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New Product: Spectre

Clearbox Systems presents Spectre – a high performance, scalable Analog RF to 10 GigE platform.

Spectre enables both Transmit and Receive RF applications from 400MHz to 4GHz at 200MHz bandwidth with streaming to and from
10Gbit/s Ethernet.

Rather than performing any on board processing Spectre hands off the digitised RF for processing elsewhere.

Spectre can be used as a desktop unit or as multiple units mounted in a chassis.

This flexibility means that Spectre is suitable for applications ranging from Research or Academia to Industrial or Military.

Spectre features a Xilinx Kintex XC7K160 FPGA and 512MB DDR3 RAM.


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  • Bandwidth: Up to 200MHz
  • RF Selection: 400MHz to 4GHz
  • ADC: Dual, 16-Bit 310 MSPS anti-aliasing
  • DAC: Dual, 16-Bit 1230 MSPS anti-aliasing


  • RF In/Out: SMA
  • Transmit Power: 0dBm
  • Receive Level: 0dBm
  • Ethernet: SFP+ 10GigE Optical Ethernet
  • Additional interface expansion board providing USB for JTAG and debug, USB serial for console, reset button, jtag header, SMA for Clock reference and 2 screw terminal connector for power (not required when chassis is used)


  • Dimensions: 160mm x 100mm VME Card Profile
  • Weight:270g (298g including development jig)


  • Temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C with cooling fan (recommended)
  • Humidity: 90% non-condensing


  • DC Input: 12 volts at 1.4A
  • Power Consumption: 16.8W running typical streaming application running.


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Clearbox Systems Opens Canberra Facility

Clearbox Systems has opened a new high tech / high security facility in Canberra. The facility is strategically located in Fyshwick for quick access to Defence facilities at HMAS HARMAN and Russell Offices which house a number of systems supported by Clearbox Systems.

The capabilities and expertise provided from the Canberra office are:

  • Expert knowledge in:
    • Equipment Monitoring and Control (M&C)
    • Spectrum Monitoring
    • Baseband, RF and Antenna systems
    • Server and Network Infrastructure
  • Installation and site support, including rack builds, equipment changeover, site cabling
  • Wideband SATCOM domain knowledge
  • UHF (Narrowband) SATCOM domain knowledge
  • End-to-end SATCOM infrastructure fault diagnosis and resolution
  • ADF SATCOM operations knowledge
  • Specfic project knowledge, particularly across multiple phases of JP2008

The building address is:
Unit 14B/5 Tennant Street
ACT 2609, Australia





We’re looking for an experienced Software Developer

Creating custom, groundbreaking software solutions is an integral part of what we do at Clearbox Systems, and we’re looking for a talented Senior Software Developer who can manipulate their programming knowledge creatively in order to help innovate cutting-edge solutions for our clients.

Clearbox Systems is a pioneering software engineering firm. We design, develop and manufacture original software and hardware solutions to provide a flexible and unique response to our customer’s needs. We work with a broad range of clients completing a variety of different projects in private industry and Defence. If you’re a creative and self-motivated Software Developer with some decent experience under your belt we could be just the right fit for you. 

Purpose of the Position

As our workload is expanding we’re looking for a Mid-Senior Software Developer who will be confident in applying their knowledge of programming concepts in order to design and build solutions for complex problems. In order to be successful in the position you will need to be a keen problem solver who is able to see and understand the bigger picture, but also be capable of breaking it down and digging into the details.


What You Will Be Doing

On any given day you would be working in a team towards achieving the client’s desired outcomes, potentially you could be across multiple projects including Defence and commercial communications job. Work typically involves critical and creative thinking and executing a mixture of cutting edge technologies and techniques to produce innovative programming and software solutions. You will need to produce clean code that you can read, test and maintain. As a Senior member of the team you’ll be making important design decisions, sharing knowledge with your colleagues to help the team grow as a whole, and be actively learning in order to expand your own skill-set and programming abilities.


The Successful Candidate Will Need:

♦  4+ years experience as a Software Developer
♦  An Engineering or Computer Science degree
♦  Strong programming skills in Java and/or Javascript/HTML/CSS or comparable languages
♦  Thorough understanding of and experience implementing Design patterns
♦  Experience working with large code bases across multiple project modules
♦  Experience working in a collaborative development team environment with developers at a variety of levels
♦  A willingness to learn, be challenged and expand your capabilities and also pass on your knowledge to more junior developers
♦  To be someone who is self-motivated and takes initiative
♦  Due to our clients, Australian Citizenship is a requirement


♦  Experience with Angular JS, JQuery, Typescript, Less CSS
♦  Experience with automated test execution packages for Java and Javascript applications
♦  Experience with JSON & Jackson
♦  Experience with Relational Databases and SQL (e.g.Postgres)
♦  Experience with controlling devices via SNMP
♦  Experience working with an Agile development process
♦  Experience with Distributed Version Control Systems
♦  Experience with or understanding of the principles behind Test Driven Development
♦  Existing Defence experience



Does this sound like you? Get in touch! Email your CV and cover letter to:

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