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Electrical Equipment & Systems, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Adaptive IF Relay XMC aids commercial, military communications.

April 6, 2015

Accepting 2 IF (Intermediate Frequency) analog input channels, Cobalt® Model 71624 modifies up to 34 signals, and then delivers them to 2 analog IF outputs. Any signal within each IF band can be independently enabled/disabled and changed in both frequency and amplitude. XMC features Virtex-6 FPGA and 34 independently tunable DDCs and supports such functions as signal drop/add/replace, frequency shifting and hopping, amplitude equalization, and bandwidth consolidation. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Portable Serial FPDP Recorder suits field or laboratory use.

January 22, 2015

Capturing up to 8 Serial FPDP data streams in real-time to SSDs, Talon® RTR 2736A complies with VITA 17.1 specification and supports sFPDP baud rates up to 4.25 Gbaud. Unit includes PCIe Gen 3 SATA III RAID controller capable of streaming contiguous data to disk in real-time at aggregate rates up to 3.2 Gbps. Hot-swappable SSD array is available in 1.9–15.3 TB configurations and supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, or 6. Housed in 16.0 x 6.9 x 13.0 in. case, rugged recorder weighs just 30 lb. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Pre-Configured 3U VPX System speeds application development.

August 27, 2014

Configured for Windows 7 Professional or Linux OS, SPARK™ Model 8267 speeds application development for Pentek Flexor® FMC, Cobalt® Virtex-6, and Onyx® Virtex-7 FPGA 3U VPX software radio and data acquisition I/O boards. Rackmount workstation is populated with VPX SBC with Intel Core i7® processor and DDR3 SDRAM. All analog and timing cables are installed and tested, providing SMA connectivity for analog I/O lines. ReadyFlow drivers and board support libraries are also preinstalled and tested. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Communication Systems & Equipment

Portable RF/IF Signal Recorder captures 3.6 GS/sec.

July 30, 2014

Equipped with 3.6 GHz 12-bit ADC, Talon® RTR 2729A can stream contiguous data to disk in real-time at 4.8 GBps when coupled with PCIe Gen. 3 SATA III RAID controller. User-programmable DDC allows system to capture tunable IF signals with bandwidths up to 360 MHz continuously for over 4 hr. Supplied in 16.0 x 6.9 x 13.0 in. housing, recorder uses Pentek Virtex-7 based Onyx software radio board for data streaming and is available in 7.6 and 15.3 TB SSD configurations. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Communication Systems & Equipment

GSM Monitoring Receiver suits government and military systems.

May 15, 2014

Using optimized IP core for Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA, Cobalt® Model 52663 3U VPX Module is suited for mobile monitoring systems that must capture some or all of 1100 uplink and downlink signals in both upper and lower GSM bands. Unit accepts 4 analog inputs from external analog RF tuner, where GSM RF bands are down converted to IF frequency. IF signals are then digitized by 4 A/D converters and routed to 4 channelizer banks, which perform digital downconversion of all GSM channels to baseband. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Virtex-7 Transceiver Board suits communication, radar systems.

April 30, 2014

As 2-channel, wideband transceiver 3U VPX board based on Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA, Onyx® Model 52751 is suitable for connection to HF or IF ports of communication or radar systems. Along with built-in data capture and generation features, board includes two 500 MHz 12-bit ADCs followed by 2 DDCs and two 800 MHz, 16-bit DACs with DUC. Programmable decimation and interpolation ranges for each DDC and DUC cover transceiver signal bandwidths from 4 kHz to 200 MHz. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

XMC Software Radio Module suits wideband signal applications.

April 2, 2014

Based on Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA, Onyx® Model 71741 can digitize signal bandwidths up to 1,500 MHz. Front end accepts analog RF or IF inputs on pair of front panel SSMC connectors with transformer coupling into ADC12D1800 12-bit A/D. Converter operates in single-channel interleaved mode with 3.6 GHz sampling rate and 1.75 GHz input bandwidth or in dual-channel mode with 1.8 GHz sampling rate and 2.8 GHz input bandwidth. AutoSync feature supports A/D synchronization across multiple modules. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Rackmount Recorders operate in extreme environments.

February 25, 2014

Housed in 4U military-specified chassis constructed using heavy-duty wrought aluminum extrusions, Talon® RTX Series provides aggregate recording rates up to 5 GBps. QuickPac™ canister allows storage drives to be removed and replaced in field. Each canister holds 8 SSDs, providing 7.68 TB of storage. Up to 4 QuickPac canisters can be installed in chassis for over 30 TB of total storage. In addition to forced air cooling system, recorders include 600 W, 85–264 V, 47–400 Hz AC power supply. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

FMC/VPX Carrier features optical backplane interface.

January 27, 2014

As 3U VPX FMC carrier with a Virtex-7 FPGA, Flexor™ Model 5973 features VITA 57.1 FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) site, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, PCIe (Gen 1, 2, and 3) interface up to x8, optional user-configurable gigabit serial I/O, and optional LVDS connections to FPGA for custom I/O. Flexor Model 3312 FMC offers four 250 MHz 16-bit A/Ds and two 800 MHz 16-bit D/As. FMC connector matches Virtex-7 FPGA carrier to promote performance and flexibility. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

High-Speed, Rugged Recorders serve ground/ship/air applications.

December 20, 2013

Suited for recording and reproducing wideband IF signals at sample rates up to 1 GS/sec, Talon® Model RTR 2728 (portable) and Model RTR 2748 (rackmount) are turnkey systems that use SSD storage technology to achieve aggregate recording and playback rates up to 4 GBps. Both systems are built on Windows® 7 Professional workstation with Intel® Core™ i7 processor and provide GUI and API, signal analysis tools, and up to 38.4 TB of hot-swappable SSD storage. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Two-Channel Analog RF Tuner is suited for intelligence systems.

