Product News: Electronic Components & Devices
Signal Recording System captures and plays back IF and RF signals.
Press Release Summary:
December 6, 2011 - Housed in 16.9 x 9.5 x 13.4 in. steel enclosure, Model RTR 2726 captures and plays back signals up to 700 MHz in shock- and vibration-prone environments such as vehicles, ships, and aircraft. System inlcudes built-in digital up- and down-converters, with record channels offering 16-bit, 200 MHz ADCs and playback channels offering 16-bit, 800 MHz DACs. Based on quad-core Intel XeonÂ® processor, system includes 8 hot-swappable solid-state disk drives in RAID configuration with up to 4 TB capacity.
Original Press Release
Pentek Announces Ruggedized Portable RF/IF Signal Recording and Playback Instrument for Vehicle, Ship and Aircraft Applications
Press release date: November 29, 2011
The RTR 2726 is housed in a steel enclosure with carry handle, measuring 16.9" W x 9.5" D x 13.4" H and weighing just 30 pounds. A fold-down front panel holds a full keyboard and touchpad and exposes the unit's built-in 17" LCD monitor. The system can also be closed and operated remotely using a built-in Ethernet port. Connections are made through the unit's side panel and include analog signal inputs and outputs, six USB ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two eSATA ports, PS2 ports for external keyboard and mouse, and a VGA output for connection to an external monitor. The cooling system in the RTR 2726 includes built-in temperature monitoring. A temperature monitor display is included underneath the system's LCD and built-in temperature alarms provide users with early alerts when operating in very hot environments. Turnkey System
Like all of Pentek's recording and playback instruments, the RTR 2726 is a full Windows-based workstation. It includes a quad-core Intel Xeon® processor, a high-resolution 17" LCD monitor, keyboard, and a high-performance SATA RAID controller along with Cobalt modules for the data acquisition, signal conditioning and playback. Software built into the RTR 2726 includes the Windows 7 Professional operating system and Pentek's SystemFlow Recording software. SystemFlow features a GUI for setup and control of the record and playback operations and is able to store configuration profiles for later one-click set-up. In addition, the SystemFlow software includes signal viewing and analysis tools that allow the user to monitor the signal prior to, and during, recording as well as examining the signal during playback. The tools include a virtual oscilloscope and virtual spectrum analyzer, eliminating the need for additional equipment during a data collection session. Pricing and Availability
The Talon RTR 2726 is priced starting at $45,000 USD, depending on configuration and storage options. Delivery is 8 to 10 weeks ARO. About Pentek
Pentek develops manufactures and markets innovative DSP systems and recorders to original equipment manufacturers, distributors and value-added resellers. Pentek offers powerful VME, VPX, VXS, PMC, XMC, cPCI, PCI, PCIe boards for data acquisition, software radio and digital signal processing featuring Texas Instruments C6000 DSPs, Freescale G4 PowerPCs and Xilinx FPGAs. Pentek's I/O includes A/Ds, D/As, FPGAs, digital up/downconverters and more. Pentek equips all products with high-performance I/O including gigabit serial interfaces and offers strong DSP software support. Pentek, Talon and SystemFlow are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pentek, Inc. Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. For access to the release and data sheets, please visit: www.pentek.com/whatsnew/viewrelease.cfm?index=159