Questions tagged [sdr]

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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How to get coordinates of complex RTL-SDR signal?

As I have already explained here (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49358449/python-how-to-get-coordinates-of-complex-rtl-sdr-signal-peaks?noredirect=1#comment85722604_49358449), I need to find the ...
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Understanding unexpected i/q calculation on a downsampled signal

I am reading samples with an RTL-SDR, centered on an FM broadcast station: ...
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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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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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IQ FM Demodulation of Wow and Flutter Signal in Software

Background: I have a recording device that exhibits Wow and Flutter, or periodic frequency deviation. I use this device to record a calibrated 3.15kHz test tone from a tape film to generate a .wav ...
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Frequency-ratio at baseband IQ-mixing

I was wondering by what logic or mathematics the frequency-ration $$ \frac{f_{lo}}{f_s} $$ in the sine-functions comes into existence? Source
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Sample rate changing audio pitch

I am using rtl-sdr at an adjustable sample rate to get stuff from a WBFM radio station. I then filter and demodulate it. When I sample at 2.4Msps, the sound is 'choppy'. I tied the sample rate to a ...
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How to architect a “for loop” (frequency hopping) in gnuradio (companion)?

I have the setup where I send data via USRP Sink over an SDR and receive the response. However, this needs to be performed at different carrier frequencies, sequentially in time but continuously (the ...
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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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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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Auto correlation , Time duration measurement for SDR calculation purposes

I'm a SDR and DSP beginner , I'm trying to find correlation between pulses I receive using a SDR, with a replica that I have (basically pulses with predetermined duration's). I've looked in this ...
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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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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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Any recommendations for buying SINAD measuring equipment? [duplicate]

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 -> attenuator ->HackRF connected to PC with SDR# ...
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Which equipment to use for testing performance of AM, FM, and DAB

I want to test the performance of AM, FM and DAB radio in RTL-SDR. I want to measure sensitivity, adjacent channel selectivity, cross-modulation/blocking, and third-order intermodulation to be some of ...
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Appropriate channel bandwidth for my BPSK modulated Psuedo-Random code on direct conversion transceiver

My hardware is an analog device SDR+Xilinx FPGA (sdr = fmcomms4-ebz). The direct conversion transceiver (ad9364) has a tunable channel bandwidth of 200Khz - 56Mhz. I am employing BPSK modulation on a ...
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what waveform using to send qpsk signal with IQ tranceiver

I have an SDR tranceiver (AD9361 on fmcomms3) working with IQ channels, i wanted to make a c++ software that modulate and send a digital QPSK signal but i'm a beginner in digital signal processing and ...
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How to plot real time graph using python for the signals received from RTL SDR?

Using the below python code, I am able to plot a graph. Can anyone please tell me how to modify this code to plot the graph continuously in real time? ...
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Any ideas on creating a GNU radio block for scanning active frequencies (FM/AM/DAB/DVB-T)?

I am trying to create a GNU Radio block that scans the active frequencies, let's say for FM/DAB channel. I have seen scanner implementations in c++/python but are not compatible with GNU Radio. Can ...
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How do I differentiate between signals from an unknown program?

I believe this question is on topic for this site under Algorithm debugging questions, but if not, I would appreciate a suggestion about where to post this question....
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Why do IQ Impairements, Quadrature Skew and DC offset have these geometric effects on the constellation?

I'm studying telecommunications, and would like to be sure to understand the maths behind these effects. For IQ Imbalance and DC offset, it seems pretty clear why we observe a rectangle shape or a ...
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What is wrong with my PSD computation?

I'm trying to calibrate the RX of my SDR Board to become a measuring receiver. I.e, by connecting it to a known source of power (in my case, a frequency generator), at a fixed frequency, I'm trying to ...
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Correct way to calibrate RX into a measuring receiver

While playing with my SDR (Software Defined Radio) Board, I was interested in performing a TX output power table at different center frequencies and TX antenna gains. I have an RF frequency generator....
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RTL-SDR data types

I am using pyrtlsdr to read samples from an RTL-SDR. As in the example on the page, I am getting samples with sdr.read_samples(x). The RTL-SDR returns 16 bits per ...
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FFT showing evenly spaced signals when tuned to ~56 MHz down to 25.680

I'm running GQRX on Mac OS X 10.11.6 hooked up to an RTL-SDR dongle. I noticed when I'm tuned anywhere between ~56 MHz on down to 25.680 MHz I see evenly spaced signals on the FFT. But when I tune ...
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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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Spectrum Sensing HW

I am interested to use an existing hardware to perform a spectrum sensing/monitoring in the frequency range of 2.2–2.6 GHz. Taking into account that the 802.11ac channels are in the range of 2.4–2.5 ...
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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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Taking care of 'splash' onto adjacent frequencies

I have a system that should identify activity on a frequency (say in a 5kHz range), and report the frequency. I have a problem with this system - the signal strength is sometimes wider than 5kHz, or ...
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Coming up with a squelch value

I am building a scanning-type system. I have samples in $\textrm{dB}$ and I want to determine when to allow them through. I am trying to decide between allowing them through when they reach a ...
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When to use raw signal strength, vs. when to filter first

I am collecting I/Q samples from an RTL SDR dongle. I notice the rtl_power utility provided for Linux filters and does other processing, before reporting signal ...
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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?
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Weird noise floor slope when capturing with USRP E310

I'm experiencing a weird effect on my captures. It may just be due to my bad dsp understanding. I'm using an E310 SDR platform to capture a multitone (4 carriers) signal: Fc = 150 MHz Bw = 286 KHz ...