During the upcoming Argos manufacturers meeting, AnSem will announce its ARTIC chip, a small ultra-low power integrated SoC radio. This 400MHz satellite transceiver will be used in any application compliant with the ARGOS system. ARTIC is designed to be compatible with all Argos standards including the yet to be deployed Argos 4 satellites and provides two-way communication with the satellite. In addition to the full RF transceiver, AnSem has integrated a DSP based digital modem into the ARTIC SoC.
AnSem did this development in the context of the ESA project called Sharc.