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1 High-Speed Recording Systems

2 SYSTEMS & RECORDERS MODEL DESCRIPTION Talon TM High-Speed Recording Systems: Flexible and Deployable Solutions RTS 701 Multiband High-Speed Recording and Playback System RTS 706 Configurable High-Speed Recording and Playback System RTS 715 Talon Dual Channel 10 Gigabit Ethernet Recorder RTS 71 Portable Multiband Recording and Playback System RTR 746 Configurable Rugged High-Speed Recording and Playback System Customer Information Last updated: November 011

3 Talon TM High-Speed Recording Systems: Flexible and Deployable Solutions Systems Include: High-performance Windows workstation Pentek SystemFlow recording software with graphical user interface SystemFlow virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer Time stamping support Detailed technical documentation Systems Benefits: Complete turnkey systems Rack-mountable and portable form factors C-callable API for integration of recorder into application Sustained recording rates of up to 1600 MB/sec Recording to non-proprietary NTFS file system for easy and immediate data access Supported RAID levels of 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50 Ideal for communications, radar, wireless, SIGINT, telecom and satcom They are easy to use right out-of-the-box They can be controlled over the Ethernet or over the Internet High-Speed Recording Systems Talon High-Speed Recording Systems eliminate the time and risk associated with new technology system development. With increasing pressure in both the defense and commercial arenas to get to the market first, today s system engineers are looking for more complete off-the-shelf system offerings. Out of the box, these systems arrive complete with a full-featured virtual operator control panel ready for immediate data recording and/or playback operation. Because they consist of modular COTS board-level products and flexible control software, they are easily scalable to larger multichannel data acquisition and recording applications requiring sustained, aggregate recording rates of up to 1600 GB/sec. For example, they can be used as the data acquisition resource for embedded systems in real-time digital signal processing applications. A complete suite of software development tools simplifies custom system integration. Ready-to-Run Recording Systems The Pentek offerings are complete, fully integrated systems featuring a range of A/D and D/A resources with high-speed disk arrays. Since these systems are built on a Windows workstation, users can easily install post-processing and analysis tools to operate on the recorded data. Pentek systems provide a flexible architecture that can be easily customized to meet user needs. Multiple RAID levels of 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50, provide a choice for the required level of redundancy. Pentek RTS High-Speed Recording Systems are designed for commercial applications. Recording Systems Form Factors Pentek s High-Speed Recording Systems are available as Lab Systems, Portable Systems and Rugged Systems. RTS Lab Systems are housed in a 4U high, 19 in. rack-mountable chassis in a PC server configuration. They are designed for commercial applications in a lab or office environment. RTS Portable Systems are available in a small briefcase-sized enclosure with an integral LCD display and keyboard. They, too, provide a PC server configuration and are designed for commercial field applications where size and weight is of paramount importance. RTR Rugged Systems are housed in a 4U high, 19 in. rugged rack-mountable chassis in a PC server configuration. Designed to MIL-STD-810F, they are built to survive shock and vibration and they target operation in harsh environments and remote locations that are unsuitable for humans. Pentek RTR High-Speed Recording Systems are designed to MIL-STD-810F for harsh environments.

4 SystemFlow Architecture SystemFlow GUI The SystemFlow architecture features a Windows-based GUI (Graphical User Interface) that provides a simple means to configure and control the system. Custom configurations can be stored as profiles and later loaded when needed, allowing the user to select preconfigured settings with a single click. Server/Client Architecture As shown in the block diagram, the SystemFlow architecture provides for easy communication between the recording system Server on the right and the Client PC on the left. CLIENT SystemFlow Signal Viewer SystemFlow also includes signal viewing and analysis tools that allow the user to monitor the signal prior to, during, and after a recording session. These tools include a virtual oscilloscope and a virtual spectrum analyzer. More information on the Signal Viewer is provided on the next page. Server/Client Communication Server and Client communicate through a standard socket connection. This arrangement enables the Server to provide real-time recording and playback functions that can be controlled from a local or a remote Client. It also allows Client and Server to run on different operating systems. Local or Remote Socket connection SERVER Function Libraries The function libraries and tools for controlling the recording and playback functions include the Application Programming Interface, the Graphical User Interface and the integrated Signal Viewer. SystemFlow JAVA Record/Play GUI Application SystemFlow JAVA Client API LabVIEW Signal Viewer Sockets NTFS API Sockets NTFS SystemFlow Command Processor User Control Block SystemFlow Record/Play Server Application Windows Drivers User Proc. Block Client Operating System (Windows/Linux/Other) Windows Operating System SystemFlow API The SystemFlow API allows developers to configure and customize the system interfaces and operation. Source code is supplied for all client API functions. A well-defined set of plugins allows the user to extend server API functions. NTFS File System The NTFS file management system provides immediate access to the recorded data, thereby eliminating time-consuming data conversion processes required with proprietary file management systems. It also eliminates the need for custom hardware and software platforms where the recorded data may need to be physically transported for conversion.

5 SystemFlow Graphical User Interface SystemFlow Recorder Interface The Recorder Interface provides the user with a control interface for the recording system. It includes Configuration, Record, Playback and Status screens, each with intuitive controls and indicators. The user can easily move between screens to set configuration parameters, control and monitor a recording, play back a recorded signal and monitor board temperature and voltage levels. The signal viewer, integrated into the recording GUI, allows the user to monitor real-time signals or signals recorded on disk. SystemFlow Hardware Configuration Interface The Hardware Configuration Interface provides a simple and intuitive means for setting up the system parameters. The DDC configuration screen shown here, provides entries for input source, center frequency, decimation, as well as gate and trigger information. All parameters contain limitchecking and integrated help to provide an easier-to-use out-of-the-box experience. SystemFlow Signal Viewer The SystemFlow Signal Viewer includes a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer for signal monitoring in both the time and frequency domains. It is extremely useful for previewing live inputs prior to recording, and for monitoring signals as they are being recorded to help ensure successful recording sessions. The viewer can also be used to inspect and analyze the recorded files after the recording is complete. Advanced signal analysis capabilities include automatic calculators for signal amplitude and frequency, second and third harmonic components, THD (total harmonic distortion) and SINAD (signal to noise and distortion). With time and frequency zoom, panning modes and dual, annotated cursors to mark and measure points of interest, the SystemFlow Signal Viewer can often eliminate the need for a separate oscilloscope or spectrum analyzer in the field.

