Suggestions for SDR kit

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ssdrz
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Suggestions for SDR kit

Post by ssdrz » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:35 pm

Hi all,

I am interested into SDR developments and I am looking for a FPGA SDR kit that should allow me to develope some DSP algorithm using received signals. Using Zynq architecture (for which I have experience with) would be a plus.

I am not looking for some kit with Linux pre-installed, that allow you to just install some packet using apt-get and that's all.

I found the ADALM-Pluto kit (https://www.sdr-radio.com/Radios/Pluto) but I am not sure if it allows you to program the PL...
I also know the Raptor SDR (Zynq Ultra Scale) but its price its around 4k $.

Do you know others FPGA based SDR kit for hobbyst purposes ?
Regards,
s.

aurgathor
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Re: Suggestions for SDR kit

Post by aurgathor » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:19 am

There is the Red Pitaya, but that one isn't exactly cheap either.

However, as per: https://wiki.analog.com/university/tools/pluto you should be able to program the Zynq
"normally write custom software or HDL (for the FPGA) that runs directly on the PlutoSDR"

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Re: Suggestions for SDR kit

Post by rtlsdrblog » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:40 am

Tthe Pluto's Zynq can be programmed with custom logic.

The LimeSDR is another low cost SDR with FPGA, but it's an Altera Cyclone.

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Re: Suggestions for SDR kit

Post by ssdrz » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:21 pm

Thank you guys for the confirmations.
Regards,
s.

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