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Our MountainBrik RAID and Acquisition (MBRA), 2nd Generation, 16 TByte, variant 01 (MBRA2-16T-01) system, is becoming deprecated. It is a portable, high-speed RAID storage solution with Rincon Research Corporation’s (RRC) IPPV5 signal acquisition hardware for IF signals.

Recordings can be done in single shot or in looped mode. In looped mode, new data overwrites older data for indefinite recording duration. The removable 16 TB, solid-state disk pack facilitates easy drive swaps in the field for additional storage.

The recorded data playback feature permits the user to reproduce an analog output of recorded data streams. Recorded data is time-tagged when the system is connected to external time/frequency sources.

The MBRA2-16T-01 has two independent inputs that can be used simultaneously. It also includes two independent sub-band tuners that can be deployed on either of the input channels. The sub-band tuners support output bandwidths from 21 kHz to 42 MHz. An intuitive Java-based command and control interface supports operation using Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms.


  • Save the entire 105 MHz input bandwidth to disk for up to 21 hours
  • Record at rates of up to 210 MByte/s in a single shot or in looped mode for indefinite recording duration
  • Quickly and easily swap the removable 16 TB, solid-state disk pack for additional data storage
  • Ascertain system health at a glance using the intuitive Web-based control interface
  • Transport the system in a 16.4” x 8.8” x 13.3” rugged, lightweight, waterproof case


For more information, download the MBRA2-16T-01 Product Brief.


Orderable Part Numbers:


  • s = Storage capacity (0 or 16)
    • 0 = Empty disk pack included, no SSDs
    • 16 = 16TB Disk pack included with 16 x 1TB SSDs installed
  • m = Model (01, IFXR or RFXR)
    • 01 = IF recorder with RRC’s IPPV5
    • IFXR = IF recorder with RRC’s xSDR IFXR
    • RFXR = RF recorder with RRC’s xSDR RFXR
  • c = Customization Code, optional
    • no code = standard

Example Configurations:

  • MBRA2-16T-01 IF recorder with RRC’s IPPV5
  • MBRA2-16T-IFXR IF recorder with RRC’s xSDR IFXR
  • MBRA2-16T-RFXR RF recorder with RRC’s xSDR RFXR

Related Products:

  • MBRA2-DP-0T Removable disk pack for 16 mSATA SSDs (SSDs not included) for storage expansion
  • MBRA2-DP-16T 16 TB removable disk pack (mSATA SSDs included) for storage expansion

Other configurations are possible. Please contact us if you are interested in customizing a product to your specific requirements.

Orders may be placed via e-mail, telephone, fax, or mail.

Commercial Price List available upon request.

Phone: 520-519-3131
Fax: 520-519-3120
Mail: Rincon Research Corporation
Attention: Sales
101 North Wilmot Road, Suite 101
Tucson, AZ 85711

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Technical Specifications

Data Acquisition


Max Record Rate

210 MBytes/sec

Analog Input Channels

Dual, common-clock

Input Sample Rate

210 MSPS

ADC Resolution

14 bit

Input Bandwidth (Max)

1 MHz to 950 MHz

Input Amplitude (Full-Scale)

1.5 Vpp (+7.5 dBm)

Input Filters

1: 105/210 MHz LPF (user selectable)
2: unfiltered

Analog Output Channels

Dual, common-clock

Output Sample Rate

420 MSPS

DAC Resolution

16 bit

Output Bandwidth (Max)

210 MHz

Output Amplitude (Full-Scale)

0.5 Vpp (-2 dBm)

Analog/RF Connectors

SMB (50Ω)

External Ref.

0.3 Vpp to 2 Vpp, -6 dBm to +10 dBm, AC coupled, 10 MHz or ADC Clock


50Ω/Hi-Z, CMOS compatible

Time-of-Year Sources

NMEA-0183: RS-232, Lemo or IRIG-B: AM modulated

Time-Tag Accuracy

Within 10 ns using 1 PPS and external 10 MHz reference


Core i7-2600


32 GB

Disk Space

Up to 16 TB with support for RAID 0, 5, or 6

Control Panel

4-line LCD with control panel




USB 3.0 (with security door), eSATA, VGA


16.4” x 8.8” x 13.3” Pelican case

Input Power

110/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption

Approximately 250 W

Ambient Operating Temperature

0°C to +45°C