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IQC5000B
IQC5000B, RF Record and Playback System
IQC5000B

Dual Channel RF Record and Playback


Detect. Analyze. Defeat.


The IQC5000B series of products is the industry's smallest, high-fidelity, dual-channel RF Record & Playback systems. With up to 255 MHz of record and playback bandwidth, the IQC5000B Series, RF Record & Playback System can meet long-duration recording needs from HF to millimeter wavelengths in mission-critical applications.

Supporting today's operational security requirements, the IQC5000B has 4TB of removable storage and can provide an impressive 55 minutes of single-channel record time at full bandwidth. For additional capabilities, up to 24 TB with the system’s external data packs provides over 3 hours of single-channel record time at full bandwidth.

PRODUCT FEATURES
  • 255 MHz RF streaming bandwidth on record and playback
  • Low-cost, removable storage options
  • Dual channel time-synchronous recording
  • Fast offload speeds using cabled PCI Express
  • Compatible with Keysight®, Rhode & Schwarz®, Anritsu®, and Tektronix® signal analyzers
APPLICATIONS
  • Interference Analysis
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Surveillance
  • Spectrum Management
  • Drone Detection
  • Device Test Validation

Download the datasheet below for a comprehensive listing of ICQ5000B, Series capabilities.

IQC5000B, RF Record and Playback System
IQC5000B
product specifications:
Item No
IQC5000B
Item Name
Dual Channel RF Record and Playback System
RF RECORD INTERFACE - I and Q INPUTS
 
Logic Level
LVDS
Sample Depth
16-bit I&Q
Number of Channels
2 I&Q channels running concurrently
Connector
Four 50-pin 3M MDR
Maximum Data Rate
Single-Channel: 1200 MB/s
Dual-Channel: 1600 MB/s
Compatible Spectrum Analyzers
Anrtitsu®: MS2090A
Keysight® X-Series: N9040B, N9030B/A, N9020B/A, N9010B/A
Rhode & Schwarz®: FSV, FSVR, and FSW
Tektronix®: RSA5100/6100
Record Bandwidth
Minimum
(dependent on spectrum analyzer)
19.531 kHz
(24.4140625 ksamples/s, 16 bits, I&Q)

Maximum
Single-Channel: 255 MHz (300 MSPS)
Dual-Channel: 160 MHz (200 MSPS)
PLAYBACK INTERFACE - ANALOG I and Q OUTPUTS
 
1-db Bandwidth
255 MHz centered at 0 Hz (single channel)
160 MHz (dual channel)
Power Level
0 dBm (fixed)
Amplitude Flatness Across 255 MHz Bandwidth
±2 dBm
VSWR
≤1.8:1
Impedance
50 Ohms
Connector
SMA female
RF Output
Channel 1 Only: 2400
Center Frequency: 225 MHz
Power Level: 0 dBm (fixed)
VSWR: ≤1.8:1
Impedance: 50 Ohms
Connector: SMA female
Waveform Storage Interface
Digital I/O Record and Playback Interface
High-speed serial link to/from External IQC5000B-MEM
GPS
Protocol: RS-232, ASCII, 8-bit data, one start and one stop bit, no parity
Supported Speeds: 4800, 9600 and 115200 BAUD
Supported NEMA Sentences: GPGGA, GPVTG, GPZDA
Connector: 9-pin D female
IRIG-B
Accuracy: IRIG-B122
Signal Format: Amplitude modulated sine wave
Connector: SMA female
Markers - 2 Inputs
Voltage Levels (VDC): TTL Logic Levels: 0 to 3.3, 5 (max)
Impedance: 4.7 kOhms
Connector SMA female
Maximum Allowed per Record: Maximum allowed per record
Maximum quantity 100,000 per recording
Marker Content: Date, time of day, latitude, longitude, altitude, ground speed, sample number (captured ONLY if GPS NMEA data is supplied)
Latency: <1 μs from marker valid at connector to insertion in record file
Maximum Marker Record Speed (per second): 1000 per marker input per marker edge
Trigger - 2 Inputs
Voltage Levels (VDC): TTL Logic Levels: 0 to 3.3, 5 (max)
Impedance: 4.7 kOhms
Connector SMA female
Latency: <0.4 μs from valid trigger applied to first recorded sample
Re-Arm Time: <1 ms
Pre-Record Memory: 0 μs
Record and Playback
START/STOP RECORD
Record Types: Manual, duration, samples, time of day, and event
Trigger Port Configurations: Start/stop on Trigger 1 or Trigger 2
Trigger Detect Logic: Rising or falling edge

