RADX Delivers LibertyGT COTS to ADS for Spectrum Fidelity ZX

RADX Delivers LibertyGT COTS, Real-Time Firmware and Software Suite to Acquired Data Solutions for Spectrum Fidelity ZX Multi- Channel RF Record, Playback and Analysis System

RADX LibertyGT LGT1288 COTS, Real-Time, Multi-Channel Measurement Science Firmware and Software (MC MSFS) Powers Spectrum Fidelity ZX Model ZF-V820 8- Channel RF Record, Playback, and Analysis System with 200 MHz Instantaneous Bandwidth per Channel and Picosecond Level Inter-Channel Synchronization

Monday, May 21, 2018. Austin, TX, USA. RADX Technologies® (RADX), today at National Instruments™ NI Week 2018, announced that it has delivered the first LibertyGT® LGT1288 COTS, Real-Time, Multi-Channel Measurement Software and Firmware (MC MSFS) Suite to Acquired Data Solutions® (ADS). The LGT1288 MC MSFS Suite powers an ADS Spectrum Fidelity™ ZX Model SF-V820 COTS, 8-Channel, Precision-Synchronized, RF Spectrum Record, Playback and Analysis System that supports 200 MHz per channel bandwidth and picosecond level inter-channel sync. ADS, which is a RADX Master Value Added Reseller (MVAR), will deliver the SF-V820 with the LGT 1288 MC MSFS to its customer later this month.

“Our first Spectrum Fidelity ZX deliverable is an advanced, 8-Channel, 200 MHz bandwidth per channel system with a fairly short lead time,” said Larry Zambotti, ADS Chief Operating Officer. “Because RADX started with the COTS LibertyGT Multi-Channel Real-Time Firmware and Software Foundation, the RADX Team was uniquely able to deliver the precision synchronization, wideband performance, advanced triggering, ease-of-use and programming and technology insertion capabilities that were essential for this delivery, and in record time.”

About the LGT1288 MC MSFS and the SF-V820. The RADX LGT1288 MC MSFS is designed to support the SF-V820 configured with up to eight (8) NI PXIe-5840 Vector Signal Transceivers (VSTs) that are directly coupled to four (4) NI PXIe-7902 FPGA-based Serial Transceivers. The PXIe-7902s read and write to SSD RAID that is comprised of four (4) Conduant® DM-4M.2- 3U 4TB or 8TB SSD RAID Modules (16 or 32 TB total). The RADX MC MSFS is hosted in the Xilinx® Virtex®-7 FPGAs found in the PXIe-7902s and the PXIe-8880 Embedded Controller. The system’s precision timing and external trigger support is enabled via the LGT1288 MC MSFS and NI PXIe-6674T timing and sync modules. The PXIe components are housed in two PCIe-interconnected NI PXIe-1085 24 GB/sec Chassis.

The SF-V820 is the next generation of ADS RF Playback and Record systems. It is housed in a 25U Rack equipped with I/O, signal switching and alignment hardware, power distribution and a 1080p touchscreen display that enables the user to benefit from the intuitive touchscreen interfaces that come with each of the LGT1288 MC MSFS Apps: MSFS Framework with Touchscreen GUI, Remote Interface and Comprehensive API, Setup/Control App, RF Capture and Record App, RF Playback (Retransmission) App and RF Review and Analysis App.

“All of us at RADX are excited about this first LibertyGT MSFS delivery to ADS for the Spectrum Fidelity ZX Model SF-V820,” said Ross Q. Smith, RADX Co-founder and CEO. “Our engineering team, led by RADX’ CTO Wade Lowdermilk, with great help from National Instruments, was able to rapidly enhance the capabilities of the LibertyGT COTS MC MSFS to meet the RF record, playback and analysis requirements of this advanced system. We’re now working with ADS and NI to increase the RTBW per channel, number of channels supported and to enhance the real-time processing and channel emulation capabilities to meet tech insertion requirements for ADS’ and RADX’ mutual customers in the aerospace, defense, avionics and communications industries.”

Based on COTS NI and 3rd Party PXIe Hardware, the ADS Spectrum Fidelity ZX SF-V820 Hosts RADX LibertyGT LGT1288 COTS Multi-Channel RF Record, Playback, Analysis and Channel Emulation MSFS with Picosecond Level Inter-Channel Synchronization and 200 MHz RTBW per Channel.

