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Gryphon RF-DC

RF Receiver and Data Link Analyzer for Eb/N0 Measurements


Continuing with the Ulyssix™ style of innovation, the Gryphon RF-DC is a first of its kind. A RF Receiver, RF Transmitter, and Data Link Analyzer complete with noise, jitter, latency, and re-sync test modes all the while providing precise bit error rate calculations. The Gryphon RF-DC saves the operator time, by allowing manual or automatic test operation.


Analyze a system’s ability to recover from a variety of common signal interference.  Inject FM jitter to a PCM stream to simulate a common phenomenon seen when playing data off of tapes. Re-Sync Mode, measure how long a system takes to recover lock upon loss. Measure round trip link delay of a system in Latency Mode.


The Gryphon RF-DC combines the versatility of a PCM simulator with a RF Transmitter. This pairing provides the user with an unmatched level of precision. The ease of use in the Bald Eagle RF is not lost in the Gryphon RF-DC. The user has the ability of selecting from pre-stored data patterns, the fully programmable PCM simulator, or playing a previously archived Tarsus Archive Data file.


The Gryphon RF-DC system is controlled via the dual capability touch screen displays or through Ethernet connection to a host computer. The Gryphon RF-DC main graphic display allows for easy setup of test parameters and real-time viewing of test results. View and print complete test reports from the host computer.


As with all the Ulyssix™ products, all Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) firmware upgrades to the internal Tarsus3 are done via the Gryphon RF-DC internal software interface via the USB port.

External UL/CEC Listed AC/DC Adapter Included


Data Link Features

  • Fully programmable PCM simulator or prestored patterns

  • Bit rates programmable from 1 bps to 40 Mbps

  • Supports IRIG code types - DC Level IRIG-B and AM Modulated IRIG A, B, G & NASA-36

  • Large Graphic Display for data entry or real-time viewing of test results

  • Easy to use front panel touchscreen interface

  • Composite output level programmable from 1 Vpp to 5Vpp in 0.1 VDC steps


Test Features


  • C/S/L/P/EP/IF Band Single Channel Modulating RF Signal Generator

  • Simulate FM Jitter commonly seen on PCM tape playback

  • Latency test provides readback of round trip link delay

  • Resync test shows bits from loss of sync to re-acquisition


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