1370 MHz Smart Radio

Doodle Lab smart radio is 57mm by 65mm

The 1370 MHz band ranges from 1350~1390 MHz. This band’s transmission characteristics make it desirable to achieve a good balance of range and penetration for mobile ground-based robots. The RF signals at 1370 MHz have the ability to propagate further distances via two mechanisms: penetration and diffraction. Penetration refers to 1370 MHz waves ability to penetrate through building walls, vegetation and other obstacles. 1370 MHz waves can go through multiple building walls making it an excellent choice for applications that do not have a direct line of sight between sender and receiver. Diffraction describes the characteristic of a 1370 MHz wave that it can go around an object such as a building or vegetation. 1370 MHz waves have smaller Fresnel zone.

The DoD operates telemetry systems in this band that are used to transmit and receive data from airborne vehicles at test and training ranges. Additionally, the DoD operates transportable tactical point-to point communication systems in the 1370 MHz band. These tactical communication systems are used for command and control networks for military ground forces. This is the only transmission media available with sufficient bandwidth to carry large quantities of critical data such as maps, overlays, intelligence pictures, and other data to the battlefield commanders. These systems are used within the United States for comprehensive and realistic training to maintain a high level of combat readiness. The DoD will continue to use this band for the foreseeable future. 

Technical Specifications

The Smart Radios in Xtreme category can meet various stringent Federal project requirements. The table below provides quick overview of their technical specifications. Refer to the detailed datasheet for more details.

Summary of Technical Specifications (RM-1370)

Ordering Code
RM-1370-2H-XS (2x Ethernet, UART, GPIOs)
RM-1370-2H-XU (2x Ethernet, USB, GPIOs)
Evaluation KitEK-1370-SR (Antennas, Cables and I/O ports to facilitate quick bench testing)
Radio Configuration2×2 MIMO
Frequency Range1340-1390 MHz
Channel Bandwidths (Software Select-able)
3, 5, 10, 20 MHz
Max Data Throughput (UDP)100 Mbps
Max Operating Range (Indicative)>20 Km
Wireless Data Encryption128-bit AES hardware data encryption
256-bit AES software data encryption channel for sensitive data
Interference ImmunityMaximum
Operating ModesMesh, AP, Client, Transparent Bridge and Gateway
Command & Control channelUltra-Reliable Low Latency Channel (URLLC) for Command and Control data. Latency 30 ms (Typical)
Video ChannelOptimized 4k video streaming channel
MulticastHigh Rate
Operating Voltage5.5~42V DC
Dimensions65 x 57 x 11 mm, 60 grams
Temperature range (Operating)-40°C to +85°C
Special Features– Extended lifespan with 7 years’ planned availability
– Extreme Reliability, IPC Class 2 standard with Class 3 options
– Compliant to MIL-STD-202G for high shock/vibration environments

* Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.


Case Studies

Design-In Documents

Doodle Labs provides an extensive set of documents and support to simplify integration of the Smart Radio. Please visit our Smart Radio Technical Library for more information.