Multi-channel synchronous receiver reduces time to market for electronic warfare

Designed for customers developing advanced, high channel density electronic warfare and SIGINT applications, the SRS6000 can significantly reduce time to market, says Abaco.

The multi-channel synchronous receiver can synchronise up to 32 one Gsamples per second ADC channels. It can potentially daisy-chain up to eight systems for a total of 256 synchronised channels in demanding electronic warfare applications. The SRS6000 also features an auto-calibration capability, meaning that it will automatically adjust its calibration routine in response to changes in cabling or set-up. It can also migrate to a deployed, rugged 3U VPX system.

Target applications include MIMO radar, beamforming, direction finding and multi-channel listening.

Peter Thompson, vice president, product management at Abaco Systems, said: “The SRS6000 is designed for customers looking to jumpstart an electronic warfare or SIGINT development and who need to accelerate their proof of concept. It provides a new degree of precision, performance and extensibility – while at the same time helping customers minimise the time, cost and risk involved in bringing advanced electronic warfare solutions to market.”

The receiver has two Intel 2.2GHz Xeon E5 processors and five Xilinx Ultrascale FPGAs and provides server grade processing for the most computationally-intensive applications, claims Abaco. Additionally, PCIe Gen3x8 and FireFly eight fibeer optic interconnects expand throughput for powerful streaming.

Abaco Systems has over 30 years’ experience in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defence and industrial applications. The company’s modular solutions are based on open standards that are characterised by rugged reliability and minimal SWaP.

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