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airspy_rx(1) User Commands airspy_rx(1)


airspy_rx - probe device and show configuration


The Airspy is a tiny and efficient software defined radio receiver.

This application lets the user probe the device and show configuration.




[-s sn] # -s serial_number_64bits]: Open device with specified 64bits serial number
# This is for SDR# compatibility and may not work with other software.
[-p packing] # Set packing for samples. 1=enabled(12bits packed), 0=disabled(default 16bits not packed)
[-f set_freq_hz] # Set Freq in Hz between [24MHz, 1750MHz].
[-a sample_rate] # Set sample rate (10 and 2.5 MSPS for older firmware versions.)
[-t sample_type] # Set sample type, 0=FLOAT32_IQ, 1=FLOAT32_REAL, 2=INT16_IQ(default), 3=INT16_REAL, 4=U16_REAL
[-b biast] # Set Bias Tee, 1=enabled, 0=disabled(default)
[-v gain] # Set VGA gain, 0-15 (default 0)
[-m gain] # Set Mixer gain, 0-15 (default 8)
[-l gain] # Set LNA gain, 0-14 (default 8)
[-n num_samples] # Number of samples to transfer (default is unlimited).


Airspy web page:

Other airspy programs:

airspy_info(1), airspy_si5351c(1), airspy_spiflash(1), airspy_gpio(1), airspy_gpiodir(1), airspy_lib_version(1)


This manual page was written by Maitland Bottoms for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


Copyright (c) 2014-2015 A. Maitland Bottoms <>

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

2014.04.18 AIRSPY