It's been a long time since our last iotSDR update, and we've now passed our initial shipping estimate. We had hoped to post some information before that happened, but we were unable to do so. Apologies for the delay. On a more positive note, this update includes photographs of the fully assembled iotSDR boards that we recently received from our manufacturing partner! Read the full update.
This post has some good news about manufacturing and fulfillment status. Read the full update for all the details. Read the full update.
Running this campaign has been a fantastic experience. As with all things, however, it must come to an end. We have two days left to reach our funding goal, and the good news is that we're extremely close. So, if you're interested in seeing what you can do with iotSDR, come help us across that finish line! Read the full update.
Microchip’s AT86RF215 is a multi-band radio transceiver with dual Radio RF Front-ends—one sub-GHz and one at 2.4 GHz—that cover nearly all of the unlicensed IoT bands, making it ideal for all-in-one IoT solutions. This update delves into those capabilities and discusses a few of the ways in which iotSDR takes advantage of them. Read the full update.
The iotSDR has a Max2769 GNSS front-end chip capable of receiving on the GNSS L1 band. GNSS systems are similar, in some respects, to satellite communication systems. They provide a unique set of features that we believe justifies the inclusion of such a specialized receiver chip. This update covers one possible application of that feature set. Read the full update.
First off, we would like to thank our backers and everyone else who has supported iotSDR so far. Unfortunately, we were unable to put in the time, over the past several weeks, to keep you all informed about our progress by posting regular updates. As a result, and in consultation with Crowd Supply, we have decided to extend the campaign by another three weeks. We will now be crowdfunding through Thursday, October 1st. Read the full update.
Based on feedback from market research we've been carrying out over the past week—and to support the SDR developer community—we've decided to add two Early Bird pledge levels to the iotSDR campaign. Both models feature discounted pricing and are available in limited quantities. Read the full update.
We are extremely excited to be launching the iotSDR crowdfunding campaign. Our passion for RF technology and our commitment to open hardware brought us here, and we can't think of anywhere we'd rather be! Featuring dual, narrow-band (AT86RF215) transceivers, a GNSS frontend, and a Zynq SoC, iotSDR is packed with features that developers will appreciate. With support for open source software like PYNQ, Jupyter, and GNU Radio—as well as powerful, gRPC-based remote-operation capabilities—iotSDR provides an open hardware foundation upon which you can develop some very cool applications. Read the full update.
We recently completed our hardware tests and are excited to tell to the community that, having tested all of the iotSDR hardware peripherals, we feel that we have crossed a major milestone. Read the full update.