New Products

Pentek Announces 6.4 GHz A/D and D/A Jade XMC Module, Model 71141

posted Aug 28, 2017, 11:45 AM by Sam Simione   [ updated Aug 28, 2017, 11:46 AM ]

Pentek Announces 6.4 GHz A/D and D/A Jade XMC Module for Wideband Defense, Radar and Communication Applications

 

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ─August 28, 2017─Pentek, Inc., today introduced the newest member of the Jade™ family of high-performance data converter XMC modules based on the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale FPGA. The Model 71141 is a 6.4 GHz dual channel analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converter with programmable DDCs (digital downconverters) and DUCs (digital upconverters).

 

 The Model 71141 is suitable for connection to IF or RF signals for very wideband communications or radar system applications including:

∙           Satellite communications (SATCOM)

∙           Phased array radar, SIGINT and ELINT

∙           Synthetic aperture radar (SAR)

∙           Time-of-flight and LIDAR distance measurement

∙           RF sampling software defined radio (SDR)

 

For applications that require unique functions, users can install custom IP for specialized data processing tasks. Pentek’s Navigator™ FPGA Design Kit includes source code for all factory-installed IP modules. Developers can integrate their own IP with the Pentek functions or use the Navigator kit to completely replace the Pentek IP with their own.

 

“The new Jade product family of high-performance processing boards utilize TI’sADC12DJ3200 and DAC38RF82 RF sampling data converters to boost wideband solution performance to a new level ─ two times faster than previous generations of Pentek products,” said VC Kumar, high-speed data converter manager at Texas Instruments. He added, “Designers can leverage this performance to move closer to the antenna, capture the wider bandwidths and process more information in real time.”

 

“With direct radio frequency (RF) sampling of signals up to 8.1 GHz, the Model 71141 not only covers L-band, S-band and C-band, but also extends into X-band. Now RF designers can digitize large frequency spans with a single board solution,” said Bob Sgandurra, director of Product Management.

 

For the full release: http://pentek.com/whatsnew/viewrelease.cfm?Index=225

 

For the datasheet: http://pentek.com/products/Detail.cfm?Model=71141

 

For pricing more information contact your Contech Sales Representative at info@contechmarketing.com

New Alta Data 1553 Interfaces in MPCIE and XMC formats!

posted Aug 19, 2017, 2:31 PM by Sam Simione

Miniature 1553 Interface Advances Embedded and Portable Avionics Platforms

Rio Rancho, NM (August 1, 2017) – Alta Data Technologies (Alta) announces the release of a full size F2 mini PCI Express Interface Card for MIL-STD-1553 Networks: MPCIE2-1553.  The MPCIE2-1553 product provides 1-2 dual redundant 1553B channels and is available in Dual (BM/BM or mRT/BM) or Full Function (BC/mRT/BM) models.  The product is designed around Alta’s advanced protocol engine (PE), AltaCore™, and includes Alta’s modular software development kit, AltaAPI™.

“This new MPCIE2-1553 card, based on industry leading AltaCore-1553 PE, provides advanced MIL-STD-1553 capabilities for embedded, COM Express and notebook/portable systems.  Alta implemented a native PCI Express design for increased performance and MSI interrupt support, and took the extra design effort to implement signal capture (o-scope on the first channel).” says Jake Haddock, CTO of Alta.

Harry Wild, VP of Sales of Alta states, “The new MPCIE2-1553 mini PCI Express card provides interface and test capabilities second to none, and our AltaAPI, AltaView-1553™ analyzer and AltaRTVal™ RT Validation software tools are the latest in modular, portable technologies.  Customers will achieve significant savings in integration and test time with these new products.  The A/D signal capture, signal generators, advanced BIT and dual temperature sensors are industry-leading features not found on competitor’s products.  We also offer single-card combination ARINC and 1553 PCI Express Configurations, and our Ethernet converter products (ENET) provide real-time 1553 or ARINC connectivity without processors or thick IP stacks.”



