Pentek Inc Articles
Higher bandwidth Gen 3 RFSoC solutions available
Pentek has announced extensions to their proven Quartz RFSoC product family by introducing the QuartzXM eXpress Module, the Model 6003, adding greater RF performance and scalability. The QuartzXM Model 6003, based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen 3, provides full sub-6 GHz direct-RF I/O support and greater flexibility with more decimation and interpolation options.
Quartz RFSoC enclosure for harsh environments
Pentek has introduced an addition to the Quartz RFSoC Architecture family, the Model 6350, an eight-channel A/D and D/A converter system in a rugged small form factor enclosure. Based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC FPGA, the Model 6350 is very suitable for SIGINT and COMINT, military communications, EW countermeasures, radar transceiver, test and measurement, SATCOM, LiDAR, 5G and LTE wireless applications.
Pentek high-speed synchroniser for Quartz RFSoC products
Pentek has introduced a board to the Quartz RFSoC Architecture family, the Model 5903, a 3U VPX high-speed synchroniser and distribution board, optimised for Pentek products using the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC. The Model 5903 synchronises up to eight 8-channel Pentek Quartz family boards within a system, enabling synchronous sampling and timing for a wide range of multichannel high-speed data acquisition, DSP, radar, beamforming, 5G, electron...
Pentek 6GHz ultra-wideband Talon RF/IF rackmount recorder extends bandwidths
Pentek has introduced a new addition to the Talon Series of recorders, the Model RTR 2742 4U 19-inch rackmount recorder. The Talon RTR 2742 is a turn-key record and playback system for ultra-wideband analogue RF/IF signals. Using two 12-bit, 6.4GHz A/D converters, this system can achieve sustained recording of 2.4GHz bandwidth signals at rates up to 6 GBytes per second.
Pentek Quartz RFSoC PCIe board for wireless applications
Pentek has introduced an addition to the Quartz RFSoC Architecture family, the Model 7050, an eight-channel A/D and D/A converter, PCIe double-wide board based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC. The Model 7050 brings RFSoC performance to PC platforms with a complete system on a board.
Pentek Talon for RFSoC accelerates real-time recording
Pentek has introduced a new addition to the Pentek Talon Series of recorders, the Model RTR 2757 4U 19-inch rackmount recorder. This new recorder complements Pentek's Quartz RFSoC products that stream digitised wide bandwidth signals across 100 Gigabit Ethernet. The R 2757 is capable of capturing these streams in real time at rates as high as 12.5 Gigabytes per second.
ArchiTek FPGA development suite for Talon Recorders
Pentek has announced its ArchiTek FPGA Development Suite, a product for adding custom IP to select Pentek Talon recording systems. ArchiTek is a comprehensive development environment that enables engineers to add FPGA IP to recording systems, such as threshold detection, spectral filtering, digital down-conversion, signal classification, demodulation and many other digital signal processing techniques.
Four-channel XMC for waveform generation
Pentek has announced its most recent addition to the Jade Architecture family, the Jade Model 71871, a four-channel 1.25 GHz D/A converter XMC for RF and IF waveform generation. The Model 71871 combines two Texas Instruments DAC3484s to deliver four independent analogue outputs each through its own digital upconverter and 16-bit D/A with sampling rates to 1.25GHz.
Sentinel recorder for military signal intelligence
Pentek has announced a major addition to its popular family of Talon signal recording and playback systems, the RTR 2654 26.5GHz RF Sentinel Intelligent Signal Scanning rackmount recorder for military signal intelligence. The RTR 2654 combines the power of a Pentek Talon Recording System with a 25.6GHz RF tuner and Pentek's Sentinel intelligent signal scanning software
Quartz RFSoC board for SOSA reference architecture
Pentek has introduced the Quartz Model 5550, an eight-channel A/D and D/A converter, 3U OpenVPX board based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC and aligned to the SOSA Technical Standard. The Model 5550 is ideal for many communications, electro-optical, electronic warfare, radar and signals intelligence applications.
