UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ ─ Pentek Inc. announced the most recent addition to the Talon RTX small form factor (SFF) series of rugged recording systems, the Model RTX 2596, capable of recording and playing back four Serial Front Panel Data Port (sFPDP) data streams.
The Talon RTX 2596 is fully-deployable and suitable for capturing digitized sensor data from radar systems and RF downconverters that use the lightweight VITA 17.1 sFPDP protocol. It supports baud rates to 4.25 GBaud and has options for multi-mode or single-mode optical interfaces. The VITA 17.1 specification is fully implemented, providing standard sFPDP features such as Flow Control, Copy/Loop Mode and CRC error checking. The Talon RTX 2596 also provides playback capabilities, allowing users to operate the system as either a receiver or a transmitter.
The Talon RTX 2596 SFF recorder weighs 18 pounds and is designed for extreme operating environments. Optimized for SWaP (size, weight and power), the rugged sealed ½ ATR recorder is available with up to 61 TB of removable SSD storage.
Not only are RTX SFF recorders engineered to operate in the toughest environments with high levels of shock and vibration, the chassis also keeps all electronics sealed from the external environment. The ½ ATR chassis uses military standard circular I/O connectors to control RF emissions while protecting the recorder’s electronics from humidity, water, dust, sand and salt fog.
The Talon RTX SFF chassis seals the internal electronics from the outside environment by extracting heat through conduction to an air-cooled inner plenum. A thermostat-controlled, removable fan pulls air into the front of the chassis, through the plenum and then out the back of the chassis. Only the fan is exposed to the outside environment, assuring all system electronics are protected in the sealed chassis. The inner plenum can be replaced to provide other cooling options, such as liquid or conduction cooling.
Designed to operate from -40ºC to +60ºC, these recorders can handle most thermal environments, making them suitable for UAV’s, aircraft pods, tight equipment bays, military vehicles and most outdoor environments.
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