RADX LibertyGT LGT1288 Multi-Channel Measurement Science Firmware and Software (MC MSFS) RF Setup, RF Record and Capture, RF Playback (Re-transmission) and RF Review and Analysis Apps.

At NI Week 2018, ADS (Booth No. 223) will have a Spectrum Fidelity ZX demo unit in the NI A&D Pavilion. RADX (Booth No. 234) will demo various RADX LibertyGT System and Software Solutions:

  • LGT1410R 26.5 GHz RTSA: World’s Fastest & ONLY Modular 26.5 GHz RTSA with up to 64 TB Integrated SSD RAID and NEW RTSA-3 that supports 8k FFTs for Enhanced RBW and other advanced features (NI A&D Pavilion).
  • LGT1211BG 6 GHz RTVST: Advanced Real-time RF Tester and Multi-Channel, Synchronized Spectrum Analysis, Record and Playback System based on NI PXIe-5840 VSTs that supports up to 1 GHz RX/TX RTBW, up to 64 TB of integrated PXIe-based SSD RAID and a full suite of RADX RF T-M Apps including the LGT-PXIe RTSA-2 or NEW RTSA-3 (RADX Booth No. 234, ADS Booth No. 223 and Conduant Booth No. 339).
  • NEW LGT RF Review and Analysis App: Tech Demo of a new, standalone, LabVIEW-based App that enables users to review, detect and analyze recorded IQ and DSO Signals on any Windows PC.  (RADX Booth No. 234).
  • NEW LGT3211B 6 GHz RTVST: New, Low-Cost, Real-time RF Tester and Multi-Channel, Synchronized Spectrum Analysis, Record and Playback System based on NI USRP-2954 and USRP-2955 SDRs combined with LGT-SDR MSFS and RADX RFIU3 RX/TX Signal Conditioning Modules  (RADX Booth No. 234).

Acquired Data Solutions, Inc. (ADS) is an industry-leading, small-business provider and integrator of advanced, cost-effective, COTS-based, data acquisition, RF stimulus, measurement, analysis and monitoring solutions for design verification, quality assurance, operational test and other applications. Founded in 1996, ADS is an NI Silver Alliance Partner. The ADS Spectrum Fidelity ZX Family of precision synchronized, multichannel, RF spectrum record, analysis, and playback systems combines ADS value-added software and services, RADX LibertyGT MC MSFS and NI and 3rd Party PXIe hardware to enable customers to capture, analyze, re-transmit, and accurately emulate complex, real world RF environments (with up to 1 GHz of real-time bandwidth per channel and upper frequency range of 26.5 GHz). For more information on ADS or Spectrum Fidelity ZX, please visit www.acquiredata.com, email info@acquiredata.com or call +1 (301) 984-4193.

RADX Technologies, Inc. (RADX) is a DSP-focused small business that provides a wide range of cost-effective, advanced, real-time, software-defined, COTS SDR and T&M solutions. RADX is an NI Silver Alliance Partner with RF and Wireless Specialty designation that is experienced in developing advanced, real-time FPGA and GPU-based solutions for T&M and SDR applications. Available as Integrated Systems or Software Kits, LibertyGT MSFS transforms NI and 3rd Party PXIe Modules and SDRs into modular, cots, integrated, real-time, software-defined, touchscreen, wideband RF Test & Measurement, Record, Playback, Analysis and Channel Emulation Systems that deliver industry leading scalability, performance, ease-of-use and programmability– while eliminating the “do-it-yourself” engineering often required by modular systems. For more info on RADX or LibertyGT please visit www.radxtech.com, email info@radxtech.com or call +1 (619) 677-1849 x 1.

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Acquired Data Systems, the ADS Logo and Spectrum Fidelity ZX are trademarks of Acquired Data Systems. RADX, the RADX logo and LibertyGT are registered trademarks that are the property of RADX Technologies, Inc. National Instruments, USRP and LabVIEW are trademarks of National Instruments, Inc. Xilinx and Virtex are registered trademarks of Xilinx, Inc. Conduant is a trademark of Conduant Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. LibertyGT PXI/PXIe Base Measurement Science Firmware and Software contains technology licensed exclusively to RADX by BAE Systems that is protected by U.S. Patents 8514919, 8744025, 8717006 and 8164498 and other pending patents. LibertyGT RTSA-2 and RTSA-3 MSFS (ECCN 3D001) contains technology that is subject to US export restrictions. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

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