- Yes, the more products in the market, the better,
though as you said, it will be in the high end prices of 4K to 7K USD.
Regarding new programs, I do not claim that I know, yet the things that happen at hpsdr are showing the direction and way of the described Flex6K functionality.
Actually, IMHO, the whereabouts of hpsdr team are more or less to an extend translated into Flex products and that has been shown even from the Flex5K.
Also dont know if this would be a 'brand new' s/w yet businesswise its more efficient to re-use your hard-earned and developed modules rather than to re-invent the wheel, so I guess the DSP would be exactly the same (and I dont see any reason to change it).
Though most likely Flex is going totally commercial in the application area and that explains a lot.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "applewiz2000" <rob.m0rzf@...> wrote:
> Hi Christos,
> It is good to see a new product come onto the market but inevitably the price is high. There was a glaring market hole for a top spec commercial DDC/DUC transceiver, and pretty obvious they would fill it sooner or later.
> I meant the PowerSDR software itself will go the way of the dinosaur. So is the smartSDR software derived from it, or a new program?
> I will admit to not looking at HPSDR much these days. Their development updates seem very slow. In particular the Hermes board has taken ages to be released, and now has a commercial competitor.
> --- In email@example.com, "sv1eia" <sv1eia@> wrote:
> > Rob,
> > I'd say that I dissagree.
> > If you were attending to what is going on in the last couple of years in OpenHPSDR you would have reckon that this is the aftermath.
> > Obviously Flex is trying to move away from their previous brand for many reasons (we can imagine why), yet the new one is by all means based on the building blocks of PowerSDR, we've seen that unfolding in the hpsdr and metis.
> > Appart from the software though, one happy (for me) suprise is that Flex has gone into hardware DSP processors from TI for their new 6000 range, the TI TMS320*, whereas a DSP from that series I've also placed a couple of years ago in USB2SDR :-)