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November 28, 2017
Pentek Announces 8-Channel 250 MHz A/D Jade XMC Module with 72 DDCs for Defense and Radar Phased-Array Applications
  • Eight 250 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds
  • Eight wideband FPGA-based Digital Down Converters (DDCs)
  • 64 multiband FPGA-based DDCs
  • Jade Architecture with Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA
  • Navigator Design Suite for Streamlined IP Development

November 15, 2017
Pentek Introduces Cost-Effective Sentinel Intelligent Signal Scanning Recorder
  • Scan and search from 20 MHz to 3 GHz at 30 GHz/sec scan rate
  • Intelligent signal monitoring and detection for real-time recording
  • Automatically tune, detect and record signals of interest
  • Capture instantaneous RF signal bandwidths up to 40 MHz
  • Portable and rugged system for mobile applications

October 23, 2017
Pentek Talon Rugged Recorders Now Capture 40 Gigabit Ethernet Streams
  • Record up to eight channels of Ethernet streams
  • Ethernet rates of 1, 10 and 40 Gigabits/second
  • Available in a field deployable, portable chassis
  • Real-time aggregate recording rates up to 10 GB/s
  • SSD RAID storage capacity up to 122 TB
  • SystemFlow GUI control panel for fast, intuitive operation

September 25, 2017
Pentek Announces 4-channel 200 MHz A/D with 32 DDCs Jade XMC Module for Communication and Radar Systems
  • Four 200 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds
  • Four wideband FPGA-based Digital Down Converters (DDCs)
  • 32 narrowband FPGA-based DDCs
  • XMC (VITA 42) with PCIe Gen 3 interface
  • Jade Architecture with Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA
  • Navigator Design Suite for Streamlined IP Development

August 28, 2017
Pentek Announces 6.4 GHz A/D and D/A Jade XMC Module for Wideband Defense, Radar and Communication Applications
  • Utilizes new state-of-art high-speed A/D and D/A TI chip design
  • 2X faster A/D and D/A sampling rate
  • Matching 6.4 GHz A/D and D/A sampling allows for more efficient data transfers
  • XMC (VITA 42) with PCIe Gen 3 interface
  • Jade architecture with Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA
  • Navigator Design Suite supports Xilinx's Graphical Vivado IP Integrator

July 17, 2017
Pentek Boosts Bandwidth for Record and Playback of Talon Rugged Series Recorders
  • Multi-channel real-time recording of RF Signals up to 3 GHz
  • Captures and reproduces IF bandwidths up to 560 MHz
  • Up to 61 TB of hot swappable SSD storage capacity
  • Real-time sustained recording rates up to 6.4 GB/sec
  • Designed to operate under conditions of shock and vibration

May 31, 2017
Pentek Provides Software Defined Radio Interface for NeXtRAD Multistatic Radar System

April 24, 2017
Pentek's Talon Recorders' SystemFlow Software Touts New Features and Enhancements
  • Provides Ease-of-Use Features and Capability Improvements
  • Targets Specialized Recording Modes for Mission-Critical Applications
  • Enhances GPS Functions for Target Triangulation and Time Stamping
  • Offers Additional Data Spectrum Display Modes
  • Enables Data Security Measures

March 27, 2017
Pentek's Jade Architecture Module for Wideband Signal Capture and Generation Now Available
  • Wideband, low-latency, synchronous XMC module
  • Two 500 MHz 12-bit A/Ds with multiband digital down converters
  • Wideband digital upconverter feeds two 800 MHz 16-bit D/As
  • Jade Architecture with Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA offers price, power and processing performance advantages
  • Navigator Design Suite expedites development and custom IP integration

February 27, 2017
Pentek Introduces Jade Architecture Module Ideal for Digital RF Memory Applications and More
  • Multi-channel, wide bandwidth, low latency and synchronous XMC module
  • Three 200 MHz 16-bit A/D XMC module with multiband digital down converters
  • One digital upconverter to two 800 MHz 16-bit D/As
  • Jade Architecture with Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA offers price, power and processing performance advantages
  • Navigator Design Suite expedites development and custom IP integration

January 23, 2017
Pentek Announces 8-Channel A/D Jade XMC Module for Defense and Radar Phased-Array Applications
  • Eight-channel, 250 MHz, 16-bit A/D XMC module with Programmable Multiband Digital Down Converters
  • Jade Architecture with Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA offers price, power and processing performance advantages
  • Navigator Design Suite compatible with Xilinxs Plug-and-Play Vivado IP Integrator expedites development

December 12, 2016
Pentek Introduces Jade Architecture Module for Extremely Wideband Signal Applications
  • 1-channel, 3.6 GHz or 2-channel, 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D converter
  • Wideband digital down converter (DDC) with decimation to 512
  • Jade architecture with Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA offers price, power and processing performance advantages
  • Navigator Design Suite compatible with Xilinxs Plug-and-Play Vivado IP Integrator expedites development

