for great experts
A compact ColibriDDC receiver was designed to work on HF band 0.09 to 55 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 fast and reliable connection to PC
TCI interface for seamless connection with third-party software like SDC (with its own Skimmer), LogHX, SWISSLOG and RUMlog, more are coming
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
CPU Intel Core i3 1.6 GHz and higher
Video card, minimum resolution 1024x600, 128 MB, OpenGL 1.5 support and higher
Local network connector 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps
The ExpertSDR2 works with Windows 7-10, OS Linux Ubuntu x64 and macOS 10.12 and newer
Receiver's block diagram
In addition to basic receiver's configuration can be purchased the following devices:
|Receiving bandwidth, MHz||0.01 - 55 (0.01-62.5)|
|Receiving bandwidth in all Nyquist zones, MHz||0.01– 800|
|Spectrum scope bandwidth (up to), MHz||62.5|
|Amount of independent receiving channels||2|
|Blocking Dynamic Range (BDR), dB||110|
|IMD3 Dynamic Range, dB||90|
|Image channel suppression, dB||>110|
|Supply voltage range, V||4.5...5.5|
|Maximum consumption current, A||0.64|
|RF ADC clock frequency, MHz||125|
|RF ADC resolution, bit||14|
|Local oscillator stability, ppm||+/- 0.5|
|Built-in attenuator, dB||0, -20|
|Built-in audio DAC resolution, bit||24|
|Dimensions W x H x L, mm||64x24x112|
* More modes can be supported via external software
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 should be installed inside the receiver's case, with a set of simple manipulations.
This manual will help either new or experienced users, it describes the hardware of the receiver and explains how to operate it with the ExpertSDR2 software. 11.07.2018.
An instruction for the CW SkimmerServer 16/01/2017
An instruction for the ExtIO library 16/01/2017
This guide describes how to setup ExpertSDR2 for use with one or two CW Skimmers.
Warning! Software for each device is different! Double-check your device before downloading!
You cannot use ExpertSDR2 for ColibriNANO with ColibriDDC and vice versa!
Published on 27-04-2018
Library for work with CW SkimmerServer software
Library ExtIO for work with the third party software
| Linux x64 (created by Ubuntu 16.04)
Published on 27-04-2018
Published on 20-04-2018
ExpertSDR2 works on macOS 10.12 Sierra (earlier versions weren't tested).
ColibriDDC receiver review in SDRZone.com by Andrew Barron ZL3DW
Article in German magazine FUNKAMATEUR about ColibriDDC receiver
Mike Richards review of the Expert Electronics ColibriDDC published in the July 2015 issue of RadioUser. Supplied courtesy of PW Publishing Ltd., which retains the copyright.
Review of ColibriDDC receiver by Fernando Duarte