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Direct RF Technology to Advance Edge Digital Signal Processing

An Electronic Design and Microwaves & RF-hosted webinar sponsored by Mercury

Originally broadcast on April 25th and April 27th, 2023. Now available On Demand.
Sponsor: Mercury
Duration: 30 Minutes

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Digital signal processing has been the impetus behind analog to digital RF signal conversion for over 50 years. As technology has evolved to digitize signals of wider bandwidths that reside higher in the frequency spectrum, we find ourselves at an inflection point, where the ability to directly digitize RF signals leads us to reconsider the traditional approach used since the inception of DSP.

This seminar is the first in a series of three that will introduce the concept of direct RF. You’ll learn the history of RF systems and A/D & D/A technology; the principles used for converting analog RF signals to the digital domain; and how direct RF affects the world of electronic warfare, radar and signal intelligence. RF signal bands used for communications, radar and EW and the basics of software-defined radio will be discussed.


Robert Sgandurra | Senior Principal Product Manager | Mercury

Robert Sgandurra serves as Senior Principal Product Manager at Mercury. He is responsible for product definition, direction and training for the DSP, data acquisition, digital receiver and software products. Previously, he spent seven years in the medical electronics industry where he designed and managed projects for ultrasound imaging. Robert joined Pentek, now part of Mercury, in 1994, working as an application engineer and system integrator where he concentrated his efforts on solving customer’s real-time technical requirements. In 1997, he took on the responsibility of product manager. He holds a BSCS from the New York Institute of Technology.

Chris Tojeira | Expert Systems Architect Engineer | Mercury

Chris Tojeira is an Expert Systems Architect Engineer for Mercury. Chris has over 26 years’ experience in the electronics industry and has held positions as a Senior Software Engineer, Strategic Account Engineer and Applications Engineering Manager. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University in NJ. 

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