Highest Channel Count Ever Supported on XMC PCI Express Platforms for MIL-STD-1553 Network Busses

RIO RANCHO, N.M.–(August 3, 2017).  Alta Data Technologies (Alta) announces the release of a high density (up to 10 channels) XMC MIL-STD-1553 interface card: XMC-1553. This new product offers the highest 1553 channel count ever offered in the industry with advanced PCI Express 2.1 backplane! The XMC-1553 is ideal for PCI Express, VPX, VME, Single Board Computers (SBC), CompactPCI (or Express) PXI systems, and includes Alta’s advanced AltaAPI™ software development kit for a wide variety of operating systems. Commercial, extended temperature and conduction cooled options are available.

“The XMC-1553 offers amazing channel count options (1553A, 1553B and WMUX PP194) with an upgraded 2.1 PCI Express and internal memory design to reduce process I/O cycles in the customer’s system. This new card represents a technology advancement to reduce the customers’ system footprint with reduced power and weight – freeing up valuable I/O slots on SBCs or VPX, VME, cPCI type systems,” says Harry Wild, Alta VP of Sales.

Jake Haddock, CTO of Alta adds, “The XMC-1553 card incorporates Alta’s proven AltaCore-1553 protocol engine along with industry unique signal capture and signal generator capabilities to provide advanced features for embedded, test and simulation applications. Alta’s has the only COTS product on the market that can execute and pass the AS4111 5.2 protocol tests, and our AltaAPI development kit, with over 100 example program templates, greatly speeds-up the application development process. In addition, all our cards work with AltaView analyzer software and have independent device control over 1553A/1553B channels and ARINC channel banks.”

About Alta Data Technologies

Alta is a rapidly growing (over $85M in sales in 10 years!), private company that provides industry leading avionics interface products. Alta’s products are offered in high-density channel counts and Ethernet configurations, IRIG Time Code Decoder, Triggers, Discretes and the advanced AltaAPI and SAE AS4111 5.2 AltaRTVal™ software packages. Advanced 1553 and ARINC products for PCI Express, PMC, XMC for various computer systems such as VPX, VME, cPCI/PXI. Operating system platforms include MS Windows 32 and 64-bit, National Instruments’ LabVIEW & Real-Time, Wind River’s VxWorks, Green Hills Software’ Integrity, Linux x86 32 and 64-bit. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. www.altadt.com

NSG 4070C Test System for Conducted and Radiated Immunity

posted Jul 26, 2017, 1:31 PM by Sam Simione   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 9:12 AM ]

"C" Model offers enhancements for commercial, military and automotive testing requirements!
The NSG 4070 is a multi-functional device for carrying out EMC immunity tests to accompany development and conformity testing in accordance to IEC / EN 61000-4-6, Namur and several automotive BCI standards. Anyone who spends a considerable amount of time on test level setting, connecting EUT monitoring or writing test reports can now carry out immunity testing in a much more efficient manner with the 4th generation of NSG 4070.
Its modular set-up using internal or external amplifiers enables a large variety of applications. The powerful and easy to use firmware makes the NSG 4070 independent from an external PC and control software, however it can also be remote controlled for system operation. A state-of-the-art data transfer of test and measurement data for documentation is provided by USB stick to be plugged into the front panel.

Here are the general improvements found in this “C” version:

  • Start frequency for generator and power meter is 4 kHz (NSG 4070B: 10 kHz)
    Required for testing CS 114 of MIL-461G.
  • Pulse modulation can now be set from 0.01 Hz to 1 MHz (NSG 4070B: 1 Hz to 50 kHz) and duty cycle from 0.1% to 100% (NSG 4070B: 10% to 90%) Required for TR ISO 7637-4.
  • Up to three pulse modulation settings can be defined in order to create an envelope. Required for TR ISO 7637-4.
  • Whisper mode. Helps to reduce the acoustic noise of the NSG 4070.

NSG 4070C-60  (For Bulk Current Injection Testing)
A new model of NSG 4070 is available for BCI (bulk current injection) testing. It has, additional to the general NSG 4070C functionality, a new five-channel power meter and bidirectional coupler. It measures forward and reverse power also if using the internal power amplifier.
 
This unit will test to all levels of MIL-STD-461G (and previous versions…D,E,F) Curves 1-5, all with the internal amplifier. It will also cover most of DO160 levels except CAT Y, where an external amp is required. 

