R&S®IQW Wideband I/Q Data Recorder

Bring real RF scenarios to your lab

R&S®IQW Wideband I/Q Data Recorder
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Key facts

  • Realtime recording, storage and playback with bandwidths up to 512 MHz
  • Sample rate up to 640 Msample/s and 16-bit I/Q data (complex)
  • Easy removable memory packs (SSD): 3.2 Tbyte, 6.4 Tbyte and 15 Tbyte
  • Import and export of I/Q data via USB3.0 and LAN up to 40Gbit/s

At a glance

The R&S®IQW wideband I/Q data recorder is a versatile instrument for fast and reliable realtime recording, storage and playback of wideband I/Q data streams. In contrast to field tests, recording of live RF scenarios allows users to perform tests in the lab under real-world conditions reproducibly and at lower cost

Features & benefits

High-end wideband recorder

High-precision data acquisition

The new R&S®IQW provides excellent performance while ensuring easy operation. High resolution allows tests under real world conditions.

  • Recording and playback bandwidth up to 512MHz
  • Bit resolution of 16-bit I and 16-bit Q
  • No sample loss

High quality storage

6.4 Tbyte SSD memory pack

With the R&S-BD106 option you will get a server grade SSD with 6.4Tbyte. This SSD is supporting the recording and replay process up to 512MHz. When using the maximum bandwidth of 512MHz, the R&S®IQW reaches around 42 minutes of recording time. The recording time is increased when reducing the used bandwidth. There are additional SSD memory packs available in 3,2Tbyte and 15Tbyte.


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Recording time as a function of data rate

Connected devices

The system makes the difference

The R&S IQW is a versatile I/Q wideband recorder, that can be used with various R&S instruments. The signal and spectrum analyzer R&S®FSW and signal generator R&S®SMW200A is support for high-end applications. Furthermore the operation with R&S®FSV, R&S®SMBV100A and R&S®SGT100A is supported.

  • Digital I/Q HS interface
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0
  • LAN interface
  • port for GPS antenna
  • BNC ports
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User-friendly GUI

Record and replay wizard for easy and fast operation

The innovative GUI of the R&S®IQW ensures an easy handling of the recording and replay process. The R&S IQW has a user-optimized and clean GUI that gives a structured overview over the device properties and functionalities. Coming from a user perspective, the wizard is guiding you step-by-step through the recording and replaying process. This allows the user a fast, easy and intuitive operation of the device.

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Available models

Available models

  • Product Name


    Order number 1525.7551.05

    with up to 512MHz
    Starting at
  • Product Name


    Order number 1525.7551.02

    with up to 100MHz and 200MHz respectively
    Starting at
I/Q data transfer
RF bandwidth in combination with R&S®FSW and/or R&S®SMW200A 512 MHz
I/Q word size per I/Q sample 16 bit for I and 16 bit for Q
Sampling rate R&S®IQW 640 Msample/s (oversampling factor 1.25/Hz), complex
HS Digital I/Q interface   full duplex, QSFP+, 40 Gbit/s
Interfacing instruments I/Q data source for recording R&S®FSW, R&S®FSV
  I/Q data sink for playback R&S®SMW200A, R&S®SMBV100A, R&S®SGT100A
General data
Display with touchscreen 5.7" TFT color display, 640 × 480 pixel, LED backlighting
USB interfaces   4 × USB 2.0, 3 × USB 3.0
LAN interface remote control Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
Power supply AC power supply 100 V to 240 V AC (±10 %), ≤ 150 VA, 50 Hz to 60 Hz/400 Hz (±5 %), 1.5 A to 3.6 A
Overall dimensions W × H × D 249 mm × 150 mm × 451 mm
(9.80 in × 5.90 in × 17.76 in)
  for 19" rack mounting ½ 19", 3 HU
Weight   6.3 kg (25.4 lb)
Environmental conditions operating temperature range 0 °C to +50 °C
  storage temperature range –20 °C to +70 °C

Available options

Memory packs
Product Description


Order number 1525.8293.03


3.2 Tbyte SSD Memory Pack, for maximum RF bandwidth of 200 MHz


Order number 1525.8293.06


6.4 Tbyte SSD Memory Pack, for maximum RF bandwidth of 512 MHz


Order number 1525.8293.15


15 Tbyte SSD memory pack, for maximum RF bandwith of 512 MHz

Product Description


Order number 3641.2948.03


Cable for HS Digital I/Q Interface, 3 m


Order number 1415.0201.02


Cable for standard I/Q Interface, 2m


Order number 1525.7574.02


IQW 19Zoll Rackadapter

Product Description


Order number 1525.8264.02


Interface board with 2x10Gbit/s and 40Gbit/s


Order number 1525.8370.02


Import and export of I/Q data


Order number 1525.8393.02


Recording of GPS Coordinates


Order number 1525.8429.02


Bandwidth extension up to 200 MHz for IQW100

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