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Software Defined Radio (SDR) is the implementation of radio receiver, detector and transmitter systems in software, as opposed to analog hardware or application-specific ICs. It usually uses a baseband sampled representation of the RF bandpass signals.

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Adding a constant to a bandpass-signal in transmission

I do understand AM-DSB-SC and AM-DSB-TC, but can't see the point in adding a constant DC-offset of 2 in the upper part of this Simulink-model? Source
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Transmitting a 350 MHz signal

I'm currently on an SDR kick and reverse engineering and then emulating all of the remote controls in my house. There are numerous solutions to transmitting signals over 315 or 433 MHz and you can ...
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Spectrum Visualization of TX AD9361 Simulink Model

I'm using the SIMULINK AD9361 simrf support models, more specifically i use an AD931 TX model to generate a 20MHz RF LTE signal around 2GHz Fc the issue is when i use a spectrum analyzer scope i see ...
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Detecting a three-tone signal in real-time

I'm new to digital signal processing, and I've been looking into FFT, filtering, Matlab etc. What I'd like is to build a program which will detect when a certain BEEP is transmitted through a trunked ...
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What can be done with I/Q data which would otherwise be impossible?

As I understand it, I/Q data is the complex representation of any waveform. It enables us to understand two things at any arbitrary point in time: The projected amplitude of the waveform. The ...
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How to modulate PSK63 with liquiddsp?

I am trying to implement the BPSK-63 modulator using liuid dsp library. Here is my code: ...
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Finding time of arrival of signal using GNU radio

I am sending a repeating BPSK modulated PN sequence signal from a USRP x310 transmitter. I am receiving the sequence with another USRP x310. Both are attached to an octoclock. Is there a way to get ...
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SDR Dongle, 2MHz Bandwidth related to Fs but bandwidth range 50-2000 MHz

Having a conceptional issue. If a SDR dongle has a 2MHz signal bandwidth, but that can be anywhere within the range of 50-2000 MHz, why is the bandwidth only 2 MHz. The clock must be double the ...
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Processing Wifi Packets

Im trying to use GNUradio 3.8 with an sdr to pick up some wifi packets 2.4 and 5 GHz but im seeing a ton of dropped samples from my sdr. Im wondering if my dropped samples have to do with the sample ...
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Should I filter before calculating power, if I'm looking for relative changes in power?

I am building a "scanner" sort of program, which reads IQ samples from an rtl-sdr stick, and keeps track of the power on certain frequencies, in certain bands. I am interested in detecting activity ...
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Detect static in audio with Python

I have a program running in python. It samples the demodulated FM output from an SDR. When there is no transmission, the input to the program is completely static. How can I go about squelching the ...
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Heterodyne modeling confusion in SDR

I've been reading this lab sheet which explains the signal processing math of the RTL-SDR radio dongle. http://www.eas.uccs.edu/~mwickert/ece4670/lecture_notes/Lab6.pdf In pages 5 and 6, the local ...
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ADALM-PLUTO SDR with gnuradio on Macbook

I am looking to interface PlutoSDR with gnuradio on a macbook. I have gnuradio-companion installed, however, plutosdr blocks (source and sink) don't show up in it. Also tried installing iio-...
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Curved noise floor and ugly unexplained peaks after FFT

It has been so long since I studied this at University, so I'll better ask here if I'm doing something really wrong here. I'm using a USRP frontend for L1 band surveillance. I want a 20MHz bandwidth, ...
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Digital FM Demodulation

I have created a Common Lisp Library to receive samples of an FM signal from BladeRF1 SDR. I want to write a subroutine to implement FM demodulation. The input should be in the format of IQ data. ...
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What does correcting IQ do?

Some software (for example SDR Sharp) has a "Correct IQ" option. This is used to get rid of the DC spike in the middle of the display. What does this setting do to the signal? What is wrong with ...
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Cosine of amplitude 1 but GNU Radio shows FFT has amplitude > 30,000

I am doing an FFT on a cosine wave which has an amplitude of 1. The FFT is amplitude is not 1 but over 30,000. What am I missing here? It's from the GNU Radio FFT wiki page:
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Synchronization of tx and rx in sdr

I am implementing a FMCW radar using bladerf sdr: When reading the output from the vector sinks, the outputs are not synchronised.How should I synchronise them? is it possible to do so using gnuradio ...
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Max frequency of cosine in SDR

I would like to transmit a 56 MHz real cosine and receive it using SDR with max complex sample rate equals 61.44MSPS and an analog filter with BW = 56MHz (the transceiver is AD9361). Can I do it? How ...
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16 QAM GNU Radio

I have been trying to implement a transmitter receiver flow graph which uses 16 QAM. I am using a USRP B200 as the transmitter and a RTL-SDR as the receiver. I used uhd_packet_tx.grc and ...
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Gnu Radio Constellation Receiver

I am trying to use gnu radio to transmit data from one SDR to another using a 16QAM modulation scheme. This is the diagram on the receiver side. Looking at the constellation sink, the constellation ...
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Multirate Signal processing for matching DAC of the SDR

I have been breaking my head for a long time. Please help with this..any input would be helpful! I am trying to implement a OFDM system using SDR (USRPN210 for Transmitter and USRP2 for receiver) ...
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DAC and ADC architecture in SDRs

What are the DAC and ADC architectures in SDRs for inphase and quadrature phase channels? Do we have separate ADC and DAC for each channel or there is some clever way that they are multiplexed to ...
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How to correct for delays in a PAM-X signal with orthogonal CDMA?

I have a receiver which receives data bits at a rate of 5kbit/s. The number of data bits per burst is low (say, 16 bits). These databits are obtained after despreading the incoming signal using an ...
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In SDR could you isolate I and Q

I'm just curious if this could be a way of transmitting stereo?
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Why do SDR receivers emit I/Q samples?

