Nuvation has wide-ranging expertise with wireless design and implementing Radio-Frequency (RF) Communications solutions. We understand the trade-offs inherent in these designs. Our prior RF system projects have included consumer portables, personal area networks, vehicle telematics, robotics, IoT gateways, radar and microwave applications, Time-of-Flight ranging, scientific test equipment, ultrasound and medical imaging systems (MRI).

Our team of engineering experts can help you develop RF solutions to fit a wide range of project needs and specifications.

Wireless Design Expertise

RF Design

  • Frequencies up to ~50 GHz
  • Utilizing RF “building block” ICs:
    • Transceivers, mixers, PLLs, LNAs, PAs
    • RF microcontrollers (SoC) – Nordic, TI, Dialog Semiconductor, NXP, etc.
  • Wi-Fi, GPS and cellular (GSM/GPRS/HSPA/CDMA) integration
  • Low power ultra-wideband (UWB) and Doppler radar
  • Microwave (terrestrial and space)
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication
  • Circuit simulation, impedance matching, and network tuning
  • Industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio bands
  • Feasibility assessment by modeling radio system signal propagation based on:
    • Range
    • Terrain
    • Carrier frequency
    • Power
  • Collision detection
  • Application specific communication protocols
  • Frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS)
  • Listen Before Talk (LBT)
  • Instrument, analyse, identify and solve bandwidth saturation problems

RF Communication Protocols

  • ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4 low-rate wireless personal area network (LR-WPAN)
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • NFC, Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.15.1
  • WiMAX
  • Software Stacks
    • TI SimpliciTI and SimpleLink
    • lwIP (TCP/IP)
    • Bluetooth GAP and GATT

Wireless Applications

  • Over-the-Air (OTA) firmware update solutions
  • Pairing and device bonding
  • Security – standards based or “purpose-built”
  • Error detection and recovery

Radio systems

  • Mesh, master and slave networks
  • Portable battery-powered devices
  • Customized network protocols

Regulatory Compliance