Pentek Expands SDR Market Leadership by Integrating L-Band RF Tuner with Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA

Top Quote Pentek, Inc., today extended its Cobalt product family to a new domain, announcing the Model 71690 L-Band RF tuner and dual digitizer module with on-board Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA. End Quote
  • San Jose, CA (1888PressRelease) December 02, 2010 - The instrument, being previewed at SDR 2010, Booth #1, targets reception and processing of digitally-modulated RF signals such as satellite television and terrestrial wireless communications. The Model 71690 requires only an antenna and a host system, such as a personal computer, to form a complete L-band SDR development platform.

    *Directly acquires L-Band RF signals as low as -75 dBm from antenna connection
    *Amplifies and downconverts RF, then digitizes I & Q signals at 200 MSPS
    *Supports digital demodulation of satellite and telecommunications signals
    *Onboard Virtex-6 FPGA preconfigured with data acquisition and radio tuning features

    "The 71690 raises the Cobalt product family to a new level of functionality by integrating an RF front-end with world-class data acquisition and signal processing capabilities," commented Rodger Hosking, vice president of Pentek. "Now, customers can use a single XMC module to receive, demodulate, decode and decrypt virtually any type of digital L-band communications, working directly from an antenna low- noise block connection."

    For the latest pricing and availability information, please contact Mario Schiavone by phone at (201) 818-5900 ext.229, or by email at mario ( @ ) pentek dot com dot

    About Pentek
    Pentek develops, manufactures and markets innovative COTS and rugged boards and recording instruments for commercial and military markets. Pentek offers powerful VME, VPX, VXS, PMC, XMC, cPCI, PCI, PCIe solutions for data acquisition, software radio and digital signal processing featuring Xilinx FPGAs, Texas Instruments DSPs and Freescale PowerPCs. Pentek's I/O includes A/Ds, D/As, FPGAs, digital up/downconverters and more. Pentek equips all products with high-performance I/O including gigabit serial interfaces and offers strong DSP and FPGA software support.

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    North American Sales Contact: Mario Schiavone, Pentek, Inc., One Park Way, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458-2311; Telephone 201-818-5900, ext. 770; Fax 201-818-5904; Email news ( @ ) pentek dot com; Website www dot pentek dot com dot

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