miniRv2 Solid State Recorder

Small in Size, but Big in Performance & Functionality

  • From 64GB up to 1TB+ of Removable Storage1
  • Totally Flexible and Modular I/O
  • Extremely Compact in Size
  • Rugged / Airborne Capable
  • IRIG 106 Chapter 10 Recording Format
  • Ethernet Streaming and Publishing
  • Real Time Data Reduction Capabilities
  • Loop Recording Feature
  • Sustained Data Rates to 1,000Mb/sec
  • Hot Swappable mRMM
  • NEW RMM with USB 3.0 Download Interface
  • IRIG106 Chapter 10 Recorder

The miniRv2 Solid State Recorder is a P3I update to the original miniR700 with the same SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power), but with dramatic increases in throughput speed, storage, and user configuration flexibility. The system refresh includes a new Intel Atom CPU, lower cost solid state removable memory, new multiplexer, higher speed interfaces, Ampex ACCE Management Software, and full backwards compatibility to the existing I/O module interfaces. This provides existing users compatibility with their existing data interfaces from the Ampex miniR700, AMux 600 & AMux 700 Multiplexers.

Besides the breadth of I/O interfaces offered for traditional instrumentation sources such as serial, SD/HD Video, MIL-STD-1553B, Analog, Firewire, Gigabit Ethernet, etc, the new miniRv2 can be configured with a new PCIe I/O interfaces for higher-speed modules to be released, and/or an additional PCIe CPU. The base mini-recorder unit now includes Gigabit Ethernet and the Power Filter as standard. The new lower cost solid state mRMM (mini Removable Memory Module) features a USB3.0 interface to the system bus, as well as a direct download from the mRMM to a user laptop or server. The mRMM is similar to that used in other Ampex Network Attached Storage (NAS) TuffServ product lines. Initial released memory capacities range from 64GB to 1TB+. Ampex will release various mRMM storage and performance options over time for customer applications.

Future enhancements will include option for configuring a Radiation Tolerant (RT) watchdog monitor for new space applications and custom interfaces to meet unique customer requirements.

1 As of Q3 2016; as memory density increases regularly, contact Ampex for latest capacities

Video & Imagery

The miniRv2 is the ultimate video recording and storage device in terms of video data acquisition and modularity. As many as 8 video I/O modules or “slices” can be added to the minirRv2’s base unit for multiple video inputs of varying types in a single system.  This includes DVI, HD-SDI, RGB, LVDS, and SD among others.  Modules are added to, or removed from, the external side of the miniRv2’s base unit. There is no need to crack open the “guts” of the system.  The video I/O modules can also be mixed with non-video modules for acquiring other signals like 1553, ARINC 429, or PCM. The miniRv2 also includes storage via its integrated network file server (NFS).  The NFS capabilities makes the miniRv2 capable of traditional flight test recording via the IRIG 106 Chapter 10 format as well as network centric topologies (iNET, IENA, and DAR capable).

EW & RF Signals

The miniRv2 adds a level of modularity some customers are seeking in an EW data storage device. In addition to being a network attached storage system, as many as 8 I/O modules or “slices” can be added to the minirRv2’s base unit for multiple inputs of varying types. Users can record EW data and other data types in the same device. If changes are required, modules can be added to, or removed from, the external side of the miniRv2’s base unit. There is no need to crack open the “guts” of the system.

Flight Test

The decades old, original miniR700 continues to be a staple in the flight test acquisition and storage community (traditional IRIG 106 CH10).  Now, the updated miniRv2 brings that proven, trusted capability into the 21st century.  Most notably, the miniRv2 retains the ability to externally add its data acquisition modules for various flight test data types (original modules still work on the new version), but now it is a network attached storage system with network file server (NFS) capability. As an NFS, the miniRv2 can perform software defined recording with the Ampex Common Compute Environment (ACCE) software and handle network centric topologies (iNET, IENA, DAR capable) in addition to running a customer’s third-party software.