November 28, 2016
Pentek Introduces Rugged and Light-weight Portable Talon RF/IF Signal Recorder
  • Digitizes up to four channels of analog RF/IF signals at 500 MS/sec
  • Built-in digital down-conversion with programmable bandwidth
  • Real-time aggregate recording rates up to 4.0 GB/s
  • SSD RAID storage capacity up to 30.7 TB using NTFS files
  • SystemFlow GUI control panel for fast, intuitive operation

October 24, 2016
Pentek Introduces New Portable, Rugged Sentinel Intelligent Signal Scanning Recorder
  • Scan and search from 20 MHz to 6 GHz at 30 GHz/sec scan rate
  • Automatically tune, detect and record signals of interest
  • Capture instantaneous RF signal bandwidths up to 40 MHz
  • Portable and rugged system for mobile applications
  • Storage capacities to 30 TB

September 26, 2016
Pentek Introduces Evolutionary Jade Architecture with Navigator Design Suite Software Tools
  • JadeTM architecture with Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA offers price, power and processing performance advantages
  • NavigatorTM Design Suite compatible with Xilinx's Plug-and-Play Vivado IP Integrator expedites development
  • Four 200 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds with Four FPGA-based Digital Down Converters (DDCs)

August 29, 2016
Pentek Introduces FlexorSet Turn-key Multichannel, High-Speed A/D & D/A Modules
  • Four 250 MHz 16-bit A/Ds and Two 800 MHz 16-bit D/As
  • Complete Transceiver for 100 MHz Signal Bandwidths
  • FPGA-based Digital Down Converters (DDCs) and Digital Up Converters (DUCs)
  • 3U VPX and PCIe Form Factors with Virtex-7 FPGA
  • Fully Turn-key for Immediate Operation Out-of-the-Box

July 25, 2016
Pentek's New L-Band RF Tuner XMC Module Offers Improved Bandwidth and Precision for SATCOM and Communications Applications
  • Maxim MAX2121 L-Band RF tuner boosts output bandwidth to 123 MHz
  • Faster 500 MHz 12-bit A/Ds capture full signal bandwidth
  • Improved signal quality with digital down converter (DDC) IP modules
  • Custom Virtex-7 IP development with GateFlow Design Kit and Vivado Tools
  • Advanced GateXpress technology for FPGA reconfiguration across PCIe

June 27, 2016
Pentek Introduces New Series of Sentinel Intelligent Signal Scanning Recorders
  • Automatically tune, detect and record signals of interest
  • Scan and search from 2 MHz to 6 GHz at 30 GHz/sec scan rate
  • Capture instantaneous RF signal bandwidths up to 40 MHz
  • 3U - 6U 19-inch rackmount server chassis with hot-swappable HDDs
  • Storage capacities to 192 TB

May 18, 2016
Pentek Introduces New Software Radio Modules With Texas Instruments ADC32RF45 A/D Converter
  • Two 14-bit A/Ds, up to 3 GSPS, with digital down converters (DDCs)
  • Two 16-bit D/As, up to 2.8 GSPS, with digital up converters (DUCs)
  • Complete 3U VPX or PCIe solution with Virtex-7 FPGA
  • Ruggedized versions for harsh military environments available
  • Wideband communications and radar applications

January 18, 2016
Pentek Adds VITA 49.0 Protocol Engine to Cobalt FPGA Boards
  • 4 channel 200 MHz 16-bit A/D converter
  • VITA 49.0 Radio Transport protocol engine
  • Digital down converter (DDC), interpolation and beamforming IP
  • GateFlow Design Kit for Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA custom IP development

November 30, 2015
Pentek Doubles Channels and Performance while Reducing Costs of Talon Rugged Series Recorders
  • Sixteen 250 MHz 16-bit analog input channels
  • Up to 61 TB of hot swappable SSD storage capacity
  • Real-time sustained recording rates up to 8 GB/sec
  • Most cost, size and space efficient recorder in its class

November 9, 2015
Giga-tronics Incorporated Leverages Pentek's FPGA Boards to Enhance Solutions for Next Generation Radar and Electronic Warfare Test Systems  

October 26, 2015
Pentek Introduces FlexorSet Turn-key Multichannel, High-Speed A/D & D/A
  • Four 500 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds
  • Four 1.5 GHz, 16-bit D/As with digital up converters (DUCs)
  • Complete 3U VPX or PCIe solution with Virtex-7 FPGA
  • Ruggedized versions for harsh military environments available
  • Radar, communications and data acquisition applications

September 28, 2015
Pentek's New, Turn-Key FlexorSets Deliver Optical Interface Solutions for Radar, Communications and Data Acquisition Applications
  • Four 250 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds & Two 800 MHz, 16-bit D/As
  • GateXpress® supports dynamic FPGA reconfiguration
  • Optical Backplane or Cable Interface
  • Integrated 3U VPX or PCIe solution with Virtex-7 FPGA
  • Ruggedized versions for harsh military environments available

July 28, 2015
Pentek Introduces FlexorSet Turn-key Signal Interface Solutions for Radar, Communications or Data Acquisition
  • Eight 250 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds
  • Eight FPGA-based Digital Down Converters (DDCs)
  • Complete 3U VPX or PCIe solution with Virtex-7 FPGA
  • Ruggedized versions for harsh military environments available

