A/D Acquisition system

The next generation high-speed A/D acquisition system capable of digitizing an analog signal at rates from 200-1500MHz. The acquisition system is Linux-based and includes a full X-Midas based software suite. The large array of high-speed disk drives enables continuous collection at one of four user selectable bandwidths up to 500MHz from an analog prefilter front-end. Simultaneous record and offload capabilities allow for 24/7 archiving. Removable drive bays allow quick and easy physical transfer of collected data.

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The VR2 system is highly customizable for each individual’s needs. Packaging options range from fixed rack mount to ruggedized mobile suitcase. Optional data transfer options include tape drive(s) and recovery system(s).
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    Features

  • Continuous 500MHz bandwidth collection
  • Highly customizable storage options
  • Various packaging styles from fixed to portable
  • Four user-selectable bandwidths up to 500MHz
  • Optional Integrated Receiver 500-40000MHz
  • X-Midas based software (Linux OS)


    Signal Conditioning Options

  • Standard analog frontend prefilter with 20-3000MHz input range
  • Optional receiver with 500-40000MHz tuning capabilities
  • Integrated VR2 software controls
  • Contact n~ask to integrate your own downconverter


    Frontend Prefilter Selection

  • 4 selectable bandwidths (up to 500 MHz)
  • Standard Configuration 40|100|280|500 MHz
  • Gain control: –60 to +60 dB
  • Noise figure: 8.5dB
  • Low phase noise option available


    Data Offload Capabilities

  • 1200MB/s file offload via 10GbE with SSD
  • Streaming output via dual 10GbE multicast


    Acquisition Server

  • Standard System
    • 6-core, Ivy Bridge CPU
    • 64GB Memory (48GB System, 16GB reserved for A/D)
    • Other configurations available (e.g. CPU, memory, etc.)
  • Standard Storage
    • 8TB RAID-50 SSD’s
      • See maximum internal storage capacities for standard form factors below
    • HDD’s available upon request
  • Form Factors
    • Ruggedized Portable Computers
      • Single Headed
        • 1x 21.5” LCD Display
        • Configurable up to 14TB, RAID-50 SSD’s
        • 20.6”W x 13.7”H x 8.9”D
        • Padded carrying case with wheels
      • Triple Headed
        • 3x 21.5” LCD Displays
        • Configurable up to 11TB, RAID-50 SSD’s
        • 21.1”W x 14.5”H x 11.7”D
        • Padded carrying case with wheels
    • 3U+ Rack Mount Server
      • 3U Server
        • 21” Deep
        • Configurable up to 17TB, RAID-50 SSD’s
      • 4U Server
        • 21” Deep
        • Configurable up to 23TB, RAID-50 SSD’s
      • 2U KVM available upon request for rack mount server

Contact Us

info@n-ask.com