LabVIEW with rtl-sdr

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scottrf
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LabVIEW with rtl-sdr

Post by scottrf » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:52 pm

I am using LabVIEW for my SDR. I found an example on the web which used rtl_tcp.exe, and brought samples in LabVIEW via TCP, so that is what I am doing... and it works fine.

But... I would like to not have to run the command line rtl_tcp.exe to use my LabVIEW receiver. Can anyone explain how to use the DLLs (or however else it's done) to stream in IQ? SDR# doesn't need the rtl_tcp program. I can look at the source files librtlsdr.c, tuner_r82xx.c, etc. to help figure this out, but I could use some suggestions in getting started.

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Re: LabVIEW with rtl-sdr

Post by rtlsdrblog » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:57 pm

I think he used rtl_tcp as the interface because it's easy to interface this way. I'm not sure how you'd get Labview to connect directly to the RTL-SDR, but it would probably require a good deal of programming. Look at how code like rtl_fm interfaces with the drivers to see how it's done.

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