Linked by the_randymon on Wed 9th Jan 2013 23:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Anyone who has turned on a shortwave radio in the past decade knows it's a wasteland out there, to the chagrin of nostalgic old geeks like me. But this technology sector is also one poised to explode with innovation thanks to software-defined radio. From H-Online: "Software-defined radio promises to [make] the complexity in radio systems a software problem. The principle is simple and, in the ideal setup, an antenna is connected directly to analogue-to-digital converters for receiving signals and digital-to-analogue converters for transmitting them, with software running on an attached processor taking care of everything else." Your computer is about to become more useful than ever.
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RE[3]: DSP radio
by the_randymon on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: DSP radio"
the_randymon
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2005-07-06

I don't get the idea the goal is to make this into a retro internet sent over the airwaves. I think the idea is to use advances in radio technology to design a new combo of radio transmitter and receiver, and then transmit music and talk. So, the goal isn't internet, it's radio ;) just using new transmission technology instead of old fashioned amplitude modulation.

So don't hold your breath expecting video - I think they're trying to get the old world of interesting programming (news, analysis, talk, even music) distributed over the airwaves, using probably packet technology or something else digital. It's cool anyway.

And I agree, I think OSNews needs to branch out a bit.

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RE[4]: DSP radio
by tidux on Thu 10th Jan 2013 21:55 in reply to "RE[3]: DSP radio"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

And hell, Thom could even spin it as a logical progression.

Desktop OSes => embedded/mobile OSes => phones => SDR

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