UHF Data Radio / Telemetry Transceiver

M7-GX_and_GX-WX_290pxRaveon’s RV-M7 UHF data radio modems are industrial-grade, high-speed, FCC and CE certified data radios designed for telemetry, SCADA, AVL, wireless data, mobile-data and remote control applications. Designed by Raveon for long-range reliable communication using high-performance RF circuitry and filters, it is also feature-rich.With fast over-the-air data rates and fast transmit-to-receive switching, Raveon’s M7 UHF data radio transceiver increases data throughput in narrow-band wireless systems. Included in each unit, are advanced networking, error correction, and diagnostics. It may be ordered with an IP65 weatherproof enclosure or a ruggedized enclosure to withstand extreme environments (see datasheet for our ruggedized UHF radio). And because it is built using rugged “single-board” construction, it is extremely rugged – and cost effective. With prices for radio transceivers starting below $400 the M7 is the most powerful, most economical data radio available.The Optional internal GPS ( GX option) enables the M7 to transmit its position, data, and status (voltage, speed, heading, temperature, I/O bits.) a pre-set intervals using either conventional carrier-sense methods or with efficient TDMA channel access. A GPS tracking system built with M7 transceivers, can track up to 20 radios with one-second updates or 200 with 10-second updated. The M7 is the fastest most efficient UHF AVL radio available. See details on its GPS tracking and TDMA abilities.

The M7 leads the industry in many areas including technology, features, and price. It has some of the fastest over-the-air data rates, TX-RX switching times, and power-on times. It is one of the smallest data radios in its class. It is one of the most rugged data radios made. It is one of the lowest power-consumption radios available. And its price will pleasantly surprise you.

Applications and Markets:

General Features

  • Integrated radio and modem
  • Programmable 1/2 to 5 watts RF output.
  • High throughput. 19200 bps in a 25kHz channel, 9600 bps in a 12.5kHz channel.
  • Very Small size: 4.60” X 2.60” X .956 (11.7cm X 6.6cm X 2.43cm)
  • Very Low Power (
  • RS-232standard. RS-422/485 and USB optional
  • Outstanding Range. 5-50 miles typical
  • Easy to use, yet fully programmable
  • Real-time streaming data or Packetized operation – user configurable
  • Each modem is store-and-forward repeater capable
  • Internal GPS available. Programmable update rate
  • Standard Carrier-sense channel access or TDMA, user selectable
  • Sophisticated built-in diagnostics AND remote diagnostics. Monitored: DC voltage, Current, and temperature
  • 32 bit CPU with base-band Digital Signal Processing for exceptional sensitivity
  • Low-power modes for extended operation off of batteries or solar power
  • Programmable serial port baud rates, and flow-control
  • Automatic error correction
  • Built-in automatic status monitoring of modem performance and DC input voltage
  • Compatible with MODBUS and DNP-3

Specifications

Frequency Bands Available

  • 403-434MHz……………………… RV-M7-UA (not for use within the US)
  • 419-440MHz……………………… RV-M7-UB (not for use within the US)
  • 450-480MHz……………………… RV-M7-UC
  • 470-512MHz……………………… RV-M7-UD (not for use within the US)

Transmitter

  • RF Power Output ………………………… 500mW – 5.0 W programmable
  • Maximum Duty Cycle ………………….. 100% @ 2W to 40C, 25% @5W (100% w/ optional heatsink)
  • Frequency Deviation ……………………. ± 2.2kHz (-N) ± 3.5kHz (-W)
  • RF Bandwidth………………………………. 20MHz no-tune
  • Occupied bandwidth……………………. 11 kHz (-N) 16kHz(-W)
  • TX Spurious outputs…………………….. < -70dBc
  • Occupied Bandwidth……………………. Per FCC
  • FCC Emissions Designator ………. 11K0F1D (-N)
  • Frequency Stability ………………………. Better than ±1.5ppm