June 15, 2015
Pentek Expands Talon Value Series Recorders with a New Serial FPDP System
  • Serial FPDP rackmount 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

May 18, 2015
Pentek Expands SPARK Development Systems to 6U VPX
  • Immediately start application development on fully-tested system
  • Assembled and pre-configured for Pentek Cobalt and Onyx VPX boards
  • Rackmount 6U VPX workstation with Windows 7 Pro or Linux OS
  • ReadyFlow drivers and board support libraries installed

April 27, 2015
Pentek Introduces Slimmed Down and Featured Up 200 MS/sec Rugged Portable RF/IF Signal Recorder
  • Portable system for rugged environments such as ground vehicles, ships and aircraft
  • Sustained recording rates up to 3.2 GB/s
  • Up to 8 channels of combined recording or playback with 15.3 TB SSD storage to NTFS RAID
  • SystemFlow GUI control panel for fast, intuitive operation

March 24, 2015
Pentek Introduces Dual Channel Adaptive IF Relay XMC for Commercial and Military Communications
  • Relays 34 IF signals with modifications between input and output
  • Two 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds, two 800 MHz 16-bit D/As
  • 34 DDCs and 34 DUCs (digital down- and upconverters)
  • Signal functions for drop/add/replace, frequency shifts and hops, amplitude boost and attenuation

February 23, 2015
Pentek Introduces Deployable PCIe FMC Carrier with Optical Interface
  • Half size PCIe FMC carrier with Virtex-7 FPGA
  • MTP 12x optical gigabit serial interface
  • Seamless integration with Pentek SPARK PC development system
  • Commercial and extended temperature versions available

January 19, 2015
Pentek introduces 8-Channel Portable Serial FPDP Recorder
  • Lightweight rugged portable system for field or laboratory use
  • Up to 8 channels of recording with up to 15.3 TB SSD storage to NTFS RAID
  • Real-time aggregate recording rates up to 3.2 GB/s
  • SystemFlow GUI control panel for fast, intuitive operation

December 8, 2014
Pentek Extends Flexor Family of Software Radio FMCs
  • Eight-channel 250 MHz, 16-bit A/D FMC module
  • On-board timing bus generator with multi-board synchronization
  • Complete radar or software radio solution when bundled with Model 5973 3U VPX FMC carrier with Virtex-7 FPGA
  • Ruggedized versions for harsh military environments

November 10, 2014
Pentek Introduces NEW Line of 6U VPX Boards Boosting Functional Density and Performance
  • Leverages Cobalt Virtex-6 and Onyx Virtex-7 FPGA XMC modules
  • GateFlow FPGA Design Kit for custom IP development
  • GateXpress for dynamic FPGA reconfiguration
  • ReadyFlow libraries speed software development
  • Built for rugged and commercial environments

September 30, 2014
Pentek Doubles Down on Preconfigured A/D XMC Modules for Radar, Communications and Data Acquisition Applications
  • 3 or 4 channel 200 MHz 16-bit A/D converter
  • Digital down converter (DDC), interpolation and beamforming IP
  • GateFlow Design Kit for Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA custom IP development
  • Advanced GateXpress technology for FPGA reconfiguration across PCIe

August 25, 2014
Pentek Launches High-Performance, Pre-Integrated and Tested VPX Systems to Jump Start Application Development
  • Immediately start application development on fully-tested system
  • Assembled and pre-configured for Pentek Cobalt, Onyx and Flexor VPX boards
  • Rackmount 3U VPX workstation with Windows 7 Pro or Linux OS
  • ReadyFlow drivers and board support libraries installed

July 28, 2014
Pentek Introduces Slimmed Down 3.6 GS/sec Rugged Portable RF/IF Signal Recorder
  • Portable system for rugged environments
  • Ultra high sustained recording rates up to 4.8 GB/s
  • One or two channels of recording with up to 15.3 TB SSD storage to NTFS RAID
  • SystemFlow GUI control panel for fast, intuitive operation

June 9, 2014
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

May 13, 2014
Pentek Introduces GSM Monitoring Receiver for Government, Military and Homeland Security Systems
  • 4-Channel A/D with 1100 GSM Digital Down Converters (DDCs)
  • 3U VPX module in rugged and conduction cooled versions

April 28, 2014
Pentek Introduces Onyx Virtex-7 Transceiver 3U VPX Rugged Board for Communication and Radar Systems
  • 2-Channel 500 MHz A/D with Digital Down Converter (DDC)
  • 2-Channel 800 MHz D/A with Digital Up Converter (DUC)
  • Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA supports custom IP with GateFlow Design Kit
  • Advanced GateXpress technology for FPGA reconfiguration across PCIe

March 31, 2014
Pentek Introduces Onyx Virtex-7 Software Radio Module for Extremely Wideband Signal Applications

