Airspy


Airspy Line Up

Airspy is a line of popular Software-Defined Radio (SDR) receivers developed to achieve high performance and affordable price. The goal is to satisfy the most demanding telecommunications professionals and radio enthusiasts while being a serious alternative to both cost sensitive and higher end receivers. The receivers can bee used with go2MONITOR, SDR-Console or SDR#.

Airspy HF+ Discovery

A HF/VHF SDR with world class performance in the smallest form factor. The Airspy HF+ Discovery sets a new standard in terms of reception performance with extra pre-selectors for all the supported bands. With its world class strong signal handling capability and incredibly low noise, the HF+ Discovery is the ideal companion for all your high performance receive scenarios at a very affordable price.

Airspy R2, VHF UHF RX

The Airspy R2 for VHF and UHF offers a low-IF architecture based on Rafael Micro R820T2 and a high quality oversampling 12bit A/D converter. In oversampling mode, the Airspy R2 applies analog RF and IF filtering to the signal path and increases the resolution to up to 16-bit using software decimation.

Airspy Mini, VHF UHF RX

Very similar to the Airspy R2, but in an even smaller form factor.

Product Airspy HF+ Discovery
Airspy R2
Airspy Mini
Delivery RX
Requirement USB
Recommended go2MONITOR
Use Cases COMINT
Radio Surveillance
Training ---
Price ask

Features

  • Small, versatile
  • Easy interface
  • No external power
  • USB interface
  • No IQ imbalance
  • No DC offset or 1/F noise
  • Suitable for fixed and mobile applications
  • ExtIO remote interface

Airspy

HF/VHF/UHF Radio Monitoring

SIGINT/COMINT

High Performance HF/VHF Telemetry

Spectrum Analyzer

ADS-B, ATC

Radio Astronomy

Satellite IF

Ham Radio, etc.

Specifications

Feature Airspy HF+ Discovery Airspy R2 Airspy Mini
HF 0.5 kHz - 31 MHz    
VHF 60 - 260 MHz 24 - 1700 MHz 24 - 1700 MHz
Bandwidth Up to 660 kHz alias and image free 9MHz alias/image free 6 MHz alias/image free
Sensitivity HF -140 dBm (0.02 µV / 50 ohms at 15MHz)
MDS Typ. @ 500Hz BW
   
Sensitivity VUHF -141 dBm MDS Typ. @ 500 Hz bw    
Linearity HF +15 dBm IIP3    
Linearity VUHF +13 dBm IIP3 35dBm IIP3 RF 35dBm IIP3 RF
Dynamic Range HF 110 dB blocking dynamic range (BDR)    
Dynamic Range VUHF 95 dB blocking dynamic range (BDR)    
Selectivity 150+ dB combined (hw + sw)    
Image Rejection 120 dB (sw)    
Maximum RF Input +10 dBm +10 dBm +10 dBm
Phase noise -110 dBc/Hz @ 1kHz separation, 100 MHz    
Clock 0.5 ppm 0.5 ppm 0.5 ppm
IQ Data 768 kSPS 10 MSPS
2.5MSPS
10 MSPS
6 MSPS
3 MSPS
Interface USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Antenna Connectors SMA SMA SMA
Power USB USB USB
Operating Temperature -45°C - 85°C -10°C - 45°C -10°C - 45°C
Dimensions 45 x 60 x 10 mm 40 x 53 x 25 mm 27 x 52 x 11 mm
    16 x SGPIO
4.5v Bias-Tee
1 RTC clock
4.5v Bias-Tee
Compatibility go2MONITOR, ExtIO
SDR-Console
SDR#
go2MONITOR, ExtIO
SDR-Console
SDR#
go2MONITOR, ExtIO
SDR-Console
SDR#