6 Recording and Playback Dataflow Recording Dataflow Shown in this diagram is the dataflow during a typical recording session. The Pentek Transceiver Board contains a -channel 00 MHz A/D for digitizing two input analog channels. The digitized outputs are downconverted by the two DDCs (Digital Downconverters) and moved on to the PC system memory via the PCI Express interface. Both the DDCs and the PCIe interface are implemented in the board s FPGA. Data then moves from the system memory to the Recording System RAID Controller and is then recorded to disk via the SATA interface. DMA controllers conduct all data transfers, bypasssing the CPU for guaranteed real-time operation. Pentek Transceiver Board TIMING BUS GENERATOR Clock / Sync / Gate / PPS Sample Clk/Reference Clk In Gate/Trigger/Sync/PPS PCI Express Interface DDC #1 DDC # Digital IF Channel # 1 Digital IF Channel # A/D Clock/Sync Bus 00 MHZ 16-Bit A/D 00 MHZ 16-Bit A/D RF/IF Analog Input Channel # 1 RF/IF Analog Input Channel # Channels of Digital Data Being Transferred Over A PCI Express Interface Channels of Digital Data Being Transferred Over A SATA Interface PCI Express Interface PCI Express Interface System Memory CPU Recording System SBC/MB RAID Controller SATA Interface Recording System RAID Controller Single Volume RAID 0 Storage Array Playback Dataflow During a playback session, data stored on disk moves through the SATA interface of the Playback System RAID Controller. From there, data is passed to the PC system memory through the PCIe interface and then to the Pentek Transceiver board through its PCIe interface, all via hardware DMA controllers for real-time operation. This board also contains DUCs (Digital Upconverters) which upconvert the data to the original IF frequency bands. Two 800 MHz D/As convert the data to analog form and provide signals that are identical to the analog signals that were originally recorded. These can be further analyzed with any Windows-compatible analysis software. Pentek Transceiver Board TIMING BUS GENERATOR Clock / Sync / Gate / PPS Sample Clk/Reference Clk In Gate/Trigger/Sync/PPS PCI Express Interface DUC #1 DUC # Digital IF Channel # 1 Digital IF Channel # D/A Clock/Sync Bus 800 MHZ 16-Bit D/A 800 MHZ 16-Bit D/A RF/IF Analog Output Channel # 1 RF/IF Analog Output Channel # Channels of Digital Data Being Transferred Over A PCI Express Interface Channels of Digital Data Being Transferred Over A SATA Interface PCI Express Interface PCI Express Interface System Memory CPU Playback System SBC/MB RAID Controller SATA Interface Playback System RAID Controller Single Volume RAID 0 Storage Array

7 New! New! New! New! New! Model RTS 701 Features Dual channel multiband recording and playback system 19 inch industrial rackmount PC server chassis Complete high performance Windows workstation Two 14-bit 15 MHz A/Ds One 16-bit 500 MHz D/A Real-time sustained recording rates of up to 480 MB/sec 4 terabytes of storage to NTFS RAID disk array RAID levels 0,1, 5, 6, 10 and 50 Windows SystemFlow Record/Playback software Complete GUI with Signal Viewer analysis tool which includes a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer File headers include time stamping and recording parameters DDC decimation and DUC interpolation ranges from to 3,768 8 khz to 60 MHz baseband record and playback signal bandwidths IF frequencies to 300 MHz Ideal for communications, radar, wireless, SIGINT, telecom and satcom Optional GPS time and position stamping Contact factory for options, for number and type of analog channels, recording rates, and disk capacity. Multiband High-Speed Recording and Playback System General Information The Talon TM RTS 701 is a turnkey, multiband recording and playback system that allows the user to record and reproduce high-bandwidth signals. The RTS 701 provides sustained recording rates of up to 480 MB/sec in a dual-channel configuration and is ideal for the user that requires a powerful rack-mount recording system. The heart of the RTS 701 is the Pentek Model multiband transceiver, which includes A/D and D/A converters, digital upconverters (DUCs), digital downconverters (DDCs), and an FPGA-installed IP core. The architecture allows the system engineer to take full advantage of modern technology in a turnkey system. Optional GPS time and position stamping allows the user to record this critical signal information. SystemFlow Software Included with this system is Pentek s SystemFlow Recording Software. A software API is provided that allows users to integrate control of the RTS instrument into their system. The RTS 701 features a Windows-based GUI (Graphical User Interface) that provides a simple means to configure and control the system. Custom configurations can be stored as profiles and later loaded when needed, allowing the user to select preconfigured settings with a single click. CH 1 In CH In Out Sample Clock A In Sample Clock B In TTL Gate/ TriggerIn TTL Sync In Clock/Sync Bus 15 MHz 14-bit A/D 15 MHz 14-bit A/D 500 MHz 16-bit D/AA CLOCK & SYNC GENERATOR XTAL OSC B XTAL OSC B DIGITAL DOWN- CONVERTER DIGITAL DOWN- CONVERTER DIGITAL UPCONVERTER MODEL MODEL RTS 701 SystemFlow also includes signal viewing and analysis tools, that allow the user to monitor the signal prior to, during and after a recording session. These tools include a virtual oscilloscope and a virtual spectrum analyzer. Built on a Windows XP Professional workstation, the RTS 701 allows the user to install post processing and analysis tools to operate on the recorded data. The RTS 701 records data to the native NTFS file system, providing immediate access to the recorded data. Data can be offloaded via gigabit Ethernet, or USB.0 ports. Additionally, data can be copied to disk, using the 8X double layer DVD+R/RW drive. Flexible Architecture Pentek s multiband recorder system provides a flexible architecture that is easily customized to meet the user s needs. Multiple RAID levels, including 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50, provide a choice for the required level of redundancy. Total drive capacity is 4 TB using 10 drives. The system supports simultaneous recording of one or two wideband A/D or multiband DDC channels. The analog output allows a single recorded signal to be reproduced as either a baseband or an upconverted IF signal. With its range of programmable decimation and interpolation factors, the system supports signal bandwidths from 8 khz to 60 MHz. SYSTEM DRIVE INTEL PROCESSOR HOST PROCESSOR RAID DDR SDRAM Gigabit Ethernet USB PS/ Keyboard PS/ Mouse Video Output