March 3, 2014
Samtec, Inc. and Pentek Partner to Incorporate FireFly

February 26, 2014
Nova Integration Solutions Collaborates with Pentek In Support of Their New RTX Family of Mil-Grade Enclosures

February 24, 2014
Pentek Introduces Talon Extreme Rackmount Recorders
  • Unique removable QuickPac solid state drive canisters provide up to 30 TB storage
  • Sustained recording rates up to 5 GB/s
  • Designed to meet military specifications for shock, vibration, conducted and radiated RF emissions, sand and dust
  • Floating inner chassis design

January 20, 2014
Pentek Introduces Industry's First FMC/VPX Carrier with Optical Backplane Interface
  • 3U VPX FMC carrier with Virtex-7 FPGA
  • VITA 66.4 MT optical backplane interconnect option
  • 4 Ch 250 MHz, 16-bit A/D, 2 Ch 800 MHz, 16-bit D/A FMC Module
  • Ruggedized versions for harsh military environments available

December 16, 2013
Pentek Introduces High-Speed, Rugged Rackmount and Portable Recorders for Ground, Ship and Airborne Applications
  • Record and reproduce IF signals with sample rates up to 1 GHz
  • Aggregate record/playback rates up to 4 GBytes/sec
  • Up to 38.4 TB of hot-swappable SSD storage
  • Designed to operate under conditions of shock and vibration

November 11, 2013
Pentek Introduces 2-Channel Analog RF Tuner for Communications, Radar and Signal Intelligence Systems
  • Wide RF signal tuning range from 400 MHz to 4 GHz
  • Amplifies RF input levels as low as -60 dBm
  • Output signal bandwidths to 390 MHz
  • Available in PMC/XMC, AMC, VPX, cPCI and PCIe formats

October 22, 2013
Pentek Introduces Newest Onyx Virtex-7 Wideband Software Radio Module for UAV, Radar and Communications Applications
  • 1 GHz 12-bit A/D and 1 GHz 16-bit D/A converter
  • Radar transponder and communications transceiver solution
  • Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA supports custom IP with GateFlow Design Kit
  • Advanced GateXpress technology for FPGA reconfiguration across PCIe

September 30, 2013
Pentek Introduces High-Speed, Multichannel LVDS Recorders for R&D, Ground, Ship & Airborne Applications
  • Handles 32-pair differential LVDS digital I/O signals
  • Aggregate recording rates up to 4 GBytes per second
  • Offers 20 TB of hot-swappable data drives, HDD or SSD
  • Available for Commercial and Rugged Environments

August 26, 2013
Pentek Introduces LVDS Digital I/O Module for Control and Data Capture Applications
  • Provides 32-pairs of LVDS digital I/O
  • User-configurable Virtex-6 FPGA
  • Available in XMC, VPX, CompactPCI, AMC and PCIe
  • Rugged, conduction-cooled option for demanding military and avionics applications

July 15, 2013
Pentek Expands OpenVPX Product Line While Reducing Power Requirements and Costs
  • Rugged, conduction-cooled OpenVPX boards with Xilinx FPGAs for demanding military and avionics applications
  • 18 diverse 3U OpenVPX products to select from
  • Readily integrate custom FPGA IP
  • 15 Watt power savings
  • 20% reduction in costs

June 25, 2013
Pentek SystemFlow Simulator Provides Recording System Evaluation and Speeds Development
  • Live, interactive Talon recording system simulation
  • SystemFlow API for developing and testing custom user interfaces
  • Evaluation and training tool

May 28, 2013
Pentek Introduces High-Speed Clock Generator for Cobalt Virtex-6 and Onyx Virtex-7 FPGA Board Families
  • Provides sample clocks for up to four Pentek Cobalt or Onyx boards
  • Locks to user supplied 10 MHz reference clock or on-board reference
  • Integrated reference OCXO provides exceptional frequency accuracy

April 29, 2013
Pentek Launches PC Development System for Software Radio Applications That Gets Customers Up and Running Quickly
  • Immediately start application development on fully-tested system
  • Assembled and pre-configured for Pentek Cobalt and Onyx PCIe boards
  • Rackmount PC workstation with Windows 7 Professional or Linux
  • ReadyFlow drivers and board support libraries installed

March 25, 2013
Pentek Launches Extensive Line of AMC Products for Signal Processing I/O
  • Includes A/Ds, D/As, multiband digital receivers, upconverters and transceivers
  • Based on Cobalt Xilinx Virtex-6 and Onyx Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA products
  • GateFlow Design Kit speeds integration of custom IP
  • FPGA device options offer scalable performance

February 19, 2013
Increased Performance in RF/IF Signal Recorders Delivers Wider Band Signals with Better Accuracy for SIGINT, Radar and Communications Systems
  • Rackmount and rugged rackmount recording systems
  • Captures signal bandwidths up to 200 MHz
  • Sustained 4 GB/s data streaming with SSD option
  • Up to four channels of recording to NTFS RAID
  • SystemFlow GUI control panel for fast, intuitive operation
  • Remote system control and custom integration using SystemFlow API

