Pentek announces Talon RTR 255x series product line for serial data streams.

  • April 30, 2018
Pentek announces Talon RTR 255x series product line for serial data streams.
Pentek announces Talon RTR 255x series product line for serial data streams.

April 30, 2018 ─ Pentek announced the Talon RTR 255x series, a small form factor (SFF) recorder product line for serial data streams. Optimized for SWaP (size, weight and power), the Pentek Talon RTR SFF product line measures 5.25" H x 8.5" W x 14" D and weighing 17 pounds. This series is capable of sustained real-time recording speeds up to 4 GB/s and can hold up to 30.7 TB of removable SSD storage.

The Talon RTR 255x series implements Pentek's line of digital serial modules including 40Gb Ethernet, serial Front Panel Data Port (sFPDP) and Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS). All are capable of both receiving and transmitting data for recording and playback of data streams. The digital serial interfaces provide options for remote connection of the recorder to data sources.

  • RTR 2555 – Ethernet: 1-, 10-, and 40Gb Ethernet supporting both TCP and UDP protocols with copper or optical interfaces.
  • RTR 2556 – Serial FPDP: Up to four SFP connectors supporting copper, single-mode or multimode fiber to accommodate all popular sFPDP interfaces.
  • RTR 2558 – LVDS: Utilizes a 32-bit LVDS interface that can be clocked at speeds up to 250 MHz. It includes Data Valid and Suspend signals and provides the ability to turn these signals on and off as well as control their polarity.

An integrated RAID controller is coupled with Enterprise class SSDs for hours of real-time, data capture. Up to eight hot-swap SSDs deliver a total storage capacity up to 30.6 TB with support for RAID levels 0, 5 or 6. All eight SSD data drives, and the single operating system SSD, can be removed from front panel drive bays in seconds. Drives are mounted on sleds for transfer to an offload system so the recorder can remain installed while data is transported to the lab.

Talon recorders are built on Windows OS with an Intel Core i7 processor and provide both a Windows-based GUI (graphical user interface) and API (Application Programmer's Interface) to control the system. SystemFlow provides point-and-click configuration management and storage of custom configurations for single-click setup. A user API allows custom recorder control interfaces to be built. Users can install post-processing and analysis tools to operate on the data that is saved to the native NTFS file system.

The Talon SFF recorders offer an optional GPS receiver for time and position stamping. An ATX power supply accepts 110V-240V AC, drawing under 150W and typically around 100W. Models have options for a 6-30 VDC power supply and a removable operating system drive. Several options for digital inputs are available. I/O on all models includes USB 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1 ports and dual Gigabit Ethernet connections.

Pentek's SystemFlow Simulator provides a "test drive" of the SystemFlow recording software installed on all Talon recording systems. The simulator allows users to operate the standard GUI and the SystemFlow API

About Pentek

Pentek, an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, designs and manufactures innovative commercial and rugged DSP boards and real-time system recorders for commercial, government and military systems including radar, communications, SIGINT, defense, medical and industrial control applications. Pentek offers powerful VPX, FMC, FMC+, AMC, XMC, cPCI, and PCIe board solutions featuring high-performance Xilinx FPGAs. Pentek equips all boards and recorder products with high-performance I/O including gigabit serial interfaces, powerful software development tools and offers strong DSP software support.  

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