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  • DeninsonB
    Christos, Please add me on to your list. Dennis - KM4NO
    Message 1 of 21 , Jan 7, 2011
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      Christos,

      Please add me on to your list.

      Dennis - KM4NO


      --- In powersdr-iq@yahoogroups.com, "sv1eia" <sv1eia@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi,
      >
      > Almost two years back I made this post in the softrock group.
      > -> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/33978
      >
      > So now the time has come for a device that will fill the gap between the PC and the homebrew QSD/QSE rigs, covering the control and the I/Q data streams thus eliminating the need of an audio card.
      >
      > Since I have succesfull tests on a first pilot-run small production, I'm about to start spreading the good news.
      >
      > Until now we used the PC audio cards for the purpose of connecting our rig to the SDR application.
      > Although it can be used, this PC sound card solution has lots of other problems and we ended up giving more effort to the sound card setup rather to the SDR rig.
      > Lots of issues have been seen so far, specially when someone wants to have Tx and Rx, and these are because of the audio card 'settings' and the diversity of the controls and drivers of each audio brand.
      > So these issues had to be resolved and a proper performing solution with ease on setup and without hassle having a uniform approach was needed to the home brew SDR community.
      >
      > So, here comes the USB2SDR.
      >
      > USB2SDR is overall a USB to multichannel I2S board combined with DSP, codecs and control circuitry.
      >
      > The USB2SDR is a solution that plugs into a USB 2.0 highspeed port and acts pretty much like the Ozy/Janus combo from HPSDR but it is suited to the home brew SDR designs with QSD for reception and QSE for transmission.
      > USB2SDR gives one USB 2.0 port as a unique connection to the PC, a separate RJ45 handheld mic connector with PTT, a separate phones connection, a CW straight/paddles connection, two high performance ADC ports for rig's Rx I/Q, two high performance DAC ports for rig's Tx I/Q and external interface with I2C bus and 8 general purpose I/O lines.
      > In its basic configuration, USB2SDR has 4 mono inputs and 4 mono outputs (4+4), with 192KHz sampling rate at 32bits. The ADC is having a dynamic range of 92 db and the DAC of 100 db.
      > These numbers are in the range of the Flex1500 whereas the sampling rate is 4 times higher actualy being able to show 4 times larger panadapter view.
      > As an upgrade, there is an option board, giving additional 2 mono inputs (ADC) and 2 mono outputs (DAC). It contains the best performer in 24 bit ADC with 123dB dynamic range, the AK5394A (used in F5K and Janus).
      >
      > Additional upgrades are planned and can be attached via provided connectors, codecs, LCD, etc.
      > Users that would like to utilize it as simple USB to I2S will be able to connect two more codecs in its connectors, also SDR designers could easily include its DSP functionality to provide complete or even stand-alone rigs.
      >
      > And of course it is directly and natively integrated in PowerSDR-IQ PC application giving ease of setup and support.
      >
      >
      > So, if you are interested there is a group buy planned for the ready-made product.
      > The price is 180 Euro (235 USD) that will inlcude postage and packing and participation will be through Paypal.
      > Group buy has to have at least 200 members if it is to achieve that price.
      >
      > Everyone that is interested can post here or can send me an email to sv1eia at gmail dot com.
      >
      > Best regards and wishes for a Happy New Year,
      > Christos SV1EIA
      >
    • sv1eia
      Thank you Dennis, Please send an email to sv1eia at gmail dot com in order to send you the Paypal details. 73, Christos SV1EIA
      Message 2 of 21 , Jan 7, 2011
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        Thank you Dennis,

        Please send an email to
        sv1eia at gmail dot com
        in order to send you the Paypal details.

