Saturday, August 27, 2016

SDR Comparison

SDR Comparison

Name TypeFrequency rangeBand withChannelHost InterfaceWindowsLinuxMacEstimated price
AirSpy
Pre-build
24-1750 MHz
20 MSPS MSps ADC sampling, up to 80 MSPS 
1
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes using ports
US$199
SDRstick UDPSDR-HF1
Pre-built
0.1–30 MHz
80 Msps
1
1G Ethernet via BeMicroCV-A9
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$169
Apache Labs ANAN-10E
Pre-built
10 kHz – 55 MHz
122.88 Msps (14 bit ADC)
2
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$995
Apache Labs ANAN-10/100
Pre-built
10 kHz – 55 MHz
122.88 Msps (16 bit ADC)
4
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$1,649-US$2,449
Apache Labs ANAN-100D/200D
Pre-built
10 kHz – 55 MHz
122.88 Msps (16 bit ADC)
7
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$3,299-US$3,999
SunSDR2
Pre-built
10 kHz – 160 MHz
160 MSPS
3/4
10/100 Ethernet, WLAN (embedded)
Yes
Yes
 ?
US$1,960
bladeRF
Pre-built
300 MHz - 3.8 GHz
80 kSPS - 40 MSPS
RX/TX (12-bit ADC/DAC)
 ?
USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$420
FLEX-6700
Pre-built
0.01–73, 135-165 MHz
245.76 MSPS (transceiver)
8/8
Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$7,499
FLEX-6700R
Pre-built
0.01–73, 135-165 MHz
245.76 MSPS (receiver)
8/8
Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$6,399
FLEX-6500
Pre-built
0.01–73 MHz
245.76 MSPS (transceiver)
4/4
Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$4,299
FLEX-6300
Pre-built
0.01–54 MHz
122.88 MSPS (transceiver)
2/2
Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$2,499
FLEX-5000A
Pre-built
0.01–65 MHz
48, 96, 192 kHz (transceiver)
2/2
1394a Firewire
Yes
No
No
US$2,800
FLEX-3000
Pre-built
0.01–65 MHz
48, 96 kHz (transceiver)
1/1
1394a Firewire
Yes
No
No
US$1,700
FLEX-1500
Pre-built
0.01–54 MHz
48 kHz (transceiver)
1/1
USB
Yes
No
No
US$650
Perseus
Pre-built
10 kHz – 40 MHz (87.5–108 MHz using FM down-converter)
80 MSPS
 ?
USB
Yes
Yes
 ?
US$1,199
SDRplay: Radio Spectrum Processor
Pre-built
0.1–2,000 MHz
0.5-12 MS/s and up to 8 MHz bandwidth
0/1
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$149
ISDB-T 2035/2037
Pre-built
50–960 MHz
0.5-12 MS/s and up to 8 MHz bandwidth
0/1
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$25
Soft66AD / Soft66ADD / Soft66LC4 / Soft66RTL
Pre-built
0.5–70 MHz
External ADC required (I/Q output)
0/1
USB
Yes
Unofficially
 ?
US$20
FUNcube Dongle
Pre-built
64–1700 MHz
96 kHz
0/1
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$160
FUNcube Dongle Pro+
Pre-built
0.15–240 MHz, 420-1900 MHz
192 kHz
0/1
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$200
FiFi-SDR
Pre-built
200 kHz – 30 MHz
96 kHz (integrated soundcard)
0/1
USB
Yes
Yes
 ?
€120
SDR-IQ
PnP
0.1 kHz – 30 MHz
66.666 MHz
1/1 ?
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$525
WinRadio WR-G31DCC
Pre-built
9 kHz – 50 MHz
100 MSPS
3/3
USB
Yes
No
No
US$950
USRP B200
Pre-built
70 MHz to 6 GHz
56 Msps
 ?
USB 3.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$675
USRP B210
Pre-built
70 MHz to 6 GHz
56 Msps
 ?
USB 3.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$1,100
USRP N200
Pre-built
DC to 6 GHz
25 Msps for 16-bit samples; 50 Msps for 8-bit samples
 ?
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$1,515
USRP N210
Pre-built
DC to 6 GHz
25 Msps for 16-bit samples; 50 Msps for 8-bit samples
 ?
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$1,717
USRP X300
Pre-built
DC to 6 GHz
200 Msps
 ?
Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$3,900
USRP X310
Pre-built
DC to 6 GHz
200 Msps
 ?
Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$4,800
Cross Country Wireless SDR receiver v. 3
Pre-built
472–479 kHz, 7.0–7.3 MHz/10.10–10.15 MHz, and 14.00–14.35 MHz
External ADC required (I/Q output)
1/1
Crystal controlled two channels
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$80
Realtek RTL2832U DVB-T tuner
Pre-built with custom driver
24–1766 MHz (R820T tuner) (sensitivity drops off considerably outside this range, but can go 0–2,200 MHz (E4000 tuner with direct sampling mod))
2.4 MHz (can go up to 3.2 MHz but drops samples)
 ?
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$8 - US$10
SoftRock-40
Kit
7.5 MHz
48 kHz
1
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$21
SoftRock RX Ensemble II
Kit
180 kHz – 3.0 MHz, and 1.8–30 MHz operation
External ADC required (I/Q output)
1
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$67
ZS-1
Pre-built
300 kHz – 30 MHz
10 kHz, 20 kHz, 40 kHz, 100 kHz
3
USB 2.0
Yes
No
No
€1,399
HackRF One
Pre-built
1 MHz - 6 GHz
8 Msps - 20 Msps
1
USB 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$299
HiQSDR
prebuilt modules & kits, pcbs
30 kHz - 62 MHz
48 - 960 kHz
 ?
10/100 Ethernet
Yes
Yes
No
US$650
US$1,400
KiwiSDR
Pre-built
0.1 - 30Mhz
30Mhz
4
Beagle black
yes
yes
yes
 USD 99
LimeSDR
Pre-built (full Open Source / Hardware)
100 kHz to 3.8 GHz
61.44 Msps (12 bit ADC)
 ?
USB 3.0, PCIe
Yes
Yes
Yes
US$299(USB) US$799(PCIe)