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

by Adam Farson VA7OJ/AB4OJ

The IC-7610 product page and the IC-7610 Technical Report, Vol. 1 (in Japanese) are now on the Icom Japan website. See links below.

 

The IC-7610.
The IC-7610.

 

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)

 

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.


Links:

Icom Japan IC-7610 Page English translation.

Compilation of above by Scott Wright K0MD

IC-7610 User Manual

IC-7610 Product Brochure

IC-7610 Special PageJapanese page.

IC-7610 Technical Report Vol. 1 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

The IC-7610 and IC-R8600 at the Icom Amateur Radio Festival, Osaka, 10 Dec. 2016

QRZnow report on above event

Hamlife.jp report on above event

Additional IC-7610 information, photos and video from above event

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: 09/18/2017

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