The IQC5000B from X-COM Systems is a dual channel RF record and playback system designed for applications such as electronic warfare, interference analysis, surveillance, and spectrum monitoring and management. The system has two recording channels each with an instantaneous bandwidth of 255 MHz, these signal bandwidths can be recorded at any input frequency from HF through millimeter wavelengths. The system has two high-speed, easily-removable 2-Tbyte solid-state drives, allowing it to store 50 minutes of single-channel record time at full bandwidth. External SSD storage of up to 15 Tbytes can be added to allow recording times of over 3 hours. While using in a secure classified environment, its SSDs can be removed and a declassification procedure performed, leaving the system entirely free of data and restoring it to factory defaults, effectively making it useless when falling into the wrong hands.
The signals recorded by the system can contain markers that include time of day and sample number, and as the instrument has GPS capability it can also mark the latitude, longitude, and elevation when the recording was made, as well as the time the signal was recorded to within 1 µs in accordance with IRIG standard B-122. The device has triggering capabilities, which allow the instrument to start and stop recording based on specific events, which lets it record only events of interest, which significantly reduces the file size making it much easier to analyze in MATLAB as well as vector signal analysis software. Signal files are offloaded to the computer via eight lanes of PCI 2.0 at greater than 600 Mbytes/s. It measures 12 x 3.5 x 10.5 inches, weighs 8.5 lb and is available in rugged portable or standard rack enclosures.