Cambridge Pixel has announced its new RIO range of compact radar data converters. The range integrates Cambridge Pixel's radar interface hardware and processing software into small form-factor desktop units to provide cost-effective, turn-key processors with advanced capabilities. Each RIO unit may be configured and controlled through a web interface and once configured operates autonomously. The supported models include:
RIO RadarNet - Takes in radar signals (video, trigger, azimuth) and converts to ASTERIX CAT-240. The box provides a range of radar processing functions including filtering, area masking, interference suppression, NMEA heading adjustment, radar compression and optionally recording to an external USB drive.
RIO NetRadar - Takes in ASTERIX CAT-240 network radar and converts back to radar signals. This may be desired when interfacing network radars to legacy consoles that expect analogue radar signals.
RIO TrackNet - Takes in ASTERIX CAT-48 or CAT-10 track data and creates ASTERIX CAT-240 as an output. This may be used to create synthetic network radar video from existing track reports.
RIO TrackRadar - Takes in ASTERIX CAT-48 or CAT-10 and creates radar signals as an output. This may be used to create synthetic radar video signals from existing track reports.
RIO RadarTest - Provides a simple desktop radar signal generator that output radar signals as video, trigger and azimuth, or ASTERIX CAT-240, based on a number of built-in test patterns. This provides a useful test bench to validate equipment expecting to receive radar signals.
For more information on the RIO range see here