The WiNRADiO WR-G315i is a software-defined high-performance VHF/UHF
receiver (9 kHz to 1800 MHz, extendable to 8599 MHz using an optional Antenna Multiplexer and Frequency Extender) on a PCI card.
This receiver is intended for government, military, security,
surveillance, broadcast monitoring, industrial and demanding consumer
The receiver offers an unparalleled flexibility given its SDR architecture, respectable dynamic range,
and high sensitivity. Many useful features complement the receiver, making it capable of filling
not only the role of a monitoring receiver but also that of a measuring receiver, such as the calibrated S-meter showing
the received signal levels in dBm, ÁV or S-units, down to the ‑140 dBm noise floor, several spectrum
analyzers, and many other features not usually found on receivers of this price.
The hardware and software package consists of the receiver card, Windows-based software, a start-up antenna and a user's manual.
The PCI card plugs into an available slot of an IBM-compatible PC.
Several receivers (as many as there are free PCI slots available) can be
controlled by a single PC - an ideal solution for high-performance
multi-channel automatic monitoring systems.
There is a single SMA antenna connector and an output line audio jack
which can be used to connect the receiver output directly to a sound
card line-input or an amplified speaker.
The receiver has its own on-board DSP, and does not rely on the PC
sound card for its performance. As the DSP performs the final stage IF
and all demodulation, this receiver is entirely software-defined, which
means that additional demodulation or decoding modes can be easily added
by a mere software change. (For example, an optional DRM decoder/demodulator is also available.)
No cables or power supplies needed - no clutter on your desk. Every
modern desktop computer can be converted into a powerful VHF/UHF
monitoring station with minimum
The WR-G315i software contains numerous advanced features such as three types of scanning, five types of squelch,
many tuning options, virtually unlimited memories and a rich on-line help facility:
Apart from audio recording and playback, the receiver can also record an
entire 20 kHz wide IF spectrum, making it possible to thoroughly
the received signal, and "re-receive" the same signal again and again
with different IF filter bandwidths, notch filter, noise blanking or
demodulator settings, to arrive at the best possible reception of weak
or interference-prone transmissions.
In addition to the real-time narrow-band spectrum analyzer, there is also a wide-band spectrum analyzer
which contains additional professional instrumentation facilities:
the ability to display minimum and maximum spectrum sweeps, search for
peaks, average spectra, save and print spectra, marker mode, etc.
Another useful feature, previously unavailable with receivers of this price class, is a test and measurement
measurements on the received signal including frequency accuracy,
amplitude modulation depth, frequency deviation, THD (total harmonic
distortion) and SINAD. An audio spectrum analyzer is also included,
making it possible to observe
the demodulated spectrum in real-time with a resolution of 5 Hz.
The unique research and education
function makes it possible to explore interactive block diagrams of the
software-defined demodulator, for
each demodulation mode, and observe demodulation taking place on
real-time signals using two spectrum analyzers and a vector voltmeter.
The Client/Server Option
makes it possible to control the receiver remotely via LAN or Internet.
The receiver may be located physically on the opposite side of the
globe, but to the user it will appear
as if it was connected locally.
The standard WR-G315i package includes:
WR-G315i receiver card
Comprehensive user's manual
PC with 500 MHz Pentium CPU or faster
One free PCI slot