Posted On: Apr 12, 2023

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the general availability of Wideband Digital Intermediate Frequency (DigIF) for satellite operators using Software Defined Radios (SDRs) with AWS Ground Station. With Wideband DigIF, satellite operators can use a SDR of their choice to perform demodulation and decoding of data in their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), resulting in more control and flexibility of downlink data.

Wideband DigIF provides satellite operators the ability to downlink up to five channels, 400 MHz total, per polarity. This feature delivers Wideband DigIF data across AWS’s low-latency, high bandwidth global network into a satellite operator’s Amazon VPC. To use Wideband DigIF, satellite operators utilize Amazon CloudFormation to set up the required resources to deliver data to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for real-time processing or store data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for asynchronous processing.

Today, Wideband DigIF is available in the following locations: North America (Hawaii), Africa (Cape Town), Europe (Ireland, Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and the Middle East (Bahrain).

To learn more about AWS Ground Station, visit here. To get started with AWS Ground Station, visit the AWS Management Console here.