As a new member of the DIFI consortium, WORK Microwave will help advance the digitization of terrestrial satellite communication technologies
WORK Microwave, a leading European manufacturer of advanced satellite communications equipment, today announced that it has joined the DIFI (Digital Intermediate Frequency Interoperability) consortium, an independent space industry group that is trained to advance interoperability in satellite and terrestrial networks.
As the newest member of the DIFI consortium, WORK Microwave joins a growing list of leading space industry organizations committed to bringing innovation to the digital transformation of space, satellites and related technologies.
“With the new space boom and the emergence of LEO constellations, ground segment digitization plays a key role in scalability and sustainability,” said Jörg Rockstroh, Director of Business Development and Digital Products at WORK Microwave. “As a leading provider of satellite communications equipment, WORK Microwave actively supports standardization and other industry-wide efforts to simplify the ecosystem. Joining the DIFI consortium is a great opportunity to contribute to shaping the future digitization of the ground segment of satellite communications.
WORK Microwave is an early adopter of new technologies including digital signal processing, modem infrastructure, optical communication and Q/V band equipment. As a long-time contributor to industry standardization, the company has a history of helping advance terrestrial satellite communications technology.
“The goal of the DIFI Consortium is to provide a simple, open and interoperable digital IF/RF standard that replaces the natural interoperability of analog IF signals and helps prevent vendor lock-in,” said Stuart Daughtridge, Consortium President. DIFI. “We welcome WORK Microwave to the group and look forward to seeing how they will help advance interoperability on space networks.”