        73,
        Christos SV1EIA



        --- In powersdr-iq@yahoogroups.com, "DeninsonB" <barreiradg@...> wrote:
        >
        > Christos,
        >
        > Please add me on to your list.
        >
        > Dennis - KM4NO
        >
        >
        > --- In powersdr-iq@yahoogroups.com, "sv1eia" <sv1eia@> wrote:
        > >
        > > Hi,
        > >
        > > Almost two years back I made this post in the softrock group.
        > > -> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/33978
        > >
        > > So now the time has come for a device that will fill the gap between the PC and the homebrew QSD/QSE rigs, covering the control and the I/Q data streams thus eliminating the need of an audio card.
        > >
        > > Since I have succesfull tests on a first pilot-run small production, I'm about to start spreading the good news.
        > >
        > > Until now we used the PC audio cards for the purpose of connecting our rig to the SDR application.
        > > Although it can be used, this PC sound card solution has lots of other problems and we ended up giving more effort to the sound card setup rather to the SDR rig.
        > > Lots of issues have been seen so far, specially when someone wants to have Tx and Rx, and these are because of the audio card 'settings' and the diversity of the controls and drivers of each audio brand.
        > > So these issues had to be resolved and a proper performing solution with ease on setup and without hassle having a uniform approach was needed to the home brew SDR community.
        > >
        > > So, here comes the USB2SDR.
        > >
        > > USB2SDR is overall a USB to multichannel I2S board combined with DSP, codecs and control circuitry.
        > >
        > > The USB2SDR is a solution that plugs into a USB 2.0 highspeed port and acts pretty much like the Ozy/Janus combo from HPSDR but it is suited to the home brew SDR designs with QSD for reception and QSE for transmission.
        > > USB2SDR gives one USB 2.0 port as a unique connection to the PC, a separate RJ45 handheld mic connector with PTT, a separate phones connection, a CW straight/paddles connection, two high performance ADC ports for rig's Rx I/Q, two high performance DAC ports for rig's Tx I/Q and external interface with I2C bus and 8 general purpose I/O lines.
        > > In its basic configuration, USB2SDR has 4 mono inputs and 4 mono outputs (4+4), with 192KHz sampling rate at 32bits. The ADC is having a dynamic range of 92 db and the DAC of 100 db.
        > > These numbers are in the range of the Flex1500 whereas the sampling rate is 4 times higher actualy being able to show 4 times larger panadapter view.
        > > As an upgrade, there is an option board, giving additional 2 mono inputs (ADC) and 2 mono outputs (DAC). It contains the best performer in 24 bit ADC with 123dB dynamic range, the AK5394A (used in F5K and Janus).
        > >
        > > Additional upgrades are planned and can be attached via provided connectors, codecs, LCD, etc.
        > > Users that would like to utilize it as simple USB to I2S will be able to connect two more codecs in its connectors, also SDR designers could easily include its DSP functionality to provide complete or even stand-alone rigs.
        > >
        > > And of course it is directly and natively integrated in PowerSDR-IQ PC application giving ease of setup and support.
        > >
        > >
        > > So, if you are interested there is a group buy planned for the ready-made product.
        > > The price is 180 Euro (235 USD) that will inlcude postage and packing and participation will be through Paypal.
        > > Group buy has to have at least 200 members if it is to achieve that price.
        > >
        > > Everyone that is interested can post here or can send me an email to sv1eia at gmail dot com.
        > >
        > > Best regards and wishes for a Happy New Year,
        > > Christos SV1EIA
        > >
        >
      • tom Pawlik
        Count me in! 73 s, Tom KC9TGF
        Message 3 of 21 , Jan 7, 2011
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          Count me in!
          73's, Tom KC9TGF

