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MBRA2 Product Family

Description

Rincon Research Corporation’s (RRC) MountainBrik™ RAID and Acquisition (MBRA), 2nd Generation (MBRA2) family includes portable and rackmount high-speed RAID storage solutions with integrated signal acquisition.

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.

MBRA2 systems have two independent inputs that can be used simultaneously. They also include 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 (or 12 kHz to 250 MHz for the MBRA2-16T-IFXR). An intuitive Java-based command and control interface supports operation using Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms.

Products

Features

  • Save the entire input bandwidth to disk for hours
  • Record at rates of up to 210 MByte/s (500 MByte/s for MBRA2-16T-IFXR) 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

Order

Orderable Part Numbers:

MBRA2-sT-mc

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

E-mail: sales@rincon.com
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

MBRA2-16T-01: RRC’s IPPV5
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: RRC’s xSDR with IFXR
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: RRC’s xSDR with RFXR

Max Record Rate

MBRA2-16T-01: 210 MByte/sec
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: Up to 500 MByte/sec
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: 490 MByte/sec

Analog Input Channels

MBRA2-16T-01: Dual, common-clock
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: Dual, common clock
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: Dual, common LO and clock

Input Sample Rate

MBRA2-16T-01: 210 MSPS
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: 500 MSPS
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: 0.250 MSPS to 61.44 MSPS

ADC Resolution

MBRA2-16T-01: 14 bit
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: 14 bit
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: 12 bit

Input Bandwidth (Max)

MBRA2-16T-01: 1 MHz to 950 MHz
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: 1 MHz to 1000 MHz
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: 70 MHz to 6,000 MHz

Input Amplitude (Full-Scale)

MBRA2-16T-01: 1.5 Vpp (+7.5 dBm)
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: 450 mVpp (-3 dBm)
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: -24 dBm

Input Filters

MBRA2-16T-01: 1: 105/210 MHz LPF (user selectable), 2: unfiltered
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: 220 MHz low-pass filter, run-time selectable
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: 4-band pre-selector

Analog Output Channels

MBRA2-16T-01: Dual, common-clock
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: Dual, common clock
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: Dual, common LO and clock

Output Sample Rate

MBRA2-16T-01: 420 MSPS
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: 500 MSPS coming soon
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: 0.250 MSPS to 61.44 MSPS, locked to ADC sample clock

DAC Resolution

MBRA2-16T-01: 16 bit
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: 16 bit
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: 12 bit

Output Bandwidth (Max)

MBRA2-16T-01: 210 MHz
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: 250 MHz coming soon
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: 56 MHz

Output Amplitude (Full-Scale)

MBRA2-16T-01: 0.5 Vpp (-2 dBm)
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: +10 dBm (typ)
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: +4 dBm (max)

Analog/RF Connectors

MBRA2-16T-01: SMB (50 Ω)
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: SMA (50 Ω)
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: SMA (50 Ω)

External Ref.

MBRA2-16T-01: 0.3 Vpp to 2 Vpp, -6 dBm to +10 dBm, AC coupled, 10 MHz or ADC Clock
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: 0.2 Vpp to 10 Vpp, -10 dBm to +24 dBm, AC coupled, 10 MHz only
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: 0.2 Vpp to 10 Vpp, -10 dBm to +24 dBm, AC coupled, 10 MHz only

1 PPS

MBRA2-16T-01: 50 Ω/Hi-Z, CMOS compatible
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: 50 Ω std, Hi-Z ordering option
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: 50 Ω std, Hi-Z ordering option

Time-of-Year Sources

MBRA2-16T-01: NMEA-0183: RS-232, Lemo or IRIG-B: AM modulated
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: NTP or NMEA-0183 (RS-232, LEMO Connector)
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: NTP or NMEA-0183 (RS-232, LEMO Connector)

Time-Tag Accuracy

MBRA2-16T-01: Within 10 ns using 1 PPS and external 10 MHz reference
MBRA2-16T-IFXR: Within 2 ns using 1 PPS and external 10 MHz reference
MBRA2-16T-RFXR: Within 2 ns using 1 PPS and external 10 MHz reference

Processor

Core i7-2600

RAM

32 GB

Disk Space

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

Control Panel

4-line LCD with control panel

Network

10GBASE-T

Peripherals

USB3.0 (with security door) E-SATA, VGA

Dimensions

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