Receiver

  • RX sensitivity 4800 bps (.1% BER) ……………… < -116dBm
  • RX sensitivity 4800 bps (.1% BER) ……………… < -108dBm
  • RX sensitivity 1200 bps (.1% BER)………………. < -118dBm
  • RF No-tune bandwidth ………………… 20MHz
  • Adjacent Channel Selectivity………… -50dB
  • Alternate Channel Selectivity……….. -65dB
  • Blocking and spurious rejection……. -75dB
  • RX intermodulation rejection ……….. -70dB

User Interface

  • Serial Inter face Port
  • USB Interface Option
  • Standard Connector Type: DB-9
  • IO Voltage Levels RS-232, RS-485, RS-422 (user selectable)
  • RX and TX data Transparent Async
  • Word length 7 or 8 bits
  • Format N, O, or E
  • Modem handshake signals RTS, CTS, CD

Downloads


Datasheet UHF Data Radio RV-M7-U (English)

Datasheet UHF Data Radio RV-M7-U (Español)

Datasheet UHF Data Radio RV-M7-U (français)

Programming Software:

Radio Manager Radio Manager is a Windows XP/Vista software application that is used to configure Raveon’s radio products. It is compatible with all Raveon models, and provides configuration management, as well as programming assistance, diagnostic information, and a helpful “band scope” feature. More…

User Manuals and Documentation:

RV-M7-U Tech Manual (Technical Manual) The Technical Manual for configuring and installing the RV-M7 wireless modem.

RV-M7-U GX Quick Start (M7 GX Quick-Start Guide) read this to quickly setup your M7 GX GPS transponder and configure it for use in most common applications.

Technical Info:

Remote Management (pdf) Built into all FireLine and M7 modems, is a set of unique remote management and diagnostic capabilities. Users are able to remotely read network statistics, configuration, and operating conditions of any FireLine or Raveon modem in the system.

Competitive Features(pdf) Document AN131 describes the unique features of the M7wireless modem. Some of the M7’s features are available in other company’s products, but no other wireless modem on the market has as rich and complete set of a feature as Raveon’s FireLine.

Firmware Revision Log (pdf) A list of the firmware revisions made to the RV-M7’s processor.

CAD Drawings:

RV-M7 Mechanical Dimensions (pdf) Mechanical drawing of the RV-M7 housing.

RV-M7 WX Waterproof Enclosure Option (pdf) Mechanical drawing of the WX option for the RV-M7 and RV-My-GX.

Solid Works 3D Step Files:

RV-M7 3D Model (.easm) 3D model of the RV-M7.

RV-M7-GX.STEP.

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Accessories

DinClips-med

RV-M7-DIN

DIN rail mounting clips. Two clips included. These clips are secured tothe the bottom of the M7 series of radio modems. When secured to the the M7, the M7 will clip onto a standard DIN rail.

TermBlockMale9

DB9M-TB

The field termination terminal block is very useful for interfacing the M7 radio modem with the RS-485 and RS-422 devices. Customer ordering the RS422/485 option should also order this field termination block because it makes installation very easy.

PS-60

AC-DC power supply for M7 series of data radios.

Specifications:

  • Output Voltage………………………..12V DC
  • Input Voltage………………………….100-240 VAC 50-60Hz
  • Maximum DC Current Out……………5A
  • DC Connector………………………….1J165-3 type for connection to M7
RT-CB-H1

RT-CB-H1

DC power cord for M7 series data radio modems. Each M7 radio is shipped with one, RT-CB-H1.

m7heatsink-small

RT-M7-HS

Heatsink Option for M7 series of data radios. With this option, the M7 will operate at up to 100% duty cycle with an ambient temperature of 45C. With air circulating on the heatsink fins, the M7 may be operated at 100% duty cycle up to 50C.

6A366-1

RV-SP-x

In-Line DC Surge Protector. The RV-SP-x is designed to be plugged in-line with the DC input to electrical devices that may be subject to over-voltage (> 16V) events, large transient voltage spikes, electrical noise, or RF noise. It filters the DC and protects the connected device from over-voltage and transient events.

USB2

M7-USB

USB Option for M7 series of data radios. USB option replaces the standard DB9 RS232 serial connector with a USB 2.0 MINI-B connector and internal a USB-Serial bridge. All features and functions of the M7 remain available via the USB connection.
Picture of M7 with USB option installed.
M7-USB Option Technical Information.