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Re: [softrock40] Re: Interesting SDR project funded by DARPA

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  • David Turnbull
    Alex, Why wait? Just stick a Peaberry on a Raspberry Pi or your favorite SoC platform. Since the Peaberry has two sound cards and a key jack built-in, just one
    Message 1 of 36 , Oct 27, 2012
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      Alex,

      Why wait? Just stick a Peaberry on a Raspberry Pi or your favorite SoC platform. Since the Peaberry has two sound cards and a key jack built-in, just one USB cable between the two boards is all you need.

      73 David AE9RB

      On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Alex Turcu <talex004@...> wrote:


      Parallella reached the goal on Kickstarter. Now I can't wait for standalone SDRs based on this thing and a softrock/peaberry clone stacked on it.
      Alex


    • Sid Boyce
      They must get a real good deal as the Origen board starts at $199.
      Message 36 of 36 , Oct 29, 2012
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        They must get a real good deal as the Origen board starts at $199.
        http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/Exynos/platform_partners_platform.html#Arndale-Board
        73 ... Sid.

        On 29/10/12 22:02, Alex Turcu wrote:
         

        ODROID-X is indeed an impressive platform. However at $129 it seems subsidized (the CPU module itself sells for $119 and is out of stock), but as with the BeagleBone, I like the modularity!

        Alex

        On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 5:37 PM, Sid Boyce <sboyce@...> wrote:
         

        I gave up on the Pi largely because of the USB load problems and the tussles I had with trying unsuccessfully to get sound working.

        I have replaced it with the ODROID-X which is running hiqsdr-server, dspserver and QtRadio happily.
        73 ... Sid.

         
        On 29/10/12 20:25, Shirley Márquez Dúlcey wrote:
         

        > Cheap as it is, I dislike the RPi for its closed SoC, and I seriously doubt it has the horsepower for SDR (last time I checked I had no confirmation it would work). While it does have a GPU that may have enough horsepower, > it lacks OpenCL support and Broadcom don't seem to eager to implement it anytime soon (nor release specs for the open-source community to implement)


        The closed-source issue is no longer true as of a few days ago: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2221

        The lack of computing power remains. I don't know whether the GPU in the Pi has enough flexibility to implement meaningful OpenCL support... though with the driver source now available it's something the community can investigate.

        Broadcom has historically been a problem for the open-source community, notably its WiFi interfaces. Kudos to them for opening up the source for the SoC in the Pi.



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