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WBRA

Description

Rincon Research’s WideBand RAID and Acquisition (WBRA) systems enable high-performance acquisition of wideband signals—up to 1 GHz of bandwidth. The family consists of:

  • WBRA-02 wideband recorder, with dual 16 TB disk packs, 2 GSPS ADC & DAC, 4-band filter banks
  • WBRA-03 wideband recorder, same as WBRA-02, but ADC only, no DAC
  • WBRA-04L wideband recorder, same as WBRA-02, but L-band (950 MHz to 1750 MHz) filters only
  • Recordings can be done in single shot or in looped mode. In looped mode, new data overwrites older data for indefinite recording duration. The disk packs are easily removable from the front of the chassis to facilitate quick drive swaps in the field for additional storage.

The recorded data playback feature (enabled via firmware update, coming soon!) reproduces an analog output of recorded data streams. Recorded data is time-tagged when the system is connected to external time/frequency sources.

WBRA systems have one analog input and integrated sub-band tuner. The analog input and output connect to a filter bank to enable high-performance 2nd and 3rd Nyquist zone applications. The sub-band tuner supports bandwidths from 110 MHz to 440 MHz. An intuitive Java-based command and control interface supports operation using Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms.

Features

  • Record up to 1 GHz input bandwidth to disk for hours.
  • Record at rates of up to 2 GByte/s in a single shot or in looped mode for indefinite recording duration.
  • Quickly and easily swap the removable, solid-state disk packs for additional data storage.
  • Ascertain system health at a glance using the intuitive Web-based control interface.

Order

Orderable Part Numbers:

  • WBRA-02 WBRA Recorder with dual 16 TB disk packs, 2 GSPS ADC & DAC, 4-band filter banks
  • WBRA-03 WBRA Recorder, same as WBRA-02, but ADC only, no DAC
  • WBRA-04L WBRA Recorder, same as WBRA-02, but L-band (950 MHz to 1750 MHz) filters only

Expansion Disk Packs:

  • MBRA2-DP-0T removable disk pack for 16 mSATA SSDs (SSDs not included) for WBRA-02 storage expansion
  • MBRA2-DP-16T 16 TB removable disk pack (mSATA SSDs included) for WBRA-02 storage expansion
  • MBDP-0T removable disk pack (12 2.5” SSDs, not included) for WBRA-01 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.

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

Storage Capactiy

32 TB: dual 16 TB disk packs

Data Acquisition

Rincon’s X6A1250 ADC

Max Record Rate

2 GByte/s

Input Sample Rate (Max)

2,000 MSPS

ADC Resolution

10 bit

Input Amplitude (Nominal)

-30 dBm

Input Level Adjustment

0 dB to 31.5 dB digital step attenuator, 0.5 dB steps

Input Filters

0.1 GHz to 1 GHz
1 GHz to 2 GHz
2 GHz to 3 GHz
filter bypass

Output Sample Rate

2,000 MSPS

DAC Resolution

14 bit

Output Level Adjustment

0 dB to 31.5 dB digital step attenuator, 0.5 dB steps

Output Filters

0.1 GHz to 1 GHz
1 GHz to 2 GHz
2 GHz to 3 GHz
filter bypass

Output Amplitude (Full-Scale)

-3 dBm

Analog/RF Connectors

SMA (50 Ω)

Time-Tag Accuracy

within +/-1 sample clock period of external 1 PPS

Processor

Core i7-5930K, 3.5 GHz

RAM

128 GByte DDR4

RAID Modes

RAID 0, 5, or 6

Control Panel

4-line LCD with control panel

Network

1000BASE-T or 10GbE fiber command and control port
single-mode (1310 nm) and multi-mode (850 nm)

Peripherals

USB 3.0 (with security door), VGA

Dimensions

3U 19” rackmount, 26” depth

Input Power

90 VRMS to 264 VRMS, 47 Hz to 63 Hz

Power Consumption

300 W (typ), 450 W (max)

Ambient Operating Temperature

0°C to +45°C