IQ Signal Master™ MX280005A Vector Signal Analysis Software Help : Basic Operation : Browse Mode
Browse Mode
Open the Browse mode window. Navigate to the selected saved file location to view the metadata of the saved file as shown in Figure: Open Browse Window.
Open Browse Window
1. Windows browse window. Search for a folder of interest.
2. Displays the opened folder’s files. Click a file to view the captured signal parameters.
3. Opened file’s metadata. The selected list of parameters displayed are active for the Capture, View, Playback, and Analyze applications and can be changed by selecting another file.
IQ Data Files
The Browse window metadata menu bar provides an easy way to browse the IQ data files. The column headings are shown in Figure: Metadata Columns.
Metadata Columns
1. Filename: Displays the name of the file
2. Center Freq: Signal center frequency
3. Bandwidth: Signal bandwidth
4. Sample Rate: Signal sample rate per second
5. Sample Count: Signal sample count per second
6. Bit Depth: The amount of information stored.
I: signifies Integer
F: signifies Float
7. File Size: Size of the file
8. File Date: Date file was saved
9. Model: Model of the signal analyzer
10. GPS Coordinates: Monitored signal GPS coordinates
11. Sort: Use the Sort arrows shown to sort the rows up or down by any column.
Load File
Double-click a file in the file list to load it as the active file for viewing and analysis. The file parameters for the active file are displayed in the top section and will remain in view as shown in Figure: Active File Parameters. The displayed file parameters are the same shown in the listed file. These parameters will remain in view at this location and become read only (grayed) while analyzing the signal with other application menu selections.
Active File Parameters
1. Signal Parameters: The selected file opened from the browser displays the active signal parameters.
2. Green Indicates Signed: This file was captured from a spectrum analyzer with Option 128. See Signed/Unsigned Indicator.
3. User Selected File: Double-click to load a file for analysis.
Each file listed in the Browse file window consists of two files.
.dgz: raw IQ binary data
.dgzm: metadata file
Browse mode provides an easy method when copying, deleting and renaming a file. Right-click in the Browse window to display the Copy-Delete-Rename context menu shown in Figure: Browse Context Menu.
Browse Context Menu
Paste the files into a user selected folder as shown in Figure: Copy and Paste Browse Files. Although three files were copied, six will be pasted because as each file is paired as a .dgz and a .dgzm file. Deleting will perform the same transition and delete both the .dgz and .dgzm files.
Copy and Paste Browse Files
Renaming a file displays the dialog box shown in Figure: Rename IQ File Dialog. In this example, the “Summer” file was renamed “Fall”.
Rename IQ File Dialog
In the IQ data folder, renaming the Summer file updates and renames both the .dgz and .dgzm files Fall as shown in Figure: Renamed Files.
Renamed Files
Signal Parameters
The signal data displays the detailed capture parameters for the active IQ data file.
Signal Data
Displays the signal’s center frequency.
Sample Rate
Displays the signal sample rate. The number of I/Q values per second stored in the selected file. IQ sampling rate and capture bandwidth are interactive.
Sample Count
The total samples captured.
Bandwidth of the captured signal around the center frequency. IQ sampling rate and capture bandwidth are interactive.
Capture Length
The duration of the waveform data capture.
Miscellaneous Data
47.685: The size of the file.
F32: The bit size.
Green Checked Indicator: The signal is signed and the file is compatible with Option 128 units. See Signed/Unsigned Indicator.
Status Indicator: Displays the loading status of the selected file.
Signed/Unsigned Indicator
The signed/unsigned indicator displays the signals compatibility status.
Signed/Unsigned Indicator
Green: Indicates the selected file is signed to do demodulation analysis.
Red: Indicates the selected file from the file list catalog is unsigned. Unsigned files can still be viewed, and with licensing for separate options, can also be played back and converted regardless of signed or unsigned status.