November 12, 2013

Bandit® Model 7120 accepts, amplifies, filters, and downconverts 400 MHz to 4 GHz RF signals to IF signal suitable for A/D conversion by signal acquisition modules. Front panel SSMC connections on shielded PMC/XMC module aid integration into RF systems. Low noise amplifiers are provided along with 2 programmable attenuators, allowing downconversion of -60 to -20 dBm input signals in 0.5 dB steps. Input frequency is programmable across 400–4,000 MHz band with tuning resolution of <100 KHz. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

XMC FPGA Module suits UAV, radar, communications applications.

October 24, 2013

Based on Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA, single-channel Onyx® Model 71730 employs 1 GHz, 12-bit ADC and 1 GHz, 16-bit DAC. Module comes with 4 GB DDR3 memory (1,600 MHz) and can receive and transmit at same sampling rate, supporting signal bandwidths up to 400 MHz. Gen 3 PCIe interface delivers peak transfer rates to 8 GBps, and optional LVDS and gigabit serial connections to Virtex-7 FPGA are available. Built-in functions are provided for data capture, synchronization, time tagging, and formatting. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

LVDS Recorders come in commercial and ruggedized versions.

October 8, 2013

Capable of handling 32-pair differential LVDS DIO signals, Talon® turnkey recording systems include commercial rackmount RTS 2718, rugged portable RTR 2738, and rugged rackmount RTR 2758. Disk storage technology promotes flexibility and enables aggregate recording rates to 4 GBps. Systems can capture any type of streaming source, including live transfers from sensors or data from other computers. Gigabit Ethernet and USB interfaces and 8X double layer DVD±R/RW drive are standard. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

LVDS DIO Module serves control, data capture applications.

August 27, 2013

With built-in data capture and data generation facilities, Model 71610 provides 32 LVDS differential input or output pairs plus LVDS clock, data valid, and flow control signals via front panel, 80-pin connector routed to Virtex-6 FPGA. This VITA 42 XMC Cobalt® module can plug into such carriers as VPX, cPCI, AMC, and PCIe. While x4 PCIe is supported on primary P15 XMC connector, secondary P16 XMC connector supports dual 4X or single 8X user-installed gigabit serial interfaces. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

DAC Module suits beamforming and waveform generation.

July 30, 2013

Offering multichannel synchronous operation, Cobalt® Model 71670 delivers 4 independent analog outputs, each through its own digital upconverter, and 16-bit D/A with sampling rates to 1.25 GHz. On-board Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA contains factory-installed IP that provides waveform playback for output signals up to 250 MHz. Front-panel connector accepts 5 or 10 MHz reference clock to phase lock internal VCXO. Providing 2 gigabit serial connectors, module complies with VITA 42.0 XMC specification. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

OpenVPX Boards incorporate Xilinx Virtex FPGAs.

July 19, 2013

Incorporating Xilinx Virtex-6 and Virtex-7 FPGAs for onboard signal processing, 52xxx Series includes ruggedized and commercial grade boards for military and avionics applications. Compact 3U OpenVPX software radio modules support VPX REDI and PCIe x4 over VPX P1 connector. Available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled options, boards feature synchronous clocking locked to external system reference and LVPECL synch bus for synchronizing multiple modules to increase channel count. Read More


Simulator Software provides recording system evaluation.

June 26, 2013

Available for Talon® analog and digital recording systems, SystemFlow Simulator includes virtual recorder server application that simulates disk and I/O transactions for realistic recording environment. Using SystemFlow GUI or API, virtual server provides live, interactive operation for training or development. Product demonstrates actual Configuration, Record, Playback, and Status screens of GUI, and also includes Signal Viewer to display simulated live signals being digitized and recorded. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Communication Systems & Equipment, Timers & Clocks, Electronic Components & Devices

High-Speed Clock Generator is offered in PMC/XMC form factor.

June 3, 2013

Delivering clock frequencies up to 2 GHz, Model 7194 provides fixed frequency sample clocks to up to 4 analog-to-digital Cobalt® and Onyx® modules in multi-board systems. Generator enables synchronous sampling, playback, and timing for range of multichannel, high-speed data acquisition and software radio applications. Using PMC P14 or XMC P15 connectors solely for power, product can be mounted in any PMC or XMC site. Carriers enable adaption for PCIe, AMC, cPCI, VME, and VPX. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

PC Development System supports software radio applications.

May 10, 2013

Assembled and pre-configured for Cobalt® Virtex-6 and Onyx® Virtex-7 FPGA PCI Express software radio and DAQ I/O boards, Model 8266 is delivered with selected hardware configured for Windows 7 Professional or Linux OS, along with ReadyFlow® BSP drivers and software examples. Built on 4U rackmount workstation, Model 8266 includes Intel Core i7® processor, DDR3 SDRAM, and PCIe motherboard. All coaxial and timing cables are installed and tested, providing SMA connectivity for analog I/O lines. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Communication Systems & Equipment

RF/IF Signal Recorders capture signal bandwidths to 200 MHz.

February 21, 2013

Configured in 4U 19 in. rack-mountable chassis, Models RTR 2707 and RTR 2747 offer recording and playback of RF/IF signals up to 700 MHz with signal bandwidths to 200 MHz. Systems feature 500 MHz 12-bit A/Ds or 400 MHz 14-bit A/Ds and 800 MHz 16-bit D/A. Model RTS 2707 has up to 20 hot-swappable magnetic hard drives for up to 20 TB of data storage, while Model RTR 2747 provides up to 24 hot-swap SSDs with combined capacity to 11.5 TB. Both include front panel USB ports and I/O connectors on rear panel. Read More

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