AIS barriers removed increasing maritime safety for more sea vessels

15-10-2019 | CML Micro | Semiconductors

CML Microcircuits has introduced the SCT7033, claimed to be the industry’s first AIS (Automatic Identification System) Class B processor to incorporate the full protocol stack already embedded within the device. This eliminates the OEM’s burden of sourcing or producing a protocol stack, making it simpler to develop an AIS Class B transponder and facilitating faster time to market.

“The SCT7033 delivers faster time to market, particularly for engineering teams with no previous experience of developing devices aimed at AIS,” commented David Brooke, product manager, CML Microcircuits. “As the protocol is provided with the device, embedded with the processor, engineers can focus on the system-level features and adding their own differentiation, rather than developing a standard protocol.”

The device is compatible with the company's DE70322TC AIS Class B Reference Design. A GUI is offered to facilitate production line configuration, such as parameter set-up and adjustment, the MMSI of other parameters particular to the device or its vessel.

Focusing on narrowband communications, the company's ICs are found in digital/analogue PMR/LMR, wireless data, satellite communications and marine radio applications, such as TETRA, DMR, dPMR, SCADA systems and Marine communications.

By Natasha Shek