Pentek, a certified company that designs high-speed real-time recording systems, has just released a new line of multiband, modular RF slot receivers.
Pentek’s Model 8111 series obtains RF signals over the range of 800 MHz to 3 GHz, down-converting them to a 225 MHz IF signal suitable for an A/D conversion by any of the company’s signal acquisition modules. The Model 8111 modules are designed for use as an integrated or stand-alone carrier module in a 3U VPX size or bigger.
“The Model 8111 complements Penteks software radio offerings by capturing the RF signal right from the antenna and delivering the IF output straight into Pentek A/D boards,” chief technology officer and co-founder of Pentek Paul Mesibov said. “Some customers do not need an RF receiver that tunes across a wide spectrum, but rather just a slice or ‘slot. Our new slot receivers not only deliver the required high-performance downconversion, they also offer a lower-power solution that is smaller, lighter and less expensive, about one fifth the cost of a wide range receiver.”
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