A/D Acquisition system

The latest generation high-speed A/D acquisition system capable of digitizing an analog signal at rates from 300-2500 MSPS in 8-bit or 12-bit samples. The acquisition system is Linux-based and includes a full X-Midas based software suite. The latest in NVMe storage technology enables continuous collection at one of five selectable bandwidths 50/100/200/500/1000 MHz from an analog prefilter frontend. Simultaneous record and offload capabilities allow for 24/7 archiving to optional 80/160TB external array subsystems

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The VR3 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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  • Continuous collection of up to 1GHz bandwidth
  • Two+ hours record at 1GHz in 3U 48TB DAQ System
  • Optional external storage for extended recordings
  • Optional integrated receivers with five selectable bandwidths: 50/100/200/500/1000MHz
  • X-Midas based software (Linux OS)

    Signal Conditioning Options

  • Receiver with 50-8000MHz tuning capabilities
  • Bandwidths: 50/100/200/500/1000MHz
  • Gain: 35 dB min, 40 dB typical
  • Gain Adjustment: 30 dB, in 1 dB steps (IF Input) and 20 dB min, in 1 dB steps (IF Output)
  • Noise Figure: 15 dB max. at max gain setting

    Data Offload Capabilities

  • Dual-port 10/40GbE NIC
  • Optional 100GbE NIC
  • 80TB (3U) or 160TB (4U) RAID-50 SSD subsystem storage arrays for continuous file offload

    Acquisition Server

  • Standard System
    • Dual Socket, E5-2643V4 processors
    • 1TB Memory (128GB System, 896GB reserved for A/D)
  • Standard Storage
    • 48TB internal NVMe RAID-0 SSD's
  • Basic Form Factors
    • 3U Rack Mount Server
    • 1U 50-8000MHz receiver
    • Optional 1U 1-18GHz receiver upgrade
    • 25.5" Depth
    • 1U KVM available upon request for rack mount server

      GPS Options

    • Internal TSync-PCIe GPS card
    • Accuracy to UTC: 50 ns
    • 10 MHz Accurage: 5x10-12 (average over 24 hours)
    • Ultra-Stable (US-OCXO) GPS:
    • 1U EndRun Meridian II GPS
    • Accuracy to UTC: 10 ns
    • STS (1sec): 5x10-13

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