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Questions tagged [sdr]

Software Defined Radio is a technology for doing radio signal synthesis and demodulation/analysis using software.

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SDR Signal Generator Frontend

I am working on a board that can take the output of an SDR (or VCO) and provide high accuracy amplitude control (+- 0.5dB). This is an opensource project that I will hopefully launch on crowdsupply ...
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Signal Strength to ADC quantisation levels

According to the excellent site of AB4OJ, the Icom 7300 in summary has a 14bit analogue to digital converter with a 1.5 volt peak to peak input (LTC2208-14). I make this to be 91.5uV per quantisation ...
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How can I measure my smartphone transmitted power? [closed]

I was wondering if I can measure my phone's transmitted power with an SDR by tunning in the transmission bandwidth but then, I'm not sure how to know whether this power is coming out of my phone or it'...
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Identification of line code from amplitude, phase and PSD plots

I recorded some transmitted data using the Noo-Elec RTL2832 software-defined radio. The data is transmitted at a carrier frequency of 1.3GHz and sampled at 2.4MHz. The transmitted data is a set of ...
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Measure transmission power of USRP [closed]

I am working with USRP(Universal Software Radio Peripheral) having power gain (mentioned in specifications) of 17dBm to 20dBm. I am using 3dbi omni-directional VERT900 antenna with it. I know the ...
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Help decoding line code

I have collected a burst signal from a radio device using an RTL-SDR and gnuradio and demodulated the FSK, but am having trouble deciphering what the line code is. Signal is at 151.3MHz Here is the ...
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Checking for signals above strength threshold over SDR on VHF

So I have a small NooElec Software Defined Radio and I've got it working well with my Raspberry Pi using GQRX as a controller and to visualize the SDR output. My goal though is to use a python script ...
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How to observe the signals of a radio remote control using CubicSDR?

I have to admit I'm a complete newbie with regards to radio frequencies and such ... :-( Thanks to this site I've been able to find out what transceiver is being used in the remote control I'm ...
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Interpreting IQ Data (as hex) from an RTL-SDR/Hack-RF

I am wondering if someone can shed some light on how to meaningfully interpret I/Q data that is produced from an RTl-SDR dongle (RTL2832U) using the Osmocom RTL-SDR library. I have used I/Q data ...
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Can we transmit a PSK modulated signal with YARD Stick One?

We are working on a project to produce a simple walkie talkie repeater. We have a RTL SDR, which we are using to reverse engineer our signal. Using this + URH, we think our signal is PSK modulated, ...
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What is the difference between IF data and IQ data? How we can read IF data in SDR? [closed]

How to read IF data in GNU SDR? As i had tried a lot to read IF data in SDR but it can be readable in MATLAB but not in SDR..
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Reading Radio Frequency signal in audacity

I am wanting to read radio signal I captured with my RTL-SLR, I record it in .wav file using SDR#, The Frequency was at 315MHz. I am what I believe is the preamble of the signal, and I would like ...
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ETSI EN 300 220-2 vs ERC 70-03 Limitations

I’m trying to understand discrepancies between EN 300 220 and ERC regarding the use of 865 - 868 MHz spectrum for SDR. Current ERC 70-03, page 8, says: Frequency Band: h1.2 Maximum Occupied ...
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Output of FFT block in the gnuradio

I am using GNU radio for my research. I want to save the center frequencies in a file sink after implementing FFT on the input signal. I have not found any specific block that I can use to detect the ...
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What could this signal at 119.9 MHz be?

I had some fun with an RTL-SDR dongle, and I noticed this weird signal with no noticeable pattern at 119.9 MHz. What's even weirder is that the signal is symmetrical. What might this be? Or is ...
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15 GHz MW link signal strength monitoring

I would like to monitor the signal strength of 15 GHz microwave links using an SDRplay2 connected to a simple dish antenna. Max input frequency for the SDR is 2 GHz. However, most LNB's operate in the ...
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Antenna preamplifier [closed]

I'm designing an antenna preamplifier for my SDR Receiver. I checked some designs online but I decided to set for simple transistors as I have no source for JFETs and battery powered to make it ...
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High precision distance between two GPS devices (may be GNSS-SDR)

I wish to get to high precision distance between 2 not moving points. e.g. 1 cm accuracy for distance 1 km I think if I will catch same GPS signal in two points then distance between resulting ...
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“56k modem” found in VHF band

While scanning the VHF spectrum with a SDR USB dongle, I found something that sounded like an old 56k modem (at around 160MHz, FM modulation, Europe region). After some research, I found out that is ...
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Where does SDR IQ data come from?

I have never really done much RF design before, and am looking into getting an SDR and messing around with it. I have been doing some research into how they work, and havr found that IQ modulation and ...
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bearing ambiguity resolve (direction finding) for multiple sources

I am working on wideband direction finding algorithms for passive sensors. I started with Music algorithm. For practical reasons, the spacing can not be maintained lambda/2. For greater antenna ...
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Software Defined Radio hardware

Most software defined radio peripherals involve a FPGA. In designing a SDR peripheral, I would like to know whether its possible to design a GNU Radio Compatible SDR hardware peripheral without any ...
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How to use the same antenna to receive and transmit on the same frequency with an SDR [Half-Duplex]?

Considering that the SDR board has one TX/RX output/input and one RX input, I am wondering how could I use one antenna for a half duplex communications on the same frequency. The idea is to use the ...
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SDR pcb design guide [closed]

I am searching for any type of guides for pcb design for SDR (software defined radio) application without luck. I am planning to design pcb board with Zynq-7000 and AD9364 onboard. Any recommendation ...
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Replacing 28.8Mhz TCO with up-converted GPSDO 10Mhz signal?