          --- In powersdr-iq@yahoogroups.com, "sv1eia" <sv1eia@...> wrote:
          >
          > Thank you Dennis,
          >
          > Please send an email to
          > sv1eia at gmail dot com
          > in order to send you the Paypal details.
          >
          > 73,
          > Christos SV1EIA
          >
          >
          >
          > --- In powersdr-iq@yahoogroups.com, "DeninsonB" <barreiradg@> wrote:
          > >
          > > Christos,
          > >
          > > Please add me on to your list.
          > >
          > > Dennis - KM4NO
          > >
          > >
          > > --- In powersdr-iq@yahoogroups.com, "sv1eia" <sv1eia@> wrote:
          > > >
          > > > Hi,
          > > >
          > > > Almost two years back I made this post in the softrock group.
          > > > -> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/33978
          > > >
          > > > So now the time has come for a device that will fill the gap between the PC and the homebrew QSD/QSE rigs, covering the control and the I/Q data streams thus eliminating the need of an audio card.
          > > >
          > > > Since I have succesfull tests on a first pilot-run small production, I'm about to start spreading the good news.
          > > >
          > > > Until now we used the PC audio cards for the purpose of connecting our rig to the SDR application.
          > > > Although it can be used, this PC sound card solution has lots of other problems and we ended up giving more effort to the sound card setup rather to the SDR rig.
          > > > Lots of issues have been seen so far, specially when someone wants to have Tx and Rx, and these are because of the audio card 'settings' and the diversity of the controls and drivers of each audio brand.
          > > > So these issues had to be resolved and a proper performing solution with ease on setup and without hassle having a uniform approach was needed to the home brew SDR community.
          > > >
          > > > So, here comes the USB2SDR.
          > > >
          > > > USB2SDR is overall a USB to multichannel I2S board combined with DSP, codecs and control circuitry.
          > > >
          > > > The USB2SDR is a solution that plugs into a USB 2.0 highspeed port and acts pretty much like the Ozy/Janus combo from HPSDR but it is suited to the home brew SDR designs with QSD for reception and QSE for transmission.
          > > > USB2SDR gives one USB 2.0 port as a unique connection to the PC, a separate RJ45 handheld mic connector with PTT, a separate phones connection, a CW straight/paddles connection, two high performance ADC ports for rig's Rx I/Q, two high performance DAC ports for rig's Tx I/Q and external interface with I2C bus and 8 general purpose I/O lines.
          > > > In its basic configuration, USB2SDR has 4 mono inputs and 4 mono outputs (4+4), with 192KHz sampling rate at 32bits. The ADC is having a dynamic range of 92 db and the DAC of 100 db.
          > > > These numbers are in the range of the Flex1500 whereas the sampling rate is 4 times higher actualy being able to show 4 times larger panadapter view.
          > > > As an upgrade, there is an option board, giving additional 2 mono inputs (ADC) and 2 mono outputs (DAC). It contains the best performer in 24 bit ADC with 123dB dynamic range, the AK5394A (used in F5K and Janus).
          > > >
          > > > Additional upgrades are planned and can be attached via provided connectors, codecs, LCD, etc.
          > > > Users that would like to utilize it as simple USB to I2S will be able to connect two more codecs in its connectors, also SDR designers could easily include its DSP functionality to provide complete or even stand-alone rigs.
          > > >
          > > > And of course it is directly and natively integrated in PowerSDR-IQ PC application giving ease of setup and support.
          > > >
          > > >
          > > > So, if you are interested there is a group buy planned for the ready-made product.
          > > > The price is 180 Euro (235 USD) that will inlcude postage and packing and participation will be through Paypal.
          > > > Group buy has to have at least 200 members if it is to achieve that price.
          > > >
          > > > Everyone that is interested can post here or can send me an email to sv1eia at gmail dot com.
          > > >
          > > > Best regards and wishes for a Happy New Year,
          > > > Christos SV1EIA
          > > >
          > >
          >
        • sv1eia
          Thanks Tom, Please send also an email to sv1eia at gmail dot com in order to send you the Paypal details. 73, Christos SV1EIA
          Message 4 of 21 , Jan 7, 2011
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            Thanks Tom,

            Please send also an email to
            sv1eia at gmail dot com
            in order to send you the Paypal details.

