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Offline Oliver

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New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« on: June 23, 2015, 2324 UTC »
The next chapter in #connected software defined radios.

The Cloud-IQ is the latest high performance software defined receiver from RFSPACE. The Cloud-IQ offers two modes of operation. The IQ mode, offers 24 bit, IQ streaming to the PC over ethernet. This mode uses our SpectraVue software or third party programs like SDR-Radio, SDR# and GNU radio. The stand-alone “Cloud” mode includes a built-in internet server. In this mode, the radio performs the tuning and demodulation of signals and transmits the demodulated information back to a PC, OS-X, Linux or Android client anywhere in the world.


How does it compare to the SDR-IQ:

-Cloud-IQ offers 1.2288 MHz IQ sample rate vs. 196 kHz of the SDR-IQ.
-Uses ethernet interface vs. USB. Can be placed far away from computer.
-Sensitivity is over 15 dB better.
-Broader frequency coverage of 9 kHz to 56 MHz
-Includes low bandwidth cloud mode for access anywhere in the world.
-Powered by a small power supply or USB powered.
-Includes an internal adjustable trigger for capture of repetitive signals (pulsars, Codar, chirps).
-2 antenna input ports for remote or local selection of two antennas.
-All HD2, HD3 products better than -90dBc at -1dB below clipping point.
-Includes a wideband 56 MHz wide spectrum analyzer mode.
-10x faster interface
-Optional RS-232 3.5mm to DB9 cable for external radio control.
-Built-in TCXO


MSRP $649

http://www.rfspace.com/RFSPACE/CloudIQ.html
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Re: New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2015, 0121 UTC »
Ooooh....(drool)
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Re: New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2015, 1233 UTC »
The first real test data is in:

RFSpace CloudIQ: Sensitivity & I/Q Bandwidth

http://arcticdx.blogspot.fi/2015/07/rfspace-cloudiq-sensitivity-iq-bandwidth.html?m=1
« Last Edit: July 06, 2015, 1235 UTC by Oliver »
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Re: New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2015, 1024 UTC »
Are the knobs included, or do you have to purchase them separately?

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Re: New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2015, 1125 UTC »
The knobs need to be pushed manually.
But be careful,do not push two at the time,
it will reset everything back to zero.
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Re: New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2015, 1432 UTC »
Wonder what the price point for the CloudSDR will be.  Would like VHF coverage......
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Re: New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2016, 0008 UTC »
Wonder what the price point for the CloudSDR will be.  Would like VHF coverage......

$628.95 from Universal.

http://universal-radio.com/catalog/commrxvr/0290.html

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Re: New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2016, 0012 UTC »
Does anyone actually own one?  I almost pulled the trigger but I couldn't find any online retailer that had one in stock.  I was held back a little bit since I felt like I was paying for the remote applications -- which are not that interesting to me.  Would like to see a comparison between the Perseus and the CloudIQ.

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Re: New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2016, 2049 UTC »
The last post was a few months back. Does anybody own one yet or heard anything about it? I've seen no reviews online.

Like nickcarr said back in January, this unit looks very interesting but I'm hesitant to purchase one without some more reviews. Also, it seems to be on backorder everywhere I've checked.

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Re: New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2016, 2157 UTC »
The last I heard, RF Space was tweaking the CloudSDR design to increase the size of FPGA, to add additional functionality.
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Re: New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2016, 1650 UTC »
The last I heard they were shipping Cloud-IQs, but as Chris said, the CloudSDR was still being tweaked.

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Re: New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2016, 1327 UTC »
I emailed Universal Radio and they are estimating that they'll have the units in 2-3 weeks.

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Re: New Cloud-IQ from RFSpace
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2016, 1939 UTC »
Sill waiting for the Cloud-SDR.  Might be tempted to get an Afedri in the meantime....especially since they have one with VHF coverage now....
« Last Edit: July 04, 2016, 1954 UTC by rwfisheriv »
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