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

  • Partial export of recorded I/Q data
  • Continuous Playback of recorded I/Q data
  • Post-processing with R&S®VSE Vector signal explorer

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 1000MHz
  • No sample loss

High quality storage

15 Tbyte SSD memory pack

With the R&S®IQW-BD115 option you will get a server-grade SSD memory pack with 15 Tbyte storage capacity. This memory pack is supporting the recording and replaying process up to 1000 MHz. When using the maximum bandwidth of 1000 MHz, the R&S®IQW reaches approximately 65 minutes of recording time. The maximum recording time is increased by reducing the selected bandwidth. There are additional SSD memory packs available in 3,2 Tbyte and 6,4 Tbyte.  

Recording time as a function of data rate
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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®SMBV100B 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


Order number 1525.7551.02

with up to 100 MHz and 200 MHz respectively


Order number 1525.7551.05

with up to 512 MHz


Order number 1525.7551.10

with up to 1000 MHz
I/Q data transfer
RF bandwidth in combination with R&S®FSW and/or R&S®SMW200A 1000 MHz
I/Q word size per I/Q sample Depending on bandwidth 12 or 16 bit for I and Q
Sampling rate R&S®IQW 1200 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®FSWT
Q data sink for playback R&S®SMW200A, R&S®SMM100A, R&S®SMBV100B, 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 +40 °C
storage temperature range –20 °C to +70 °C

Available options

Memory packs

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 1000 MHz


Order number 1525.8293.15


15 Tbyte SSD memory pack, for maximum RF bandwith of 1000 MHz


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, 2 m


Order number 1525.7574.02


R&S®IQW 19 Zoll Rackadapter


Order number 1525.8264.02


Interface board with 2x10 Gbit/s and 40 Gbit/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 R&S®IQW100

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