Airspy R2

High Performance VHF/UHF/SHF SDR Peceiver

SKU: 10-197 Categories: , Feature: Brand: In stock

£199.99 inc VAT



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.

  •     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

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


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