60mm by 44mm form factor. Transmitters and receivers can be housed in a range of packages to meet the platform form factor and mechanical requirements.

IQHQ have in-house rapid board design engineers capable of meeting the most challenging SWaP requirements using the latest PCB layout and mechanical 3D design software.

Contact IQHQ for more information about our Micro and Nano range of boards.