ELAD FDM-S1

The ELAD FDM-S1 software defined radio

The ELAD FDM-S1 is one of the first software defined radios to hit the market in 2012. According to the FDM-S1 retailer, WoodBoxRadio, units should start shipping in March 2012.

Though very little is known about this receiver, the specifications are quite impressive. We will post updates here and on the SWLing Post as they become available, so please check back.

Preliminary Specifications (per manufacturer):

RECEIVER

  • Configuration: Direct Sampling
  • ADC Sampler: 14 Bit – 61,44 MHz
  • Clipping level: -5 dBm
  • Digital USB Streaming Sampling rate: 192 kHz I/Q channels, 32 Bit/sample
  • Digital USB Streaming Bandwidth: 150 kHz
  • Sensitivity: < 0.22 microvolt (CW, BW 500Hz, 10 dB (S+N)/N)
  • Selectivity: > 100 dB
  • Image rejection: > 120 dB
  • IP3: > 25 dBm @ 14 MHz, Spacing 2 kHz
  • IMD dynamic Range: > 105 dB @ 14 MHz, Spacing 2 kHz
  • Blocking gain compr.: > 100 dB @ 14 MHz, Spacing 2 kHz, CW, BW 500 Hz
  • Noise floor (MDS): < -125 dBm @ 14 MHz, Spacing 2 kHz, CW, BW 500 Hz
  • Attenuator: 0, 20 dB
  • RF Preselection filter: OFF (Wide Band), Low Pass (0/30 MHz)

GENERAL:

  • Frequency Coverage: 20 kHz to 30 Mhz (up to 200 MHz in
  • down-sampling)
  • Mode: CW, CWSH+, CWSH-, USB, LSB, DSB, AM. SYNCH AM,
  • FM, WB FM STEREO, DRM (decoder built-in)
  • Memory: XML Files
  • Antenna connector: SMA (50 Ohm)
  • Temperature range: 0 / 40 °C
  • Frequency stability: TBD
  • Frequency resolution: 1 Hz
  • PC Interface: High-Speed USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s)
  • Power supply: USB powered
  • Power consumption: < 2.2 W
  • External I/O connector: Female DB9
  • Dimensions: 108(w) x 27(h) x 88(d) mm
  • Weight: 180 g

Resources

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