Pentek offers clock, sync, and gate distribution board to synchronize 2 GHz A-D processing modules

Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is releasing its Model 6890-a 2.2 GHz clock, synch, and gate distribution board for synchronizing several Pentek I/O modules.

Oct 1st, 2007
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Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is releasing its Model 6890-a 2.2 GHz clock, synch, and gate distribution board for synchronizing several Pentek I/O modules. The Model 6890 facilitates sampling and timing for multichannel, high-speed data-acquisition, DSP, and software-radio applications. Configured as a 6U VME board, the Model 6890 synchronizes as many as eight modules, each receiving a common clock as fast as 2.2 GHz, along with timing signals for synchronizing, triggering, and gating functions. The Model 6890 currently supports Pentek’s Model 6826 Dual 2-GHz, 10-bit A-D Converter VME board. Developed to address the timing needs of synchronous multichannel data-acquisition and DSP systems, the Model 6890 board can combine with eight Model 6826 Dual-Channel 2-GHz, 10-bit A-D Modules to provide 16 A-D converters all sampling at 2 GHz, plus eight FPGAs with a total of 352,000 programmable slices and 800,000 logic cells. Additional resources of as much as 8 gigabytes of DDR memory and 128 megabytes of FLASH provide a real-time data acquisition and DSP environment for wideband signals. The Model 6826 features single- or dual-channel data acquisition at 2 gigasamples per second with 10-bit resolution using the Atmel AT84AS008 A-D device. By accepting single-ended transformer or DC-coupled inputs, the board preserves signal integrity across a variety of analog signal sources. For more information, contact Pentek online at www.pentek.com.

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