The new Icom IC-7610 SDR HF/6m Transceiver

by Adam Farson VA7OJ/AB4OJ

******   Hot News! IC-7610 Firmware V1.03 is nown downloadable. See link below.   ******    The IC-7610 was granted FCC certification on 6 November 2017. FCC ID: AFJ386400.   ******

 

The IC-7610. Photo courtesy Icom Inc. Click for larger image.
The IC-7610. Photo courtesy Icom Inc. Click for larger image.

 

IC-7610 rear panel. Photo courtesy Icom Inc.
IC-7610 rear panel. Photo courtesy Icom Inc.

 

IC-7610 screen view (courtesy hamlife.jp)
IC-7610 screen view (courtesy hamlife.jp)

 

IC-7610 at Icom's Osaka showroom (courtesy Icom Inc.)
IC-7610 at Icom's Osaka showroom (courtesy Icom Inc.)

 

Simplified block diagram of IC-7610 receiver (courtesy Icom Inc.)
Simplified block diagram of IC-7610 receiver (courtesy Icom Inc.)

 

RMDR comparison chart (courtesy Icom Inc.)
RMDR comparison chart (courtesy Icom Inc.)

 

Transmitter phase noise comparison chart (courtesy Icom Inc.)
Transmitter phase noise comparison chart (courtesy Icom Inc.) 
 
DIGI-SEL preselector module (courtesy Icom Inc.) Click for larger image.
DIGI-SEL preselector module (courtesy Icom Inc.) Click for larger image. 

 

Typical DIGI-SEL Amplitude/Frequency Curve. Click for description.
Typical DIGI-SEL Amplitude/Frequency Curve. Click for description.

 

IC-7610 interior top view (courtesy Icom Inc.) Click for larger image.
IC-7610 interior top view (courtesy Icom Inc.) Click for larger image. 
Top left: speaker box. Top centre: PA harmonic filters. Bottom left: PA. Right: Relay-chain ATU. 

 

IC-7610 interior bottom view (courtesy Icom Inc.) Click for larger image.
IC-7610 interior bottom view (courtesy Icom Inc.) Click for larger image. 
L: MAIN Unit (note FPGA & ADC heatsinks). RF BPF Units under MAIN Unit. R: DIGI-SEL Units (top: Main). 

 

IC-7610 FPGA IC.    IC-7610 VCXO clock. 
IC-7610 FPGA IC (courtesy Icom Inc.)   IC-7610 VCXO clock oscillator (courtesy icom Inc.)

 


IC-7610 Salient Features


Spectrum scope comparison, IC-7610 vs. IC-7600:

Parameter IC-7610 IC-7600
Scope type FFT Swept
Bandwidth kHz 5-1000 5-500
Min. Resolution* ~ 1 dot ~ 20 dots
Approx. min. RBW 10 Hz 200 Hz
Sweep speed ~ 30 screens/sec. ~ 4 screens/sec.
Display dynamic range 100 dB 80 dB
Screen display Dual Single
* 1 dot ~ -60 dBc BW of single carrier

Note: All the above information was derived from published data per the links below, and is subject to change without notice.


FCC ID: AFJ386400, granted 6 November 2017.

Industry Canada Certification: 202D-386700, granted 17 November 2017.

Links:

IC-7610 Firmware V1.03, released 20 Nov. 2017. Click link for download & description.

RC-28 Firmware V1.02 (corrects inter-operation issue with IC-7610)

Icom Japan IC-7610 Page  English translation.

Icom America IC-7610 Page

Icom UK video: Introduction to the IC-7610

IC-7610 Advanced User Manual

IC-7610 Basic User Manual

IC-7610 Product Brochures: US/Canada  Europe

IC-7610 Special Pagein English.

IC-7610 Technical Report Vol. 1in English.  Local mirror

Selected screenshots from a working IC-7610    Local mirror

IC-7610 Pre-Release Announcement Japanese page.English translation by Google.

IC-7610 Pre-Release Brochure

Icom UK IC-7610 Release and Pricing Announcement

Icom Ham Radio Catalogue (2017 Europe Edition), featuring IC-7610

Note: Google Translate the Japanese-language links for good preliminary information on the IC-7610.

Icom IC-7610 Exhibition & Advance Presentation, Tokyo, 23 Dec. 2016 (courtesy JA7CSU)

IC-7610 operation and DigiSel demos at Tokyo Akihabara Icom Festival, 16 Mar. 2017

QRZnow report on above event

Radiocronache, by Lidio IØGEJ: IC-7610 Coverage

IC-7610 Yahoo Group


Copyright © 2017 A. Farson VA7OJ/AB4OJ.  All rights reserved. Images: contributors as noted.
Last updated: 11/20/2017

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