Product description

The VDES1000 module is a complete marine VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) Software Defined Radio (SDR) solution. Implemented using state-of-the art technology provides a very tight integration, with industry leading high performance and unsurpassed flexibility in a very small form factor.

The module provides out-of-the box high performance,  a  fully compliant multi-channel AIS Class-A, ASM, VDE transceiver and is highly flexible.  The module integrates an isolated power supply, high Power Amplifier (PA), Low Noise Amplifier (LNA), digital baseband processing and protocol handler for AIS, ASM and VDE.

The module is designed to be easily incorporated into an existing housing, enabling a speedy development cycle to a manufacturer’s end product.

The VHF Data Exchange System standard is set to evolve over time; the VDES1000 module is designed to accommodate this. It is fully upgradeable via software updates and future proof.


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  • Software Defined Radio (SDR) Solution
  • Complete VDES solution
  • Fully compliant AIS Class A transceiver
  • Fully compliant VDES (ASM + VDE)
  • Upgradeable and future proof
  • OEM and ODM options available
  • Complete OEM module ODM reference design (licence/Royalty model) Output power: 12.5Wrms (50W peak)
  • RF range covered: 156.025 – 162.025 MHz
  • Hardware interfaces: 6 x isolated RS442 1 x NC relay output Ethernet, 1000 base-T
  • Single supply: 24V
  • Small volume solution (165mm x 100mm x 30mm)


  • Ship station (mobile) installation
  • Coastal station (base station) installation
  • AIS Class A transceiver
  • ASM transceiver
  • VDE transceiver
  • Complete VDES Transceiver (AIS class A + ASM + VDE + GPS)

Power supply requirement

  • 24V

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