  • The NSG 4070C-60 also covers ISO & SAE automotive requirements.
  • The 4kHz  to 1GHz Frequency range is unique.  The CS 114 NAVY testing requirements start at 4KHz. 
  • The NSG4070C-60 is an efficient and  cost effective system for these tests.  Calibration and setup is simplified by using the NSG 4070C-60 "all-in-one" system instead of multiple instruments such as:
    • Signal Generator, 3 power heads and/or Spec-Ans, Directional coupler, BCI Clamp, Monitor
  • Very Small and compact 3U height for easy transportation and setups.
Features:
  • Integrated signal generator 4 kHz to 1 GHz
  • 3 power meter inputs 4 kHz to 1 GHz
  • Integrated class A power amplifier module for different applications:
  • 35 W, 150 kHz to 230 MHz;
  • 40 W, 10 kHz to 400 MHz;
  • 45 W, 9 kHz to 1 GHz;
  • 60 W, 10 kHz to 400 MHz
  • (>10 W, 4 kHz to 10 kHz);
  • 80 W, 150 kHz to 230 MHz
  • Multiple EUT monitoring options
  • 5,7“ TFT color display
  • Internal, menu-based control software
  • Basic remote control software and report generator included
  • Optically decoupled remote control
  • Whisper mode
Standards Tested Include:
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-3
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-6
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-20
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-21
  • CISPR 24
  • EN 61000-6-1
  • EN 61000-6-2
  • IEC 60533
  • IEC 60601-1-2
  • IEC 61326
  • MIL STD 461,  CS 114 (Navy Requirements staring at 4KHz)
  • RTCA/DO 160
  • ISO 11452-2
  • ISO 11452-3
  • ISO 11452-4
  • ISO 11452-5
  • SAE J1113-4
  • SAE J1113-24


See the attached Data Sheet for detailed specifications and capabilities

Contact your local Contech Sales Engineer for a quotation or more information regarding these new instruments!

Introduction of the New LS3300 AC Power Calibrator from Yokogawa

posted Jul 26, 2017, 12:21 PM by Sam Simione

LS3300 AC Power Calibrator: Ability to Calibrate up to 0.15% Class Power Meters

Yokogawa Test & Measurement is proud to announce the release of the new LS3300 AC Power Calibrator. 

The LS3300 is an AC power calibration device with a basic power accuracy of 0.05%, giving it the ability to calibrate 0.15% and below class power meters. Built upon the technology of the 2558A AC standard, the LS3300 extends its predecessor’s capability by allowing simultaneous output of voltage and current (at wider ranges and higher stability and accuracies), with a guaranteed phase angle accuracy of ±0.03º at 50/60 Hz. This makes it ideal for testing WT300/200 power meters, as well as various portable test instruments ranging from CW500’s to CL series clamp-on testers.


Key Features
1. High resolution 5.7 inch LCD with vector display of the power system

2. Ability to synchronize multiple units through a master-slave interface for emulation of various single and multi-phase wiring schemes, including balanced or unbalanced systems
3. All units come with default USB, GPIB, and Ethernet communication interfaces and standard accessories
4. Built-in protection from over-voltage and abnormal load conditions
5. Line synchronization capabilities and power factor adjustment from -1 to 0 to +1 
6. Ability to generate up to 1250 V and 62.5 A per unit, at frequencies from 40 to 1.2 kHz. 
7. Calibration of current sensors through use of the auxiliary output terminal

Key Benefits – Convenience, Accuracy/Cost, and Standalone Capabilities 
1. Convenience – Through synchronization features, one can easily set output conditions on all connected units. Unit will automatically notify user when output has stabilized through onscreen prompts 

2. Accuracy/Cost – Combines high accuracy at a reasonable price tag compared to our competitors 
3. Standalone Capabilities – Each LS3300 unit can operate independently as well as in a three phase system; Fluke’s subunits cannot operate standalone

For pricing abad availability contact your local Contech Sales Engineer.

See the attached data sheet for specifications and capabilities.

