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Rincon Research Corporation’s (RRC)MountainBrik RAID and Acquisition (MBRA), 2nd Generation, 16 TByte, with RFXR (MBRA2-16T-RFXR) system, is becoming deprecated. It is a portable, high-speed RAID storage solution with our RFXR signal acquisition hardware for RF signals. The integrated RFXR supports acquisition of signals from 70 MHz to 6 GHz without an external receiver.

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

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 RFXR

Max Record Rate

490 MBytes/sec

Analog Input Channels

Dual, common LO and clock

Input Sample Rate

0.250 MSPS to 61.44 MSPS

ADC Resolution

12 bit

Input Bandwidth (Max)

70 MHz to 6,000 MHz

Input Amplitude (Full-Scale)

-24 dBm

Input Filters

4-band pre-selector

Analog Output Channels

Dual, 70 MHz to 6 GHz, common LO and clock

Output Sample Rate

0.250 MSPS to 61.44 MSPS, locked to ADC sample clock

DAC Resolution

12 bit

Output Bandwidth (Max)

56 MHz

Output Amplitude (Full-Scale)

+4 dBm (max)

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

Input Power

110/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption

Approximately 250 W

Ambient Operating Temperature

0°C to +45°C