January 21, 2013
Pentek Expands Product Line with Digital Downconverter for Wideband Radar and SDR Applications
  • 3.6 GHz data acquisition with 12-bit resolution
  • Single- and dual-channel operation with multi-board synchronization
  • Digital downconverter delivers up to 360 MHz baseband output bandwidths
  • 2 GB deep on-board memory and high-speed serial I/O

January 8, 2013
Pentek Introduces New Line of Multiband, Modular RF Downconverters
  • Ideal for amplifying and downconverting antenna signals
  • Easy integration into RF systems
  • High dynamic range and low noise
  • Accepts RF signals from 800 MHz to 3 GHz
  • 225 MHz IF output with 80 MHz output bandwidth
  • Seven pre-select filter ranges

December 10, 2012
Pentek Introduces Rugged Portable RF/IF High-Bandwidth Signal Recorder
  • Samples signals up to 500 MHz with built-in digital down-conversion
  • Up to two channels of recording with SSD storage to NTFS RAID
  • SystemFlow GUI control panel for fast, intuitive operation
  • Remote system control and custom integration using SystemFlow API

November 12, 2012
Pentek Introduces Newest Multichannel, Virtex-7 Software Radio Module for UAV, Radar and Communications Applications

November 9, 2012
OpenVPX Interoperability Among Different Manufacturers in SFF Signal Processing Platform Expands VPX Ecosystem
  • Integrated multi-vendor system from Elma handles signal acquisition, FPGA processing and recording functions

October 30, 2012
Pentek Debuts Rugged IF Signal Recorder for Extreme Environments
  • Conduction-cooled ½ ATR chassis for extreme environments
  • Up to four channels of recording with SSD storage to NTFS RAID
  • Captures signals up to 700 MHz, with built-in digital down-conversion
  • SystemFlow GUI control panel for fast, intuitive operation
  • Remote system control and custom integration using SystemFlow API

September 25, 2012
Pentek's Quad 1.25 GHz D/A Module Extends Signal Bandwidth Range for Beamforming and Software Radio
  • Expands interpolation range from 2x to 1,048,576x
  • Simplifies beamformed transmit arrays with multichannel synchronous operation
  • Provides turnkey signal upconversion
  • Eases complex waveform generation with minimum programming using linked-list DMA controllers

August 20, 2012
Pentek Introduces 2-Channel RF/IF Rackmount Recorder for Ultra Wideband Signals
  • Sample rates up to 3.2 GHz with real-time sustained recording rates of up to 3.2 GB/sec
  • Capable of recording RF/IF frequencies up to 2.8 GHz
  • SystemFlow GUI with signal viewer analysis tool
  • Up to 20 terabytes of hot-swappable SSD storage to NTFS RAID

June 26, 2012
New Pentek Board Synchronizes up to 256-channels for Military, Medical Imaging and Beamforming Applications
  • Synchronizes up to 8 Cobalt or Onyx SDR boards at sample rates to 800 MHz
  • Synchronous sampling, gating and triggering for up to 64 boards
  • PCIe form factor targets low cost PC-based systems
  • Supports multi-channel phase-coherent applications such as beamforming

May 22, 2012
Pentek Introduces High-Speed, Multichannel Serial FPDP Recorders Ideal for R&D, Ground, Ship, Airborne and Rugged Environments
  • Up to eight I/O channels and up to 2 Gbytes per second aggregate recording rate
  • Up to 20 TB of hot-swappable data drives
  • SystemFlow GUI virtual instrumentation panel for fast, intuitive operation
  • Fully-compliant with Serial FPDP VITA 17.1 with copper and optical options

April 16, 2012
Pentek Introduces Quad Serial FPDP Modules for High-Speed Digital Data Links
  • Competitive pricing for cost-sensitive applications
  • Fully-compliant with Serial FPDP VITA 17.1 with copper and optical options
  • Optimized sFPDP IP cores installed in Virtex-6 FPGAs
  • Custom IP development with GateFlow Design Kit
  • Four channels each transferring data at 250 MB/sec
  • Brings sFPDP to XMC, PCIe, cPCI, VPX, rugged & conduction-cooled environments

February 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 ¼Sync cables simplify high-channel-density system integration
  • Supports multi-channel phase-coherent applications such as beamforming

January 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

December 12, 2011
Pentek's Four-channel, 1.25 GHz D/A Module Ideal for Beamforming and Multichannel Waveform Generation
  • Independent channel memory and digital upconverters boost flexibility
  • Multichannel synchronous operation simplifies beamformed transmit arrays
  • Virtex-6 FPGA pre-loaded with IP to provide turnkey waveform playback operation
  • Linked list DMAs eases complex waveform generation from 2 GB memory tables
  • Pentek's GateFlow toolkit simplifies custom configuration of on-board FPGA

November 29, 2011
Pentek's Ruggedized Portable RF/IF Signal Recording and Playback Instrument for Vehicle, Ship and Aircraft Applications
  • Digitizes, records, and reproduces up to four 80 MHz bandwidth signals
  • Provides up to 4 Terabytes of rugged, hot-swappable RAID solid-state storage
  • Portable shock-resistant housing includes complete Windows 7 workstation
  • Eliminates need for separate oscilloscope or spectrum analyzer

