VMETRO's quad Serial FPDP data recording system delivers 800MB/s performance

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.

VMETRO quad channel Serial FPDP data recording system
VMETRO quad channel Serial FPDP 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 VMETROs 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 VMETROs 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 VMETROs 3U SBOD (Switched Bunch Of Disks) with sixteen 400GB drives providing 6.4TB total capacity.