Long Beach, Calif. The RTS 2504 from Pentek Inc. is a highly integrated real-time multiband recording and playback transceiver development platform that allows designers to acquire, process and record wideband signals.
It integrates a range of A/D and D/A resources with high-speed links to JBOD disk arrays, as well as digital downconverters and upconverters, FPGAs and signal processors. A Virtex II Pro FPGA and PowerPC provide configurable signal processing; dual A/D converters and downconverters provide recording to the disk array; and dual D/A converters and a digital upconverter offer playback from the disk array.
The RTS 2504 uses Pentek’s 7140 PMC radio transceiver module to acquire live IF or RF analog signals for disk storage and playing back signal files through D/A converters to deliver IF or RF analog outputs. The platform scales from two to 40 transceiver channels in one 6U VME chassis.
"Our previous transceiver system required two different mezzanine cards, but the 7140 combines all functions in a single transceiver PMC module, freeing a mezzanine site for additional functions. New resources inside the 7140 include a Virtex-II Pro FPGA with on-board processors and gigabit serial interfaces, plus 512-Mbytes of fast, on-board SDRAM," says Pentek vice president Rodger Hosking.
The RTS 2504 is targeted at high-bandwidth data recording and playback applications such as radar, direction finding, SIGINT, telemetry and commercial wireless base stations.
Pricing starts at $26,995 with availability slated for the third quarter of 2006.
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Pentek, 1-201-818-5900, www.pentek.com