Serial PCM I/O

NetAcquire H30-SIO1U chassis

Real-time telemetry gateway between high-speed PCM serial devices and network, with decommutation and much more

2U chassis

Form Factor Options

  • ‘Network-ready’ intelligent telemetry processing system
  • PCM serial input/outputs to 30 megabits/second and beyond
  • Telemetry decommutation and optional recording
  • IRIG-B precision time reference
  • Open architecture allows custom data processing
  • Expansion to large channel counts

The NetAcquire H30-SIO Serial Telemetry I/O systems offer a new level of price-performance in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) network-based telemetry/command gateway products. This system combines the power of real-time intelligent serial input/output hardware with the flexibility of high-speed network communications technology.

NetAcquire H30-SIO Serial Telemetry I/O systems

PCM Serial Configuration

The NetAcquire H30-SIO performs as a low-cost real-time communications gateway between Ethernet networks and high-speed PCM serial devices. Network clients such as engineering workstations can now receive and send telemetry as well as command data directly from and to range, satellite and avionics communications equipment. The NetAcquire H30-SIO also supports data format conversion operations, frame synchronization, time tagging, header generation, and optional decommutation; all with best-in-class low latency real-time performance. An extensive suite of real-time processing functions is available without the need for programming.

The NetAcquire H30-SIO industry-standard TCP/IP & UDP network interfaces provide communication access for a wide variety of computers and operating systems on any Ethernet network; it also provides integrated support for publish/subscribe network protocols including DDS.

NetAcquire offers several companion software toolkits for use with these systems. The NetAcquire Server Extension Toolkit allows the easy creation of custom data processing operations for execution in real-time on the NetAcquire H30-SIO.

Specifications

Typical Serial (PCM) Telemetry Input/Output

  • Channels: Up to 32 bidirectional serial channels
  • Data rates: 0-30 Mbps with higher-speed options to 140 Mbps
  • Electrical: RS-422, RS-232, TTL, ECL, or LVDS
  • Parameters: Software-selectable word width, bit rate, clock recovery, NRZ-L/M/S, R-NRZ and Biphase-L/M/S bit
    encoding, MSB/LSB data alignment, data/clock polarity, sync/async/HDLC framing
  • Clocking: Internal and external transmit timing and adaptive or fixed receive timing
  • Frame synchronization: Sync word, width, mask, tolerance, strategy, and frame size parameters
  • Data Decommutation: Advanced frame support with subcommutation, embedded formats, and CCSDS support
  • Diagnostics: Selectable loopback and loop-out options and an optional integrated bit error rate tester

Timing

  • IRIG Timing: IRIG: A/B/G are supported
  • Network Timing: SNTP and IEEE 1588 time client and time server support

Processor/Memory

  • Main Processor: Intel® Core™ I7-3770 3.4GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB with expansion
  • Coprocessors: FPGA and ASIC acceleration in selected I/O subsystems

Physical

  • Frame: Heavy-duty steel
  • Operating temperature 32 to 122°F(0 to 50°C)
  • Power Requirements: 90-132 VAC or 180-264 VAC with automatic range switching, 250 watts (DC power optional)
  • Rack mount: 1U, 2U, 4U available
  • Ruggedized avionics enclosures available Optional MIL-STD-820, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-704 environmental

Network

  • Interface: Gigabit Ethernet on twisted pair or optional fiber media
  • Protocol Support: TCP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, Secure FTP, SNMP, DDS, CORBA IIOP, DNS, DHCP, NTP, SSH
  • Negotiation: Automatic or manual link speed and duplex negotiation
  • Quality of Service: User-selectable using DSCP (Differentiated Services Codepoint)

Other Input/Output Interfaces

  • Analog signals: Up to 512 channel and 1.25 million conversions/second
  • Digital signals: TTL, RS-422, ECL, LVDS, high voltage, relay, contact closure
  • Avionics bus support: MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, SpaceWire, Firewire (1394
  • Application-specific interfaces: 250,000 Gate field-programmable digital gate array

Data Storage Option

  • Capacity: Up to 2 Tbytes
  • Speed: >500 Mbps, continuous

Client Software

  • User Interface: Web-based with Java GUI and SNMP
  • Third-party software support: DEWESoft®, LabVIEW™, IADS®, Satellite Tool Kit, MATLAB®, .NET, C, C++, Java, Visual
    BASIC, CORBA

NetAcquire Server Software

  • Operating system: hard real-time with latency guarantees
  • Diagnostics: Selectable power-up, continuous, and remotely initiated
  • Backup: One-step configuration save/restore
  • Open Programming Architecture: Available with NetAcquire Server Extension Toolkit

Expansion and Options

A wide range of termination boards, signal conditioning and isolation boards and special function boards such as demodulators/modulators are available for your NetAcquire system. These options may be supplied free-standing for mounting in your equipment or supplied in a shielded box, tabletop or rack-mount enclosure. Due to the large range of possible configurations and combinations, please contact us to discuss your project; we would be happy to generate a quote to meet your exact requirements.

