WR-G69DDCe 'Artemis'


Overview

The WiNRADiO WR-G69DDC 'Artemis' is a top performance, software-defined, wide-band, ultra-fast search speed 3 GHz/s, HF/VHF/UHF/SHF receiver. Two independent and mutually exclusive inputs are provided, one for each range: 8 kHz to 80 MHz and 43 MHz to 8 GHz. A real-time 80/34 MHz-wide spectrum analyzer is included with a 32 MHz wide instantaneous bandwidth available for recording, demodulation and further digital processing over the whole frequency range.


WiNRADiO WR-G69DDCe receiver

The receiver's superior performance results from its innovative, combination of direct-sampling and superheterodyne, digital down-conversion architecture along with the use of leading-edge components and design concepts. These all result in excellent sensitivity, phase noise and dynamic range, highly accurate and stable tuning, high scanning speed and perfect demodulation. These key features create a receiver in a class of its own, making it capable of filling not only the role of a monitoring receiver but also that of a fast search receiver and measuring receiver, with many operational and instrumentation features not usually found on receivers of any price category.

The entire 32 MHz DDC (digitally down-converted) bandwidth is available for recording and demodulation, and ideal for hopping frequencies analysis. Three demodulators allow the simultaneous reception and decoding of radio signals within the entire band.

The WR-G69DDCe also features optional external reference frequency inputs and outputs as well as 1PPS pulse input. In addition, stereo analog output is also possible, as well as wide audio (10 Hz-150 kHz). The special data port offers numerous possibilities which include GPIO (general purpose I/O), HSP (high speed data output), or traditional RS232 interface.

Features

 8 kHz to 8 GHz frequency range
 Direct sampling & superheterodyne
 Digital down-conversion
 16-bit 200 MSPS A/D converter
 80/34 MHz-wide, real-time spectrum analyzer
 32 MHz recording and processing bandwidth
 Continuously adjustable filter bandwidth down to 1 Hz
 Waterfall display functions and audio spectrum analyzer
 Audio and IF recording and playback
 Recording with pre-buffering
 Ultra-fast search speed 3 GHz/s
 High sensitivity
 Excellent dynamic range
 Excellent frequency stability (0.1 ppm)
 Test and measurement functions
 Networking version of application software available
 USB 3.0 and 1 Gb Ethernet (with PoE) data interfaces
 Numerous data and signal hw options
 Self-diagnostics with BIT and thermal management

The receiver interfaces to a Windows-compatible PC via USB 3.0, or 1 Gb Ethernet LAN port with PoE (Power over Ethernet functionality according to the IEEE 802.3at standard).

For the highest bandwidth use, connection is best via USB3 for short distances (up to 3m). As the G69DDCe is equipped with an Ethernet socket, semi-remote connection to a computer is possible via a long Ethernet cable (up to 100m in length). For longer distances or when located in a busy or remote network, the Networking CSO option is recommended.

The receiver is very well shielded against interference, making it possible to operate in a noisy computer environment. Its modest power requirements are less than 20 watts. While connected via a LAN interface, thanks to PoE built-in functionality, the receiver can be operated and powered via a long Ethernet cable connection.

Yet again, WiNRADiO is presenting an advanced specification and unique combination of features to the general marketplace. The receiver is intended for government, military, security, surveillance, broadcast monitoring, industrial and demanding consumer applications.

Easily installed to any modern computer with the USB or Ethernet LAN interface, the Artemis receiver represents an excellent multi-purpose mobile and stationary solution for advanced HF/VHF/UHF/SHF monitoring and surveillance.

 

Software

WR-G69DDCe
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The WR-G69DDC control software provides a highly functional and logical user interface. There are several spectrum analyzer configurations available, including the 80/34 MHz full span with 2.6 kHz resolution. The scalable spectrum display can be viewed in either the standard or waterfall mode.

The digital down-converter provides 33 selectable output bandwidths ranging from 20 kHz to 32 MHz. The receiver's selectivity can be adjusted with 1 Hz resolution.

Recording and playback are also provided at the output of the digital down-converter, whereby a 32 MHz wide spectrum chunk can be recorded for later demodulation and post-processing.

The 16-bit 200 MSPS A/D converter contributes to an excellent dynamic range and ultra-fast sweeps with spectrum analyzer and waterfall displays, making the receiver useful for analysing many types of signal.

In spite of the receiver's ground-breaking architecture and powerful functionality, the user interface still remains simple and intuitive to use, with a rich on-screen help facility. The control software contains all the features generally expected in modern receivers such as noise blanking, memories, scheduler, squelch (level, voice or noise activated), numerous tuning options, and a wide choice of demodulation modes, including user-defined and ready-for-digital communication modes. The parameters of all demodulator channels can be set separately, allowing each to be recorded simultaneously and independently. Recording and playback are also provided at the output of the digital down-converter, where an entire 32 MHz spectrum band can be recorded for later demodulation. Pre-buffering prevents signal loss at the start of a transmission. A flexible scheduler function allows unattended recording of each channel at specified dates and times.

There is also a unique "pause" function, making it possible to pause reception and resume it when convenient. This is very useful in case the receiver is left unattended for a period of time.

A "toolbox" full of various test and measurement tools, such as frequency error, SINAD, THD and modulation meters, logger and scheduler, complement the entire package and make it possible to use this product as a measuring receiver, replacing much more expensive (and often less capable or less accurate) conventional test equipment.

The software-defined architecture allows easy software upgrades for demodulation and decoding requirements. Component variations and aging are greatly diminished in a software-defined receiver, assuring long-term premium performance.

 

System requirements:

 PC with 2.4 GHz quad core CPU or faster
 One free USB 3.0 or Ethernet socket
 Windows 7, 8 or 10


 Detailed Technical Specifications
 Networking version
 Hardware options

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