Software-defined radio

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Several people working on software-defined radios have released open-source designs (open hardware).
 
Several people working on software-defined radios have released open-source designs (open hardware).
  
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One application of software-defined radio is radio [[astronomy]].
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Some people build [[RFID Reader]]s using software-defined radio so a single reader can read many kinds of RFID tags, perhaps even some not yet invented.
  
 
== Further reading ==
 
== Further reading ==
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* Some of the most cutting-edge work in software defined radio is being done by radio amateurs [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Amateur_Radio_Manual] [http://www.arrl.org/software-defined-radio] [http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/a-40-softwaredefined-radio]
 
* Some of the most cutting-edge work in software defined radio is being done by radio amateurs [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Amateur_Radio_Manual] [http://www.arrl.org/software-defined-radio] [http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/a-40-softwaredefined-radio]
 
* High Performance Software Defined Radio: An Open Source Design [http://openhpsdr.org/] [http://openhpsdr.org/wiki]
 
* High Performance Software Defined Radio: An Open Source Design [http://openhpsdr.org/] [http://openhpsdr.org/wiki]
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* Jonathan Naylor, G4KLX. [http://www.crosscountrywireless.net/A%20Standard%20for%20an%20SDR%20to%20External%20Programs%20Interface.pdf "A Standard for an SDR to External Programs Interface"]. Some discussion at [http://www.crosscountrywireless.net/ Cross Country Wireless] and the [https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/cross_country_wireless/info Cross Country Wireless group].
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* The ARRL has a lot of information about software-defined radio:
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** [http://www.arrl.org/forum/categories/view/32 ARRL: Software Defined Radio and DSP discussion forum]
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** [http://www.arrl.org/software-defined-radio ARRL: software-defined radio]
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** [http://www.arrl.org/files/file/About%20ARRL/Committee%20Reports/2008/January/12a%20Software%20Defined%20Radio%20Working%20Group.pdf "Software Defined Radio Working Group"].
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* Andy Talbot G4JNT. [http://www.g4jnt.com/SDR_Projects.htm SDR Projects].
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* Dave Robinson WW2R. [http://www.ntms.org/files/Dec2012/ww2r_Recent%20SDR%20Projects.pdf SDR Projects].
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* Hackaday occasionally mentions software-defined radio:
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** [https://hackaday.io/project/4928-sbht-vhf-digital-radio "SBHT - VHF digital radio project"].
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** [http://hackaday.com/tag/rtl-sdr/ Hackaday posts tagged "rtl-sdr"]
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* Alas, the open-source µWave SDR Project seems to have gone offline ([https://web.archive.org/web/20140520162117/http://uwsdr.berlios.de/ µWave SDR Project archive]).

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A software-defined radio (SDR) is a radio communication system where components historically implemented in hardware (for example, mixers, filters, amplifiers, modulators/demodulators, detectors, etc.) are instead implemented by means of software on a personal computer or embedded system.

Several people working on software-defined radios have released open-source designs (open hardware).

One application of software-defined radio is radio astronomy.

Some people build RFID Readers using software-defined radio so a single reader can read many kinds of RFID tags, perhaps even some not yet invented.

Further reading

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