Features

  • Complete ‘network-ready’ intelligent telemetry processing system
  • Two PCM serial input channels and two PCM serial output channels with expansion to 32 channels
  • 30 megabit/second per channel Input and Output speeds, with higher-speed options up to 140 Mbps
  • Software-selectable word width, bit rate, clock recovery, NRZ-L/M/S/R and Biphase-L/M/S bit encoding, HDLC, MSB/LSB data alignment, and data/clock polarity
  • Bit sync option for situations where only a data input is available
  • Optional telemetry decommutation with support for subcommutation, CCSDS, and engineering unit conversion
  • Optional internal data recording, with support for the IRIG 106 Chapter 10 format
  • Optional removable system disk with spares for classified and un-classified mission requirements
  • High-speed network communications with advanced network error checking and recovery
  • Optional IRIG-B precision time reference for time-tagging
  • Copper or fiber Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
  • Software Toolkits available for building customized local data processing capabilities
  • TTL, RS-422, ECL, or LVDS signal levels

Applications

  • Ground station telemetry processing
  • IP migration of range infrastructure
  • Aerospace manufacturing and test
  • Remote and wide-area monitoring
  • Protocol conversion, gateways

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Preston Hauck

President, Chief Technology Officer

Preston Hauck founded NetAcquire in 1993 with the goal of providing computer communications and processing systems that seamlessly operate with real-time performance over distributed networks.

During the early years of NetAcquire, Preston took a hands-on role in developing new products. He remains enthusiastically involved in helping customers solve complex real-world challenges.

As the company grew, Preston leveraged his information systems background to create tools that could automate business processes, increasing company efficiency, responsiveness, and scalability. In his current role, Preston oversees new product direction, manages company growth,works directly with clients and the engineering team on projects that call for his applications design expertise.

Prior to founding NetAcquire, Preston served as vice president of software engineering for Microstar Laboratories, a provider of PC-based test and measurement products. During his tenure, he helped the company grow tenfold in both revenue and employees. Preston developed an innovative real-time operating system from the ground-up, plus a data processing engine that powered all of Microstar's products for more than two decades.

Preston holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, graduating first in his class in 1984 from the University of British Columbia.  He was granted a U.S. patent for developing a novel approach to initialize one processor from another in a multi-processor system. He has published a number of papers on real-time computer systems and regularly teaches networked telemetry processing classes.

Preston was born in Canada. After many years living in Washington State, he proudly became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2003. He enjoys traveling, reading, photography, basketball, skiing, and movies with his wife Colleen and their two children.

John Bono

Engineering Vice President

John Bono, a Seattle area native, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.  John started his career with Boeing Aerospace Company, working in a variety of roles. He received personal recognition from Boeing’s CEO for his contributions to 767 avionics.  John designed hardware and firmware for a Mil-Std-1553 bus interface and was the hardware lead and system designer for a B-1B flight simulator’s computer generated imagery display.  After Boeing, John joined Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) as a signal processing engineer. He was promoted to the role of ultrasound system architect before becoming the software and systems lead for an image storage and network transport system. During John’s tenure at ATL, he received a Technical Fellow award, became a member of the Senior Technical Staff, and had a role in ATL’s achievement of ISO 9001 certification.  

When John joined the rapidly growing NetAcquire Corporation in 2001, his “big company” experience was leveraged to enhance configuration management and quality systems and processes. He soon became the Management Representative for the company’s AS 9100 certification efforts.  

Today, John is involved in the system, hardware, and firmware design of virtually every system NetAcquire ships.  While the majority of these systems are customer-specified configurations of NetAcquire COTS hardware and software modules, many other systems are rack-sized, challenging configurations involving complex interchanges of information in all forms.  The NetAcquire motto of “connect anything to anything” is John’s daily mission; he knows that, when applied to real-time systems, there will be a continuous stream of interesting problems to solve and challenges to conquer to best meet the needs of his customers and their mission critical projects around the world.

Steve Proudlock

Sales Vice President

For many NetAcquire customers, Steve is the initial face and voice of the company. While he has a desk at the company headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, quite often he’s in the air, flying to meet customers, discuss projects and set solutions into motion.

Steve joined NetAcquire in the summer of 2001. He sees his principal role as being the customer’s advocate. Steve thrives on opportunities to work on-site with NetAcquire customers to see first-hand the tasks and challenges they face.

In 2002, Steve joined the volunteer organizing committee for the International Telemetering Conference; he serves on the committee to this day. Steve also supports and participates in the meetings and industry standards efforts of several Range Commanders Council (RCC) committees.

Steve is an Army Veteran, having served in locations around the world in military law enforcement and personal protection roles. After graduating Pre Law from Central Washington University, he began a sales career in retail consumer electronics. The career choice was inspired by his favorite uncle, Ken Cartwright, a career tire salesman at Sears. Ken taught Steve the foundation principles of professional salesmanship: “Say what you are going to do, and then do it,” and “Get to know someone by showing sincere interest and earning their trust”.  

Steve’s Microsoft and Cisco certifications help him better understand the technical aspects of test range telemetry. While Steve is well versed in all aspects of NetAcquire technology today, he still learns something new on a daily basis from his colleagues.

Steve is a Seattle area native who enthusiastically gives his time and resources to a local charity dedicated to supporting foster children and their families.

Mark Roseberry

President

Mark Roseberry has been with NetAcquire since its inception. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, graduating with honors from the University of British Columbia. Mark has almost 40 years of software development and business management expertise. He has been instrumental in  the Company's business development and growth while running the NetAcquire Canada engineering office in Vancouver since 2001 and has been involved in the design and implementation of many key NetAcquire software components.

Mark shares our founder Preston Hauck's hands-on philosophy and his user-centric approach makes him a frequent participant and advocate for strong technical solutions ranging from customer-driven requirements development to robust implementation to  top-notch technical support and responsiveness.