Abco Announces SRS6000 Multi-Channel Synchronous Receiver System for High Channel Density Electronic Warfare and SIGINT Applications

Press Release Summary:

The new SRS6000 Multi-Channel Synchronous Receiver System from Abco Systems is able to synchronize up to 32 1GSPS ADC channels. Up to eight systems can be daisy-chained for synchronization for a total of 256 channels. The SRS6000 allows migration to VPX system and can automatically calibrate when there are changes in the cabling or setup. Intended applications for the receiver system are MIMO radar, beamforming, direction finding and multi-channel listening.

Original Press Release:

Abaco Launches SRS6000 Multi-Channel Synchronous Receiver System to Significantly Reduce Time to Market for Advanced Electronic Warfare Applications

  • Can synchronize up to 32 1GSPS ADC channels out of the box
  • Eight SRS6000s can be daisy-chained for synchronization of 256 channels
  • Features remarkable picosecond accuracy
  • Provides a migration path to VPX

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— September 11 2018 Abaco Systems today announced the SRS6000 Multi-channel Synchronous Receiver System. Designed for customers developing advanced, high channel density electronic warfare and SIGINT applications, it can significantly reduce time to market.

The SRS6000 leverages Abaco’s leadership in FPGA hardware platforms and solutions and brings a new level of application-specific functionality, helping customers accelerate their development process and get to a solution faster by obviating the need for in-house development that can be time-consuming and costly.  

The SRS6000 is unique in a number of ways. Out of the box, it delivers the ability to synchronize up to 32 1GSPS ADC channels with a remarkable picosecond jitter. It is also scalable, with the potential to daisy-chain up to eight systems for a total of 256 synchronized channels in the most demanding applications. The SRS6000 also features an auto-calibration capability, meaning that it will automatically adjust its calibration routine in response to changes in cabling or setup. Migration to a deployed, rugged 3U VPX system is straightforward.

Target applications include MIMO radar, beamforming, direction finding and multi-channel listening.

“Multi-element arrays like those found in radar and other RF apertures are increasingly driving the requirement for tight synchronization between many channels – sometimes in the thousands,” said Peter Thompson, Vice President, Product Management at Abaco Systems. “The SRS6000 provides the precision and channel density required by many of these applications.”

“Ensuring synchronization and deterministic latency through calibration is critical in any system - but calibrating a system with multiple converters can be a challenge to achieve,” continued Thompson. “The SRS6000 is designed for customers looking to jumpstart an electronic warfare or SIGINT development and who need to accelerate their proof of concept. It provides a new degree of precision, performance and extensibility – while at the same time helping customers minimize the time, cost and risk involved in bringing advanced electronic warfare solutions to market.”

With two Intel® 2.2GHz Xeon E5 processors and five Xilinx® Ultrascale™ FPGAs, the SRS6000 provides server grade processing for the most computationally-intensive applications. Additionally, PCIe™ Gen3x8 and FireFly™ x8 fiber optic interconnects provide extreme throughput for powerful streaming.

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About Abaco Systems

With more than 30 years’ experience, Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. We create innovative, modular solutions based on open standards that are characterized by outstanding price/performance, ultimate rugged reliability and minimal SWaP. Our goal is to be a significant contributor to our customers’ success, partnering with them to reduce cost, time-to-deployment and risk and supporting them over the long term.  With an active presence in hundreds of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most.


For more information, contact:

Ian McMurray
Communications Manager
Abaco Systems

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