Blink has reached new heights in terms of processing speeds
Blink is all about high-performance computing: work on improving processing speed and scaling never stops. The engineering team has been busy making use of multiple graphics cards in the same server to process wideband signals and our working prototype now reaches over 2,7 Gb/s, up from the previous record of 1.2 Gb/s. The processed signal was a DVB-S2 32APSK signal with 9/10 coding, or in other words, the modem is now capable of processing channels over 700 MHz wide! This kind of capability is an absolute prerequisite for advanced, demanding EO missions to be able to use pure-software modems and in doing so, be able to enjoy all the benefits that come with that: unprecedented agility, lead times, cloud deployment, hardware vendor independence, advanced ground segment architectures, licensing flexibility, including per-minute billing and many, many more. As amazing as 2.7 Gb/s throughput is, it is a step along the way: stay tuned for updates over the next few months!
In the light of this promising new feature we also like to point to our job openings - without the people behind this, such changes are hardly feasible. If you're interested in joining us and working on the next revision of Blink, contact us!