Television / Mobile HDTV / TV White Space
Manufacturers & Services
"experts" believe that broadcast television (TV) is effectively dead, but in the last couple years there
has been work done to re-invent over-the-air transmission in what spectrum has not yet been yielded to
White Space for other uses. One of the major hurdles to overcome is how to service mobile devices that,
if the effort is to succeed, must be able to work acceptably in the presence of a constantly moving
receiver and the multipath phenomenon. Of course HDTV (high definition) will be expected by viewers so
that adds to the difficulty. There are some grand plans for interactivity and on-demand programming that
is not even available today to traditional household TV viewers.
There are many new services
vying to operate in the newly available White Spaces, including new cell bands, security, surveillance,
and other such things. Ever ready and willing to provide the electronics, hardware, firmware, and
software to enable an army of inventors and investors, White Space, HDTV, and re-purposed broadcast
television vendors are scrambling to be first to market. Some of those companies are listed here.
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|Parsec Technologies' broadband LNAs have been designed for flexibility, highest linearity,
low power consumption, and small size using advanced GaAs processes. Cutting edge designs allow
our customers to improve reception in the presence of interference with lower noise, higher
cascadable gain, and higher IP3 by having adjustable current, low power consumption, and internal/external
GNSS LNA for GNSS/GPS applications.
Frequency: 1500-1610 MHz,
Gain: 15 dB,
NF: 1.5 dB, IP3: +16.5 dBm, 1.8 V
@ 5 mA
HDTV LNA for VHF/UHF Antenna, TVWS,
HDTV Receiver, CMTS Equipment,
and Cable Modem apps. Frequency: 50-1000 MHz,
Gain: 18.5 dB, NF: 1.35 dB, IP3: +34 dBm
M2M LNA for Mobile TV, DAB, RKE, AMR,
Cellular, GPS, LTE, ZigBee, SDARS,
and ISM applications. Frequency: 50-2100 MHz,
Gain: 23.5 dB, NF: 0.75 dB, IP3: +22.9 dBm
|• PT683-3 LTE Amplifier for LTE applications.
|Parsec is now offering
Services to help customers efficiently and effectively imbed ultra small footprint,
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San Jose, CA
Adaptrum’s wireless technology platform allows dynamic spectrum access in a pooled
spectrum base comprising “white space”, unlicensed, licensed, government, and public
safety spectrums, with an initial focus on sub-GHz spectrum bands.
Aviacomm Inc. | aviacomm.com
408-609-3888 | Sunnyvale, CA
The ARF Product Line with its high performance and
low power consumption meet and exceed regulatory requirements while also accessing
the entire spectrum, enabling TVWS as a real, viable WiFi band.
Carlson | carlsonwireless.com
800-834-2076 | Arcata, CA
TV white-space technology is
revolutionizing rural broadband, and Carlson, with our RuralConnect,
is the major contender in this emerging industry. Carlson customers are using TV
white-space technology to bring broadband where it's never been before.
iconectiv | iconectiv.com
732-699-TVWS(8897) | Piscataway, NJ
We are ready to serve as a partner for
manufacturers entering the white space database market both in the U.S. and abroad,
where similar white space spectrum initiatives are underway. Our solution provides
added value by supporting more efficient use of available channels and can help
reduce interference between white space devices operating in a geographic area.
Key Bridge Global LLC | keybridgeglobal.com
703-414-3500 | McLean, VA
Key Bridge is an FCC-designated White Space
administrator, and our White Space System enables spectrum sharing and co-existence
between licensed and unlicensed users.
MELD Technology Inc. | meldtech.com
408-242-5469 | Sunnyvale, CA
Provides a complete range of multicast broadcast
solutions for Over-The-Air broadcast, Digital Cable and IPTV. Your content on any
number of displays made easy.
Metric Systems Corporation | safari-networks.com
800-549-7421 | Vista, CA
Pioneering White Space and Wireless Networking
Innovation for Today's Needs and Tomorrow's Solutions.
972-804-4600 | Plano, TX
Amplifier chips for various wireless and mobile antenna markets. HDTV, M2M, LTE, GPS, WiFi,
CATV / broadband, VHF / UHF, digital audio broadcast (DAB), macro cell & small cell, cognitive
radio, software defined radio (SDR), & TV whitespace.
Inc. | whitespaces.spectrumbridge.com
Spectrum Bridge is leading the industry in developing the technology
needed to bring critical mass to the white space eco-system.
Database | google.org/spectrum/whitespace
The rapid growth of connected devices around the world has
dramatically increased demand for wireless spectrum. Google is working with industry
and regulators to make more spectrum available by enabling dynamic spectrum sharing
through a database.