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Talon Real-Time Recording Systems

Analog Signal Real-Time Recording Systems

Analog Signal Systems
 System Environment
 System Chassis

Pentek's Talon® high-speed real-time recording systems are designed to satisfy the requests of engineers and program managers looking for complete system solutions. And with Pentek's SystemFlow's® signal viewer and analysis tools, it couldn't be simpler. You can download the free SystemFlow® Simulator to your desktop or laptop PC.

Pentek's unique QuickPac® drive solution, included with the Talon RTX Extreme series, allows users to remove and replace large volumes of data storage with minimum down time.

The Talon Product Comparison Chart, Analog Signal Recorder Selector provide an excellent starting point to help narrow down the appropriate Talon Recording System for your application.

Talon recorders come with free lifetime email and phone support. Let our system engineers customize the perfect system for your specific needs, click here for our recording system questionnaire.

Talon Analog Signal Systems

Analog signals have not been digitized prior to their connection to the Talon recorder. These signals are typically RF, IF (intermediate frequency), radar and communications signals. These signals are typically captured by a sensor or antenna and often have some signal conditioning (amplification and/or filtering) to allow the Talon recorder to digitize and capture them.

Talon Analog Recording Systems RTV Value Systems   -   ( top ) Talon Recorder updates
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Model 2601 Talon 200 MS/sec RF/IF Value Rackmount Recorder

Talon Solutions Chart

Talon Recorder
Chassis Type
RTV Value
RTS Commercial
RTR Rugged
RTR Rugged
RTX Extreme
Storage Drive Type HDDs HDDs SSDs SSDs SSDs
Max. Storage
4 TB 100+ TB 7.68 TB
15.36 TB (A-Series)
38.4 TB 30.72 TB
Drive Removal Individual (no trays) Individual (with trays) Individual Individual (with trays) QuickPac® Drives
Dimensions (HxWxL) 7" x 19" x 22" 7/10.5" x 19" x 26" 13.4" x 16.9" x 9.5" 7" x 19" x 21/26" 7" x 19" x 22"
Weight 45 to 55 lbs 60 to 85 lbs 30 to 35 lbs 45 to 85 lbs 45 to 70 lbs
Max. Record Rate 400 MB/sec 1600 MB/sec 4000 MB/sec (A-Series) 8000 MB/sec 8000 MB/sec
Operating Temp. 10° to 35° C 5° to 45° C 0° to 50° C -10° to 55° C -20° to 55° C
Operating Altitude - 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 10,000 feet 15,000 feet

- - 1.4 g
20-500 Hz
1.4 g
20-500 Hz
Method 514.5

- - 15 g 15 g MIL-STD-810F
Method 516.5

- - - - MIL-STD-461E, CE101,
CE102, CS101, CS114,
RE101, RE102, RS101,
Sand and Dust

- - - - MIL-STD-810F Method 510

Emissions Specifications Summary

CE101: Conducted Emissions, Power Leads, 30 Hz to 10 kHz
CE102: Conducted Emissions, Power Leads, 10 kHz to 10 MHz
CS101: Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads, 30 Hz to 50 kHz
CS114: Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, 10 kHz to 400 MHz
CS116: Conducted Susceptibility, Damped Sinusoidal Transients, Cable and Power Leads, 10 kHz to 100 MHz
RE101: Radiated Emissions, Magnetic Field, 30 Hz to 100 kHz
RE102: Radiated Emissions, Electric Field, 10 kHz to 18 GHz
RS101: Radiated Susceptibility, Magnetic Field, 30 Hz to 100 kHz
RS103: Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field, 10 kHz to 40 GHz

Talon Analog Signal Recording System Selector Tool

QuickPac Drive Packs QuickPac® is Pentek's drive packaging technology that is included in the RTX series of Talon Recording Systems. QuickPac drives are designed to allow users to remove and replace large volumes of data storage in a Talon Recorder with minimum down time.

SystemFlow Recording Software SystemFlow® is the user interface software that comes with every Talon Recording System. This software includes a graphical user interface for control of the recorder & signal analysis and a C-callable API that allows the integration of the recorder into a larger system or to design a custom user interface.

SystemFlow Simulator for Talon Recording Systems

Login or register to download and install the free SystemFlow® Simulator to your desktop or laptop PC. Pentek's SystemFlow Simulator software package simulates SystemFlow® recording software, which is installed on all Talon® recording systems.

The SystemFlow Simulator allows you to learn how to use the Talon recording system's SystemFlow software interface before you acquire a recorder. The Simulator can simulate the operating environment of all the different Talon recorder models.

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High-Speed, Real-Time Recording Systems Handbook
Written by Rodger Hosking, Vice President and Co-founder of Pentek

In today's world of high-speed A/D converters real-time signal recording has become a challenging task that requires specialized hardware and intelligent application software. When designing a real-time recorder capable of streaming sustained data to disk, the system developer has to consider the limitations presented by the recorder's operating and file systems, the limitations of disk drive technology, the hardware interfaces, and the RAID controller technology.

Fortunately for the application developer, serial fabrics have emerged to provide the high-speed interfaces required to move this data; disk drive and RAID HBAs (Host-Bus Adapters) have begun to exploit serial interfaces; finally, the emergence of SSD (Solid State Drive) technology provides a performance level previously unattainable in real-time recording systems.

High-Speed, Real-Time Recording Systems Handbook

Recording System Questionnaire

Need assistance selecting the best high-speed recording system? Let our system engineers customize the perfect system for your specific needs. Complete Pentek's recording system questionnaire, by clicking here.

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