RFeye Nexus receivers deliver wideband performance over USB3.0 and PCIe

Cambridge, UK, 7th September, 2016. CRFS, a leader in COTS real-time RF spectrum monitoring solutions announces faster sweep speeds and the addition of USB3.0 interface for its Nexus R-8 wideband receiver. Customers now have a choice of high speed PCIe or USB3.0 connectivity. These new capabilities further strengthen CRFS’s Nexus receivers’ position as industry-leading best in class, providing unparalleled performance and flexibility for radio monitoring, direction finding and geolocation platforms.

With up to 100 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth and sweep speeds up to 415 GHz/s, Nexus R-8 receivers offer very high probability of intercept (POI) across the entire 9 kHz to 8 GHz frequency range. The high speed USB3.0 interface provides users a convenient direct connection to laptop or desktop PCs and the 4 lane gen 2 PCIe interface provides full bandwidth copper or fibre to host server platforms for IQ streaming applications.

With performance levels that exceed many large, bench-top, real-time spectrum analyzers, the R-8 Nexus receiver weighs less than 12 ounces (330 g) and occupies only 15 cubic inches (234 cm3). The R-8 is a very compact, SWaP optimised, state-of-the-art solution designed to be integrated into a wide range of deployable systems including UAVs, vehicle systems, man-portable systems that can be integrated seamlessly into networked wide-area monitoring, direction finding and geolocation systems.

Nexus R-8 board Nexus R-8 receiver

“The latest additions and improvements further extend CRFS’s lead in high end SWaP-c receiver technology.” said Alistair Massarella, CEO at CRFS Ltd. “Our latest Nexus R-8 receiver offers outstanding sweep speed for very high probability of intercept, excellent noise figure for sensitivity and class-leading phase noise for more reliable signal classification. Customers need to minimise time-to-mission for critical spectrum operations. USB3.0 and PCIe provide easy connectivity along with high speed data paths to support multiple mission profiles including monitoring and recording signals of interest.”

Nexus R-8 receivers are ideal for integration into a wide range of ground, naval and airborne platforms for mission critical COMINT, SIGINT and ELINT applications. In addition, CRFS offers a fully integrated plug and play RFeye node including the R-8 receiver, Linux controller card, 1 GigE connectivity and local terabyte storage, all housed in a compact IP67 enclosure


About CRFS
CRFS is a leader in real-time RF spectrum monitoring solutions for regulatory, defence, aerospace and security agencies. Applications include spectrum management and enforcement, remote site and perimeter monitoring, real-time situational awareness, threat detection and signals intelligence. The RFeye® range includes best-in-class networkable receivers and nodes designed for remote, distributed, continuous 24/7 monitoring of the RF environment. Powerful data analytics and visualisation tools provide actionable intelligence in complex and critical RF environments.
CRFS has operations in Cambridge UK and Fairfax, Virginia and a large network of dealers and distributors around the world.

For more information please visit CRFS website

Media Contact:
Kerry Mertz, Marketing
Tel: +44 (0)1223 859500 Email: media@crfs.com

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