ARENA

ARENA is a patent pending digital subsystem used in radar, sonar and general purpose instrumentation to implement the following critical functions:
  • Generate control and timing signals for the system;
  • Monitor and record the system’s status and health;
  • Create and provide the system’s waveforms (e.g. transmit signals, local oscillator signals and reference signals);
  • Capture and process the system’s receive signals and ancillary data;
  • Store the processed data and ancillary data to local and/or remote (e.g. network storage / data servers) storage media;
  • Distribute the processed and ancillary data over data and display networks;
  • Document the state of the system;
  • Display the processed and ancillary data; and
  • Interact with sensor networks providing real-time data to the network and reconfigure on-the-fly to react to the sensor network’s needs as these needs evolve.
The ARENA platform is extremely reconfigurable and is designed with a network-centric architecture. It’s ultra-low SWAP enables new applications with long life cycles with incremental upgrade paths.  The ARENA platform requires very little development or integration time and leads to lowered operational costs.
This is achieved through a design that is reconfigurable and modular at the hardware, firmware, software and run levels; is based on an object-orientated and network-centric system architecture; is expandable at the ARENA module level through the ARENA intra-module synchronization; and is an embedded, conduction cooled solution. At the same time, it offers unparalleled performance in signal processing and data communications.

100 Series

  • SWaP+C Optimized
  • High performance & Mission reconfigurable through IoT
  • Minimal time required for integration- plug and play
  • Enables new applications in size/weight limiting environments
  • FPGA firmware for digital receiver, arbitrary waveform generation and timing & control (configurable through XML system and run-time objects)
  • 10 MHz reference clock input (50Ω and LVDS, software configurable)
  • Single Mezzanine interface (for ARENA ADC, DAC, or Digital I/O mezzanine cards)
  • +70 MB/s data rates through ARM Gigabit Ethernet interface
  • LVDS Sync/Comm interfaces to interconnect with multiple ARENA modules
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet for command, status and real-time data
  • USB 2.0 Host
  • Qt based Graphical User Interface for Configuration, Control & Monitoring provided
  • Qt based Data Recording; and Data Display provided with ADC Mezzanine Cards
  • Source code provided
  • Conduction cooled operations at -10º C to 50º C and up to 75 kft altitude
  • Power: 7-28VDC
  • Size: 4.3in x 3in x 0.875in

300 Series

  • SWaP+C Optimized
  • High performance & Mission reconfigurable through IoT
  • Minimal time required for integration- plug and play
  • Enables new applications in size/weight limiting environments
  • FPGA firmware for digital receiver, arbitrary waveform generation and timing & control (configurable through XML system and run-time objects)
  • 10 MHz reference clock input (50Ω and LVDS, software configurable)
  • Dual Mezzanine interface (for ARENA ADC, DAC, or Digital I/O mezzanine cards)
  • 2 GB DDR3 RAM (64-bit wide data bus) providing 12.8 GB/s data rates
  • Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet (dual SFP+ connectors) providing 20 Gbps data rates
  • Dual LVDS Sync/Comm interfaces to interconnect multiple ARENA modules
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet for command, status and real-time data
  • Dual USB 3.0 Hosts
  • Single USB 2.0 Host

 

  • Qt based Graphical User Interface for Configuration, Control & Monitoring provided
  • Qt based Data Recording; and Data Display provided with ADC Mezzanine Cards
  • Source code provided

 

  • Conduction cooled operations at -10º C to 50º C and up to 75 kft altitude
  • Power: 7-28VDC
  • Size: 7in x 3in x 0.875in

 

Mezzanine Cards

Part NumberFunctionDescriptionData Sheet
ASM-00105-00SyncSync Distribution ModuleEmail for more Information
ASM-00111-00DAC2.4 GHz 14-bit Digital to Analog Converter Card (AD9129)Email for more Information
ASM-00112-00CTUControl and Timing (CTU) CardEmail for more Information
ASM-00115-00ADC500 MHz 14-bit Dual Channel Analog to Digital Converter Card (ISLA214P50)Email for more Information
ASM-00116-00ADC250 MHz 16-bit Dual Channel Analog to Digital Converter Card (ADC42LB69)Email for more Information
ASM-00117-00ADC80 MHz 16-bit Dual Channel Baseband Analog to Digital Converter Card (AD9269)Email for more Information
ASM-00118-00DAC500 MHz 16-bit Quad Channel Digital to Analog Converter Card (AD9783)Email for more Information
ASM-00119-00ADC1.25 GHz 14-bit Dual Channel Analog to Digital Converter Card (AD9680)Email for more Information
ASM-00701-00Sensor8 Channel Temperature Sensor BoardEmail for more Information
ASM-00702-00Sensor8 Channel Voltage Sensor BoardEmail for more Information
ASM-00703-00SensorPressure/Humidity Sensor BoardEmail for more Information