HiSPiCO - High data rate S-band transmitter for pico satellites

HiSPiCO is a radio communication solution for a broad band downlink transmission from satellites to ground stations. Due to its miniaturized dimensions and power consumptions, the transmitter is suitable for nano satellites as well as for pico satellites with an edge length of 10 cm. It is a cost-effective solution for Cubesats with TRL 9 achieved.

The transmitter operates in S band and allows a data rate of up to 1.6 Mbps by occupying an RF bandwidth of 1.3 MHz. A suitable planar antenna with circular polarization is available in addition to the transmitter.

This transmission technology is prototypically
qualified for a life expectancy of 2 years in LEO.

100 g
95 x 46 x 15 mm^3
Frequency Range:
2.1 to 2.5 GHz
Data Rate:
Up to 1.6 Mbps
Operational Mode:
Power Consumption:
<5 W
Supply Voltage:
3.3 V to 5 V