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Rincon Research Corporation’s (RRC) MountainBrik RAID and Acquisition (MBRA), 2nd Generation, 16 TByte, with IFXR (MBRA2-16T-IFXR) system, is becoming deprecated. It is a portable, high-speed RAID storage solution with our IFXR signal acquisition hardware for IF signals. A 2U rack-mount option is available (MBRA2-16T-IFXR-2U-01).

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 (coming soon) 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-IFXR 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 12 kHz to 250 MHz. An intuitive Java-based command and control interface supports operation using Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms.


  • Save the entire 250 MHz input bandwidth to disk for hours
  • Record at rates of up to 500 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 portable system in a 16.4” x 8.8” x 13.3” rugged, lightweight, waterproof case (or rackmount the 2U 19″ chassis option)


For more information, download the MBRA2-16T-IFXR Product Brief or the MBRA2-16T-IFXR-2U-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
    • 2U-01 = 2U 19″ rackmount

Example Configurations:

  • MBRA2-16T-IFXR IF portable recorder with RRC’s xSDR IFXR
  • MBRA2-16T-IFXR-2U-01 IF rack-mount recorder with RRC’s xSDR IFXR
  • MBRA2-16T-01 IF portable recorder with RRC’s IPPV5
  • MBRA2-16T-RFXR RF portable 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

RRC’s xSDR with IFXR

Max Record Rate

500 MByte/sec

Analog Input Channels

Dual, common clock

Input Sample Rate

500 MSPS

ADC Resolution

14 bit

Input Bandwidth (Max)

1 MHz to 1000 MHz

Input Amplitude (Full-Scale)

450 mVpp (-3 dBm)

Input Filters

220 MHz low-pass filter, run-time selectable

Analog Output Channels

Dual, common clock

Output Sample Rate

500 MSPS coming soon

DAC Resolution

16 bit

Output Bandwidth (Max)

250 MHz coming soon

Output Amplitude (Full-Scale)

+10 dBm (typ)

Analog/RF Connectors

SMA (50Ω)

External Ref.

0.2 Vpp to 10 Vpp, -10 dBm to +24 dBm, AC coupled, 10 MHz only


50Ω std, Hi-Z ordering option

Time-of-Year Sources

NTP or NMEA-0183 (RS-232, LEMO Connector)

Time-Tag Accuracy

Within 2 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, or
2U 19” rackmount, 26” depth (IFXR)

Input Power

110/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption

Approximately 250 W

Ambient Operating Temperature

0°C to +45°C