The Challenge

Ever-Changing Technology

As the world grows increasingly dependent on wireless technology, RF Engineering professionals are becoming essential to solving technically challenging requirements.

At Radio Design Group, we believe that innovation should be available at all levels of wireless design, from big-budget consumer-driven products to the unconventional independent startup. Innovation can be inhibited by budget constraints, government regulations, or short-sighted management philosophy. Our mission is to promote thinking “outside the box.”

The Solution

A Commitment to Innovation

Driven by curiosity, the RDGI philosophy of “Imagineering” pushes us to develop new ideas and designs for our ever-changing technological world. Our team of engineers, technicians, and support staff are encouraged to create solutions that are not yet discovered or utilized. Our team is willing to attempt unconventional ideas in order to discover the best solution, honoring the legacy of the innovators who have gone before us.

The RDGI process is dynamic, often coloring outside the standard lines of design and development. By thinking outside the box and using unconventional methods to create solutions that would normally be out of reach, we have pioneered several unique ideas and products now active in the market of RF and wireless design. Our commitment to innovation serves as the core to our company values:

Customer Service

Quality Control

Security

On-site production

The principal tenet guiding our business philosophy is our dedication to customer care and satisfaction; the willingness to try out unique ideas and schools of thought, and provide service that is “above and beyond.”  We strive for our clients to have the best products and service in the industry!

By following industry standards, including requirements for static protection and product handling, as well as extensive testing, we strive for the highest level of quality from start to finish, with long-term reliability built-in.  It’s not good enough to be “consistent.”  True quality has no fear of time!

Our state-of-the-art facility and procedures ensure complete control and protection of sensitive materials; all intellectual property is carefully managed to avoid risk of compromise or theft.  Cybersecurity is also a top priority, and our facility has the capability to meet stringent DoD SCIF requirements.

We believe in the importance of hands-on capability for Research & Development, as well as full control of the assembly process and modification work.  On site production helps us keep tabs on production issues that affect design, including issues such as component obsolescence mitigation.

 
 

What We Offer

Having started as a small design and engineering firm, RDGI’s commitment to research and innovation is what gives us the edge when meeting diverse customer requirements, new equipment design and production, performance upgrades of existing systems, and program life extension.

The wide variety of products we offer stems from our unique capabilities. More than just a component and system supplier, RDGI provides design, manufacturing, maintenance, and upgrade services, both to military and commercial clients. We work with a wide variety of digital and analog technologies, including cellular, paging, spread-spectrum, and narrow-band voice, as well as data communication and interference resistant technologies. Our expertise ranges from component design through system integration and architectural design, right down to the antenna!

Commercial and Military Applications

RDGI has a long-standing history working in the development of government and military defense programs, as well as projects for the commercial market. We apply exacting quality standards to both sectors, ensuring the highest level of product integrity.

We design beyond the conventional military approach, emphasizing technological innovation while using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies. Our goal is to combine the innovation and performance of the commercial market with the reliability and ruggedness demanded by tough military applications. These include:

  • Advanced RF Filtering
  • Amplitude Compandored Single Sideband (ACSSB)
  • Spread Spectrum/MVSK
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • High Performance RF Switching
  • High performance Antenna Commutation
  • Advanced Automated Testing

Product Manufacturing

Wireless devices, especially in high-performance systems, frequently require a level of manufacturing and testing performance not found in conventional manufacturing operations. With over 20 years of experience making RF and wireless devices, our manufacturing capability and facility are fine-tuned to exacting standards. Our engineering and customer service efforts are supported by industry-leading technicians, committed to ongoing training, and supported by a state of the art facility and equipment, including multiple automated RF test systems, shielded rooms, and complete rework facilities.

Many of the areas of design and production in which we specialize include:

  • Part 15 Devices
  • RF Ranging
  • Paging Receivers
  • Wireless Data Devices
  • Spread Spectrum Devices
  • Narrow Bandwidth Wireless Devices

Obsolescence Engineering

The electronics industry is changing constantly, with new improvements happening all the time. As parts are replaced with newer versions and old parts become unavailable, these improvements can create obsolescence issues. Many programs, both commercial and military, do not need constant hardware upgrades, but have ongoing production and maintenance needs.

RDGI is ready for the challenge that arises when design adjustments must accommodate newer, more available parts. We provide maintenance and repair service for clients dealing with inadequate levels of support on critical systems. Our companion manufacturing capability means we can also build, qualify, test and most importantly, support replacements as necessary. The biggest factor for success in RF design is experience in these areas:

  • RF Engineering
  • Software Development
  • DSP Engineering
  • FPGA Development
  • Mechanical Engineering
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