AEL Technology Ltd - Portfolio: NewEdge Signal Solutions (previously KCB Signal Solutions, Shirley, MA, USA)

Development of envelope-tracking RF pallet (ETX104).

AEL Technology staff worked on a project with NewEdge Signal Solutions LLC (Shirley, MA, USA), for the development and commissioning of an envelope tracking (ET) modulated RF pallet for use in a new product application.

The ETX104 is a complete ET modulator and RF PA pallet, operating over a wide RF bandwdith with high overall efficiency:

KCB SS Modulator-PA module

This involved the following initial phase work:

A second phase of work has now been undertaken:

The outcome of this work is that NewEdge went into low-volume modulator production for their first customer, and the baseline modulator is being used to develop new business in various different markets.

AEL Technology is still providing support to NewEdge for their European customers, modulator documentation, etc.

Development of tunable filter test controller.

AEL Technology staff worked on a small project for the development of a test controller for the NewEdge SAX103 tunable filter.
This unit was needed in time for an upcoming show to help with product demos and sales.

This is a unit that connects to a PC USB port and translates control messages into 8-bit parallel control words to set the operating frequency of the tunable filter.

This involved the following work:

The outcome of this work was that NewEdge were able to demonstrate the SAX103 filter at exhibitions to promote sales.

Development of envelope-tracking RF pallet (ETX107).

AEL Technology staff worked on a project to develop an envelope tracking (ET) modulated RF pallet (ETX107).

The ETX107 is another complete ET modulator and RF PA pallet, operating over a wide RF bandwdith with high overall efficiency and building on earlier ET module developments:

This involved the following work to take the design to ready-for-manufacture status:

This design is now waiting for final go-ahead to manufacture and assemble the first boards, where a commissioning visit will probably be made to the US to bring up the first boards.

Development of dual-PA envelope-tracking RF pallet (ETX110).

AEL Technology staff are working on a project to develop an envelope tracking (ET) modulated RF pallet incorporating a dual PA (ETX110).

The ETX110 is a dual-PA version designed to generate higher RF powers, operating over a wide RF bandwdith with high overall efficiency and again building on earlier ET module developments:

This project is still in the design capture phase and has involved the following work:

This design is now going through capture of final requirements and closing out final design aspects prior to starting PCB layout.