November 7, 2011
Pentek Launches First Digital I/O High-Speed Recording System Family with the New Talon RTS 2715 10Gig Ethernet Data Recorder
  • Recording of up to two 10-Gigabit Ethernet data streams with zero data loss
  • Support for copper, multi-mode, or single-mode optical interfaces
  • Up to 20 TB of magnetic or solid-state, hot-swappable NTFS RAID storage
  • Pre-loaded SystemFlow software includes easy-to-use graphical user interface and application programming interface for turnkey operation and integration

October 11, 2011
Pentek More Than Doubles Signal Bandwidth With Cobalt Model 71651 Software Radio Module
  • Dual-channel 500 MHz A/Ds capture 240 MHz of signal bandwidth
  • Digital up and down converters tune across a wide range of IF signals
  • Multiboard programmable summation circuitry simplifies real-time beamforming
  • On-board Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA comes preconfigured for turnkey operation

August 16, 2011
Pentek Introduces First Fully-Rugged Mil-Spec 200 MHz Real-Time Analog Recording and Analysis Instrument for Harsh Environments and UAV Applications
  • Streams data to/from RAID array at up to 1600 MB per second
  • Allows mix-and-match of eight record and playback channels
  • Supports remote operation and data visualization
  • Designed to meet MIL-STD-810F requirements

June 21, 2011
Pentek Announces Industry's Highest-Speed Data Acquisition Module with Multi-Board Synchronization for Radar and UAV Applications
  • 3.6 GHz Data Acquisition with 12-bit Resolution
  • Single- and Dual-Channel Operation with Synchronization
  • 2 GB Deep On-Board Memory and High-Speed Serial I/O
  • On-Board Virtex-6 FPGA for Customized Data Processing

May 23, 2011
Pentek Brings Power of Cobalt Virtex-6 Family to CompactPCI System Designs
  • A/D and D/A rates from 10 MHz to 1 GHz
  • On-board Virtex-6 FPGAs for custom signal processing
  • 3U and 6U form factors with up to two Cobalt modules installed

April 25, 2011
Pentek's New High Channel Count Software Radio Module Targets Toughest Radar, UAV and Communication Apps
  • 8-fold increase in channel count delivers 32 digital down converters
  • Four 200 MHz 16-bit ADCs, plus sophisticated gating and triggering modes
  • x8 PCI Express interface with four DMA controller channels
  • Virtex-6 FPGA supports user customization with GateFlow Design Kit

March 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

January 24, 2011
Pentek's Real-Time Recording and Playback Instrument Offers COTS Configurations with Customizable Options
  • 200 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds with multichannel synchronization
  • Offers 1600 MB/sec sustained recording data rate
  • Captures IF signals to 700 MHz with up to 80 MHz bandwidth
  • Includes Windows® 7 workstation with Intel® Core® i7 processor
  • Optional digital downconverters, upconverters and GPS time stamping

November 30, 2010
Pentek Expands SDR Market Leadership by Integrating L-Band RF Tuner with Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA
  • Directly acquires L-Band RF signals as low as -75 dBm from antenna connection
  • Amplifies and downconverts RF, then digitizes I & Q signals at 200 MSPS
  • Supports digital demodulation of satellite and telecommunications signals
  • Onboard Virtex-6 FPGA preconfigured with data acquisition and radio tuning features

November 1, 2010
Pentek Takes Leadership Role In Delivering Advanced COTS Solutions Targeting Military Applications
  • Ruggedized VPX boards first to offer Xilinx Virtex®-6 FPGAs for demanding anti-IED systems, airborne and signal intelligence applications

September 28, 2010
Pentek Triples Number of Cobalt High-Performance Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Modules for Radar and Communication Applications
  • Extends A/D and D/A sampling rates to 1 GHz
  • Embedded IP delivers turnkey software radio solutions
  • GateFlow Design Kit speeds integration of custom IP
  • FPGA device options offer scalable performance
  • All modules now shipping from stock

July 27, 2010
Pentek's Programmable Multi-frequency Clock Synthesizer Offers System Flexibility and Quick Delivery
  • Simultaneous synthesis of up to five different clock frequencies
  • Independently programmable clocks from 50 MHz to 700 MHz
  • Eight clock outputs phase-locked to input frequency reference
  • Exceptionally low phase noise and jitter for improved signal quality
  • Immediate product availability

June 16, 2010
OpenVPX (TM) System Specification Standard Reaches ANSI Ratification
  • Final milestone completed as ANSI/VITA 65-2010 is ratified.
  • "Pentek fully supports the OpenVPX (TM) standard and its mission to enable interoperability among vendors and promote long-term availability of VPX technology across the industry," said Rodger Hosking, vice president and co-founder of Pentek, Inc. He added, "The latest embedded system designs have strongly shifted towards serial fabric-based system architectures using both PCIe and SRIO, primarily to improve board-to-board data transfer rates to handle higher signal bandwidths, more powerful FPGAs and processors, and faster peripherals. Pentek has announced a family of OpenVPX products, representing the industry's highest performance data acquisition and software radio boards."