Data converter 3U VPX module for wideband defence
Pentek has introduced the newest member of the Jade family of high-performance data converter 3U VPX modules based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA. The Model 54141A is a dual channel analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converter with sample rates up to 6.4GHz. Programmable DDCs (digital downconverters) and DUCs (digital upconverters) support connections to IF or RF signals.
Software radio board with backplane optical added to FPGAs
Pentek has introduced the newest member of the Jade family of high-performance 3U VPX boards. The Model 54821 is based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA and features three 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds with three programmable multiband digital downconverters (DDCs) and one digital upconverter (DUC) with two 800 MHz 16-bit D/As.
Navigator Design Suite enhanced for the RFSoC Quartz Architecture
Pentek has introduced several enhancements to its Navigator Design Suite for the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC. New IP expands Pentek’s existing IP library to over 140 cores for FPGA development on its Quartz Architecture platform. Pentek’s Navigator Design Suite includes the Navigator FDK (FPGA Design Kit) for integrating custom IP into Pentek factory-shipped designs and the Navigator BSP (Board Support Package) for creating hos...
New VPX board optimises high speed optical connectivity
Pentek has introduced the newest member of the Jade family of high performance 3U VPX boards. The Model 54851 is based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA and features two 500MHz 12-bit A/Ds with two programmable multiband Digital Down Converters (DDCs) and one Digital Upconverter (DUC) with two 800MHz 16-bit D/As. The 54851 is the first board utilising this new 3U VPX architecture with advanced wideband I/O options.
SOSA aligned LVDS XMC module with optical I/O
The newest member of the Jade family of data converter XMC modules has been introduced by Pentek. The Model 71813 is based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA and features 28 pairs of LVDS digital I/O to meet the requirements of emerging standards from The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium of which Pentek is a member.
Pentek Adds ANSI/VITA 49.2 Protocol to High-Speed Data Acquisition Boards
Pentek introduced intellectual property support for the VITA 49.2 data transport protocol in the Pentek Navigator Design Suite. The Jade Model 71141(1-Ch. 6.4 GHz or 2-Ch. 3.2 GHz A/D, 2-Ch 6.4 GHz D/A) and Model 71851 (2-Ch 500 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC) data converter XMC modules, based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA, are the first products available with the new IP modules.
FPGA Software Radio Solutions for Defense and Wireless Applications
Pentek announce the successful production, testing, and delivery of its first RFSoC boards to the market. The Quartz Model 5950 Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC 3U VPX Board and the Model 6001 Zynq UltraScale+ QuartzXM eXpress Module both support wideband RF analog I/O signals with eight 4 GHz A/Ds, eight 6.4 GHz D/As, and multi-core ARM processors. For 3U VPX systems, the Quartz Model 5950 uses Pentek’s Navigator Design Suite to speed software and I...
Speeding custom deployment of RFSoC in SWaP critical environments
The Model 6001 Quartz eXpress Module (QuartzXM) from Pentek, has been introduced as the only high-performance system-on-module (SoM) market offering based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC FPGA with eight integrated RF-class A/D and D/A converters.
Rugged wideband recorder family delivers reduced SWaP
It has been announced that Pentek are introducing the Talon RTX 25xx series, a high performance small form factor (SFF) recorder product line for extreme operating environments. Optimised for SWaP (size, weight and power), the rugged sealed ½ ATR recorders are available with multiple input options and can hold up to 30.7tB of removable SSD storage.
Software radio receiver for surveillance and wireless applications
Pentek has announced the new member of its Jade family of high-speed data converter XMC FPGA modules: the 2-channel Jade Model 71865, a 200MHz 16-bit A/D channeliser with 762 narrowband digital down converters (DDCs) and 4 wideband DDCs, based on the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA. The Model 71865 is an economical and energy efficient, complete software radio receiver solution for commercial, military and government high-channel count ap...