New NH Research S670

posted Jul 26, 2017, 9:48 AM by Sam Simione

Multi-Channel Test System for High-Speed Parallel Testing of Adapters, Chargers, LED Power Drivers, DC Converters, Voltage Regulator Modules, Point-of-Load Converters & AC-DC Power Supplies.
Features
  • Maximum test throughput through parallel testing of multiple devices & outputs
  • Ease of reconfiguration or expansion through front-loading, card-based instruments
  • Built-in waveform digitizers on all instruments
  • Space-saving design
  • emPower® Test Executive

Applications

Model S600 Multi-Channel Test System combines a wide range of configuration options with extremely fast test speeds to deliver the lowest unit-cost-of-test for high-volume power conversion devices such as AC-DC power supplies, adapters, chargers, LED power drivers, DC converters, and voltage regulator modules. S600s may be configured to efficiently test anything between a single supply with as many as 16 outputs, 16 separate single-output supplies or any combination of supplies and outputs between those two limits.

Advantages

  • Digital loads with Advanced Measurement Capability
  • Software test executive emPower® for rapid test sequencing
  • Compact cabinet choices (3 standard sizes)

Benefits

  • Built in features require fewer test devices
  • Ease of reconfiguration or expansion through front-loading
  • Space-saving design

TDK-Lambda Introduces new PHV Series High Voltage Power Supplies

posted Jul 26, 2017, 7:09 AM by Sam Simione   [ updated Jul 26, 2017, 9:50 AM ]


The PHV Series covers the voltage range from 0-125 Volts to 0-300,000 
Volts, at power levels from 14 Watts to 15,000 Watts, and offers High 
Accuracy, Low Ripple, High Stability outputs in a compact and 
lightweight switchmode design.

Standard models feature a fully instrumented front panel with 4½ digit 
DVMs for output voltage and current. The DVM functions can be simply 
switched between actual measured output and set point values. Output 
Voltage and Current can be locally set via 10-turn potentiometers with 
precision dials, or via optional Analog and/or Digital interfaces. The 
front panel also features user adjustable OVP (overvoltage trip point) 
via a single turn screwdriver adjustable potentiometer.

Optional remote analog programming interfaces feature either ground 
referenced or isolated analog/digital controls and readbacks. The remote 
interface is located on the rear panel via a 15-pin D-sub connector. 
Signals include voltage/current programming and readback, HV ON, 
Polarity Set, and CC/CV indicators.

Multiple optional digital interfaces are also available including LAN, 
IEEE488-2, USB, RS232 and RS485 (both hard wired or fiber optic), and 
Profibus. Both Analog and Digital interfaces can be incorporated into a 
single unit. Call the factory to discuss other interface options to meet 
your exact requirements.

A broad range of optional features include Interlock Terminals, 
additional Fine Voltage and/or Current potentiometers, ultra low output 
ripple of 0.001%pk-pk, Overcurrent trip, Power regulation, Polarity 
reversal (up to 65kV), voltage and/or current stability of ±0.001%.

All models are CE marked, EN61010-1 compliant, and meet the EMC 
requirements of EN61000-6 for single and three phase AC inputs.

The PHV series of Precision High Voltage products represents the most 
versatile, and reliable solution for the most demanding high voltage 
applications. Call  your local Contech Sales Engineer at
(800) 219-9417 to
discuss your exact requirements, or check the following
TDK-Lambda Americas website, for 
online product information 
http://www.us.tdk-lambda.com/hp/product_html/phvpower.htm.

Features:
  • 11 power ranges from 14Watts to 15,000Watts.
  • Output voltages from 0-125V to 0-300,000V in 16 ranges.
  • Local or remote operation with optional Analog and/or Digital control 
  • interface.
  • Comprehensive range of available digital interfaces including LAN, IEEE, 
  • USB.
  • Compact Air Cooled design with solid dielectric insulation.
  • Passive Power Factor Correction reduces RMS current draw.
Benefits:
  • Lightweight switch-mode design.
  • Benchtop chassis configuration with optional rack mount kits.
  • Low output stored energy provides greater safety.
  • Immunity to external EMI.
  • CE marked for safety and EMC.
Applications:
  • Photomultipliers
  • Electron Microscopes
  • Insulation Test
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Electrostatics
  • Nuclear Fusion Research
  • Ion Sources
  • Particle Accelerators
  • Gas Discharge/Sputtering
  • Secondary Electron Multiplier
  • Electrospinning
  • Electrophoresis