8 Model RTS 701 Multiband High-Speed Recording and Playback System SystemFlow Graphical User Interface SystemFlow Recorder Interface The RTS 701 GUI provides the user with a control interface for the recording system. It includes Configuration, Record, Playback and Status screens, each with intuitive controls and indicators. The user can easily move between screens to set configuration parameters, control and monitor a recording, play back a recorded signal and monitor board temperature and voltage levels. The signal viewer, integrated into the recording GUI, allows the user to monitor real-time signals or recorded signals on disk. SystemFlow Hardware Configuration Interface The RTS 701 s configuration screens provide a simple and intuitive means for setting up the system parameters. The DDC configuration screen shown here, provides entries for input source, center frequency, decimation, as well as gate and trigger information. All parameters contain limitchecking and integrated help to provide an easier-to-use out-of-the-box experience. SystemFlow Signal Viewer The SystemFlow Signal Viewer includes a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer for signal monitoring in both the time and frequency domains. It is extremely useful for previewing live inputs prior to recording, and for monitoring signals as they are being recorded to help ensure successful recording sessions. The viewer can also be used to inspect and analyze the recorded files after the recording is complete. Advanced signal analysis capabilities include automatic calculators for signal amplitude and frequency, second and third harmonic components, THD (total harmonic distortion) and SINAD (signal to noise and distortion). With time and frequency zoom, panning modes and dual annotated cursors to mark and measure points of interest, the System- Flow Signal Viewer can often eliminate the need for a separate oscilloscope or spectrum analyzer in the field.

9 Model RTS 701 Multiband High-Speed Recording and Playback System A/D Performance Spurious Free Dynamic Range Spurious Pickup f in = 70 MHz, f s = 100 MHz f s = 100 MHz, 3k point FFT, 8 averages Input Frequency Response Two-Tone SFDR f s = 100 MHz f 1 = 9.5 MHz, f = 30.5 MHz, f s = 100 MHz Crosstalk Phase Noise f in Ch = 69 MHz, f s = 100 MHz, Ch 1 shown f in = 69 MHz, f s = 100 MHz Phase 100 khz = *log(610) = db/hz

10 Model RTS 701 D/A Performance Multiband High-Speed Recording and Playback System Two-Tone Intermodulation Distortion f 1 = 69.5 MHz, f = 70.5 MHz, f s = 100 MHz Specifications PC Workstation (standard configuration) Operating System: Windows XP Professional Processor: Intel processor Speed: 1.8 GHz or greater SDRAM: GBytes RAID Storage: 4 TB Number of Drives: 10 Supported Levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50 Analog Recording Input / Output Analog Signal Inputs Quantity: Input Type: Transformer-coupled, front panel female MMCX connectors Transformer Type: Coil Craft WBC1-1TLB Full Scale Input: +10 dbm into 50 ohms 3 db Passband: 50 khz to 300 MHz A/D Converters Type: Linear Technologies LTC55 Sampling Rate: 1 MHz to 15 MHz Resolution: 14 bits Digital Downconverter Type: TI/Graychip GC4016 and Pentek-installed DDC IP Core Number of Channels: 4 Decimation: to 3,768 Bandwidth: 8 khz to 60 MHz Analog Signal Outputs Quantity: 1 Output Type: Transformer-coupled, front panel female MMCX connectors Full Scale Output: +4 dbm into 50 ohms 3 db Passband: 60 khz to 300 MHz Digital Upconverter Type: TI DAC5686 and Pentek-installed interpolation IP core Interpolation: to 3,768 Input Bandwidth: 40 MHz, max. Output IF: DC to 160 MHz Output Signal: Analog, real or quadrature Sampling Rate: 30 MHz max.; 500 MHz max. with upconversion disabled Resolution: 16 bits Clock Sources (): Selectable from onboard 100 and 00 MHz crystal oscillators, external or LVDS clocks (Option -136) External Clocks () Type: Front panel female MMCX connector, sine wave, 0 to +10 dbm, AC-coupled, 50 ohms, 1 to 15 MHz Multi-Recorder Sync/Gate Bus: 6-pin connector, dual clock/ sync/gate input/output LVDS buses; one sync/gate input TTL signal Physical and Environmental Size: 19" W x 1" D x 7" H Weight: 60 lb Operating Temp: 0 to +50 C Storage Temp: 40 to +85 C Relative Humidity: 5 to 95%, non-condensing Specifications are subject to change without notice. Sample Storage Configurations Record Number RAID A/D Sample DDC Max. Recorded Total Storage Mode of Channels Level Rate Decimation Signal Bandwidth* Capacity A/D A/D A/D A/D DDC DDC MHz 100 MHz 100 MHz 15 MHz 15 MHz 100 MHz n/a n/a n/a n/a MHz 50 MHz 50 MHz 6.5 MHz 1.5 MHz.5 MHz 4 TB 4 TB 4 TB TB 4 TB 4 TB * For A/D outputs: Bandwidth = ƒ s / (Nyquist rate); for DDC outputs: Bandwidth = 80% * ƒ s /Decimation factor Total Record Time 17 min. 166 min. 166 min. 133 min. 8.8 hrs. 44 hrs.

