100 MHz to 6 GHz Transceiver for $300 ?

00:58 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

Forbes reports on Michael Ossmann's latest project, an Open Source transceiver covering 100 MHz to 6 GHz.

Although not stated in the article, it is presumed the RF output from the transceiver may only be a few milliwatts. 

Read the Forbes article at 
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/10/19/darpa-funded-radio-hackrf-aims-to-be-a-300-wireless-swiss-army-knife-for-hackers/

Video at http://vimeo.com/32362254

Further info at http://greatscottgadgets.com/hackrf/

Surprisingly this proposed Open Source transceiver does not use an FPGA and has a low resolution, however, it points to a future of flexible software defined transceivers at a low price point.

The National Instruments company Ettus Research, founded by a radio amateur Matt Ettus N2MJI, produces the popular USRP™ family of SDR products which are aimed at the high performance segment of the market. Further information at http://www.ettus.com/

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