June 15, 2010
Pentek's Virtex-6 FPGA Cobalt Quad-Channel Data Acquisition and Processing Board Excels with 200 MSPS at 16 bits
  • Configurable Memory with 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM or 32 MB QDRII+ SRAM
  • Gen 2 PCI Express X8 and VITA 42.0 XMC Gigabit Serial I/O
  • FPGA Preconfigured with Data Acquisition and Radar Features

May 10, 2010
Pentek's RTS 2703 Signal Recording Instrument Synchronizes Two 16-Bit Channels at 200 MSPS
  • Complete recorder and PC-based workstation in 4U, 19-inch unit
  • Extendable synchronization links multiple units for additional channels
  • Provides up to 2 Terabytes of RAID storage per channel
  • NTFS recording format simplifies file access, eliminates conversions

April 13, 2010
Pentek Announces Series of VPX Software Radio Boards Delivering Extreme Performance
  • Maximum Data Rates up to 4 GB/sec with Gen2 PCIe
  • Wide-Range of 3U VPX Compact, Rugged COTS Solutions
  • Fabric-Transparent Switch Enables High-Speed Data Transfers Using Popular Gigabit Protocols
  • VPX PCIe Cable Adapter Connects VPX System to Host PC

March 2, 2010
Pentek Introduces High-Speed, Real-Time Recording Instrument for Extremely Wide Bandwidth Signals
  • Real-time, Sustained Aggregate Recording Rate of 1 Gigasample/sec
  • Digitizes Two Analog Inputs at 500 Megasamples/sec
  • 4 Terabytes of RAID Storage
  • Windows NTFS File Format Allows Immediate Access to Data
  • Easy-to-use SystemFlow Graphical User Interface

January 20, 2010
VITA: VPX Marketing Alliance Grows Membership and Introduces On-line Product Directory
  • Alliance promotes ecosystem of VPX and OpenVPX

December 15, 2009
Pentek Introduces Specialized Beamforming Module for PC Platforms
  • Channel Summation Across Multiple Boards
  • Programmable Phase and Gain Adjustments
  • Built-In Power Monitors and Power Threshold Detectors
  • Multi-Channel Turnkey Subsystem for PCs or Blade Servers

December 10, 2009
VITA Members Form VPX Marketing Alliance
  • Alliance brings suppliers together to develop and advance VPX and OpenVPX initiatives

December 1, 2009
Pentek Introduces First Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Module with High-Performance Features Invaluable for Radar and Communication Applications
  • Three 200 MHz A/Ds and Two 800 MHz D/As
  • Gen 2 PCI Express Support with up to x8 Lanes
  • GateFlow Design Kit Available for Integrating Custom IP
  • Intelligent DMA Engines for Efficient and Flexible Data Movement
  • Second XMC Interface Offers an Additional High-Speed Data Path

September 8, 2009
Pentek Introduces New PMC/XMC Transceiver Module Ideal for Wideband Radar Countermeasures and MIL/COTS Applications
  • Dual-Channel Transceiver
  • Very High Bandwidth, 500 MHz Sampling Rate
  • Two Virtex-5, High-Performance, Reconfigurable FPGAs

August 24, 2009
Pentek Offers New Elegant VME Board Solution for Synchronization and Distribution of Timing Signals in Large Multi-Channel Systems
  • Up to Eight Model 6891 VME Boards can be Linked to Synchronize 64 Pentek PMC I/O Modules
  • Handles Clock Rates up to 500 MHz

July 28, 2009
Pentek's New Carrier Board Enables High-Performance Applications in the Emerging PCI Express Environment
  • Develop Applications on Low-cost PCs and Blade Servers
  • Optimize High-Speed Interboard and System Communication
  • Move Data at Speeds of 2 Gigabytes per Second
  • Provide Onboard Cooling for Improved System Airflow
  • Support High-Power Modules (> 50 Watts)

June 30, 2009
Pentek Announces New SMP VxWorks Support for Feature-packed VXS I/O Processor Board
  • Dual-Core Freescale 1.5 GHz 8641D PowerPC
  • Fabric-transparent gigabit serial crossbar switch
  • Dual Optical Gigabit Serial Transceivers
  • Dual PMC/XMC Mezzanine Board Sites
  • Supports Serial RapidIO®, Fibre Channel®, Xilinx Aurora ® and more
  • Xilinx Virtex® FPGA for Custom DSP and Serial Protocols

May 19, 2009
Pentek's New Software Radio Transceiver PMC Captures and Processes Wideband Signals
  • Dual 400 MHz 14-bit A/Ds plus dual 800 MHz 16-bit D/As
  • Built-in clock synthesizer delivers low phase noise
  • Dual Virtex-5 FPGAs with XMC gigabit serial I/O