11 New! New! New! New! New! Model RTS 706 Features Complete multiband recording and playback system 4U 19 inch industrial rackmount PC server chassis Windows 7 Professional workstation with high performance Intel Core TM i7 processor 00 MHz max. 16-bit A/D sampling for recording, 0 to 8 channels 1.5 GHz max. 16-bit D/A sampling for playback, 0 to 8 channels 80 MHz max. record and playback signal bandwidths Capable of record/playback of IF frequencies to 700 MHz Real-time sustained recording rates of up to 1600 MB/sec in 4-channel configuration Up to 0 terabytes of storage to NTFS RAID disk array RAID levels of 0,1, 5, 6, 10 and 50 SystemFlow GUI with signal viewer analysis tool which includes a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer C-callable API for integration of recorder into application File headers include time stamping and recording parameters DDC decimation and DUC interpolation range from to 65,536 Optional GPS time and position stamping Contact factory for options, for number and type of analog channels, recording rates, and disk capacity. Configurable High-Speed Recording and Playback System General Information The Talon TM RTS 706 is a turnkey, multiband recording and playback system for recording and reproducing high-bandwidth signals. The RTS 706 uses 16-bit, 00 MHz A/D converters and provides sustained recording rates up to 1600 MB/sec in fourchannel configuration. The RTS 706 uses Pentek s high-powered Virtex-6-based Cobalt modules, that provide flexibility in channel count, with optional digital downconversion capabilities. Optional 16-bit, 800 MHz D/A converters with digital upconversion allow real-time reproduction of recorded signals. A/D sampling rates, DDC decimations and bandwidths, D/A sampling rates and DUC interpolations are among the GUIselectable system parameters, providing a fully programmable system capable of recording and reproducing a wide range of signals. Optional GPS time and position stamping allows the user to record this critical signal information. SystemFlow Software The RTS 706 includes the SystemFlow Recording Software. SystemFlow features a Windows-based GUI (Graphical User Interface) that provides a simple means to configure and control the system. Custom configurations can be stored as profiles and later loaded when needed, allowing the user to select preconfigured settings with a single click. Channels In Channels Out 00 MHz 16-bit A/D 0to8 Channels 800 MHz or 1.5 GHz 16-bit D/A 0to8 Channels DIGITAL DOWN- CONVERTER Decimation: to 65,536 DIGITAL UP- CONVERTER Decimation: to 65,536 SystemFlow also includes signal viewing and analysis tools, that allow the user to monitor the signal prior to, during, and after a recording session. These tools include a virtual oscilloscope and a virtual spectrum analyzer. Built on a Windows 7 Professional workstation, the RTS 706 allows the user to install post processing and analysis tools to operate on the recorded data. The RTS 706 records data to the native NTFS file system, providing immediate access to the recorded data. Data can be off-loaded via two gigabit Ethernet ports, six USB.0 ports or two esata ports. Additionally, data can be copied to optical disk, using the 8X double layer DVD±R/RW drive. Flexible Architecture The RTS 706 is configured in a 4U 19" rack-mountable chassis, with hot-swappable data drives, front panel USB ports and I/O connectors on the rear panel. Systems are scalable to accommodate multiple chassis to increase channel counts and aggregate data rates. All recorder chassis are connected via Ethernet and can be controlled from a single GUI either locally or from a remote PC. Multiple RAID levels, including 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50, provide a choice for the required level of redundancy. Up to 0 hot-swappable SATA drives are optionally available, allowing up to 0 terabytes of real-time data storage space in a single 4U chassis. SYSTEM DRIVE INTEL PROCESSOR DDR SDRAM HOST PROCESSOR RUNNING SYSTEMFLOW MODEL RTS 706 UP TO 0 TB RAID 6 Gigabit Ethernet USB.0 esata PS/ Keyboard PS/ Mouse Video Output GPS Antenna (Optional)

12 Model RTS 706 Configurable High-Speed Recording and Playback System SystemFlow Graphical User Interface SystemFlow Recorder Interface The RTS 706 GUI provides the user with a control interface for the recording system. It includes Configuration, Record, Playback and Status screens, each with intuitive controls and indicators. The user can easily move between screens to set configuration parameters, control and monitor a recording, play back a recorded signal and monitor board temperature and voltage levels. The signal viewer, integrated into the recording GUI, allows the user to monitor real-time signals or signals recorded on disk. SystemFlow Hardware Configuration Interface The RTS 706 configuration screens provide a simple and intuitive means for setting up the system parameters. The DDC configuration screen shown here, provides entries for input source, center frequency, decimation, as well as gate and trigger information. All parameters contain limitchecking and integrated help to provide an easier-to-use out-of-the-box experience. SystemFlow Signal Viewer The SystemFlow Signal Viewer includes a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer for signal monitoring in both the time and frequency domains. It is extremely useful for previewing live inputs prior to recording, and for monitoring signals as they are being recorded to help ensure successful recording sessions. The viewer can also be used to inspect and analyze the recorded files after the recording is complete. Advanced signal analysis capabilities include automatic calculators for signal amplitude and frequency, second and third harmonic components, THD (total harmonic distortion) and SINAD (signal to noise and distortion). With time and frequency zoom, panning modes and dual, annotated cursors to mark and measure points of interest, the System- Flow Signal Viewer can often eliminate the need for a separate oscilloscope or spectrum analyzer in the field.

13 Model RTS 706 Configurable High-Speed Recording and Playback System Spurious Free Dynamic Range A/D Performance Spurious Pick-up f in = 70 MHz, f s = 00 MHz, Internal Clock Two-Tone SFDR f s = 00 MHz, Internal Clock Two-Tone SFDR f 1 = 30 MHz, f = 70 MHz, f s = 00 MHz Adjacent Channel Crosstalk f 1 = 69 MHz, f = 71 MHz, f s = 00 MHz Input Frequency Response f in Ch = 70 MHz, f s = 00 MHz, Ch 1 shown f s = 00 MHz, Internal Clock Spurious Free Dynamic Range D/A Performance Spurious Free Dynamic Range f out = 70 MHz, f s = 00 MHz, Internal Clock f out = 10 MHz, f s = 400 MHz, External Clock

