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
  • Linux operating system for fast, stable operation and protection against malware

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 IQW reaches around 42 minutes of recording time. The recording time is increased when reducing the used bandwidth.

 

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Recording time as a function of data rate

Connected devices

The system makes the difference

The signal and spectrum analyzer R&S FSW and the signal generator R&S SMW200A are the interfacing instruments to the R&S IQW. For further information on the configuration, please have a look at the R&S IQW data sheet.
The R&S IQW provides numorous ports at the the front and rear panel for easy handling and operation.

  • 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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Specifications
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
  I/Q data sink for playback R&S®SMW200A
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

R&S®IQW-BC103

Order number 1525.8293.03

Description

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

R&S®IQW-BD106

Order number 1525.8293.06

Description

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

R&S®IQW-BD115

Order number 1525.8293.15

Description

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

Accessories
Product Description

R&S®DIGIQ-HS

Order number 3641.2948.03

Description

Cable for HS Digital I/Q Interface, 3 m

R&S®SMU-Z6

Order number 1415.0201.02

Description

Cable for standard I/Q Interface, 2m

Options
Product Description

R&S®IQW-K110

Order number 1525.8370.02

Description

Import and export of I/Q data

R&S®IQW-K112

Order number 1525.8393.02

Description

Recording of GPS Coordinates

R&S®IQW-K200

Order number 1525.8429.02

Description

Bandwidth extension up to 200 MHz for IQW100

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