April 28, 2009
Pentek Introduces Real-Time Data Recording and Playback System with Multiband Transceiver
  • Real-Time Sustained Recording and Playback Rates up to 500 MB/sec
  • 5 Terabytes of Storage in a NTFS Disk Array
  • Virtual Oscilloscope and Spectrum Analyzer with GUI
  • Complete High-Performance Windows Workstation

April 6, 2009
Pentek Announces a Multifrequency Clock Synthesizer Built for Signal Quality
  • Up to 8 synthesized clock signal outputs for high-precision data acquisition
  • Simultaneous synthesis of up to 5 different frequencies
  • Clocks phase-locked to input frequency reference
  • Low-phase noise and jitter preserves signal accuracy
  • 1/10 the cost and 1/4 the size of alternative clock sources

January 26, 2009
Pentek Announces New Family of PCI Express Boards
  • Routing Flexibility Designed Specifically for Communications, Software Radio, Radar, Telemetry, and Signal Intelligence Applications
  • Gen 2 PCI Express x16 Interface
  • Latest PC and Blade Server Compatibility
  • Direct FPGA Connectivity and IP Development Tools

October 27, 2008
Pentek's New Software Radio PMC Module Features Industry's Latest 16-bit 200 MHz A/Ds
  • Four 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds
  • Integrated high-performance 2- or 4-channel DDC
  • Handles signal bandwidths up to 90 MHz
  • Targeted for radar and wideband communications
  • Complete, scalable, 4-channel beamforming element

September 22, 2008
TI introduces industry's fastest 16-bit analog-to-digital converter at 200 MSPS
  • Speed and resolution combine for superior performance in wide-bandwidth, high-sensitivity applications
  • Pentek exhibits proven performance with the new TI part with its Models 7150, 7151, 7152 and 7153

July 29, 2008
Pentek Introduces Two Rugged Software Radio PMC Modules with Unprecedented Performance and Density
  • Full-featured, single-slot COTS PMC modules
  • 7141-420 covers a very wide range of transmit and receive bandwidths
  • 7141-430 provides 256 independently-tunable receiver channels

June 24, 2008
Pentek Introduces High-Speed Software Radio PMC Module with Power Meter and Beamforming Capabilities
  • High-Density, Single-Slot Virtex-5 FPGA Software Radio Solution
  • Combines Four 16-bit, 200 MHz A/Ds with 32 FPGA-based DDCs
  • Extended DDC Bandwidth Range from 20 kHz to 10 MHz

May 12, 2008
Interoperability of VITA Radio Transport (VRT) Communications Standard Widely Accepted for Software Radio Market
  • Eases System Integration for Communication Applications
  • Promotes Compatibility Between Radio-Frequency (RF) Receivers and Signal Processing Equipment via Transport-Layer Protocol
  • Enables High-Precision Time Stamping
  • Provides Time Synchronization Between Multiple Receiver Channels
  • Standardizes Packet Structure for High-Speed Serial Links
  • Lowers Lifecycle Cost and Development Risks to Designers

May 5, 2008
Pentek Delivers Highest-Density Software Radio PMC with 256 DDC Channels and Four 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds
  • Complete software radio system solution in a single module
  • Four RF/IF inputs digitized at 200 MSPS with 16-bit resolution
  • 256 DDC channels independently tunable across four 100 MHz bands
  • Highly optimized Virtex-5 FPGA technology
  • Flexible assignment of A/Ds to DDC channels
  • Extremely low cost per DDC channel

March 10, 2008
Pentek's Quad 200 MHz, 16-bit A/D Data Converter Combined with Two Powerful Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs Delivers High-Speed, Enhanced Resolution and Extraordinary Processing Power
  • Four 200 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds
  • 4X better resolution and 2x DRAM memory resources than previous solutions
  • Multi-module synchronization capability
  • Variety of IP cores to match specific requirements
  • Built-in data capture modes

January 28, 2008
Pentek Announces Industry's First VME/VXS Board With Unique Combination of PowerPC, FPGA and Multiple High-Speed Gigabit Serial Interfaces
  • Freescale's latest PowerPC processor, now with the AltiVec engine
  • Fabric-transparent gigabit serial crossbar switch
  • Support for PCI Express, Serial RapidIO, Fibre Channel, Xilinx Aurora and more
  • Xilinx Virtex FPGA for custom programming and gigabit serial I/O
  • Dual Optical Fibre Channel interface for 800 MB/sec recording/playback
  • Two PMC/XMC-module hosted sites for flexible I/O
  • VITA-41 VXS interface with dual 1.25 GB/sec 4X ports
  • Dual gigabit Ethernet interfaces
  • Availability of ruggedized versions

December 18, 2007
Pentek's New Dual Multiband Transceiver with FPGA Delivers 10 dB Improvement in A/D Performance
  • Complete software radio transceiver system module
  • Two 125 MHz, 14-bit A/Ds capable of bandwidths of 50 MHz and above
  • Enhanced signal-to-noise ratio and spurious free dynamic range
  • User-programmable FPGA and tools allow custom DSP functions




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