Welcome to OsmoSDR
OsmoSDR is a 100% Free Software based small form-factor inexpensive SDR (Software Defined Radio) project.
If you are familiar with existing SDR receivers, then OsmoSDR can be thought of something in between a FunCube Dongle (only 96kHz bandwidth) and a USRP (much more expensive). For a very cheap (but inaccurate) SDR, you can use the DVB-T USB stick using the RTL2832U chip, as documented in rtl-sdr.
The first generation hardware (1.2 MS/s) is available to interested developers from http://shop.sysmocom.de/
We are currently doing a re-design for the second-generation hardware, featuring higher sample rate and other goodies.
Christian has posted a detailed status update to the osmocom-sdr mailing list, describing his progress with enhancing the sample rate from 500 kS/s to 4 MS/s (at 14 bits ADC). Also, some impedance mismatch between tuner and ADC was fixed.
The benefits of this are not only available to the users/customers of the next generation hardware, but the ...
The team of developers of the open source project GNSS-SDR proudly announces that the latest version of our GNSS receiver supports the realtime operation using RTL-SDR compatible dongles.
They achieved GPS position fix with what is probability the cheapest GPS receiver ever made. If you have a RTL2832U based compatible DVB-T receiver you can ...
There are something like 16 units of OsmoSDR that we have produce and which are able to sell to interested developers.
However, as there are only 16 units right now, and as the firmware and host software is in a barely usable but incomplete state, we would like to make sure that those 16 units get sold to people who actually have an interest (a ...
So what is rtl-sdr? It is a creative form of using consumer-grade DVB-T USB receivers, turning them into fully-fledged software defined radios.
At 28c3, the OsmoSDR team was busy verifying the hardware design on the first prototypes.
The result can be summarized as:
- SAM3U is working, enumerates on USB and can be programmed via SAM-BA
- E4K tuner driver is working
- Si570 driver is working
- FPGA can be flashed via JTAG bit-banging from SAM3 ...
Hardware schematics and firmware source code are kept in a git repository on git.osmocom.org.
- clone the repository like this: git clone git://git.osmocom.org/osmo-sdr.git
- web-browse the repository: http://cgit.osmocom.org/cgit/osmo-sdr/
For a complete list of local wiki pages, see TitleIndex.
This is a (slightly better) picture of the current developer preview:
We discuss both OsmoSDR as well as rtl-sdr on the following mailing list: osmocom-sdr@…. You can subscribe and/or unsubscribe via the following link: http://lists.osmocom.org/mailman/listinfo/osmocom-sdr