VMETRO Debuts Quad Serial Front Panel Data Port Data Recording System

VMETRO, a leader in high-speed data recording systems and rugged storage devices, announced the availability of a 6U VME-based quad channel Serial Front Panel Data Port (sFPDP) data recorder and playback system that sustains 800MB/s data recording rates. Based on VMETRO’s Vortex VXS/VME data recorder, the quad sFPDP data recorder architecture is scalable to enable increased throughput performance by duplicating the configuration within the same chassis.

Embedded systems designers developing signal intelligence, radar, sonar or image processing applications often digitize sensor data then transport it using sFPDP links. Utilizing the Vortex data recording solution, embedded systems designers can quickly and easily record raw or processed data to storage for analysis.

Up to 800MB/s of sFPDP data is captured (or played back) via a VMETRO SFM quad channel PMC mounted on a Vortex data recorder engine. The Vortex recording engine hosts VMETRO’s Vortex data recording software which facilitates efficient, high-speed data transfers between the sFPDP PMC/XMC and Fibre Channel interface, provides I/O and disk management, and hosts a web server user interface for platform independent control.

By utilizing this web based graphical user interface, end users get data recording applications up and running in a matter of hours without application level programming. Quad Fibre Channel interfaces on the Vortex recording engine enable 800MB/s throughput. The sFPDP data recorder can provide 133 minutes of continuous data recording when connected to VMETRO’s 3U SBOD (Switched Bunch Of Disks) with sixteen 400GB drives providing 6.4TB total capacity.

VMETRO [OSE: VME] provides commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) board- and system-level embedded computer products from development to deployment for applications in Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, Communications, Medical, Enterprise Computing and Network Storage. Our products offer the highest levels of performance, innovation and reliability by applying state-of-the-art technology within the framework of well established industry standards. VMETRO is a leading supplier of 1) Embedded Computing – ruggedized and commercial grade high-performance Digital Signal Processing and FPGA Processing solutions, Analog, Digital and Fiber-Optic I/O, and Buffer Memory Nodes 2) Data Recorders & Storage – ruggedized and commercial grade real-time long-endurance recording, playback and analysis systems for high-speed sensor data 3) Protocol & Bus Analyzers – debug, validation and analysis tools for testing computer systems and 4) Network Storage devices – solid-state non-volatile cards designed to increase performance and maintain reliability in server and storage appliances.