Aventas Inc Newsletter
August 2012

In this month's edition of our newsletter, take a look at Acromag's new XMC-6VLX mezzanine modules, GDP Space Systems' new multi-channel satellite modem and Pentek's new 2 channel RF/IF Rackmount Recorder.

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XMC-6VLS - User-Configurable Virtex-6 FPGA Modules with PCIe and SRIO/Aurora Interface


Acromag's XMC-6VLX modules feature a high-performance user-configurable Xilinx® Virtex®-6 FPGA enhanced with high-speed memory and a high-throughput serial interface. The result is a powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing custom instruction sets and algorithms. 



  • Reconfigurable Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA with 240k or 365k logic cells
  • 2M x 72-bit QDRII SRAM,128M x 64-bit DDR3 SDRAM
  • 16M x 16-bit parallel flash memory for MicroBlaze program code storage
  • 128Mb platform flash memory to store powerup configuration bit file for Virtex-6 FPGA
  • Dual 8-lane high-speed serial interfaces on rear P15 and P16 connectors for PCIe Gen 1/2, Serial RapidI/O, 10Gb Ethernet, Xilinx Aurora
  • Dual SFP ports for Fibre Channel or GbE
  • 60 SelectI/O or 30 LVDS pairs plus 2 global clock pairs direct to FPGA via rear P4 port
  • 34 SelectI/O or 17 LVDS pairs plus 2 global clock pairs direct to FPGA via rear P16 port
  • 22 SelectI/O, 2 global clock pairs, JTAG, USB, and ground signals via front 36-pin connector
  • DMA support provides data transfer between system memory and the on-board memory
  • Support for Xilinx ChipScope™ Pro interface
  • Designed for conduction-cooled host card or up to -40 to 85°C operation

For more information, click here.

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Model 4405 - Multi-Channel Satellite Modem


The GDP model 4405 Multi-Channel Satellite Modem system is a digital signal / data processor. This highly flexible system provides comprehensive multi-link telemetry support for satellite ground stations in a single fully integrated package. 



  • Software defined radio technology
  • Multi-mode Modulator / Demodulator waveforms
  • Tone & PRN Ranging
  • PCM Code Conversion Capability
  • CCSDS SLE compatibility
  • Reed Solomon and Turbo encoders and decoders
  • Data & Network based simulators
  • Stream Data Recording and Playback w/ 1TB Capacity
  • FEC/ Convolutional Encoding and Decoding
  • Data Interleave & De-interleave
  • Test Loop Support
  • Built-in Self Test
  • Integrated PRN BERT
  • GPS Time & Frequency Reference
  • Advanced Digital waveform generation and processing
  • Scalable solution 
  • Field upgradeable features and performance
  • Supports XML based command and control protocols over TCP/IP Ethernet Communications
  • Flexible interface options
  • Redundant power for reliable operation
For more information, click here. 
Model RTS 2709 - Talon Ultra Wide-Band RF/IF Rackmount Recorder

The Talon RTS 2709 is a turnkey system, used for recording high-bandwidth signals. The RTS 2709 uses 12-bit, 3.6 GHz A/D converters and can provide sustained recording rates up to 3200 MB/sec. It can be configured as a one- or two-channel system and can record sampled data, packed as 8-bit wide consecutive samples, or as 16-bit wiide consecutive samples (12-bit digitized samples residing in the 12 MSBs of the 16-bit word.)  



  • High-speed RF/IF recording system
  • Sample rates up to 3.2 GHz in single-channel mode
  • Sample rates up to 1.6 GHz in dual-channel mode
  • Capable of recording RF/IF frequencies to 1.75 GHz in single-channel mode
  • Capable of recording RF/IF frequencies to 2.8 GHz in dual-channel mode
  • 12-bit A/D, with 12 and 8 bit packing modes
  • Real-time sustained recording rates of up to 3200 MB/sec
  • 4U 19 inch industrial rackmount PC server chassis
  • Windows® 7 Professional workstation with high performance Intel® CoreTM i7 processor
  • Up to 20 terabytes of SSD storage to NTFS RAID disk array
  • RAID levels of 0 ,1, 5 , 6, 10 and 50
  • N+1 redundant power supply
  • SystemFlow® GUI with signal viewer analysis tool
  • C-callable API for integration of recorder into application
  • File headers include time stamping and recording parameters
  • Optional GPS time and position stamping
For more information, click here.
The recorder is also available in a rugged rackmount version, the Talon RTR 2749.  For information on this product, click here.

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Founded in 2002, Aventas is your single source solution provider for embedded computing,aventas logo testing, telemetry and SIGINT products. Aventas proudly serves several markets including military, aerospace, telecommunications, industrial, utilities, and oil and gas. We have a knowledgeable, experienced sales staff and are dedicated to providing products from the highest quality manufacturers in the industry.

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