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Home > Pipeline Newsletters > The Pentek Pipeline Vol. 20 No. 1
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Spring 2011 Vol. 20, No. 1 

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Product TechCast

Download: 8-Channel Aurora Beamforming Demo!

Free Technical Resources:

High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System DesignHigh-Speed Switched Serial
Fabrics Improve System Design

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Software Defined Radio HandbookSoftware Defined Radio

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Putting FPGAs to Work for Software Radio HandbookPutting FPGAs to Work for
Software Radio Handbook

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8-Channel OpenVPX Beamforming System

Beamforming is a signal processing technique that utilizes an array of sensors to achieve directionality, increase the strength of transmitted signals and improve the quality of received signals.

Typical Cell Phone Beamforming System
Typical Cell Phone Beamforming System

“The Pentek Model 53661 Software Radio Board is a 3U OpenVPX Cobalt board ideally suited to beamforming applications. It's available in commercial and rugged versions up to and including conduction-cooled.”

- Rodger Hosking, Pentek Vice President and Cofounder

Product Focus

High-Speed Real-Time Data Recording and Playback System

Offers COTS Configurations with Customizable Features

Data Recording and Playback System

  • Complete multiband recording and playback system
  • 4U 19 inch industrial rack-mount PC server chassis
  • Windows® 7 Professional workstation with high-performance Intel® CoreTM i7 processor
  • 16-bit 200 MHz A/Ds
  • 16-bit 800 MHz D/As
  • Real-time sustained recording rates of up to 1600 MB/sec
  • Configurations from one to eight channels of recording and playback
  • From 2 to 20 terabytes storage to NTFS RAID disk array
  • RAID levels of 0, 1, 5 , 6, 10 and 50
  • SystemFlow® GUI (graphical user interface) with Signal Viewer analysis tool
  • File headers include time stamping and recording parameters
  • Optional DDC decimation and DUC interpolation range from 2 to 65,536
  • Up to 80 MHz record and playback signal bandwidths
  • IF frequencies to 700 MHz
  • Optional GPS time and position stamping

Upcoming Events

Shows & Seminars

May 24, 2011
Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference
Sheraton Framingham Hotel
1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA

May 19, 2011
Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference
Hilton Long Island / Huntington
598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville, NY

May 17, 2011
Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference
Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Drive , Reston , VA

May 11, 2011 - May 13, 2011
Embedded Systems Expo
Tokyo Big Sight
3-21-1 Ariake Koto , Tokyo , Japan

Press Release

Mar 1, 2011
Pentek Enhances ReadyFlow Board Support Package to Speed Embedded System Development

  • C-callable functions provide complete control of board resources
  • Command Line Interface simplifies board configuration with pre-compiled executable code
  • User-friendly Signal Analyzer displays live signals in time and frequency domains
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