Perseus SDR 10 kHz - 40MHz

Product.Nr.: 9300

  • weight 0,2 kg

product description

When will you start using digital radio technology? The Perseus is a „Software Defined Receiver“. This means central properties of reception, demodulation, use and usability are all controlled by the software. One example for this would be filters protecting the signal from interference. In place of just a few filters each for only a specific narrow bandwidth, as has been standard so far, now the software itself filters the reception signal.


This allows listeners to tailor bandwidth exactly to each interference condition, modulation and operating mode with no further need for purchasing additional filters or sacrificing reception quality during filter selection.

Please note that the license file for the V5 software for old devices is available at a price of EUR 59.00. You can order these directly in the installation process.
The Perseus SDR can be easily operated under Windows 10, if you have difficulties here, we'll be happy to help.


Technical specifications

Frequency Coverage 10 kHz - 30 MHz (tunable 0 - 40 MHz)
Modes Software-definied, AM, S-AM, SSB, RTTY, CW, FMN and more
Sensitivity 0,39 müV in SSB at 10 dB S+N/N
Selectivity Software-defined, Stop Band attenuation >100 dB
Image Rejection 90 dB
Input IP3 +31 dBm
Dynamic Range (IMD3) 100 dB (SSB, 2.4 kHz); 104 dB (CW, 500 Hz)
Spurious free Dynamic Range 110 dB
Blocking Dynamic Range 125 dB (CW, 500 Hz)
MDS (Minimum Detectable Signal) -131 dBm (bandwidth 500 Hz, Preamp On)
  -124 dBm (bandwidth 2.4 kHz, Preamp On)
ADC Clipping -3 dBm, resp. -6 dBm (Preamp On)
Attenuator 0, 10, 20, 30 dB
Low pass filter 0-1.7 MHz
Band pass filters 1,7-2,1, 1,1-3,0, 3,0-4,2, 4,2-6,0, 6,0-8,4
  8,4-12,0, 12-17, 17-24, 24-32 MHz
  sowie OFF (0-40 MHz im Breitband-Modus)
ADC (Analogue/Digital-Converter) 14 bit, 80 Ms/s with internal Dither Generator
DDC (Digital Downconverter) FPGA (Xilinx Spartan IIIE XC3S250E)
PC-Schnittstelle USB2.0, 480 Mbit/s
Sampling Rate(Output) 125 Ks/s, 250 Ks/s, 500 Ks/s, 1 MS/s, 2 MS/s
Output-Bandwidth 100/200/400/800/1600 kHz
  (bei Alias-Unterdrückung von 130 dB)
Output Signal 24 bit/sample I-Q/Pair
PC-Requirements 2,5 GHz Dual Core Processor, 1 GB RAM
Power Supply requirements +5V DC +/-5% - 700 mA
Universal-Power Supply f. 110/240V AC (included)
Cabinet Aluminium Enclosure, 110 x 36 x 185 mm (B x H x D)
Operating Temperature Range 0-40 °C
Frequency Accuracy ±1 ppm after calibration
Weight 380 g

Perseus - When will you use digital radio technology?

What makes PERSEUS truly revolutionary is a real-time frequency display capable of spanning a spectrum of up to 1600 kHz. By clicking on individual stations within this spectrum, they can be selected for listening in unprecedented quality. What\'s more, the entire frequency spectrum can be saved to hard drive. In effect, this permits listening to anything within that spectrum of up to 1600 kHz later on. On top of this, it is also possible to further adjust the spectrum after recording.

Another part of PERSEUS is a waterfall diagram used for visual tracking of all activity within a spectrum of even up to 40 MHz over an extended period of time.

Technologically, this is achieved by a radical departure from the traditional principle of frequencyoverlap (i.e., superheterodyne). Accordingly, PERSEUS has been designed as a digital direct-sampling receiver. This means you won\'t have to worry about anything like intermediate frequencies and mixer products. Thanks to its 14-bit analog-to-digital converter, PERSEUS can generate 80 million samples per second at an excellent SNR of 76 dB (for a bandwidth of 40 MHz). To avoid overmodulation, PERSEUS also includes 10 passband filters, a three-stage attenuator (10, 20, 30 dB), plus a dynamic preamplifier with intercept point 3rd order of +30 dbm.

Perseus - Advisory Service

You have questions about the receiver?
You have questions regarding software?
You need help to solve a problem?
You need assistance during installation?

Our SDR-Team will be pleased to help:

Phone: +49 2941-93385-0 or
eMail:    sales(at)