Would it be possible to design a circuit that could replace the TXCO (28.8Mhz) of a RTLSDR dongle by replacing it with a signal generated from a 10Mhz reference signal, coming from a GPSDO? And what ...
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Antenna for broadcast AM reception on ARM Radio SDR

I'm trying to build the ARM Radio project detailed here. I routed and fabricated a PCB for the anti-alias filter and preamplifier shown on page 2 of the linked PDF, and reproduced here: Unfortunately ...
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limit duration 1pps signal

As a beginner in electronics, I would appreciate very much to get some input from you folks for my project, so I can decide in what direction to point my nose :) What would I like to do? I would ...
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Can I implement a FM Radio Rx on the the Spartan 3E kit?

Can I implement a FM Radio Rx on the the Spartan 3E kit? Starting Problems I am facing- How do I interface the Antenna with the Spartan 3E kit? Implementing the A/D converter.
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Can I transmit in the ISM band without a ham radio license?

I recently purchased a HackRf SDR, which has transmit and recieve capability. I'm debugging a 2.4ghz wireless module, and being able to transmit to it using the hackrf would be very helpful. Since ...
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900 MHz I/Q Direct Conversion SDR

I am in the process of designing an SDR and have completed a block diagram of its architecture. Before proceeding with more thorough component identification, I was hoping to receive confirmation that ...
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What RF attentuator would be used for the HackRF?

Background info: The HackRF is an SDR Radio capable of receiving and transmitting frequencies from 10MHz to 6GHz. Michael Ossmann, the creator of the HackRF, states in his wiki that: The maximum ...
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Designing radios with gnuradio

I am looking at FM radio receiver designs others have created with gnuradio. There are a couple of signals questions I have after looking at these designs. The source (e.g. rtl-sdr) samples at a ...
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Does the rt2832u chip have enough bandwidth for ATSC?

I'd like to upgrade the audio/infotainment module in my 2009 Camry. I see several off the shelf solutions, but they don't have a builtin digital TV tuner and the processor isn't as fast as I'd like. ...
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How would I go about analyzing this SDR-captured 300 MHz radio signal?

I am attempting to reverse engineer the signal from a 300 MHz garage signal as a learning experience rather than an exercise in efficiency. My intent is to purchase a 300 MHz broadcaster IC and ...
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How to chose an IF, or how bad is zero-IF really?

In a superheterodyne receiver, what must one consider in order to chose an intermediate frequency? Specifically, I'm working on a radio telescope project. It is basically a superheterodyne receiver ...
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Designing an optimal BPSK and/or QPSK transciever in SDR

I'm currently working on writing firmware for the modem on a cube satellite for my university's satellite team. My primary goal is to implement the data uplink & downlink. The RF system, ...
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Determine the working frequency band of unknown RFID chip

I have a passive RFID chip from which I would like to scan the ID. I have a standard USB RFID Reader, but this doesnt print out anything. This reader scans the 120–150 kHz range, so the chip must use ...
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Bandwidth vs sample rate in SDR

In software defined radio (SDR) I often see sample rate and bandwidth interchanged or maybe I'm misunderstanding... If an sdr can sample a 2 MHz wide slice of rf spectrum does that imply it would be ...
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Calculation of output power of USRP

I am using USRP B210. (product page) I want to know the output transmitted power so that I could remain under FCC regulations.I am operating at a frequency of 2.4 GHz(ISM band of 2.4-2.4835GHz). In ...
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Is there a way to build a software defined radio using the PC's DSP chip? [closed]

I'm looking to build a radio controller for a few DIY robots and was wondering if anyone knew of a way to utilize the onboard DSP in PC's as a SDR. The reasoning for this direction is I remember ...
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USB power noise insulation (SDR-related)

I am working on a small board which would allow to connect RTL2832 SDR dongle & HF converter to a PC while using power from battery & separate linear regulators. The idea is to eliminate ...
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Impedance of differential inputs on AD converters

I'm currently trying to attach a rather fast ADC/DAC-converter chip to an FPGA to receive and transmit RF in the future, but getting the converter to run and attaching a signal generator and an ...
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GNU Radio with USRP [closed]

I have a problem transmitting a voice file from GNU radio to USRP. My problem is the simulation was working fine but when I transmit data from GNU radio attached with USRP to its receiver only noise ...
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Is information lost when you downconvert an RF frequency?

I am trying to work out what happens when you downconvert an RF signal, such as what happens in an SDR device when tuning to a given frequency. For example if a device using a Zero-IF is tuned to ...
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How to reduce the clock jitter for an ADC?

I am building a SDR (Software defined radio) and I am trying to clock my 16 bit 130 MS/s ADC. At this speed, the jitter of the clock is very important and a bad jitter can reduce the SNR of my ADC a ...
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Safe to connect SDR to home Cable?

I have an SDR (RTL2832u) that connects to an antenna and can receive over the air just fine. I'm wondering if the signal of a home cable connection would be too strong to connect to the SDR input or ...
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Receive several fm-radio stations at the same time (~10-20 MHz wide summary at 90MHz radiofrequency)

What is a cheap way to receive and record on PC several (tens) of fm-radios (public, e.g. news, music, etc)? Such radios uses frequencies like 90.4 MHz or 102.7 MHz, sends a stereo (sometimes with ...