14 Model RTS 706 Configurable High-Speed Recording and Playback System Specifications PC Workstation (standard configuration) Operating System: Windows 7 Professional Processor: Intel Core TM i7 processor Clock Speed: 1.8 GHz or greater SDRAM: GB RAID Storage: 0 TB Number of Drives: 1 0 Supported Levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50 Analog Recording Input / Output Analog Signal Inputs Input Type: Transformer-coupled, front panel female SSMC connectors Transformer Type: Coil Craft WBC4-6TLB Full Scale Input: +8 dbm into 50 ohms 3 db Passband: 300 khz to 700 MHz A/D Converters Type: Texas Instruments ADS5485 Sampling Rate: 10 MHz to 00 MHz Resolution: 16 bits Digital Downconverter Type: Virtex-6 installed DDC IP Core Decimation: to 65,536 in two stages of to 56 Bandwidth: Up to 80 MHz Analog Signal Outputs Output Type: Transformer-coupled, front panel female SSMC connectors Full Scale Output: +4 dbm into 50 ohms 3 db Passband: 300 khz to 700 MHz Digital Upconverter and D/As Type: TI DAC5688 and Pentek-installed interpolation IP core Interpolation: to 65,536 in two stages of to 56 Input Data Rate: 50 MHx max. Output IF: DC to 400 MHz Output Signal: Analog, real or quadrature Output Sampling Rate: 800 MHz max. with, 4 or 8 interpolation Resolution: 16 bits Clock Sources: Selectable from onboard programmable VCXO, external or LVDS clocks External Clocks Type: Front panel female SSMC connector, sine wave, 0 to +10 dbm, AC-coupled, 50 ohms, 10 to 00 MHz Multi-Recorder Sync/Gate Bus: 6-pin connector, dual clock/ sync/gate input/output LVDS buses; one sync/gate input TTL signal Physical and Environmental Size: 19" W x 6" D x 7" H Weight: lb Operating Temp: 0 to +50 C Storage Temp: 40 to +85 C Relative Humidity: 5 to 95%, non-condensing Specifications are subject to change without notice. Model RTS 706 Options Recording Options Option 01 One Channel Recording Option 0 Two Channel Recording Option 03 Three Channel Recording Option 04 Four Channel Recording Option 08 Eight Channel Recording Playback Options Option 1 One Channel Playback Option Two Channel Playback Option 4 Four Channel Playback Option 8 Eight Channel Playback Storage Options Option 40 TB Storage Option 41 4 TB Storage Option 4 6 TB Storage Option 43 8 TB Storage Option 44 1 TB Storage Option TB Storage Option 46 0 TB Storage General Options Option 60 Digital Downconversion and Upconversion Option 61 GPS Time & Position Stamping Contact Pentek for compatible Option combinations

15 New! New! New! New! New! Model RTS 715 Features Records 10 Gigabit Ethernet streams 1 or channels TCP and UDP protocols Copper or optical 10 GbE interfaces Aggregate recording rates to GB/sec 4U or 5U 19 inch industrial rack-mount PC server chassis Windows 7 Professional workstation with a high performance Intel Core TM i7 processor Up to 0 terabytes of storage to NTFS RAID disk array RAID levels of 0,1, 5, 6, 10 and 50 SystemFlow GUI virtual instrumentation panel for fast, intuitive operation C-callable API for integration of recorder into applications File headers include time stamping and recording parameters Optional GPS time and position stamping Talon Dual Channel 10 Gigabit Ethernet Recorder General Information The Talon TM RTS 715 is a complete turnkey recording system for storing one or two 10 gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) streams. It is ideal for capturing any type of streaming sources including live transfers from sensors or data from other computers and supports both TCP and UDP protocols. Using highly-optimized disk storage technology, the system guarantees loss-free performance at aggregate recording rates up to GB/sec. Two rear panel SFP+ LC connectors for 850 nm multi-mode or single-mode fibre cables, or CX4 connectors for copper twinax cables accommodate all popular 10 GbE interfaces. Optional GPS time and position stamping accurately identifies each record in the file header. SystemFlow Software The RTS 715 includes the SystemFlow Recording Software. SystemFlow features a Windows-based GUI (Graphical User Interface) that provides a simple and intuitive means to configure and control the system. Custom configurations can be stored as profiles and later loaded as needed, allowing the user to select preconfigured settings with a single click. Ch 1 In / Out Ch In / Out 10G Ethernet 10G Ethernet Built on a server-class Windows 7 Professional workstation, the RTS 715 allows the user to install post-processing and analysis tools to operate on the recorded data. The RTS 715 records data to the native NTFS file system, providing immediate access to the recorded data. Data can be off-loaded via two gigabit Ethernet ports or six USB.0 ports. Additionally, data can be copied to optical disk, using the 8X double layer DVD±R/RW drive. Flexible Architecture The RTS 715 is configured in a 4U or 5U 19" rack-mountable chassis, with hot-swap data drives, front panel USB ports and I/O connectors on the rear panel. Systems are scalable to accommodate multiple chassis to increase channel counts and aggregate data rates. All recorder chassis are connected via Ethernet and can be controlled from a single GUI either locally or from a remote PC. Multiple RAID levels, including 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50, provide a choice for the required level of redundancy. Up to 4 hot-swappable SATA drives are optionally available, allowing up to 0 terabytes of real-time data storage space in a single chassis. SYSTEM DRIVE INTEL PROCESSOR DDR SDRAM HOST PROCESSOR RUNNING SYSTEMFLOW 6 Gigabit Ethernet USB.0 esata PS/ Keyboard PS/ Mouse Video Output GPS Antenna (Optional) Contact factory for options, for number and type of analog channels, recording rates, and disk capacity. MODEL RTS 715 UP TO 0 TB RAID

16 Model RTS 715 Talon Dual Channel 10 Gigabit Ethernet Recorder SystemFlow Graphical User Interface The RTS 715 GUI provides the user with a control interface for the recording system. It includes Configuration, Record, Playback, and Status screens, each with intuitive controls and indicators. The user can easily move between screens to set configuration parameters, control and monitor a recording, and play back a recorded stream. All parameters contain limit-checking and integrated help to provide an easier-to-use out-of-the-box experience. The Configure Screen shows a block diagram of the system, and presents operational system parameters including temperature and voltages. Parameters are entered for each input or output channel specifying UDP or TCP protocol, client or server connection, the IP address and port number. The Record Screen allows you to browse a folder and enter a file name for the recording. The length of the recording for each channel can be specified in megabytes or in seconds. Intuitive buttons for Record, Pause and Stop simplify operation. Status indicators for each channel display the mode, the number of recorded bytes, and the average data rate. A Data Loss indicator alerts the user to any problem, such as a disk full condition. By checking the Master Record boxes, any combination of channels in the lower screen can be grouped for synchronous recording via the upper Master Record screen. The recording time can be specified, and monitoring functions inform the operator of recording progress.