START/STOP PLAYBACK
Playback Modes: Manual, looped play between markers, or user specific file segments
Reference Clocks
Internal Frequency: 10 MHz, ±10 ppm
External: Provided by external input port if active, otherwise internal clock signal is used
Required Level: >0 dB into 50 Ohms
Frequency Accuracy: ± 1 kHz
Frequency: 10 MHz, ±10 ppm
Connector: SMA female
Instrument Control
IQC Control Software: Graphical user interface, full control of record, playback, file offload and upload, and system configuration and management
Operating Environment: Dual-core desktop or laptop, WindowsTM 10, 64bit, 2 GB RAM, 100 MB free disk space, mouse
API: IQC Control API Server
Front Panel: Display of instrument parameters and manual marker insertion via membrane switches and 2-line LCD
Power
AC: External AC/DC, 100 to 240 V ± 10%,
50 to 60 Hz ± 5%, at 1.1 to 2.5 A (72 W)
DC: 12 VDC, 6 A maximum (72 W)
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)
Storage: -20 °C to 71 °C (-4 °F to 159 °F)

Vibration: Sinusoidal: 5 to 55 Hz, 0.33 mm amplitude. Random with solid-state drives installed: in conformance with MIL-PRF-28800F Class

Compliance: Designed to meet MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3 except where noted by*

Shock: 30 g
Physical
Size: 12" x 3.5" x 10.5" (305 x 89 x 266 mm)
Weight: 8.5 lb (3.85 kg)
Conformity
Electromagnetic: EMC Directive 2014/30/EU EN 61326-1 and electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use ICES-003 Issue 5, August 2012 for a Class A device FCC Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 15 Subpart B for a Class A digital device

Electrical Safety: CE Compliant IAW EN 61010-1:2010
IQC5000B-MEM - MEMORY INTERFACE MODULE
 
Storage
WAVEFORM STORAGE
Digital I/O Record & Playback Interface: Aurora Link from/to External IQC5000B-MEM
Connector: Mini SAS SFF-8644

EXTERNAL STORAGE INTERFACE
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS): 2 Connections of 4 lanes each
Connector: Mini-SAS SFF-8088

INTERNAL STORAGE
Removable Solid State Media Modules: Two Modules, RAID 0
Capacity: 2 TB, 4 TB

EXTERNAL STORAGE
Solid State Media: RAID 0
Capacity: 12 TB, 24 TB

DATA OFFLOAD INTERFACE
Specification: CIe Gen2
Lanes: 8
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)
Storage: -20 °C to 71 °C (-4 °F to 159 °F)

Vibration: Sinusoidal: 5 to 55 Hz, 0.33 mm amplitude. Random with solid-state drives installed: in conformance with MIL-PRF-28800F Class

Compliance: Designed to meet MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3 except where noted by*

Shock: 30 g
Physical
Size: 12" x 1.75" x 10.5" (305 x 45 x 266 mm)
Weight: 5 lb (2.68 kg)
Conformity
Electromagnetic: EMC Directive 2014/30/EU EN 61326-1 and electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use ICES-003 Issue 5, August 2012 for a Class A device FCC Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 15 Subpart B for a Class A digital device

Electrical Safety: CE Compliant IAW EN 61010-1:2010
compatible devices:
Spectro-X
RF Signal Analysis Software
RF Editor
Graphical RF Signal Editing Software