Choosing the Right Mezzanine Module for Embedded Systemsby Rodger Hosking, Pentek, Inc.
Open architecture embedded systems for military/aerospace applications have always relied on mezzanine or daughter cards to provide flexibility and modularity because they are very effective in handling the large breadth of I/O functions required.
Thanks to widespread adoption of industry standards defining these mezzanine products, carrier boards are able to accept mezzanine boards from a wide range of vendors, each specializing in niche technologies and interfaces.
"Three popular mezzanine standards dominate the market: PMC, XMC, and FMC. These mezzanines support all popular industry architectures. Each mezzanine standard presents a unique set of advantages and disadvantages, which are discussed in this article."
Rodger Hosking, Pentek Vice President and Co-founder
New Software Radio Modules with Texas Instruments ADC32RF45 A/D Converter
- Supports Xilinx Virtex-7 VXT FPGAs
- GateXpress supports dynamic FPGA reconfiguration across PCIe
- Two 3.0 GHz A/Ds
- Two 2.8 GHz D/As
- Two digital downconverters
- Two digital upconverters
- 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM
- Sample clock synchronization to an external system reference
- VITA 57 FMC compatible
- 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 to 6U 19-inch rackmount chassis with hot-swappable HDDs
- Storage capacities to 192 TB
Pentek has recently added a new line to its popular family of Talon® signal recording and playback systems: the Sentinel™ Intelligent Signal Scanning rackmount recorder.
The first product in this series, Talon Model RTS 2620, is suitable for military, security, and government intelligence (SIGINT, COMINT and ELINT) applications. The Talon RTS 2620 is the first recorder to combine and exploit the power of a Pentek Talon recording system with a fully integrated signal scanner, RF tuner, and RF upconverter.
This informative tutorial covers these topics and more:
- Definition of radar and brief history of its development
- Advanced radar processing
- Types of radar
- Radar bands and applications
- Generating and acquiring radar pulses
- Resolving range ambiguity
- Radar technology is always evolving
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Topics covered include:
- VPX REDI
- Optical Resources
- FPGA Resources
- Complementary Products
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