Moscow, ID – May 7, 2008 – Comtech AHA Corporation (Comtech AHA), a whollyowned subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL), has surpassed the 20 year milestone as a leading provider of integrated circuits (ICs) and intellectual property cores that implement forward error correction technologies. The company was originally founded as Advanced Hardware Architectures (AHA) in 1988 based on error correction technology developed by researchers at the University of Idaho for NASA. The founding technology of AHA was Reed-Solomon error correction, and today AHA offers not only a family of legacy IC products supporting Reed-Solomon error correction but also products supporting advanced error correction technologies including Turbo Product Coding (TPC) and Low Density Parity Check Codes (LDPC). AHA’s technology represents some of the best forward error correction technology available in the world today.
“It has been exciting to be involved in the development of so many breakthrough products,” said Dr. Pat Owsley, CTO and co-founder of AHA. “It is a great testament to our talented team of engineers and to the fact that innovative technology is being developed in Idaho”.
Most recently AHA introduced an LDPC error correction IP core for satellite communications systems that is compliant with the new DVB-S2 communications standard.
AHA also is a well known provider of lossless data compression hardware for use in networking and storage applications. AHA’s history as a provider of lossless data compression hardware dates back to 1992 when AHA first introduced compression ICs supporting the DCLZ algorithm used in DDS tape drives. Since that time, AHA has developed a line of lossless data compression products that support standard compression algorithms such as ALDC and GZIP compression as well as products that are based on proprietary compression techniques.
AHA was acquired by Comtech Telecommunications Corporation in 2002 because of its forward error correction technology and renamed Comtech AHA Corporation.
Comtech AHA Corporation develops and markets application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), boards, and intellectual property core technology for communications systems architects worldwide. Comtech AHA provides flexible, cost-effective solutions for today’s growing bandwidth and reliability challenges. Located in Moscow, Idaho, Comtech AHA has been setting the standard in Forward Error Correction and Lossless Data Compression technology for more than a decade and offers a variety of standard and custom IC solutions for the data communications industry. Comtech AHA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL). For more information, visit www.aha.com.