COMSovereign Holding Corp, a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G Communication Systems and Solutions, has announced that its Innovation Digital LLC ("Innovation Digital") unit and IQ-Analog ("IQA"), a leading developer of wideband transceiver products targeting military communications and technology for the next generation of cellular communications systems, have entered into a strategic development alliance targeted at "beyond 5G" wireless communications.
As part of the strategic alliance, IQA will incorporate Innovation Digital's patented digital signal processing algorithms and architectures into its next generation of Application Specific Integrated Circuits ("ASICs") designed for future commercial and military markets. The strategic alliance intends to provide unique solutions serving the multi-billion-dollar military market including communications, RADAR and phased array sensor systems. The technology will also support next-generation 5G commercial systems addressing both sub-6 GHz and mmWave deployments featuring multi-beam frequency-agile antenna systems and accelerated processing units for 5G Access Edge systems.
By eliminating the need for many of today's radio frequency ("RF") hardware components and moving digital processing closer to the antenna, the companies believe their combined technologies will provide the industry with "beyond state-of-the-art" wideband transceiver products including unprecedented performance and power efficiency. This new architecture will reduce the cost of future radio hardware designs, increase reliability, and improve performance and the jointly developed solutions can be used to enhance COMSovereign's next-generation 5G radios. The new alliance further extends existing relationships between the Company and IQA, including continuing engagements with Innovation Digital and COMSovereign's Silver Bullet Technology unit, which provides engineering services supporting IQA's ASIC development.
Dr. Scott Velazquez, founder of Innovation Digital and Chief Research Officer at COMSovereign, said, "Our proven signal processing techniques combined with IQ-Analog's industry-leading chips have the potential to solve many of the most challenging hurdles for 5G and beyond, including providing robust ultra-broadband communications in increasingly congested RF environments. Furthermore, through the combination of technologies, we are now enabling advanced RF systems to be fully software-defined, providing the flexibility to support many signaling protocols, extremely wide frequency tuning ranges, and over-the-air upgrades all without requiring any hardware changes."
Mike Kappes, founder and Chief Executive Officer of IQ-Analog, commented, "Our strategic alliance with Innovation Digital brings market-differentiating capabilities to our ASICs to provide communications systems with the highest bandwidth and resolution performance with the smallest size and lowest power available. We are looking forward to working together to bring this critical technology to both new and existing customers later this year."
IQ-Analog's family of ASICs offer Full-Spectrum Conversion® capability with over 30-GHz of instantaneous bandwidth provided by 64 Giga-sample per second data converters. IQ-Analog leverages its unique approach to high-speed data conversion known as Traveling Pulse Wave Quantization® which offers fundamental power, size, and cost advantages. Innovation Digital's algorithms and architectures will be customized, optimized, and integrated into IQ-Analog's next-generation F1000/F2000 Full-Spectrum Conversion® ASIC as well as Waveform Analyzer hardware systems built by IQA and incorporating IQ-Analog ASICs.