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File Source Block

File Source block: Import and playback any RTSA-Suite PRO ".rtsa", ".tag", ".dat" (I/Q, Spectra, Video, Tracking etc.), ".wv" and ".iq.tar" files from disk. Powerfull export feature:

File Source Block | Import, Cut and Export data

Right hand side output:

  • Stream


This block is quite similar to the File Reader block but reads the complete file to RAM. This makes it interesting for fast playbacks or whenever high data transferes are needed. It can also read third party I/Q files as there are Waveforms (.wv) and IQ-Tar (.iq.tar) and Text (.txt).

In addition it supports the following features:

  • Read any data format supported by the RTSA-Suite PRO incl. Waveforms (.wv) and IQ-Tar (.iq.tar) incl. text (.txt)
  • Change playback speed
  • Preview the datafile and conditions (spectrum, video-picture, antenna position etc.)
  • Area playback (mark an area within the preview for playback)
  • Varios playback options (once, loop, steady, contiguous)
  • Cut and save/export a marked area under a new file
  • Export the file or portions of it under a new data fomat
  • Change/add power offset, time offset, location (GPS) etc.

The powerfull export feature supports CSV, XML, JSON, RTSA, TAG, DAT, ASC and MAT (Matlab) formats:

Powerfull Export Feature

File Soure Block Settings

The Screenshot shows an imported file ready for playback or export/conversion:

File Source Block Screenhsot

Typical Mission:

File Source Typical Mission