The CDM-600 and CDM-600L are open network satellite modems, which are fully compliant with IESS-308, -309, -310, -314, and -315 from 64 kbps through T2 and E2. They are available in the following three data rate ranges:
In addition, both modems operate in closed network from 2.4 kbps to 10 Mbps. The modems include T1, E1, T2, and E2 G.703 interfaces, in addition to EIA-422, V.35, EIA-232, and serial LVDS. HSSI is provided by adding the CIC-20 interface converter.
The architecture is firmware and FPGA-based, and the internal Flash memory allows easy updating via the serial port. The modem offers exceptional flexibility and performance in a 1RU enclosure.
Enhancing the modem's performance is easy. Additional features are added quickly on site, using FAST access codes purchased from Comtech EF Data. To enable these features, simply enter the code at the front panel.
Turbo Product Coding
The modems offer all traditional FEC methods and incorporate an optional Turbo Product Codec (TPC). TPC is a FEC technique that delivers significant performance improvement when compared to Viterbi with concatenated Reed-Solomon. TPC simultaneously offers increased coding gain, lower decoding delay, and significant bandwidth savings.
Two TPC codecs are offered as hardware options:
A special feature of the modems are their ability to monitor and control the distant end of a satellite link using a Comtech EF Data proprietary overhead channel. This framed mode is called EDMAC (Embedded Distantend Monitor and Control). User data is framed and extra bits are added to pass control, status, and Automatic Uplink Power Control information. This process is completely transparent to the user. An RF transceiver (C-Band and Ku-Band) or Block Up Converter at the distant end of a satellite link may be controlled and monitored from the front panel of the modem using a low data rate FSK signal on the Rx IF cable via the EDMAC channel.
The operator may configure and monitor the modem from the front panel, or through the remote M&C port. Ten complete configurations may be stored in the modem. An event log stores alarm and status information in non-volatile RAM, while the Link Statistics log stores link performance (Eb/No and AUPC performance) for QoS reporting purposes. SatMac, a Windows-based monitor and control program, is available for configuring the local and distant end modems, transceivers, and redundancy switches.
Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) Coding and 8-QAM Modulation
A third codec is available as a hardware option. The TPC/LDPC Codec combines all TPC functions of the High Rate TPC option, plus the following new features:
Drop and Insert (D&I++)
Full Drop and Insert functionality is available as an option. The modems offer two variants of Drop and Insert (D&I). The first is an Intelsat Open Network-compliant mode, using the IBS framing (6.7%). The second is CEFD's Proprietary Enhanced mode, called D&I++. This "n" x 64 kbps mode offers any value of "n" up to 24, and permits the simultaneous use of EDMAC, AUPC (see below) and an ESC circuit at 1/576th of the user data rate. This is achieved with the addition of only 2.2% overhead.
A high rate overhead channel is now standard in the new enhanced version of the modems. This provides a separate RS- 232 channel allowing up to 4.8 kbaud at 64 kbps and up to 38.4 kbaud at 512 kbps. AUPC also operates in this mode.