Saturday, July 5, 2008

SDR-14 Receiver

This receiver is the "big brother" of the SDR-IQ. It also samples directly the RF band of 500 Hz to 30 MHz using a 66.6 MHz ADC, but includes a direct input port to also allow sampling of signals up to 230 MHz. Like the SDR-IQ, it converts the digitized signal data to I and Q format for transfer to a PC via USB 2.0 interface.

It provides a spectrum display of up to 30 MHz wide and uses SpectraVue (proprietary) software. Software drivers are available for Windows and Linux for use by developers. The SDR-14 web page provides additional details.

The SDR-14 was reviewed in the December 2005 issue of QST. Its price class as of this writing was $1099.

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