The RTR 2628 from Talon is an 8 Channel Phase Coherent RF Signal Recorder that operates from 30 MHz to 6 GHz. It accepts signals from eight antennas to provide eight channels of phase-coherent RF signal recording. Each channel is tunable up to 6 GHz and captures up to 80 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth and can be set for phase-coherent operation or independent tuning. The recorder is ideal for applications such as signal intelligence, phased-array radars, beamforming, and DF (Direction Finding) systems.
The recorder supports 250 MHz 16-bit A/Ds and has a real-time aggregate recording rate of 3.2 GB/sec. It consists of an FPGA-based digital downconverter that has programmable decimations from 2 to 65,536.
The recorder includes Microsoft Windows based Pentek's SystemFlow software that features a GUI (graphical user interface), Signal Viewer and API (Application Programming Interface). The GUI provides intuitive controls for out-of-the-box turn-key operation using point-and-click configuration management. Configurations are easily stored and recalled for single-click setup. The Signal Viewer provides a virtual oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer to monitor signals before, during and after data collection. The C-callable API allows users to integrate the recorder control as a front end to larger application systems. It includes as many as 32 hot-swappable SSDs to provide flexible storage capacities up to 122 TB to the NTFS RAID disk array.
The 2628 is available in a rugged 4U 19-inch rackmount chassis that is designed to operate under conditions of vibration and extended operating temperatures. It can be connected via Ethernet and controlled from a single GUI either locally or from a remote PC.