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

Pentek, Inc., today announced a new recorder for the popular family of Talon® recording systems: the Model RTR 2736A multi-channel Serial FPDP (sFPDP) rugged portable recorder, suitable for military and aerospace, radar, and communications applications. The RTR 2736A is capable of capturing up to 8 Serial FPDP data streams in real time to solid state drives (SSD). It fully complies with the VITA 17.1 specification and additionally supports sFPDP baud rates up to 4.25 Gbaud, making it an ideal upgrade to existing systems. The new Talon portable chassis for the RTR 2736A boasts a smaller footprint that is lighter in weight, and provides double the storage capacity, number of channels and the recording rates of previous generation of Talon portable recorders. It also supports AC and DC power options.

The RTR 2736A supports different sFPDP modes of operation including copy mode, flow control, CRC and copy loop. Options for copper and multi-mode or single-mode optical interfaces make it compatible with virtually any existing sFPDP system.

The RTR 2736A includes a high-performance PCIe Gen. 3 SATA III RAID controller capable of streaming contiguous data to disk in real time at aggregate rates up to 3.2 GB/sec. The hot-swappable SSD array is available in 1.9 TB to 15.3 TB configurations and supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, or 6.

“Our first generation of sFPDP recorder products have been a big hit with our customers. We’re very excited to provide a portable system with twice the storage capacity and speed of the previous generation,” said Chris Tojeira, Recording Systems Director for Pentek. ”By using the standard NTFS file system, our customers enjoy instant access to recorded files. This saves hours of file conversion required in competing recorders,” he added.

Ruggedized & Deployable Construction

The RTR 2736A features a portable, lightweight, briefcase style housing measuring only 16.0” W x 6.9” D x 13.0” H and weighing just less than 30 pounds. This extremely rugged workstation is reinforced with shock absorbing rubber corners and an impact-resistant protective glass for its high resolution 17″ LCD monitor. Hot swappable solid-state drives exhibit high immunity to shock and vibration for full operation in ground vehicles, ships and aircraft.

The RTR 2736A has an 18 to 36 VDC power supply option for vehicle-powered applications, eliminating the bulk and cost of a dedicated power converter. Optional GPS time and position stamping is available.

Available I/O includes audio and VGA video, six USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and dual Gigabit Ethernet connections.

Ease of Operation

All Talon RTR Portable Recorders are built on a Windows 7 Professional workstation with an Intel Core i7 processor and provide both a GUI (graphical user interface) and API (Application Programmer’s Interface) to control the system. Systems are fully supported with Pentek’s SystemFlow® software for system control and turn-key operation. The software provides a GUI with point-and-click configuration management and can store custom configurations for single-click setup. The software also includes a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer to monitor signals before, during and after data collection.

Free SystemFlow Evaluation Package

Pentek’s SystemFlow Simulator software package simulates the SystemFlow recording software found on all Talon recording systems. The free trial package is available for download at: http://pentek.com/systemflow/systemflow.cfm?HID2=HP#SystemFlow_Simulator.


About Pentek

Pentek develops, manufactures and markets innovative DSP systems and recorders to original equipment manufacturers, distributors and value-added resellers. Pentek offers powerful VME, VPX, PMC, XMC, FMC, cPCI, PCI, PCIe and AMC boards for data acquisition, software radio and digital signal processing featuring Xilinx FPGAs.. Pentek’s I/O includes A/Ds, D/As, FPGAs, Serial FPDP, LVDS, RF converters and more. Pentek equips all products with high-performance I/O including gigabit serial interfaces and offers strong DSP software support.

Contact Information

Pentek

One Park Way
Upper Saddle River, NJ, 07458
USA

tele: 201-818-5900
fax: 201-818-5904
sales@pentek.com
www.pentek.com/

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