The Channelized Receiver is a multi-channel parallel processing IFM architecture providing instantaneous frequency coverage in a VME Form Factor.
Innovative Features/Special Value:
A low loss broadband can split a microwave frequency band into multiple channels. The output of each channel is down converted to a common IF and presented to an array of identical digital IFM units implemented using FPGA techniques. Amplitude measurement is combined with the frequency measurement in each channel, resulting in a full descriptor word being available simultaneously from each specified segment of the RF spectrum.