17 Model RTS 715 Talon Dual Channel 10 Gigabit Ethernet Recorder SystemFlow API SystemFlow includes a complete API (application programming interface) supporting control and status queries of all operations of the RTS 715 from a custom application. High-level C-language function calls and the supporting device drivers allow users to incorporate the RTS 715 as a high-performance server front end to a larger system. This is supported using a socket interface through the Ethernet port, either to a local host or through an internet link for remote, stand-alone acquisition. Recorded NTFS files can be easily retrieved through the same connection. Specifications PC Workstation Operating System: Windows 7 Professional Processor: Intel Core TM i7 processor Clock Speed: 1.8 GHz or greater SDRAM: GB RAID Storage: 0 TB Drive Type: SSD or HDD Number of Drives: 8-4 Supported Levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50 Physical and Environmental Dimensions Short 4U Chassis: 19" W x 1" D x 7" H Full 4U Chassis: 19" W x 6" D x 7" H 5U Chassis: 19" W x 6" D x 8.75" H Weight: lb Operating Temp: 0 to +50 C Storage Temp: 40 to +85 C Relative Humidity: 5 to 95%, non-condensing 10 Gigabit Ethernet Interface Copper - Option 80 Quantity: ports Cable: Twinax copper Connector Type: CX4 Max Cable Length: 15 m Multi-mode Fibre Optical - Option 81 Quantity: ports Cable: Multi-mode fibre, 850 nm Connector Type: LC Max Cable Length: Up to 300 m Single-mode Fibre Optical - Option 8 Quantity: ports Cable: Single-mode fibre Connector Type: LC Max Cable Length: Up to 10 km Model RTS 715 Ordering Information and Options Option 01 - Single Channel 10 GbE Recorders Option Capacity: TB Eight 56 MB,.5 Solid State Drives 4U Short Chassis Option 0 - Dual Channel 10 GbE Recorders Option 0-41 Capacity: 3 TB Twelve 56 MB,.5 Solid State Drives 4U Short Chassis Option 01-4 Option Option Capacity: 5 TB Twelve 1 TB, 3.5 Hard Disk Drives 4U Long Chassis Capacity: 10 TB Twelve TB, 3.5 Hard Disk Drives 4U Long Chassis Capacity: 0 TB Twenty-four TB, 3.5 Hard Disk Drives 5U Long Chassis Option 0-44 Option 0-46 Capacity: 10 TB Twenty-four 1 TB, 3.5 Hard Disk Drives 5U Long Chassis Capacity: 0 TB Twenty-four TB, 3.5 Hard Disk Drives 5U Long Chassis 10 GbE Interface (append to options above)s above) Option 80 Copper, CX4 connectors Option 81 Multi-mode optical, LC connectors Option 8 Single-mode optical, LC connectors General Options (append to options above)s a Option 61 GPS Time & Position Stamping Specifications are subject to change without notice. Contact Pentek for other configurations.

18 New! New! New! New! New! Model RTS 71 Features Portable system measuring 16.9" W x 9.5" D x 13.4" H Lightweight: approximately 30 pounds Complete high-performance Windows workstation Two 14-bit 15 MHz A/Ds One 16-bit 500 MHz D/A Real-time sustained recording rates of up to 480 MB/sec Standard configuration with 3 TB of hot-swap storage to NTFS RAID disk array RAID levels 0,1, 5, 6, 10 and 50 Windows SystemFlow system software Complete GUI with Signal Viewer analysis tool which includes a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer File headers include time stamping and recording parameters DDC decimation and DUC interpolation range from to 3,768 8 khz to 60 MHz baseband record and playback signal bandwidths IF frequencies to 300 MHz Ideal for communications, radar, wireless, SIGINT, telecom and satcom Optional GPS time and position stamping Contact the factory for options, for number and type of analog channels, recording rates, and disk capacity. Portable High-Speed Multiband Recording and Playback System General Information The Talon TM RTS 71 is a turnkey, multiband recording and playback system that allows the user to record and reproduce high-bandwidth signals with a lightweight, portable package. The RTS 71 provides sustained recording rates of up to 480 MB/sec in a dual-channel system and is ideal for the user who requires both portability and performance in a recording system. The RTS 71 is supplied in a small footprint portable package measuring only 16.9" W x 9.5" D x 13.4" H and weighing just 30 pounds. With measurements similar to a small briefcase, this portable workstation includes a quad-core Xeon processor, a high-resolution 17" LCD monitor, and a high-performance SATA RAID controller. The heart of the RTS 71 is the Pentek Model multiband transceiver which includes A/D and D/A converters, DDCs (Digital Downconverters), DUCs (Digital Upconverters), and complementary FPGA IP cores. This architecture allows the system engineer to take full advantage of the latest technology in a turnkey system. Optional GPS time and position stamping allows the user to record this critical signal information. SystemFlow Software Included with this system is Pentek s SystemFlow Recording Software. A software API is provided that allows users to integrate control of the RTS 71 into their application. The RTS 71 features a Windows-based GUI (Graphical User Interface) that provides a simple means to configure and control CH 1 In CH In Out Sample Clock A In Sample Clock B In TTL Gate/ TriggerIn TTL Sync In Clock/Sync Bus 15 MHz 14-bit A/D 15 MHz 14-bit A/D 500 MHz 16-bit D/AA CLOCK & SYNC GENERATOR XTAL OSC B XTAL OSC B DIGITAL DOWN- CONVERTER DIGITAL DOWN- CONVERTER DIGITAL UPCONVERTER MODEL MODEL RTS 71 the isystem. Custom configurations can be stored as profiles and later loaded when needed, allowing the user to select preconfigured settings with a single click. SystemFlow also includes signal viewing and analysis tools, that allow the user to monitor the signal prior to, during, and after a recording session. These tools include a virtual oscilloscope and a virtual spectrum analyzer. Built on a Windows XP Professional workstation, the RTS 71allows the user to install post-processing and analysis tools. The RTS 71 records data to the native NTFS file system that provides immediate access to the recorded data. Data can be offloaded via the hot-swap SATA disks, by gigabit Ethernet or USB.0. Data can also be copied to disk, using the 8x double layer DVD+R/RW drive. Flexible Architecture Pentek s portable multiband recorder provides a flexible architecture that is easily customized to meet the user s needs. Multiple RAID levels, including 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50, provide a choice for the required level of redundancy. Total drive capacity is scalable up to 4.8 TB using as many as 14 hot-swappable SATA drives. The system supports simultaneous recording of one or two wideband A/D or multiband DDC channels. The analog output allows a single recorded signal to be reproduced as either a baseband or an upconverted IF signal. With its range of programmable decimation and interpolation factors, the system supports signal bandwidths from 8 khz to 60 MHz. SYSTEM DRIVE HIGH RESOLUTION VIDEO DISPLAY INTEL PROCESSOR HOST PROCESSOR RAID DDR SDRAM Gigabit Ethernet USB PS/ Keyboard PS/ Mouse Aux Video Output

