TM Technologies, Inc., (TMT) is a Tucson, AZ wireless technology company that manufactures, markets and licenses patented technology products based on Transpositional Modulation (TM).
TMT believes that its patented products can prevent or delay the onset of a wireless “bandwidth crunch” (also known as a radio frequency spectrum deficit).
A 2016 third-party 2016 assessment (available under a strict NDA agreement) indicates that the adoption of TMT products can also substantially increase corporate asset values for most firms in that tech sector.
The Bandwidth Crunch
A 2015 study on the bandwidth crunch (also referred to as “spectrum deficit) has been prepated by wireless think tank — The Brattle Group — and indicates that crunch may hit as early as 2017 (see graph below).
Bandwidth shortages would seriously harm many prominent technology sectors including telecom, e-commerce, IoT, WiFi, cloud computing and more.
Forthcoming products from TM Technologies (below) can stave off a bandwidth crunch by more than doubling the capacity of every wireless channel worldwide including mobile phones and WiFi as well as broadcast bands used by industry, media, law enforcement, emergency and military devices.
Products – TM TACT
(Transpositionally Adjusted Communications Technology)
TM TACT Core Series
The TM TACT Core Series is the heart of TM Technologies products.
All Core Series products consist of a TM TACT Core software kernel embodied on a semiconductor as proprietary machine code instructions which implement our patented TM TACT algorithm (P3).
This Core assures maximum efficiency and throughput as well as incorporating TM TACT Vault technology to protect against reverse-engineering, counterfeiting, and other forms of Intellectual Property theft.
TM TACT Core can be configured as software usable within FPGA chipsets, and code which allows TM to be engineered into new radios, design ASIC chips or be installed as a “plug-in” for most modern communication devices.
This flexibility allows ease of integration into current and future generations of wireless devices including infrastructure and device level radios, mobile phones, cable boxes, televisions, satellite radios, and more.
TM TACT Core Implementations
TM TACT Core implementations are flexible and offer efficient and price-competitive versions for developing TM implementations depending upon customer needs. See section below describing the flexibility resulting from our use of FPGA in TM TACT core implementation.
Core Solo implements TM as the sole modulation method
Specific modulation versions incorporating TM with other modern modulation methods will be available.
For example, Core QAM would be the choice if one wishes to develop a TM capable modulator that works in conjunction with QAM as the primary modulation.
Core OFDM, FSK, QPSK, AM/FM and others will be available before the end of 2016.
TM TACT Enabled SDR
TM TACT Enabled SDR is a Software-defined radio (SDR) designed to incorporate a 2-MHz to 2- GHz frequency range with a 100-MHz wide bandwidth channel.
The SDR has multiple input multiple output (MIMO) capabilities and a 1-GigE Ethernet port for data input, which is upgradable up to 100 GigE, and will use chips known as a Field-Programmable Gate Array — FPGA.
FPGAs are programmable semiconductor devices consisting of a matrix of Configurable Logic Blocks (CLBs) connected through programmable interconnects.
As opposed to ASICs, where the device is custom built for the particular design, FPGAs can be programmed to the desired application or functionality requirements.
Although One-Time Programmable (OTP) FPGAs are available, the more prominently used type are SRAM- based which can be reprogrammed as the design evolves.
FPGAs allow designers to change their designs very late in the design cycle– even after the end product has been manufactured and deployed in the field.
In addition, FPGAs allow for field upgrades to be completed remotely, eliminating the costs associated with re-designing or manually updating electronic systems.
The Prototype TM TACT Radios have an expected release date of June 1, 2016, and will be made available to specific customers for testing on that date. Follow-on customizations are expected.
TM TACT Sig-Gen
TM TACT Sig-Gen is a software suite to be used with signal generators such as those sold by Rohde & Schwarz, Keysight, Anritsu, and others.
Radio frequency signal generators are test and analysis instruments used by engineers and scientists to replicate radio waveforms in order to develop new products and to test equipment and configurations.
TM Technologies has access to a vast portfolio of intellectual property. The newest patent granted in the United States is: Transpositional modulation systems and methods
This patent pertains to the company’s new inflection-based quarter-cycle waveform technology which will be implemented in products slated for release this summer.
- Daniel L. Hodges: Board Chairman, CEO & Company Founder
- Richard Gerdes: CTO, Chief Scientist and TM Inventor
- Brent M. Davies: CFO & Director
- Kevin M. Sherlock: VP – Contracts / Legal & Director
- Frank Anjakos: VP – Business Development & Human Resources
- Jodhvir Sarai: VP – Operations & Director
Board of Directors
- Daniel Hodges,
- Kevin M. Sherlock,
- Brent Davies
- Jodhvir Sarai
Daily operations of the business of TM Technologies, Inc. are presently conducted from the offices of the Medusa parent company in Tucson, Arizona.