Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Apache Labs launches Anon 100 series - India’s first HF Software Defined Radio

Apache Labs launched India’s first HF Software Defined Radio Anan-100 series transceivers on 18th March 2013, at Unitech Nirvana Patio, Gurgaon. Products launched were ANAN–100 and the ANAN-100D (HF 6M 100W All Mode SDR Transceivers). The ANAN–100D is the world’s first true phase synchronised diversity DDC receiver & All Mode Transmitter. The product launch was attended by various government officials, members from the press and amateur radio operators from India.

Apache Labs are pioneers in manufacturing of software defined radio (SDR) in India and their first product ANAN-10 was launched successfully in October 2012. They are the first to make third generation HF SDR technology available for Amateurs in the APAC & EU. In partnership with the Open HPSDR group, Apache Labs has successfully launched the ANAN-10 (HF 6M 10W SDR Transceiver) which has received an overwhelming response from amateurs across the globe. Apache Labs is now exporting to the US, Germany, Australia, U.K. In partnership with the Government of India Apache Labs is indigenously developing SDR platforms for disaster management and last mile connectivity.

The highly sophisticated state-of-the-art ANAN-100 D, was unveiled by Mr. Sanjiv Nair (IAS), Principal Secretary (Planning), UP and Former Joint Secretary, Department of Science & Technology alongwith Dr. Raju Sharma, Former IAS & celebrated writer, amidst the presence of Electronics & Radio Communication Engineers and Radio Amateurs from India. This is world's most advanced DDC/DUC Dual ADC and true Diversity HF/6 meters 100W transceiver.

Ms. Manila Sarkaria, Head of Legal & India Operations at Apache Labs Private Limited, welcomed all and introduced the dais.
Abhishek Arunoday Prakash, Managing Director at Apache Labs Private Limited, applauded the technical team including VU3WJM (Rahul) and appraised the specifications of ANAN-100 D, which matches the international standards. 

Mr. M. B. Singh (VU2MB), represented the Indian Amateur Radio Community on dais. While comparing the old time radio technology and SDR, VU2MB stressed on the importance of ear in conventional radio technology with importance of vision in SDR as everything would be visible on monitor of the personal computer.

Product launch was followed by hands on experience with Anon SDR's & luncheon reception, during the closing session, engineers & amateur radio operators showered many queries pertaining to the newly launched SDR ANAN-100 D. VU3WJM – being part of the core technical team – answered all the queries.
Brief Intro of ANAN-100/D

The ANAN-100 is based on the popular OpenHPSDR Hermes Transceiver. The Heart of the ANAN-100D is the Angelia SDR. ANGELIA is a state-of-the-art soft core uP 4th generation DDC/DUC, Hermes-like, transceiver board that incorporates an Altera Cyclone IV FPGA and dual LTC2208 ADCs. The large FPGA and dual ADCs permit exceptional versatility and performance. The FPGA is large enough to allow on-board, soft-core processing, if desired, and the dual ADCs allow true coherent receiver operations.


- 100W RD100HHF1 Based 160M - 6M rugged Linear amplifier
- Rugged Extruded aluminium housing, Weight: 4.5Kgs approx, Dimensions: 265.5mm (W) x 220mm (D) x 80mm (H)
- Combination of 7 LPF and 5 HPF Banks for front end Filtering (User Configurable as well)
- 6M LNA
- Dual Phase Synchronous LTC2208 16 Bit ADCs, additional third ADC via daughterboard
- Large 115K (EP4CE115) Cyclone IV FPGA
- Supports 7 High performance Independent Receivers on a single ADC
- Supports 2 Coherent Receivers using independent ADCs/antennas for beam forming/diversity reception (expandable to 3 Coherent Receivers using the coming daughterboard)
- FPGA has enough space to add on multiple soft core processors for standalone operation 
- Onboard 128MB Flash
- Onboard 32Mbit Synchronous RAM

Further details about ordering available at  http://apache-labs.com/

Photo's from product launch ...

(With inputs from Rajesh Chandwani, M.B.Singh & Kaustav Saha)

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