19 Model RTS 71 Portable High-Speed Multiband Recording and Playback System SystemView Graphical User Interface SystemFlow Recorder Interface The RTS 71 GUI provides the user with a control interface for the recording system. It includes Configuration, Record, Playback and Status screens, each with intuitive controls and indicators. The user can easily move between screens to set configuration parameters, control and monitor a recording, play back a recorded signal and monitor board temperature and voltage levels. The signal viewer, integrated into the recording GUI, allows the user to monitor real-time signals or recorded signals on disk. SystemFlow Hardware Configuration Interface The RTS 71 s configuration screens provide a simple and intuitive means for setting up the system parameters. The DDC configuration screen shown here, provides entries for input source, center frequency, decimation, as well as gate and trigger information. All parameters contain limitchecking and integrated help to provide an easier-to-use out-of-the-box experience. SystemFlow Signal Viewer The SystemFlow Signal Viewer includes a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer for signal monitoring in both the time and frequency domains. It is extremely useful for previewing live inputs prior to recording, and for monitoring signals as they are being recorded to help ensure successful recording sessions. The viewer can also be used to inspect and analyze the recorded files after the recording is complete. Advanced signal analysis capabilities include automatic calculators for signal amplitude and frequency, second and third harmonic components, THD (total harmonic distortion) and SINAD (signal to noise and distortion). With time and frequency zoom, panning modes and dual annotated cursors to mark and measure points of interest, the SystemFlow Signal Viewer can often eliminate the need for a separate oscilloscope or spectrum analyzer in the field.

20 Model RTS 71 Portable High-Speed Multiband Recording and Playback System A/D Performance Spurious Free Dynamic Range Spurious Pickup f in = 70 MHz, f s = 100 MHz f s = 100 MHz, 3k point FFT, 8 averages Input Frequency Response Two-Tone SFDR f s = 100 MHz f 1 = 9.5 MHz, f = 30.5 MHz, f s = 100 MHz Crosstalk Phase Noise f in Ch = 69 MHz, f s = 100 MHz, Ch 1 shown f in = 69 MHz, f s = 100 MHz Phase 100 khz = *log(610) = db/hz

21 Model RTS 71 D/A Performance Portable High-Speed Multiband Recording and Playback System Two-Tone Intermodulation Distortion f 1 = 69.5 MHz, f = 70.5 MHz, f s = 100 MHz Specifications PC Workstation (standard configuration) Operating System: Windows XP Professional Processor: Intel processor SDRAM: GB Monitor: Built-in 17 high-resolution LCD RAID Total Storage: 3 TB Number of Drives: 14 Supported Levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50 Analog Recording Input/Output Analog Signal Inputs Quantity: Input Type: Transformer-coupled, front panel female MMCX connectors Transformer Type: Coil Craft WBC1-1TLB Full Scale Input: +10 dbm into 50 ohms 3 db Passband: 50 khz to 300 MHz A/D Converters Type: Linear Technologies LTC55 Sampling Rate: 1 MHz to 15 MHz Resolution: 14 bits Digital Downconverter Type: TI/Graychip GC4016 and Pentek DDC IP Core Number of Channels: 4 Decimation: to 3,768 Bandwidth: 8 khz to 60 MHz Specifications are subject to change without notice. Analog Signal Outputs Quantity: 1 Output Type: Transformer-coupled, front panel female MMCX connector Full Scale Output: +4 dbm into 50 ohms 3 db Passband: 60 khz to 300 MHz Digital Upconverter Type: TI DAC5686 and Pentek interpolation IP core Interpolation: to 3,768 Input Bandwidth: 40 MHz, max. Output IF: DC to 160 MHz Output Signal: Analog, real or quadrature Sampling Rate: 30 MHz max.; 500 MHz max. with upconversion disabled Resolution: 16 bits Clock Sources (): Selectable from onboard 100 and 00 MHz crystal oscillators, external or LVDS clocks (Option -136) External Clocks () Type: Front panel female MMCX connector, sine wave, 0 to +10 dbm, AC- coupled, 50 ohms, 1 to 100 MHz Multi-Recorder Sync/Gate Bus: 6-pin connector, dual clock/sync/gate input/output LVDS buses; one sync/ gate input TTL signal Physical and Environmental Size: 16.9" W x 9.5" D x 13.4" H Weight: 30 lb, approximately Operating Temp: 0 to +50 C Storage Temp: 5 to +65 C Relative Humidity: 5 to 95%, non-condensing Sample Storage Configurations Record Number RAID A/D Sample DDC Max. Recorded Total Storage Mode of Channels Level Rate Decimation Signal Bandwidth* Capacity A/D A/D A/D A/D DDC DDC MHz 100 MHz 100 MHz 15 MHz 15 MHz 100 MHz n/a n/a n/a n/a MHz 50 MHz 50 MHz 6.5 MHz 1.5 MHz.5 MHz.7 TB.7 TB.5 TB 1.35 TB.7 TB.5 TB * For A/D outputs: Bandwidth = ƒ s / (Nyquist rate); for DDC outputs: Bandwidth = 80% * ƒ s /Decimation factor Total Record Time 90 min 108 min 90 min 90 min 360 min 5 hr