Pentek Boosts Bandwidth for Record and Playback of Talon Rugged Series Recorders

posted Jul 17, 2017, 11:43 AM by Sam Simione   [ updated Aug 19, 2017, 2:36 PM ]


- Multi-channel real-time recording of RF Signals up to 3 GHz
- Captures and reproduces IF bandwidths up to 560 MHz
- Up to 61 TB of hot swappable SSD storage capacity
- Real-time sustained recording rates up to 6.4 GB/sec
- Designed to operate under conditions of shock and vibration

Upper Saddle River, NJ - July 17, 2017 - Pentek, Inc. today introduced a new addition to the Talon® Series of recorders, the Model RTR 2745 rugged rackmount recorder. This new recorder, optimized for rugged operating environments increases the bandwidth for record and playback of the Talon Rackmount Series with capability to capture and reproduce signal bandwidths up to 560 MHz.

The RTR 2745 is a turnkey, wideband recording and playback system that provides real-time capture of RF and IF signals. With two 3 GHz 14-bit A/D converters and built-in digital downconverters (DDCs), the system is ideal for capturing the IF outputs of RF downconverters with bandwidths as high as 600 MHz. Selectable DDC tuning frequencies allow the RTR 2745 to accommodate a broad range of IF outputs.

"The RTR 2745 was designed to complement the wideband IF outputs of the latest RF downconverters," stated Chris Tojeira, product director of Recording Systems. "With high speed, high dynamic range A/Ds and D/As, this system is our first to provide extremely wide bandwidth recording with matching playback," he continued.



























For the full release: http://pentek.com/whatsnew/viewrelease.cfm?Index=224

 

For the product datasheet: http://pentek.com/products/Detail.cfm?Model=2745


Announcing... A New Generation PSA-3000 for IEEE 802.3at Today, IEEE 802.3bt Tomorrow!

posted Jul 12, 2017, 6:18 PM by Sam Simione   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 6:19 PM ]


New PSA-3202 test blades and PSL-3202 load blades extend the PSA-3000 family into the future of industry standard 4-pair PSE testing.  Plug compatible with today's PSA-3102's and PSL-3102's the PSA-3202's and PSL-3202's open the door to future 802.3bt testing requirements.








Sifos is pleased to introduce a new generation of test blades that are fully compatible with all existing PSA-3000 chassis-based systems while offering a clear growth path to IEEE 802.3bt PSE testing in the future.  The PSA-3202 will replace PSA-3102 as the standard test blades for the PSA-3000 system and the PSL-3202 will replace the PSL-3102 as the standard load blade for the PSL-3000 programmable load.  PSA software version 4.2, available now, supports interchangeable configurations of PSX-3202 and PSX-3102 in PSA-3000 systems.  

PSA-3202 Key Features:
  •  Plug Replaceable Upgrade to Existing PSA-3000
    • 100% Software Compatible with PSA-3102 Blades
    • Supports Existing 802.3at PSE Conformance and Multi-Port Test Suites
  • 4-Pair 802.3bt and Proprietary PSE Testing from Either Port 1 or Port 2
  • Emulate Single Signature or Dual Signature PD's.
  • Greater than 99 Watt Continuous 4-Pair Loading Per Blade
  • Load Up to 12 4-Pair PSE Ports Concurrently
  • Emulate All Type-3 and Type-4 Multi-Event Classification Signatures
  • Emulate Autoclass Signaling and Maximum Load Event
  • Coordinated or Independent Control of ALT-A and ALT-B Loads
    • Emulate Arbitrary Pair-Pair Load Unbalance
    • Emulate Disconnect and Overloads Per Pairset
  •  Emulate / Test 802.3at and Future 802.3bt PD LLDP Messaging
  • Mix with Existing PSA-3102 Test Blades
 PSL-3202 Key Features:
  • Plug Replaceable Upgrade to Existing PSL-3000
    • 100% Software Compatible with PSL-3102 Blades
    •  Supports Existing 802.3at PSE Multi-Port Suite & PSL Quick Test
    •  Supports Existing PoE LLDP Protocol Traces
  • 4-Pair 802.3bt and Proprietary PSE Loading from Either Port 1 or Port 2
  • Emulate Single Signature or Dual Signature PD's
  • Greater than 99 Watt Continuous 4-Pair Loading Per Blade
  • Load Up to 12 4-Pair PSE Ports Concurrently
  • Emulate All Type-3 and Type-4 Multi-Event Classification Signatures
  • Emulate Autoclass Signaling and Maximum Load Event
  • Coordinated or Independent Control of ALT-A and ALT-B Loads
    • Emulate Arbitrary Pair-Pair Load Unbalance
    • Emulate Disconnect and Overloads Per Pairset
  • Emulate / Test 802.3at and Future 802.3bt PD LLDP Messaging
  • Mix with Existing PSL-3102 Test Blades
The new PSA-3202 & PSL-3202 blades will also be offered in the24-Port PowerSync Programmable Load, the PSL-3224, and a 48-Port RackPack PowerSync Analyzer, the PSA-3248.  Both of these configurations offer lower-cost-per-port.  Sifos has enhanced the PSA-3000 and PSL-3000 chassis' with improved cooling efficiency, USB console port, and IP reset control.  The PSA-3202 is not yet supported in a Compact PSA (2-port) format 

