Airspy R2

Description

  • Airspy R2 sets a new level of performance in the reception of the VHF and UHF bands thanks to its low-IF architecture, high quality ADC and state of the art DSP.
    The coverage can be extended to the HF bands via the SpyVerter up-converter companion.
    The Airspy R2, like its predecessor 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.
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Typical Applications

  • VHF/UHF/SHF Radio Monitoring
  • Coherent Receiver Array
  • Direction Finding
  • Passive Radar
  • ADS-B, ATC
  • Radio Astronomy
  • Satellite IF
  • Telemetry Radio 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

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
    • Maximum RF input of +10 dBm
    • Tracking RF filters
    • 35dBm IIP3 RF front end
    • 12bit ADC @ 20 MSPS (10.4 ENOB, 70dB SNR, 95dB SFDR)
    • 10MSPS IQ output
    • Experimental 2.5MSPS IQ output for low power devices (Raspberry Pi, Odroid, etc.)
    • Up to 80 MSPS when using custom firmware
    • Cortex M4F @ up to 204MHz with Multi Core support (dual M0)
    • 0.5 ppm high precision, low phase noise clock
    • 1 RTC clock (for packet time-stamping)
    • External clock input (10 MHz to 100 MHz via MCX connector) – Ideal for phase coherent radios
    • 10 MHz panoramic spectrum view with up to 9MHz alias/image free
    • 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
    • Extension ports: 16 x SGPIO
    • 1 x RF Input (SMA connector, up to 30kV ESD protection)
    • 1 x RF Output (Loopthrough, U-FL, 15kV ESD protection)
    • 2 x High Speed ADC inputs (up to 80 MSPS, U-FL, DC coupled, 15kV ESD protection)
    • 4.5v software switched Bias-Tee to power LNA’s and up/down-converters
    • 8 x programmable high speed gpio’s up to 100MHz
    • 3 x programmable synchronized clock outputs up to 160MHz
    • 1 x core CPU clock output
    • 1 x reset pin
    • 2 x regulated +5.0 and +3.3v pins
    • 1 x JTAG header
    • No drivers required! 100% Plug-and-play on Windows Vista, Seven, 8, 8.1 and 10
    • Operating temperature: -10°C to 40°C

Minimum hardware requirements

  • 3rd gen Intel i3 2.4 GHz CPU or equivalent
  • 2GB of RAM (to run your own OS, airspy barely needs 1MB of memory)
  • High speed USB 2.0 controller

Supported Software

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

Pin and Port Assignments

AirSpy NOS R2 Pin Assignment

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