ST Engineering iDirect and Gilat Satellite tv for pc Networks Efficiently Showcase Proof of Idea Using DIFI Normal at Satellite tv for pc 2023

Demonstration connecting modem and BUC through digital interface is a milestone in direction of interoperability

Petah Tikva, Israel and, Herndon, VA., 13 March 2023 – ST Engineering iDirect, a pacesetter in world satellite tv for pc communications, and Gilat Satellite tv for pc Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide chief in satellite tv for pc networking expertise, options and providers, introduced a profitable proof of idea (PoC) of changing analog alerts to digital alerts using Digital Intermediate Frequency Interoperability (DIFI) 1.1 Normal, developed by the DIFI consortium. The demonstration, held throughout the Satellite tv for pc 2023 occasion in Washington, D.C., lays sturdy foundations for the purpose of interoperability.

Demonstration set-up

The usual gives a path to allow the digital transformation of the house trade by offering interoperability on the IF/RF layer. The usual will allow all producers to construct interoperable applied sciences that work in each open and closed community topologies, leading to extremely versatile networks and enabling the trade to reply quickly to buyer calls for.

The 2 firms demonstrated that an iDirect modulator can output a digitized sign that conforms to the DIFI normal and is interoperable with a BUC from Gilat’s totally owned subsidiary, Wavestream. A DIFI v1.1 hyperlink, between the modem and BUC, carries the digitized waveform over a ten Gbps fiber connection. The modem’s output waveform is DVB-S2X, however the digital hyperlink is waveform agnostic. The general hyperlink features a digital modulator as the information supply and a digital enter BUC. The standard analog IF and RF alerts are exhibited to display the profitable interoperability and reconstruction of the analog waveform from the DIFI stream.

Digitizing the interface between modem and RF elements utilizing the brand new open normal, the trade will be capable to leverage the newest virtualization, cloud computing and community perform virtualization applied sciences in addition to drastically enhance the efficiency and scale of satellite tv for pc hub, gateway, and modem tools.

Frederik Simoens, CTO at ST Engineering iDirect, stated, “This PoC implementation of the DIFI normal is a crucial milestone on our path to virtualization and the conclusion of the all-digital teleport. Our merchandise with DIFI-compliant interfaces will simplify gateway designs and pave the best way for a extra versatile and virtualized floor infrastructure.”

Matt Flach, CTO at Wavestream, a Gilat subsidiary, stated, “We assist the open DIFI normal and are creating modern options at Gilat and Wavestream on each the modem and BUC aspect. We’re excited to be part of this interoperability demonstration and imagine that this expertise will carry with it many benefits, not solely at a system degree however inside the Stable-State Energy Amplifier/Block up converter. This normal will carry us new strategies for correcting the sign impairments attributable to the up-conversion and amplification course of.”


About ST Engineering iDirect
ST Engineering iDirect, a subsidiary of ST Engineering, is a worldwide chief in satellite tv for pc communications (satcom) offering expertise and options that allow its prospects to increase their enterprise, differentiate their providers and optimize their satcom networks. With over 40 years of delivering innovation targeted on fixing satellite tv for pc’s most important financial and expertise challenges we’re dedicated to shaping the way forward for how the world connects. The product portfolio, branded iDirect, represents the very best requirements in efficiency, effectivity and reliability, making it potential for its prospects to ship the very best satcom connectivity expertise anyplace on this planet. ST Engineering iDirect is a pacesetter in key industries together with mobility, broadcast and navy/authorities. In 2007, iDirect Authorities was fashioned to higher serve the U.S. authorities and protection communities. For extra info go to www.idirect.internet.

About Wavestream
Wavestream, a Gilat totally owned subsidiary is the trade chief within the design and manufacture of subsequent era satellite tv for pc communications excessive energy transceivers for In Flight Connectivity, Floor Mobility and Gateway markets. Since 2001, we offer system integrators with field-proven, excessive efficiency Ka, Ku and X band Stable State Energy Amplifiers (SSPAs), Block Upconverters (BUCs), Block Down Converters and Transceivers. We design, manufacture and restore our merchandise in-house and have delivered over 40,000 programs up to now 15 years. Wavestream merchandise present prime quality and reliability beneath the harshest environmental situations and we’re presently licensed to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100D requirements. For additional particulars please go to

About Gilat
Gilat Satellite tv for pc Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a number one world supplier of satellite-based broadband communications.

With over 30 years of expertise, we create and ship deep expertise options for satellite tv for pc, floor and new house connectivity and supply complete end-to-end options and providers, powered by our modern expertise. We imagine in the best of all folks to be linked and are united in our decision to offer communication options to all reaches of the world.

Delivering excessive worth options, our portfolio is comprised of a cloud-based platform and excessive efficiency satellite tv for pc terminals designed to work in concord with satellite tv for pc constellations, together with Very Excessive Throughput Satellites (VHTS) and Software program-Outlined Satellites (SDS) in a number of orbits; excessive efficiency Satellite tv for pc On-the-Transfer (SOTM) antennas; and extremely environment friendly, high-power Stable State Energy Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).

Gilat’s complete options assist a number of functions with a full portfolio of merchandise to handle key functions together with broadband entry, mobility, mobile backhaul, navy, authorities, and enterprise, all whereas assembly essentially the most stringent service degree necessities. For extra info, please go to:

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About DIFI IF Interoperability Consortium
The Digital IF Interoperability Consortium (DIFI) is an unbiased, worldwide group of firms, organizations, and authorities companies which have an curiosity within the interoperability of networks and floor programs supporting space-based operations. Launched in coordination with the IEEE-ISTO, DIFI’s mission is to allow the digital transformation of house, satellite tv for pc, and associated industries by a easy, interoperable Digital IF/RF normal that accelerates trade transformation from L-Band IF to Digital IF, whereas discouraging vendor lock-in. DIFI’s present membership is comprised of over 50 firms and authorities organizations from throughout house trade sectors. The founding members of DIFI embody Hawkeye 360, Intelsat Corp., Kongsberg Satellite tv for pc Providers AS (KSAT), Kratos Protection & Safety Options, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS), Microsoft, and the U.S. Navy. To be taught extra about DIFI Consortium together with membership info go to

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