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Perseus SDR HF Receiver

Pretty Excellent Receiver for Software-Eager Unperceivable Signals
SDR Receiver for VLF-LF-HF

PERSEUS is a VLF-LF-HF receiver made by Microtelecom is based on a outstanding direct sampling digital architecture. It features a 14 bit 80 Ms/s analog-to-digital converter with an exceptional 76 dB SNR (BW = 40 MHz), an high-performance configurable FPGA digital down-converter with an up to 1 MS/s output sampling rate and a 480 MBit/s, high-speed USB 2.0 PC interface. Unlike in lower class direct sampling receivers, the PERSEUS RF analog front-end has been carefully designed for the most demanding users and includes a 0-30 dB, 10 dB steps attenuator, a low-loss 10 bands pass-band RF preselector filters bank, and an high dynamic preamplifier with a top-class input third-order Intercept Point of more than 30 dBm. The resulting third-order dynamic range is 103 dB for SSB signals (2.4 KHz BW) and 107 dB for CW signals (500 Hz BW).

PERSEUS is a so-called 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.

But 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.
Whats more, the entire frequency spectrum can be saved to hard drive. In effect, this permits listening to anything within that spectrum of up to 400 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.

Tecnical Specifications 

Frequency range 10 KHz - 30 MHz
Modes USB, LSB, CW, AM, FMN, FSK, DRM, etc.
(and countless more as software can define)
Sensitivity 0.39 uV SSB (S+N)/N= 10 dB*
Selectivity Defined by the PC software
Rejection  90 dB*
IP3 31 dBm*
Dinamyc Range 103 dB (SSB, 2.4 Khz BW)*
107 dB (CW, 500 Hz BW)*
Blocking  125 dB*
Minimun detectable signal -124 dBm (SSB, 2.4Khz BW)*
-131 dBm (CW, 500Hz BW)*
Output sampling rate 100/200/400/800/1600 Khz segnali I&Q
Preselector 1 x 3-poli-low pass(0 - 1,7 MHz)
9 x 6-poli bandpass (1,7 - 30 MHz)
Switch off for broadband view
Attenuator 0, 10, 20, 30 dB
AD Converter 14-Bit, 80Ms/s
PC interface  USB 2.0 480 Mbit/s (cable included)
Power supply +5Vdc +/-5% 1 A (power supply 220v included)
Dimension 110 x 36 x 185 mm (L x H x P)
Cabinet Alluminium

* (Tip. 14.2 Mhz)

Main program PERSEUS - spectrum view

Main Program PERSEUS - waterfall view

PERSEUS is capable of displaying the full spectrum from 10 KHz to 40 MHz with a resolution bandwidth of 10 kHz and a dynamic and spectral purity comparable to the best spectrum analyzers available on the market. That function PERSEUS was developed special software for Windows, HFSPAN, given that came with your receiver.

Software HFSPAN

internal view front panel rear panel

PERSEUS is a SDR receiver and use PC software to make the process of demodulation. The compatibility and support of application software most used by radio amateurs are provided by a DLL library for the Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Available now the new version of CODE300-32P with the full control and integration of PERSEUS

PERSEUS package include:

  • Perseus receiver
  • USB cable
  • power supply 110/220V
  • driver for Windows
  • PERSEUS Software
  • HFSPAN Software
  • DLL for WINRAD
  • user manual on PDF
  • Warrenty 2 years - compile with CE Mark