07 Aug 2017

Cambridge Pixel unveils analogue to network radar video Data converter

Radar display, tracking and recording sub-systems supplier, Cambridge Pixel, has announced a compact, low power standalone primary radar input and network distribution card.

The HPx-346 is a small form-factor primary radar input and network radar video distribution card that converts analogue radar into a standard ASTERIX CAT-240 network data stream.

The small form factor (149x74mm) HPx-346 card features a combined ARM/FPGA system-on-chip processor to handle the radar acquisition and data conversion. The card may be configured through a web interface with settings made to the card for autonomous operation. Alternatively, a programming API is available to permit remote control and set-up.

The card provides a cost-effective way of importing analogue radar data into a modern display.

Cambridge Pixel’s radar technology is used in naval, air traffic control, vessel traffic, commercial shipping, security, surveillance and airborne radar applications.

David Johnson, CEO, Cambridge Pixel, said: “We have seen a number of applications that require a compact, low power, standalone unit capable of converting radar signals into network data. For example, the HPx-346 would enable existing radars on a ship or commercial boat to be accessible in an ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems) display.

“The HPx-346 complements our existing range of HPx PCI and PCI Express radar input cards and gives system integrators a choice between the small size and low power of the HPx-346 and a full PC-based radar server incorporating our HPx-200 or HPx-400e series cards.”

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