22 New! New! New! New! New! Model RTR 746 Features Complete multiband recording and playback system 4U 19 inch rugged rackmount PC server chassis Designed to MIL-STD-810F Windows 7 Professional workstation with high performance Intel Xeon processor 00 MHz max. 16-bit A/D sampling for recording, 0 to 8 channels 1.5 GHz max. 16-bit D/A sampling for playback, 0 to 8 channels 80 MHz max. record and playback signal bandwidths Capable of record/playback of IF frequencies to 700 MHz Real-time sustained recording rates of up to 1600 MB/sec in 4-channel configuration Removable SSD drives Up to 4 terabytes of storage to NTFS RAID disk array RAID levels of 0,1, 5, 6, 10 and 50 SystemFlow GUI with signal viewer analysis tool which includes a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer C-callable API for integration of recorder into application File headers include time stamping and recording parameters DDC decimation and DUC interpolation range from to 65,536 Optional GPS time and position stamping Contact factory for options, for number and type of analog channels, recording rates, and disk capacity. Configurable Rugged High-Speed Recording and Playback System General Information The Talon TM RTR 746 is a turnkey, multiband record and playback system that is built to operate under harsh conditions. Designed to withstand high vibration and operating temperatures, the RTR 746 is intended for military, airborne and UAV applications requiring a rugged system. With scalable A/Ds, D/As and SSD (solid-state drive) storage, the RTR 746 can be configured to stream data to and from disk at rates as high as 1600 MB/sec. The RTR 746 uses Pentek s high-powered Virtex-6-based Cobalt boards, that provide flexibility in channel count with optional digital downconversion capabilities. Optional 16-bit, 800 MHz D/A converters with digital upconversion allow real-time reproduction of recorded signals. A/D sampling rates, DDC decimations and bandwidths, D/A sampling rates, and DUC interpolations are among the GUI-selectable system parameters, providing a fully programmable system capable of recording and reproducing a wide range of signals. Optional GPS time and position stamping allows the user to record this critical signal information. SystemFlow Software The RTR 746 includes the SystemFlow Recording Software. SystemFlow features a Windows-based GUI (Graphical User Interface) that provides a simple means to configure and control the system. Custom configurations can be stored as profiles and Channels In Channels Out 00 MHz 16-bit A/D 0to8 Channels 800 MHz or 1.5 GHz 16-bit D/A 0to8 Channels DIGITAL DOWN- CONVERTER Decimation: to 65,536 DIGITAL UP- CONVERTER Decimation: to 65,536 later loaded when needed, allowing the user to select preconfigured settings with a single click. SystemFlow also includes signal viewing and analysis tools, that allow the user to monitor the signal prior to, during, and after a recording session. These tools include a virtual oscilloscope and a virtual spectrum analyzer. Built on a Windows 7 Professional workstation, the RTR 746 allows the user to install post processing and analysis tools to operate on the recorded data. The RTR 746 records data to the native NTFS file system, providing immediate access to the recorded data. The recorder can be configured with up to six data drive packs, each containing up to eight SSDs. This feature allows instant removal of acquired data by simply removing the drive packs for remote copying and analysis. For istallations that demand a minimum of downtime, new drive packs can be imediately swapped for the removed ones. In installations which have less demanding data off-load requiremetns, two rear access gigabit Ethernet ports or two USB.0 ports can be used. Additionally, data can be copied to optical disk, using the 8X double layer DVD±R/RW drive. Designed for Harsh Environments The RTR 746 is delivered in a Crystal Group, Inc. 4U 19" rugged rack-mountable chassis. Designed to MIL-STD-810F, it is SYSTEM DRIVE INTEL PROCESSOR DDR SDRAM HOST PROCESSOR RUNNING SYSTEMFLOW MODEL RTR 746 UP TO 4 TB RAID 6 Gigabit Ethernet USB.0 esata PS/ Keyboard PS/ Mouse Video Output GPS Antenna (Optional)

23 Model RTR 746 Configurable Rugged High-Speed Recording and Playback System built to survive shock and vibration. Stress to the motherboard and CPU heatsink is mitigated by multipe attachment points to stabilize the PCB. All fasteners and connectors are retained with locking mechanisms and shock-isolated drive bays. High-speed, high-volume, thermallycontrolled fans offer maximum airflow and are designed for long life. Additionally, extended temperature operation is possible with an optional high-temperature CPU. Flexible Architecture The RTR 746 is configured in a 4U 19" rack-mountable chassis. Systems are scalable to accommodate multiple chassis, in order to increase channel counts and aggregate data rates. All recorder chassis are connected via Ethernet and can be controlled from a single GUI either locally or from a remote PC. Multiple RAID levels, including 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50, provide a choice for the required level of redundancy. Up to 48 removable SATA SSD drives are available, allowing up to 4 terabytes of real-time data storage space in a single 4U chassis. SystemFlow Graphical User Interface SystemFlow Recorder Interface The RTR 746 GUI provides the user with a control interface for the recording system. It includes Configuration, Record, Playback and Status screens, each with intuitive controls and indicators. The user can easily move between screens to set configuration parameters, control and monitor a recording, play back a recorded signal and monitor board temperature and voltage levels. The signal viewer, integrated into the recording GUI, allows the user to monitor real-time signals or signals recorded on disk. SystemFlow Hardware Configuration Interface The RTR 746 configuration screens provide a simple and intuitive means for setting up the system parameters. The DDC configuration screen shown here, provides entries for input source, center frequency, decimation, as well as gate and trigger information. All parameters contain limitchecking and integrated help to provide an easier-to-use out-of-the-box experience. SystemFlow Signal Viewer The SystemFlow Signal Viewer includes a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer for signal monitoring in both the time and frequency domains. It is extremely useful for previewing live inputs prior to recording, and for monitoring signals as they are being recorded to help ensure successful recording sessions. The viewer can also be used to inspect and analyze the recorded files after the recording is complete. Advanced signal analysis capabilities include automatic calculators for signal amplitude and frequency, second and third harmonic components, THD (total harmonic distortion) and SINAD (signal to noise and distortion). With time and frequency zoom, panning modes and dual, annotated cursors to mark and measure points of interest, the SystemFlow Signal Viewer can often eliminate the need for a separate oscilloscope or spectrum analyzer in the field.

24 Model RTR 746 Configurable Rugged High-Speed Recording and Playback System Spurious Free Dynamic Range A/D Performance Spurious Pick-up f in = 70 MHz, f s = 00 MHz, Internal Clock Two-Tone SFDR f s = 00 MHz, Internal Clock Two-Tone SFDR f 1 = 30 MHz, f = 70 MHz, f s = 00 MHz Adjacent Channel Crosstalk f 1 = 69 MHz, f = 71 MHz, f s = 00 MHz Input Frequency Response f in Ch = 70 MHz, f s = 00 MHz, Ch 1 shown f s = 00 MHz, Internal Clock Spurious Free Dynamic Range D/A Performance Spurious Free Dynamic Range f out = 70 MHz, f s = 00 MHz, Internal Clock f out = 10 MHz, f s = 400 MHz, External Clock