Re: NEW NOVEL KTH-SDR I&Q RECEIVER INFO AVAILABLE
- Congratulations Joris,
Although the LT5517 is specified from the company for frequencies above HF, it looks that it can go down to 80m. This reminds us of the Si570 case, whereas it has a low frequency of 10MHz according to the specs but it can operate down to 3.5MHz.
It seems that we need to further investigate some parts that are targeted from companies to higher frequencies, if they can perform also in the HF region but nobody is mentioning it in a datasheet since marketing-wise is not interesting.
There are many devices from LT in that regard that need thorough testing.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jorschei" <kthkit@...> wrote:
> Hallo Christos, Some time ago you extend the filter band with for Rob PA0RWE and me.
> We where able receiving APT pictures. Now we come out with the info of the new receiver.
> An NEW novel wideband KTH-SDR direct conversion I & Q receiver info is now available. The receiver front-end is based on de the LINEAR
> I & Q demodulator LT5517. Frequency range from 3.5 MHz till 450 MHz.
> The receiver is built modular with the Si570 LVDS synthesizer, 7 HF sub octave band pass and one 50 MHz RF filter. A VHF/UHF module for 137-145 MHz and 70 cm band is still under construction.
> Features; USB tuning, LCD display, Encoder tuning, Frequency Memory, Tuning step and RF Attenuator. The modules are placed on a EURO card motherboard in the Aluminum housing. The receiver can work with POWER-SDR and Rocky 3.6.
> The info can be found on PA0RWE site in English and in Dutch 2 full-published articles in the Dutch QRP club newsletter (nieuwsbrief) number 128 and 131 with schematics
> software description and photos.
> 73' Joris PE1KTH