Pentek Model 71690 L-Band RF Tuner and Dual Digitizer Module

Pentek introduced their Model 71690 L-Band RF tuner and dual digitizer module. The 71690 features an on-board Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA. The Cobalt instrumentis ideal for reception and processing of digitally-modulated RF signals such as satellite television and terrestrial wireless communications. The Model 71690 only needs an antenna and a host system (such as a personal computer) to form a complete L-band SDR development platform. Model 71690 pricing starts at $9,995 USD depending on the memory and FPGA configuration. Delivery is 16-18 weeks ARO.

Pentek Model 71690 L-Band RF Tuner and Dual Digitizer Module

Cobalt Model 71690 L-Band RF Tuner and Dual Digitizer Module

  • Complete radar and software radio interface solution
  • Onboard Virtex-6 FPGA preconfigured with data acquisition and radio tuning features
  • Supports Xilinx Virtex-6 LXT and SXT FPGAs
  • LVDS connections to the Virtex-6 FPGA for custom I/O
  • L-Band RF tuner
  • Two 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds
  • Up to 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM or 32 MB of QDRII+ SRAM
  • Sample clock synchronization to an external system reference
  • LVPECL clock/sync bus for multi-module synchronization
  • PCI Express (Gen. 1 and 2) interface up to x8 wide
  • VITA 42.0 XMC compatible with switched fabric interfaces
  • User-configurable gigabit serial interface
  • Directly acquires L-Band RF signals as low as -75 dBm from antenna connection
  • Amplifies and downconverts RF, then digitizes I and Q signals at 200 MSPS
  • Supports digital demodulation of satellite and telecommunications signals

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