Airspy Revision 2 Released
The Airspy is a $200 USD software defined radio that has a frequency range between 24 – 1700 MHz, bandwidth of up to 10 MHz and a 12-bit ADC. We consider it to be a good upgrade from those who have gotten into SDR via the low cost RTL-SDR.
Recently the Airspy hardware was updated to revision two. The new revision improves upon the first design by reducing noise, improving the USB connector, improving the ESD protection and improving compatibility with the soon to be released Spyverter upconverter. The full release is pasted below:
We have sensitive ears! The demand for ever cheaper, higher performance and ruggedized SDR receivers is driving the professional market. Due to the large demand from our professional customers, we upgraded recently our original Airspy One design to Revision 2. This new revision improves the following points:
- Better USB noise immunity
- Better ESD protection on the RF input
- Added ESD protection on the dual High Speed ADC inputs
- Better RF Shielding
- Better RF Filtering
- Replaced the USB connector with a custom designed, more robust, 4 through hole points model
- Better thermal stability
- Better compatibility with the SpyVerter
The old revision is no longer produced, and all new shipments will be based on the R2. We are eager to get your feedback about these improvements!
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I would like to by anything from 5 to 30 AirSpy v2 with SpyVerter. How do I go about to place my order?
Everything I am reading about this product makes my spending finger itchy, maybe it’s time to graduate from the entry-level dongle to one of these. The revised version is on backorder, not suprised, probably due to the demand. Perhaps the older versions will go up for sale on the used market….
Any photos of the NEW board?
Picture from sdrsharp twitter:
There is a clearer photo if you scroll down to the bottom and click on the PCB at http://airspy.com/specifications/