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Field Testing Made Easy with the VDES1000

16:43 04 March in Blog, Featured, Marine Communications
    CMLs VDES1000 Module
    VDES1000 Module
    7x Receivers and 1x Transmitter
    Interfacing to the VDES1000
    Typical 1U 19" Enclosure
    Typical 1U 19" Enclosure
    VDES Evaluation Platform located below the CNS base station enclosures

    CML Microcircuits and Stone Three Communications have demonstrated a VDES Evaluation Platform that has been used in a number of VDES field trials that have taken place.

    The VDES1000 module is a Software Defined Radio (SDR) specifically designed to cover the whole maritime radio spectrum; 156.025 MHz to 162.025MHz.  Future proof and upgradability are at the heart of the VDES1000, ensuring that it can evolve as the marine standard develops.  The device is delivered with the current VDES protocol stack any upgrades are available for CML’s Technical Portal.

    The VDES1000 module hardware includes 7 receive channels and 1 transmit channel with a 12.5Wrms output power. This complete VDES solution incorporates fully compliant:

    • AIS Class-A transceiver
    • VDE transceiver
    • ASM transceiver


    The hardware interfaces are designed to enable easy connections within an enclosure, these include:

    • 6 x isolated RS442
    • 1 x NC relay output
    • Ethernet, 1000 base-T


    The small volume of the VDES1000 (165mm x 100mm x 30mm) allows it to be installed in an existing AIS Class-A enclosure or a 1U enclosure for a 19” rack based system.

    The picture shows the VDES1000 Evaluation Platform used in the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) trials.

    CML and Stone Three are keen to assist OEMs to evolve this evaluation platform into their own product offering.

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