24 Oct '12, 12pm

HackRF is a radio for all frequencies

Michael Ossmann , co-founder of Great Scott Gadgets , is developing HackRF , a software-defined radio (SDR) that lets you switch between radio frequencies on the fly. Most wireless gadgets, like the 3G antenna in a phone, operate using a fixed radio frequency band. But HackRF could potentially receive and transmit any radio frequency from 100 megahertz to 6 gigahertz - a range that includes broadcast and amateur radio, GSM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and remote garage-door openers. Ossmann presented the device at ToorCon in San Diego, California, last weekend. There are other SDRs out there, but HackRF is intended to hit the sweet spot between versatility and cost - around the size of a USB hard drive and with a $300 price tag, the device could sit squarely in the consumer electronics bracket. Ossmann suggests SDR technology will bring about a revolution in the radio communications...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/24/10/2012/5484...

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