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Pentek has announced a new member of its Talon RF/IF signal recording and playback systems. The Model RTR 2727A rugged portable recorder targets applications needing to record and reproduce high-bandwidth signals. A complete PC workstation, the RTR 2727A provides high data capacity and aggregate recording rates of up to 4.0 Gbytes/s in a four-channel system. The RTR 2727A offers up to sixteen hot-swap solid state drives (SSDs) with a combined capacity to 30.7 Terabytes sustain hours of continuous recording. The system features recording and playback of RF/IF signal frequencies up to 700 MHz with signal bandwidths up to 200 MHz. Available data converters include 500 MHz 12-bit A/Ds or 400 MHz 14-bit A/Ds and 800 MHz 16-bit D/As.

At the heart of the RTR 2727A are Pentek Cobalt Series Virtex-6 software radio boards featuring A/D and D/A converters, DDCs (digital downconverters), DUCs (digital upconverters), and complementary FPGA IP cores. Optional GPS time and position stamping allows the user to record this critical signal information. The hot-swappable SSD array is available in configurations from 1.9 to 30.7 Terabytes and supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, or 6.

Available I/O includes VGA video, six USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and dual Gigabit Ethernet connections. 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. The Talon RTR 2727A starts at $55,995.

Pentek
Upper Saddle River, NJ
(201) 818-5900
www.pentek.com

 

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