FlexorSets are preconfigured with optimized IP and fully supported with software development tools. The first offerings are the FlexorSet Model 5973-317 for 3U VPX and Model 7070-317 for PCIe. The Flexor Model 3316 8-Channel A/D FMC is installed on either of two Flexor FMC carriers containing Pentek’s eight channel digital down converter (DDC) intellectual property (IP), which is ideally matched to the eight 250 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds on the FMC.
“The FlexorSet product strategy of bundling FMCs, carriers, and critical IP allows us to deliver complete solutions addressing a broad range of customer requirements,” said Rodger Hosking, Vice President of Pentek.
“Our building block product strategy puts the latest technology into our customer’s hands quickly and affordably. Developing FPGA IP and supporting software is a difficult process and FlexorSets leverage our years of experience to help our customers deliver systems on time,” he added.
In the first offerings, the FMC front end accepts eight analog HF or IF inputs on front panel connectors with transformer coupling into four Texas Instruments ADS42LB69 dual A/D convertors, boosting density for high channel count systems.
Each DDC has an independent 32-bit tuning frequency ranging from DC to the A/D sampling frequency. Each DDC can have its own unique decimation setting, supporting as many as eight different output bandwidths. Decimations can be programmed from 2 to 65,536 providing a wide range to satisfy virtually all applications.
Pentek, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, designs, manufactures and markets innovative COTS and rugged DSP boards and system recorders for commercial, government and military systems, including radar, communications, medical and industrial control applications.