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3/7/2013 09:55 AM EST
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WKetel
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WKetel   3/13/2013 12:56:06 AM
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I don't think that this will "shake up" the amateur world, but it certainly looks like a very worthwhile contribution and it does appear to have a number of uses besides just communication. So I will be quite interested to see what all develops. If it can indeed be made to function as the core of a spectrum analyser then it would have immediate value to quite a few people, both hams and experimentors. BUT please don't compare them to Ardunio. Those ardunio projects always substitute a microcontroller board for a function that could be done with a simple comparator. A shameless promotion of a product line at the expense of understanding actual circuitry.

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VNP   3/9/2013 11:26:32 AM
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There is not any baseband modem on the board but ADC and DAC (features of LMS6002D). As Peter said above BladeRF includes all stuff (FPGA + ARM9) to play with mentioned standards. I like it.

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R Sweeney   3/8/2013 9:35:55 PM
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Definitely going to shake up the amateur radio world.

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JohnBeattie   3/8/2013 5:09:16 PM
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"Myriad-RF boards use FPRF transceivers to support all the mobile broadband standards LTE, HSPA+, CDMA, 2G..." Does this mean that the board can send and receive according, to, e.g. the CDMA PHY standard? Or does it mean that the board can send and receive at the relevant rf frequencies and actually imposing the digital signal on top of that is up to you?

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Peter Clarke   3/8/2013 1:06:44 PM
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It is interesting to note that the BladeRF is based on the LMS6002D IC from Lime Microsystems because as Nuand states: "this transceiver is capable of handling anything from simple FM audio to the latest 4G LTE standard." BladeRF does include the FPGA and a USB 3.0 digital connection and bus power.

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bobdvb   3/8/2013 10:11:11 AM
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Take a look at the BladeRF from Nuand: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1085541682/bladerf-usb-30-software-defined-radio They have an open source radio platform which uses GNU Radio and provides analysis. I have been rather rash and ordered one already!

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yazhouren   3/8/2013 5:16:38 AM
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hardware open source ?

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krisi   3/7/2013 8:51:10 PM
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Maybe this would be useful to teach RF at schools?

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EREBUS0   3/7/2013 8:49:28 PM
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If they added a signal analyzer software bundle, I would be very interested. I can see a lot of uses for a device like this one. Just my opinion,

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