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whatever happened with mirics?

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:23 pm
by aurgathor
The content of http://www.mirics.com/ right now (source):

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<HEAD>
<!-- Send users to the new location. -->

<BODY>
<p>We are sorry but we do not offer direct support to end users.

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Please address any queries you may have to the supplier of your hardware <br>

</BODY>
</HTML>

I understand that they do not want to deal with end users, but that's still unusually short for them.

Where is their new location?

Re: whatever happened with mirics?

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:26 am
by rtlsdrblog
Mirics and SDRplay are almost the same company. I believe SDRplay is the only authorized user of Mirics chips, and the ones on the Chinese market are unauthorized ones that 'escaped' their control somehow.

Re: whatever happened with mirics?

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:56 pm
by aurgathor
I understand all these, but my question is: "what happened with them? "

Did they cease to exist in one way or another? Or just folded into SDRPlay?

As per wayback machine, the content of their website changed to:
We are sorry but we do not offer direct support to end users.
Please address any queries you may have to the supplier of your hardware
sometime between 02/2018 and 04/2018.

Re: whatever happened with mirics?

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:54 am
by radiolistener
they developed this chipset for tv dongles. But now tv is outdated. So, they transformed into SDRPlay and now selling tv chipsets as SDR receivers. The same as RTLSDR. But RTLSDR is more open hardware.

Re: whatever happened with mirics?

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:18 pm
by aurgathor
I haven't seen many official documentation for either the R820T or the Realtek chip, but they're at least available to purchase for mortal beings without much hassle. (i.e. eBay)

But for the Mirics chips, neither docs, nor chips, so no surprise there aren't very many products with them. As far as I can see from the available info, their tuner is inferior to the R820T2, but the decoder chip could be somewhat better (i,e, 10.4 bit [ENOB] ADC) than the RTL2832U.

Since the Mirics chips were designed to work with each other it might not be trivial to get 2500 to work with R820T, but I think it would be possible if sufficient documentation were available.