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HackRF One – Probably the Rolls-Royce of Software Defined Radio (SDR) – Even Transmits and is open source hardware
HackRF One from Great Scott Gadgets is a Software Defined Radio peripheral capable of transmission or reception of radio signals from 1 MHz to 6 GHz. Designed to enable test and development of modern and next-generation radio technologies, HackRF One is an open source hardware platform that can be used as a USB peripheral or programmed for stand-alone operation.
It's main features are:
* can receive firmware updates (how many other SDR's do that?)
* 1 MHz to 6 GHz operating frequency
* half-duplex transceiver
* up to 20 million samples per second
* 8-bit quadrature samples (8-bit I and 8-bit Q)
* compatible with GNU Radio, SDR#, and more
* software-configurable RX and TX gain and baseband filter
* software-controlled antenna port power (50 mA at 3.3 V)
* SMA female antenna connector
* SMA female clock input and output for synchronization
* convenient buttons for programming
* internal pin headers for expansion
* Hi-Speed USB 2.0
* open source hardware
* features various hacks by other owners
It's not cheap at around $299 but if you are really serious about SDR this device will see you into the future.
Great Scott Gadgets – HackRF One
HackRF One. an open source SDR platform. HackRF One preliminary photo. HackRF One is available from: Ada’s Technical Books (US); Adafruit (US); Akizuki Denshi Tsusho (JP); Antratek Electronics (NL / BE / DE); Attify (US); BuyaPi.ca (CA); Cool Components (UK); Elektor International Media (NL) …
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