Pentek offers Cobalt A/D and D/A converter data-acquisition boards in 6U and 3U CompactPCI

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 23 May 2011. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing its Cobalt A/D converter and D/A converter boards in the 6U and 3U CompactPCI form factors, which can give system designers access to Pentek's signal-acquisition technology featuring Xilinx Inc. Virtex-6 field programmable gate array (FPGA). All Pentek CompactPCI signal-acquisition Cobalt boards have dedicated direct-memory-access (DMA) channels and memory buffers for each I/O stream, multichannel multiboard synchronization, and customizable Virtex-6 FPGA for digital signal processing.

May 23rd, 2011
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UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 23 May 2011. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing its Cobalt A/D converter and D/A converter data-acquisition boards in the 6U and 3U CompactPCI form factors, which can give system designers access to Pentek's signal-acquisition technology featuring Xilinx Inc. Virtex-6 field programmable gate array (FPGA).All Pentek CompactPCI signal-acquisition Cobalt boards have dedicated direct-memory-access (DMA) channels and memory buffers for each I/O stream, multichannel multiboard synchronization, and customizable Virtex-6 FPGA for digital signal processing.Pentek Cobalt boards are available in 3U CompactPCI (73xxx) with one Cobalt XMC module, 6U CompactPCI (72xxx) with one XMC, and 6U CompactPCI (74xxx) with two Cobalt XMC modules on board. Custom configurations mixing XMC module types on a 6U carrier are available.

A bridge chip maps the Cobalt's serial PCI Express interface to the parallel PCI bus. Developers can capitalize on the Virtex-6 FPGAs to help reduce data transfer rates. Pentek's Cobalt software and FPGA tools are available, including ReadyFlow libraries with drivers for Linux, Windows, and VxWorks.

The Pentek GateFlow FPGA tool enables users to install custom algorithms on the FPGA. GateFlow enables systems designers to install signal-processing for wideband communications, radar, signals intelligence, and beam forming.

Pentek Cobalt board products available in CompactPCI include 1 GHz A/D & 1 GHz D/A (Model xx630); 2 Channel 500 MHz A/D, DUC & 2 Channel 800 MHz D/A (Model xx650); 3 Channel 200 MHz A/D, DUC & 2 Channel 800 MHz D/A (Model xx620); 3 Channel 200 MHz A/D, DDC, DUC & 2 Channel 800 MHz D/A (Model xx621); 4 Channel 200 MHz 16-bit A/D (Model xx660); 4 Channel 200 MHz A/D & Quad DDCs with Beamforming IP (Model xx661); and L-Band RF (925-2175 MHz) Tuner with 2 Channel 200 MHz A/D (Model xx690).

For more information contact Pentek online at www.pentek.com.

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