Shipments of PSA-3202 hardware will begin in August and will be followed by PSL-3202 hardware in September.  


New DL350 ScopeCorder from Yokogawa

posted Jul 11, 2017, 1:49 PM by Sam Simione   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 6:21 PM ]

I am pleased to introduce the new DL350 ScopeCoder from Yokogawa. 
This new Hybrid Device can act as a Data Acquisition or Recording Device or as a long record length Digital Oscilloscope.

Yokogawa Features industry leading Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning Input Modules offering the best Isolation, Stability, Noise Rejection and Reliability in the market today!
 
Yokogawa DL350 ScopeCorder
Best-In-Class Features Include:
  • Intuitive Touch Screen operation, 8.4" Color TFT Resistive Display
  • Wealth of Triggers for Fault Finding
  • Accurate Measurement of Fast Switching Waveforms.  Up to 100 MSamples/sec captured with 12 Bits Resolution per channel.
  • Superior Noise immunity and Vibration immune recording in a small size.  Approx. 8.5 lbs. 
  • Operates in Temperatures from 0 to 45 Degrees C !
  • Up to 8 channels with Isolated Inputs.  Choose from 18 types of input modules.
  • AC/DC operation with built-in Li-On Battery.  3 Hours Battery operation.
  • Up to 100M points high Speed Recording per Module and up to 50 days continuos recording to SD card.
  • Advanced features include:
  • Harmonic & FFT Analysis
  • CAN bus, LIN bus & SENT
  • GPS Time and Position Synchronization
  • Accepts input modules and probes from Yokogawa DL850 Series
Call or email your Contech Sales Representative to arrange a demonstration!

SSA3000X Series Spectrum Analyzers

posted Apr 8, 2017, 10:19 AM by Sam Simione

Product Overview

Siglent’s SSA3000X family of spectrum analyzers offer a frequency range of 9 KHz to 2.1 GHz / 3.2 GHz. With their light weight, small size, and friendly user interface, the SSA3000s present a bright easy to read display, powerful and reliable automatic measurements, and plenty of impressive features. Applications are many, but include research and development, education, production, maintenance, and many more.


Key Features

◆ All-Digital IF Technology

◆ Frequency Range from 9 kHz up to 3.2 GHz

◆ -161 dBm/Hz Displayed Average Noise Level (Typ.)

◆ -98 dBc/Hz @10 kHz Offset Phase Noise (1 GHz, Typ.)

◆ Total Amplitude Accuracy < 0.7 dB

◆ 10 Hz Minimum Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)

◆ Standard Preamplifier

◆ Up to 3.2 GHz Tracking Generator Kit (Opt.)

◆ Reflection Measurement Kit (Opt.)

◆ Advanced Measurement Kit (Opt.)

◆ EMI Pre-compliance Measurements Kit (Opt.)

◆ 10.1 lnch WVGA(1024x600)Display


Price start at around $1500 for a 2 GHz Model and around $3K for a 3 GHz model!


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