Fanfare says it expects to have production units starting this summer on its new FP-TRO.
The company said the receiver/translator combo system is capable of translating an airable signal into areas that might have been considered difficult to impossible. It was shown for the first time during the spring NAB convention.
Marv Southcott stated that attendees “saw a fully locked HD-R signal at less than 30 dBµV inside a building that, figuratively, could have floated on the RF alone.” He said the unit has been observed in the lab to resolve a locked HD-R, multi-channel signal with less than 15 dBµV at the antenna terminals.
Fanfare says the unit also is notable the ability to reject interference from first- and second-adjacent stations. “It offers selectivity up to 60 dB and 90 dB (first and second adjacent respectively). That is with the TRO in ‘HD Radio’ configuration. However, configured for analog only, those figures rise even higher.”
The company designed the product with Omega Reception Technologies Inc. using the latter company’s NTP technology.
“The TRO represents a totally new approach to the reception of radio signals of all types through the use of proprietary interface techniques referred to broadly as ‘linearization,’” Fanfare stated. “This process culminates in the elimination of most noise where it might typically occur in designs based on contemporary superhet technology.”
He said the system offers a test for the noise floor of contemporary lab test gear.
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