Airspy Mini – The Ultimate Performance in a Dongle Form Factor

Description

  • Airspy Mini builds on top of the successful Airspy R2 architecture to offer an affordable high performance alternative to RTL-SDR and other TV dongles for the VHF and UHF bands.
    The coverage can be extended to the HF bands via the SpyVerter up-converter companion.
    This new addition to the Airspy family is 100% compatible with all the existing software including the de facto scanning standard SDR#, but also a number of popular software defined radio applications such as SDR-Radio, HDSDR, GQRX and GNU Radio.
    For a more complete list of supported software, check the download page.

Typical Applications

  • VHF/UHF/SHF Radio Monitoring
  • Real Time Spectrum Analyzer
  • ADS-B, ATC receiver
  • Radio Astronomy
  • Satellite IF
  • Telemetry Receiver
  • Wide Band Scanner
  • Education
  • Ham Radio, etc.

Supported platforms

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 (For Windows XP, please contact us)
  • Linux
  • *BSD
  • OSX
  • Raspberry Pi, Odroid, Pine64, UP

Technical specifications

  • Continuous 24 – 1800 MHz native RX range, down to DC with the SpyVerter option
  • 3.5 dB NF between 42 and 1002 MHz
  • Tracking RF filters
  • 35dBm IIP3 RF front end
  • 12bit ADC @ 20 MSPS (10.4 ENOB, 70dB SNR, 95dB SFDR)
  • 10, 6 and 3 MSPS IQ output – Optimized for portable and tablets
  • Up to 6 MHz panoramic spectrum view
  • 0.5 ppm high precision, low phase noise clock
  • 4.5v software switchable Bias-Tee 100% Compatible with SpyVerter and High Performance LNA
  • IQ or Real, 16bit fixed or 32bit float output streams
  • No IQ imbalance, DC offset or 1/F noise at the center of the spectrum that plagues all the other SDRs
  • Best software support of all existing SDRs
  • No drivers required! 100% Plug-and-play on Windows Vista, Seven, 8, 8.1 and 10, all Linux Flavors, Mac and Android
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi, Odroid, Pine64 and UP boards
  • Operating temperature: -10°C to 40°C

Minimum hardware requirements

  • Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz CPU or equivalent
  • 2GB of RAM (to run your own OS, airspy barely needs 1MB of memory)
  • High speed USB 2.0 controller

Developer API

  • Open source multi-platform libairspy and airspy host tools at github
  • Open source airspy firmware at github
  • Linux kernel SDR API (by Antti Palosaari) at github