To my understanding hardware receivers for software-defined radio applications basically take the input signal, mix it with the tuning frequency to remove the carrier frequency and then sample the ...
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Possibilities to get the amplitude of a signal at specific frequency from IQ

I'm newbie to the dsp topic and my understanding of math symbols is limited. So at the moment I'm little bit lost to find the right resources. I receive an IQ stream from a SDR. Sample rate: 250k/s ...
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Converting PLL Discriminator into Doppler error

I'm writing a GPS receiver SDR software, and I have calculated the PLL discriminator ouptut as atan(Q_Prompt,I_Prompt) I would like to know the formula that converts the discrminator output to doppler ...
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Recommended device for testing my own SDR?

I'm trying to implement my own SDR using Matlab. I was wondering what kind of device I could buy in order to test it. I know I can use my own soundcard but I was thinking of EM waves, not sound. Is ...
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Time Alignment of 2 Sensors Sampling the Same Signal with Different Hardware Delays

I have two radios sampling simultaneously, and I am trying to time-align their two signals (they will always start sampling at slightly different times with random delays due to hardware differences). ...
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PLL in Tracking for GNSS behaviour

I'm doing work on SDR for GNSS and I'm tracking the signals I/Q using PLL. The calculations for the PLL is done like the following for error estimation: ...
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Best way to resample an OFDM signal without interpolating + filtering?

I am working on a custom transceiver with a sampling rate of 3.84 MHz (256 OFDM subcarriers at 15 kHz, although 56 subcarriers are null). I would like to resample the signal to 5 MHz, in order to use ...
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Obtain I/Q Components from a Real Signal On the Fly - Hilbert Transform or Digital Downconversion?

I'm planning to build a data acquisition system for a software-defined radio receiver. Basically, it just uses an ADC which samples an analog signal and send the signal to a processor. And then a ...
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I Q sampling and baseband version of analytic signal

Is it correct to say that if we have a radio signal $s(t)$ centered around the angular frequency of $\omega$ as $\omega\pm\omega_B/2$ (where $\omega_B$ is the bandwidth of the signal) and the ...
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SDR spectrum anomalies

Is it normal to see periodic peaks going from 48.75 - 90 MHz? Also i was checking on my SDR dongle once and the whole band was raised above background offset for like a whole 50 MHz bandwidth and then ...
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Generating band-limited NRZ signal

What is the bandwidth of a NRZ signal (of a given frequency) and how would you directly synthesize a discrete version a band-limited NRZ signal at some higher sample rate?
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Zeros inserted in QAM Constellation

I need to ask about insertion of Zero Symbols after QAM modulation in a OFDM system. Such that the 4 QAM has a constellation with 4 corner and 1 center symbol indicating zero. What advantages or ...
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Software defined radio panadapter

I am trying to make a panadapter for a software defined radio and I am a little bit stuck and hope someone can help me. I have an I Q signal from my radio. (Actually I am using an IQ wav file from ...
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From IQ to pi/4 DQPSK

I need to decode $\frac\pi4$-DQPSK packets from an SDR, preferably in C#. I have the SDR receiver part done. Now I'm trying to learn how to take the IQ stream and get the packet info from it. I've ...
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Simultaneous transmission of a D2D user

Can a D2D user (a device) transmit simultaneous different signals to a cellular user and a D2D receiver. If we suppose that the D2D device is equipped with SDR technology and can change their ...
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Recommendations for SINAD equipment

I am interested in buying a device that measures the SINAD of the audio signal(FM signal) that I receive from PC. Here is the setup: Signal generator (generating 1kHz FM signal ) $\rightarrow$ ...
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gnuradio extremely sluggish with QT (but seems OK with WX)

I am evaluating gnuradio with Ettus USRP X310 and 2xUBX-160 daugterboards, connected via GBit ethernet to a new Lenovo laptop running Win10 and gnuradio 3.7.13.5. I am testing it with the most basic ...
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Decimation and filtering in the frequency domain

I'm working on a Software Defined Radio project where I'd like to low-pass filter and decimate an analytical signal (IQ) sampled at 96ksps. Let's say the low-pass filter has a cutoff at 5kHz and I'd ...
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RSP1A sample rate vs if bandwidth

I'm using the RSP1A SDR and I want to understand how to choose the best configuration for receiving a signal of 125 khz bandwidth. I would like to know if when choosing the option 200 KHz IF ...
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Recovering data from mystery signal

I was scanning the airwaves using my RTL-SDR and found a signal being broadcast locally that I was able to receive. When I configure the SDR Console V3 software to NFM, I get the following audio. (Wav ...
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Not sure why I get errors of missing blocks when trying examples in Gnuradio Companion

I just started working with GNURadio without much of familiarity about this software. I found a couple examples online and I tried to run them but I get many Missing Block errors. Thats how it looks ...
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Equalisation of FFT spectra

The image shows the frequency spectra of a signal recorded using a SDR. The SDR is of DirectDownSampling type and has some compensation in the signal chain to compensate for the DC spike which would ...
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Getting the bitstream of an unknown RF signal

I am trying to get the bitstream of a signal sent over 433MHz. I have installed SDR# (I'm on Windows), connected my NESDR SMART, and I identified the signal here: I can see there is only one peak ...
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SDR : Signal divided between the edges of the receiving window

I'm using a SDR (specifically the RTL-SDR) to analyse the spectrum and i noticed a phenomena that does not seem logical. The signal I want to capture is centred on 868.3 MHz and the central ...
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How to process IQ data saved as a binary file using rtl-sdr? [duplicate]

How to get meaningful insights from IQ data saved as binary file?