High-Speed, Real-Time Recording Systems

May 01, 2012 // By Rodger Hosking, Pentek
In today's world of high-speed A/D converters operating in the gigahertz range, real-time signal recording has become a challenging task. When designing a real-time recorder capable of streaming sustained data to disk at rates of up to 2 GB/sec and higher, the developer has to consider the limitations presented by the operating and file systems, disk drive technology, the hardware interfaces, and the RAID controller technology. This handbook describes some of the features that are widely desired, including the use of a non-proprietary file system, the use of a client-server architecture, and the presence of a user-friendly API.
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