Satellite Data Reception in the Blink of an Eye

Blink is a real-time, high data rate, pure software modem specifically designed to run on commercial off-the-shelf servers, without custom hardware. With Blink, the ground segment becomes more affordable, reusable and flexible.

Blink moves digital signal processing (DSP) from high-maintenance hardware to software and can run on bare-metal or virtual environments (local and cloud).

It can bring previously impossible missions to life and make other missions easier to manage, more productive and significantly more cost-effective to set up and evolve.

Blink Position in Satellite Data Processing Chain

Blink position in satellite data processing chain

Blink is a DVB-S2/S2X- and CCSDS-compatible, pure software wideband satellite modem.

Its modular architecture supports a variety of delivery options for a range of different environments and requirements. It provides three main packages.

Blink Modem

Multi-mission software package for wideband RF signal and CCSDS and DVB-S2/S2X front-end processing and analysis that includes:

  • a wide variety of modulation and coding schemes, with support for variable and adaptive coding and modulation
  • state-of-the-art processing reports with 50+ types of supported events, an interactive timeline and many other features
  • advanced monitor & control capabilities based on our Monica M&C solution, providing access control, alarming, automation, a web UI and a REST SPI, among other features

Blink Modem can be integrated with COTS RF digitizers or SDRs to provide a modern, flexible and cost-effective modem and front-end processor.

    Blink Ultra experimental digitizer

    Blink Ultra is a 1U, 2RX + 1TX modern digitizer and signal generator equipped with 16-bit ADCs and DACs and a 40 Gb/s network. In conjunction with Blink Modem, it provides a standalone satellite payload receiver and analyzer as a part of your ground data acquisition station.

    Blink Station

    Blink Station extends Blink Modem monitor and control to include concepts like a satellite pass, mission-aware scheduling, testing capabilities and allows control of additional equipment beyond the software modem, like switches, up/downconverters, antennas etc. and is just as capable in operations as it is is assembly, integration, verification and testing.

    News and Blog

    Blink modem hits 10 Mbit/sec
    Thursday, March 7, 2024

    Blink has really picked up speed.

    Thursday, November 16, 2023

    [14 Nov 2023 - Press release courtesy of Infostellar] Infostellar, a Japanese Ground-Segment-as-a-Service (GSaaS) provider, is pleased to announce the availability of  Amphinicy’s  Blink Software Defined Radio (SDR) as part of our GSaaS solution set.

    A new (wideband) milestone with Blink @ AWS
    Thursday, October 5, 2023

    Hey folks!

    It’s been a while since our Blink modem reached 4.5+ Gbps speeds in laboratory tests, but don’t fret, the radio silence (ha ha) does not mean we’ve stopped there. We’ve been pretty, pretty busy!

    Blink at Satshow2023
    Monday, March 13, 2023

    Blink is Amphinicy Technologies' wideband, pure-software satellite modem, the only software modem supporting carriers up to a 1.250 MHz width on a single server!

    Blink modem reaches +4 Gbps processing speed
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    Amphinicy Technologies, a satellite software company from Zagreb (Croatia) and Luxembourg and an exhibitor at the IAC 2022 in Paris, has announced that their flagship product Blink, a wideband, software modem for Earth observation has reached unprecedented speeds.
    Blink, the first wideband SDR for the satellite industry
    Saturday, September 17, 2022

    Amphinicy Technologies, a satellite software provider from Zagreb and Luxembourg and an exhibitor at the IAC 2022 in Paris, will host an event at booth C23. The focus of the event is Blink, the first wideband software-defined radio (SDR) for the satellite industry.

    Marko at re:invent in Las Vegas
    Thursday, August 25, 2022

    A while ago, the Amphinicy team attended the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.

    Blink is picking up speed
    Monday, July 25, 2022
    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.

    Visit of AWS at Amphinicy Zagreb office
    Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    Following the recent partnership agreements with AWS, we were happy to host a meeting with their team members at our Zagreb o