A compact ColibriDDC receiver was designed to work on HF band 0.09 to 60 MHz, for better performance you can add the internal BPF-module (160-10M bands). With the help of external filters, ColibriDDC can effectively operate on frequencies up to 800 MHz. LAN interface allows you to use the receiver remotely via LAN cable and to connect several receivers to one PC at the same time, for various projects. Also, you can hook up the receiver with the RaspberryPi3 (with installed ExpertRS software) and use it from any place on the Planet, you just have to have a reliable internet connection.
Note! The basic version of the receiver doesn't include the BPF-module.
Main features and capabilities of the receiver
RX path based on DDC (Direct Down-Conversion) architecture
ExpertRemote system provides full remote control of the receiver
2 software receivers (each up to 312 kHz) + SubRX for each of them (4 slices total) + independent wideband Bandscope up to 62.5 MHz
ExtCTRL connector to control external devices with 7 powerful keys with open collector
100 Mbps Ethernet LAN interface provides a fast and reliable connection to PC
TCI interface for seamless connection with third-party software, the list of software with TCI support
Record IQ channel with the bandwidth up to 312 kHz
Receiving in undersampling mode up to 800 MHz (requires external BPF)
High-quality 24-bit audio–DAC installed for the smallest signal delays
Low power consumption, 5V 0.64A
External reference generator input 10 MHz
Small size W 65 x H 26 x L 125 mm
Receiver's block diagram
|RF ADC, bit @ MHz||14 @ 125|
|RX Frequency range, MHz||0.1...55|
|RX in Nyiquist zones, MHz||up to 800|
|Independent software receivers||2 + 2 SubRX|
|Sample rate, kHz @ bit||39; 78; 156; 312 @ 24|
|Switchable LPF, MHz||55|
|Optional BPF kit||8 x BPF, ATT - 20dB, Preamp +10dB|
|BDR on HF, dB||108|
|BDR on VHF, dB||96|
|Sensitivity (SNR +10dB), uV||0.41|
|DR IMD3, not less dB||90|
|ATT/Preamp, dB||-20; 0|
|Local oscillator TCXO, MHz +/- ppm||16 +/- 2.5|
|External 10 MHz oscillator input||+|
|Built-in audio codec, bit||24|
|RF input/output||1 (SMA)|
|PC interface||LAN 100 Mbit|
|DC voltage range, V||5.0...6.0|
|Recommended DC voltage, V||5.5|
|Current consumption, A||0.64|
|Power consumption, W||3.5|
|Operating temperature, °C/°F||0...+50/ +32...+122|
|Dimensions L x W x H, cm/inches||12.5 x 6.5 x 2.6/ 4.41 x 2.52 x 0.94|
|Weight, kg/lbs||0.16/ 0.66|
Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation and specifications are only guaranteed within the amateur radio bands.
Optional BPF-kit board with HF octave band filters. BPF-kit could be installed inside the receiver's case, with a set of simple manipulation.
BPF-kit works either with RX1 or when RX1 and RX2 are on the same band. If RX1 and RX2 are on different bands, then ColibriDDC uses LPF. It's explained by the fact that RX1 and RX2 are software, not physical receivers.
Operating the ColibriDDC receiver with third-party software (HDSDR, SDR#)
Instruction for the ExtIO library 16/01/2017
Warning! Software is device-specific! Don't mix software with unsuitable hardware, it may lead to issues that are not covered by warranty!
ExpertSDR2 v.1.3.1 Update11_ColibriDDC
Library ExtIO for work with the third party software
| Linux x64
ExpertSDR2 v.1.3.1 Update11
ExpertSDR2 v.1.3.1 Update11
Welcome to the new generation of SDR software – ExpertSDR3!
In 2021, we turned a new page in our history by launching the ExpertSDR3.
ExpertSDR3 software is being tested on the latest versions of Windows 10, Linux Ubuntu 22.04, and macOS 12 (with Intel CPU).
To report software bugs, please use this page.
ExpertSDR3 1.0.5 Beta
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ExpertRemote system reviewed by Werner Schnorrenberg (DC4KU) (November 2019)
Published in Funkamateur 3-2020