Cobham to Feature Nano HDTX and New Receiver Platform


Cobham, the RF specialist company backed by more than 40 years’ of experience in transmitting and receiving information in difficult electronic environments, will feature “Nano HDTX”, the world’s smallest wireless HD transmitter, and a new receiver platform at NAB 2014.

The ultra miniature Nano HDTX is an HD digital video transmitter designed specifically for POV and body-worn applications. With proven Cobham COFDM and H.264 encoding technology at its core, the transmitter provides excellent image quality retention over the wireless link and supports composite, SDI, HD-SDI and HDMI video input formats.

The small size and ultra-low power consumption also make Nano HDTX ideal for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications. Optional lightweight, low power consumption amplifiers are available for even greater range capability.


Cobham will also launch a new receiver platform at NAB, with 1080p60 4:2:2 10-bit decoding capabilities. Available in 1RU or 2RU configurations, each receiver is capable of decoding two separate HD signals, effectively making them two receivers in one. The unit’s decoding algorithm has been specially engineered by Cobham to ensure full compatibility with all leading encoders. The receiver can also decode MPEG2 HD.

If required, the receiver can also act as an IP decoder using the interruptible foldback (IFB) audio input, which when used with a Cobham IP encoder automatically provides IFB for the presenter.


When acting as an IP decoder in conjunction with a Cobham encoder, the system automatically adjusts its encoding bit rate capacity to ensure optimum picture quality by compensating for variations of “contention” on IP networks. This feature is particularly valuable when using Ka-band and BGAN satellite systems.

About Cobham
Cobham specialises in meeting the demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth in defence, security and commercial environments. Offering a technically diverse and innovative range of technologies and services, the Group protects lives and livelihoods, responding to customer needs with agility that differentiates it. The most important thing we build is trust. Employing more than 10,000 people on five continents, the Group has customers and partners in over 100 countries.