Aventas Inc Newsletter
May 2011

In this issue we've got new products to tell you about from Apogee Labs, Pentek and Acromag. Apogee Labs has a new RF Link Test Platform, Pentek is introducing a new High Channel Count Software Radio Module and Acromag has new VPX Boards with a Virtex-5 FPGA.

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Apogee Labs  -  AL6601 RF Link Test Platform 


The AL6601 RF Link Test Platform combines a general purpose bit error transmitter and receiver function with a mApogeeAL6601odulator and microwave transmitter in one compact unit. The microwave signal can be used to verify complete RF link operation by

injecting a signal directly at the receive site's antenna or at the receiver input. Passing the signal through a receiver, demodulator and bit sync, the recovered data and clock are fed back into the AL6601's receiver inputs for measurement.



·         Bit Error Rate Tester operates stand alone up to 80 Mbps

·         Modulator: ARTM Tier 0 (PCM/FM) legacy wave-form as well as the more spectrally-efficient Tier I(SOQPSK-TG) and Tier II (ARTM CPM) wave-forms

·         Single or Multi Band Transmitter (L, S, C)

·         10mW output (higher power levels available)

·         Modular, Scalable architecture

·         Rugged, Compact unit


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Pentek  -  Model 71662 Four Channel, 200 Mhz, 16-bit Data Acquisition Board w/ Built-In DDC's 



Model 71662 is a member of the Cobalt® family of high performance XMC modules based on the Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA. This four channel, high-speed data converter with programmable DDCs (digital down converters) is suitable for connection to HF or IF ports of a communications or radar system. Its built-in data capture feature offers an ideal turnkey solution as well as a platform for developing

and deploying custom FPGA processing IP.



·         Complete radar and software radio interface solution

·         Supports Xilinx Virtex-6 LXT and SXT FPGAs

·         Four 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds

·         Four multiband DDCs

·         Up to 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM

·         Sample clock synchronization to an external system reference

·         LVPECL clock/sync bus for multimodule synchronization

·         PCI Express (Gen. 1 & 2) interface up to x8

·         User-configurable serial gigabit interfaces

·         LVDS connections to the Virtex-6 FPGA for custom I/O


 For more information, click here.

Acromag  -  VPX Boards with User-Configurable Virtex-5 FPGA 



Acromag's VPX-VLX 3U VPX boards feature a configurable Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers and a high-throughput PCIe interface. The result is a powerful and flexible logic processor module that is capable of executing your custom instruction sets and algorithms. 



·         Reconfigurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA

·         PCIe bus 4-lane Gen 1 interface

·         Supports both front and rear I/O connections

·         64 I/O or 32 LVDS lines direct to FPGA via rear (P2) connector

·         Plug-in I/O extension modules are available for the front mezzanine

·         FPGA code loads from the PCIe bus or from on-board flash memory

·         1M x 64-bit dual-ported SRAM provides direct links from the PCIe bus and to the FPGA

·         32M x 32-bit DDR2 SDRAM is directly accessed through the FPGA

·         Supports dual DMA channel data transfer to/from the rest of the system

·         Support for Xilinx ChipScope™ Pro interface

·         Designed for conduction-cooled host card or -40 to 85°C operation in air-cooled systems


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