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Tove Mini RF Data Link

Lightweight Datalink Transmitter
Tove RF Datalink is a lightweight Software Defined Radio (SDR) designed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) and Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) for use in airborne, ground and maritime applications, where Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) is at a premium. Providing full backward compatibility with ECS Evenlode Ground Data Terminals (GDT).

Tove Mini RF Data Link
  • General Description
  • Technical Data

General Description

Tove is a lightweight SDR based RF data transmitter that provides superior connectivity for use in airborne, ground and maritime applications. With SD/HD/3G-SDI, CVBS, USB and Ethernet inputs, Tove is compatible with the new and legacy sensor systems.
The onboard low latency H.265, H.264 1080p video encoder provides superior compression, allowing for reduction in channel bandwidth, increased spectral efficiency and best in class range. GPS and bi-directional telemetry data is combined with the Tove transport stream to provide positional data and sensor control to the fixed or mobile receive stations.
Adopting ECS’s extremely robust and configurable DVB-T COFDM protocol, Tove includes an integrated 2 Watt amplifier to transmit data to compatible receive systems, such as ECS Evenlode datalink Ground Data Terminals (GDT), ECS handheld receiving devices or compliant DVB-T receivers. An optional 10 Watt amplifier is available for extreme ranges.
Tove is provided with an omnidirectional antenna for point-to-multipoint data exchange. Ground equipment can be offered with a range of omnidirectional and position-steered antenna systems. Ground Receiver Equipment (GRE) may be deployed across a wide area and networked to provide extended coverage.

Technical Data

• Tove transmitter module with transmitter only license
• 1 x downlink antenna
• 1 x uplink antenna
• Connector set
• 5 and 10 watt amplifier
• Ground Data Terminal
• Uplink Telemetry Control Terminal
• Handheld Receiver
• Key Fill Device
Future Upgrade:
• DVB-T2 modulation
• Bi-directional Ethernet
• ECS Fixed site Receivers
• ECS Mobile Receivers
• ECS Handheld Receiver
ECS is able to provide in-country commis-sioning and training.
Platform Integration documentation
Export Licence:
Purchase of this equipment is subject to ex-port licence approval.


Size: 120mm x 80mm x 30mm
Weight: 350g
Power: 11-15Vdc and 22-30Vdc, voltage range protection
Frequency: 900MHz to 6.0GHz (Software Defined)
Link Mode Selection FEC - 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6
Guard Interval - 1/4, 1/8, 1/16
Modulation - QPSK, 16QAM
Channel Bandwidth - 1.7,2,3,4,5,6,7,8MHz
Link Data Rate: Up to 21Mbps
Output Power: 2W
Telemetry Control: Bi-directional (FSK or Spread Spectrum)
Video Formats: SD-SDI HD-SDI 3G-SDI PAL NTSC up to 1080p60
(SMPTE 259M, 344M, 292M, 424M)
DVB-ASI EN 50089-9 188 Byte Transport Stream
(SMPTE 259M)
Video Compression: H.265/H.264
Interfaces: 2 x SMA COFDM RF
1 x HD-BNC
1 x SMA GPS antenna interface
3 x Multi pin connectors 100/10BASE-T Ethernet, RS232/485, USB
Encryption: AES 256 (subject to export licence approval) or
Substitution Cipher Encryption
Operational Temperature: -20°C to +55°C, 0-90% relative humidity non-condensing
25000ft operational altitude
Certification: Designed to RTCA DO160G Standards
Designed to MIL-STD-704
Environment: Designed to IP64