            73,
            Christos SV1EIA



            --- In powersdr-iq@yahoogroups.com, "tom Pawlik" <tgpawlik@...> wrote:
            >
            > Count me in!
            > 73's, Tom KC9TGF
            >
            > --- In powersdr-iq@yahoogroups.com, "sv1eia" <sv1eia@> wrote:
            > >
            > > Thank you Dennis,
            > >
            > > Please send an email to
            > > sv1eia at gmail dot com
            > > in order to send you the Paypal details.
            > >
            > > 73,
            > > Christos SV1EIA
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > --- In powersdr-iq@yahoogroups.com, "DeninsonB" <barreiradg@> wrote:
            > > >
            > > > Christos,
            > > >
            > > > Please add me on to your list.
            > > >
            > > > Dennis - KM4NO
            > > >
            > > >
            > > > --- In powersdr-iq@yahoogroups.com, "sv1eia" <sv1eia@> wrote:
            > > > >
            > > > > Hi,
            > > > >
            > > > > Almost two years back I made this post in the softrock group.
            > > > > -> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/softrock40/message/33978
            > > > >
            > > > > So now the time has come for a device that will fill the gap between the PC and the homebrew QSD/QSE rigs, covering the control and the I/Q data streams thus eliminating the need of an audio card.
            > > > >
            > > > > Since I have succesfull tests on a first pilot-run small production, I'm about to start spreading the good news.
            > > > >
            > > > > Until now we used the PC audio cards for the purpose of connecting our rig to the SDR application.
            > > > > Although it can be used, this PC sound card solution has lots of other problems and we ended up giving more effort to the sound card setup rather to the SDR rig.
            > > > > Lots of issues have been seen so far, specially when someone wants to have Tx and Rx, and these are because of the audio card 'settings' and the diversity of the controls and drivers of each audio brand.
            > > > > So these issues had to be resolved and a proper performing solution with ease on setup and without hassle having a uniform approach was needed to the home brew SDR community.
            > > > >
            > > > > So, here comes the USB2SDR.
            > > > >
            > > > > USB2SDR is overall a USB to multichannel I2S board combined with DSP, codecs and control circuitry.
            > > > >
            > > > > The USB2SDR is a solution that plugs into a USB 2.0 highspeed port and acts pretty much like the Ozy/Janus combo from HPSDR but it is suited to the home brew SDR designs with QSD for reception and QSE for transmission.
            > > > > USB2SDR gives one USB 2.0 port as a unique connection to the PC, a separate RJ45 handheld mic connector with PTT, a separate phones connection, a CW straight/paddles connection, two high performance ADC ports for rig's Rx I/Q, two high performance DAC ports for rig's Tx I/Q and external interface with I2C bus and 8 general purpose I/O lines.
            > > > > In its basic configuration, USB2SDR has 4 mono inputs and 4 mono outputs (4+4), with 192KHz sampling rate at 32bits. The ADC is having a dynamic range of 92 db and the DAC of 100 db.
            > > > > These numbers are in the range of the Flex1500 whereas the sampling rate is 4 times higher actualy being able to show 4 times larger panadapter view.
            > > > > As an upgrade, there is an option board, giving additional 2 mono inputs (ADC) and 2 mono outputs (DAC). It contains the best performer in 24 bit ADC with 123dB dynamic range, the AK5394A (used in F5K and Janus).
            > > > >
            > > > > Additional upgrades are planned and can be attached via provided connectors, codecs, LCD, etc.
            > > > > Users that would like to utilize it as simple USB to I2S will be able to connect two more codecs in its connectors, also SDR designers could easily include its DSP functionality to provide complete or even stand-alone rigs.
            > > > >
            > > > > And of course it is directly and natively integrated in PowerSDR-IQ PC application giving ease of setup and support.
            > > > >
            > > > >
            > > > > So, if you are interested there is a group buy planned for the ready-made product.
            > > > > The price is 180 Euro (235 USD) that will inlcude postage and packing and participation will be through Paypal.
            > > > > Group buy has to have at least 200 members if it is to achieve that price.
            > > > >
            > > > > Everyone that is interested can post here or can send me an email to sv1eia at gmail dot com.
            > > > >
            > > > > Best regards and wishes for a Happy New Year,
            > > > > Christos SV1EIA
            > > > >
            > > >
            > >
            >
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