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iotSDR dev board review

By Marc de Vinck. Posted

With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past few years, there is a need for new ways to develop, test, and deploy high-complexity wireless frameworks. The iotSDR platform allows SDR developers and enthusiasts to design innovative algorithms in multiband and multimode environments of all the current IoT standards. LoRa, Sigfox, Weightless-P, NB-IoT, Zigbee, and of course, Bluetooth are all compatible. And if none of those ecosystems work for you, the iotSDR can be used to develop your own custom modulation.

It works as a development environment, or as a deployable gateway, and looks to be extremely expandable and versatile. You can use a variety of popular open-source software packages in conjunction with the iotSDR, like Xilinx PYNQ Python, Jupyter Notebook, GNU Radio, and more.

Verdict

8/10

FPGA and a GNSS chip for combined power.

Price

$699

Know the law!

We are not lawyers! In general, simply receiving radio frequencies is OK, as long as you don’t decode any encrypted information, or use it for committing a crime. But, transmitting without a proper licence is not typically OK. Before you delve into any SDR hardware, make sure you do it legally.

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