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Home > Pipeline Newsletters > The Pentek Pipeline Vol. 21 No. 1
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Spring 2012 Vol. 21, No. 1

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Video Spotlight:

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View: Talon RTR 2746 Recording and Playback System Video


Talon RTR 2746
8-Channel RF/IF 200 MS/sec Rugged Rack-mount Recorder




Video Spotlight:

Video
View: SystemFlow Software for Talon Recorders Video


SystemFlow Signal Viewer
API, GUI, Signal Viewer, Signal Analyzer, Function Libraries & NTFS file management system




Free Technical Resources:

Recording System Handbook
High-Speed, Real-Time
Recording Systems Handbook

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

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Software Defined Radio Handbook
Software Defined Radio
Handbook

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FPGA Handbook
Putting FPGAs to Work for
Software Radio Handbook

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A/D Converter Handbook
Critical Techniques for High
Speed A/D Converters in
Real-Time Systems Handbook

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Pentek Catalogs:

Analog and Digital I/O Catalog
Analog & Digital I/O Catalog
Clock and Sync Generators Catalog
Clock & Sync Generators Catalog
Radar and SDR I/O Catalog
Radar & SDR I/O Catalog
Software and FPGA Tools Catalog
Software & FPGA Tools Catalog
High-Speed Recording Systems
High-Speed Recording Systems
Onyx and Cobalt Catalog
Onyx & Cobalt Catalog
Pentek Product Catalog
Pentek Product Catalog
 





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The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study brain connectivity, the way signals are conveyed between regions of the brain.

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"Pentek is pleased and honored to have contributed to Dr. Jesmanowicz's successful research in brain connectivity studies at the Medical College of Wisconsin."

- Rodger Hosking, Pentek Vice President and Cofounder




Product Focus

Four Channel 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D with Xilinx Virtex-7 VXT FPGA - XMC

Features
  • Supports Xilinx Virtex-7 VXT FPGAs
  • Four 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds
  • 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM
  • Sample clock synchronization to an external system reference
  • LVPECL clock/sync bus for multimodule synchronization
  • PCI Express (Gen. 1, 2 and 3) interface, up to x8
  • Advanced reconfigurability features
  • Optional user-configurable serial gigabit interface
  • Optional LVDS connections to the Virtex-7 FPGA for custom I/O
Onyx
Model 71760

Model 71760




Product Focus

Four Channel 1.25 GHz D/A with DUC and Xilinx Virtex-6 LXT and SXT FPGA - x8 PCIe

Features
  • Four 1.25 GHz 16-bit D/As
  • Four digital upconverters
  • Programmable output levels
  • 250 MHz max. output bandwidth
  • 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM
  • Supports Xilinx Virtex-6 LXT and SXT FPGAs
  • Dual-┬ÁSync clock/sync bus for multiboard synchronization
  • PCI Express (Gen. 1 & 2) up to x8
  • Clock/sync bus for multiboard synchronization
  • Optional user-configurable gigabit serial interface
  • Optional LVDS connections to the Virtex-6 FPGA for custom I/O
Cobalt
Model 78670

Model 78670



Product Focus

Two Channel 10 Gigabit Ethernet Rack-mount Recording System

Features

  • Records 10 Gigabit Ethernet streams
  • 1 or 2 channels
  • TCP and UDP protocols
  • Copper or optical 10 GbE interfaces
  • Aggregate recording rates to 2 GB/sec
Talon Model RTS 2715
Model 2715
  • 4U or 5U 19 inch industrial rack-mount PC server chassis
  • Windows® 7 Professional workstation with a high-performance Intel® CoreTM i7
  • Up to 20 terabytes of storage to NTFS RAID disk array
  • RAID levels of 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50
  • SystemFlow® GUI virtual instrumentation panel for fast, intuitive operation
  • C-callable API for integration of recorder into application
  • File headers include time stamping and recording parameters
  • Optional GPS time and position stamping




Product Focus

Four Channel RF/IF 200 MS/sec Rugged Portable Recording System

Features
  • Portable system measuring 16.9" W x 9.5" D x 13.4" H
  • Lightweight: approximately 30 pounds
  • Shock- and vibration-resistant SSDs (Solid State Drives) perform well in vehicles, ships and aircraft
Talon Model RTR 2726
Model 2726
  • Recording & playback of IF signals up to 700 MHz
  • Signal bandwidths to 80 MHz
  • 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds
  • 800 MHz 16-bit D/As
  • SFDR > 80 dBFS
  • Real-time sustained recording rates up to 1600 MB/sec
  • Up to of 4 TB storage with front-panel removable SSD drives
  • NTFS file format
  • SystemFlow® GUI with Signal Viewer analysis tool
  • Optional GPS time and position stamping
  • Complete high-performance Windows® workstation




Product Focus

Eight Channel RF/IF 200 MS/sec Rugged Rack-mount Recording System

Features
  • 4U 19 inch rugged rack-mount PC server chassis
  • Designed to MIL-STD-810F
  • Windows® 7 Professional workstation with high performance Intel® Xeon® processor
  • 200 MHz max. 16-bit A/D sampling for recording, 0 to 8 channels
Talon Model RTR 2746
Model 2746
  • 1.25 GHz max. 16-bit D/A sampling for playback, 0 to 8 channels
  • 80 MHz max. record and playback signal bandwidths
  • Capable of record/playback of IF frequencies to 700 MHz
  • Real-time sustained recording rates of up to 1600 MB/sec in 4-channel configuration
  • Removable SSD drives
  • Up to 24 terabytes of storage to NTFS RAID disk array
  • RAID levels of 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50
  • SystemFlow® GUI with signal viewer analysis tool




Product Focus

Two Channel 10 Gigabit Ethernet Rugged Rack-mount Recording System

Features
  • Records 10 Gigabit Ethernet streams
  • 1 or 2 channels
  • TCP and UDP protocols
  • Copper or optical 10 GbE interfaces
Talon Model RTR 2755
Model 2755
  • Aggregate recording rates to 2 GB/sec
  • Removable SSD drives
  • 4U short 19 inch rugged rack-mount PC server chassis
  • Windows® 7 Professional workstation with a high performance Intel® Core i7 processor
  • Up to 12 terabytes of storage to NTFS RAID solid state disk array
  • RAID levels of 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50
  • SystemFlow® GUI virtual instrumentation panel for fast, intuitive operation
  • C-callable API for integration of recorder into applications
  • File headers include time stamping and recording parameters
  • Optional GPS time and position stamping




What's New
Press Releases

Feb 28, 2012
Pentek Introduces High-Speed System Synchronization and Distribution Modules for Military, Medical Imaging and Beamforming Applications
  • Synchronizes up to 12 I/O modules at sample rates to 3.6 GHz
  • Gating and triggering synchronous across 48 D/A channels
  • Front-panel μSync cables simplify high-channel-density system integration
  • Supports multi-channel phase-coherent applications such as beamforming

Jan 16, 2012
Pentek Debuts First in a Family of Virtex-7 FPGA SDR Modules for Demanding UAV, Radar and Communications Applications
  • Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA expands logic and DSP capacity with minimal power increase
  • Provides high-performance migration path for popular Cobalt® Virtex-6 FPGA modules
  • On-board DDR3 memory boosts density and speed to 4 GB at 1600 MHz
  • Native Gen3 PCIe interface doubles I/O throughput
  • XMC module with versions also in PCIe, cPCI and VPX formats
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