Multiband Record/Playback System supports rates up to 400 MB/sec.

Press Release Summary:

Built on Windows® 7 Pro workstation, Talon® RTV 2601 is equipped with 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D and can record signal bandwidths up to 80 MHz with over 80 dB of SFDR. This single-channel rackmount recorder also features 800 MHz, 16-bit D/A which reproduces recorded signals and serves as complex waveform generator. Equipped with 4 TB storage array, 4U systems integrate user-programmable DDC and DUC and 4 TB hot swappable storage. Flexible center frequency tuning handles IF signals as high as 700 MHz.

Original Press Release:

Pentek Introduces Affordable Talon Value Series Recorders with Quick Delivery

• Single-channel multiband recording and playback system

• Provides 4 TB hot swappable storage

• Real-time sustained recording and playback rates up to 400 MB/sec

• Affordable recorder ships immediately from stock

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ -- Pentek, Inc., today introduced the first member of the Talon® recorder series, the Model RTV 2601 single-channel multiband recording and playback system. This recorder is part of the new Talon Value Series of rackmount recorders for laboratory and benign environments.

The RTV 2601 represents Pentek’s best value in a single channel recording and playback system. Equipped with a 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D, it is ideal for recording signal bandwidths up to 80 MHz with over 80 dB of spurious free dynamic range (SFDR.)  The 800 MHz, 16-bit D/A reproduces recorded signals and also serves as a powerful complex waveform generator.

Equipped with a 4 TB storage array, these 4U rackmount systems are ready for off-the-shelf delivery.  “We often receive customer requests for quick delivery,” stated Chris Tojeira, product director of Recording Systems. “The popular, well-equipped configuration we chose for the RTV 2601 allows us to ship directly from stock. And, our cost-sensitive customers really appreciate a price tag under $20,000,” he added.

The RTV 2601 includes a user-programmable digital downconverter (DDC) and digital upconverter (DUC), for recording and playing back signals with bandwidths ranging from a few kHz up to 80 MHz. Flexible center frequency tuning handles IF signals as high as 700 MHz. Providing 4 TB of data storage, the six hot-swappable front-panel disk drives can be easily replaced by empty drives when full.

Ease of Operation

All Talon recorders are built on a Windows 7 Professional workstation and include Pentek’s SystemFlow software, featuring a GUI (graphical user interface) and API (Application Programming Interface). The GUI provides intuitive controls for out-of-the-box turn-key operation using point-and-click configuration management. Configurations can be easily stored and recalled for single-click setup.  The GUI also includes a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer to monitor signals before, during and after data collection. The C-callable API allows users to integrate the recorder control into larger application systems.

Pentek provides a Talon Recording System Simulator for evaluation of the SystemFlow software package. This free trial package is available for download at:

Pricing and Delivery

The Talon RTV 2601 Value Series recorder starts at $19,995 USD and is available for expedited delivery from stock. Optional GPS time and position stamping and IRIG-B time stamping are available.

Talon Family Summary

• RTV Value Series: Low Cost Rackmount Systems for benign environments

• RTS Commercial Series: Rackmount Systems for benign environments

• RTR Portable Series: Rugged Portable Systems for field use

• RTR Rackmount Series: Rugged Rackmount Systems for field use

• RTX Extreme Series: Rugged Rackmount Systems for extreme environments

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, FMC, cPCI, PCI, PCIe and AMC boards for data acquisition, software radio and digital signal processing featuring Xilinx FPGAs and Freescale G4 PowerPCs. Pentek's I/O includes A/Ds, D/As, FPGAs, Serial FPDP, LVDS, RF converters and more. Pentek equips all products with high-performance I/O including gigabit serial interfaces and offers strong DSP software support.

Pentek, SystemFlow, Talon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pentek, Inc. Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

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North American Sales Contact:

Mario Schiavone

Pentek, Inc.

One Park Way

Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458-2311

Telephone 201-818-5900, ext. 770

Fax 201-818-5904



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