Dual-channel, 34 signal, adaptive IF relay XMC for military embedded computing introduced by Pentek
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 24 April 2015. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the model 71624 dual-channel, 34 signal, adaptive IF (Intermediate Frequency) relay XMC switched mezzanine card for military and commercial embedded computing applications.
Targeted applications include signal monitoring, signal jamming, channel security, countermeasures, beamforming, and radar applications. The 71624 supports signal drop/add/replace, frequency shifting and hopping, amplitude equalization, and bandwidth consolidation.
Part of the Pentek Cobalt line of XMCs, the model 71624 comes with a Virtex-6 field-programmable gate array (FPGA). As an IF relay, it accepts two IF analog input channels, modifies as many as 34 signals, and then delivers them to two analog IF outputs.
Any signal within each IF band can be independently enabled or disabled, and changed in frequency and amplitude as it passes through the module.
The model 71624 has 34 digital down converters (DDCs), each independently tunable across a 100 MHz input IF range, handling signal bandwidths from 20 kHz as many as 312 kHz. The DDCs deliver 34 baseband signals to the host computer, which determines how each signal is dropped, replaced, or changed in amplitude and frequency. The modified signals are then combined and delivered as an analog IF output.
The card comes preconfigured with a suite of time-tested Pentek IP functions for DDC, DUC, DMA transfers and digital summation. Captured signals may be relayed with gain and frequency modifications directly through the module, or the host system may substitute a modified signal on any channel instead. The model 71624 has an on-board programmable sample clock synthesizer that is phase-lockable to an external frequency reference input. Several units can be synchronized for high-channel count systems.
The card is for rugged or conduction cooled operating environments. It also is available in several form factors, including 3U and 6U VPX (52624/53624 & 57624/58624), 3U and 6U CompactPCI (72624/73624/74624), AMC (56624) and PCI Express (78624).
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