by embedINN

A versatile dev board with everything you need to design custom IoT protocols & gateways

View all updates Jul 31, 2020

We Are Live!

by Abdul Malik Khan

We are extremely excited to be launching this crowdfunding campaign for iotSDR, our first IoT-focused software-defined radio (SDR) board. 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!

We believe that iotSDR will help drive innovation within the sector by giving IoT algorithm developers, product designers, and enthusiasts new tools with which to explore the power of SDR. 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.

At Long Last

In February, when we completed the hardware testing of our production prototype, we thought we were only weeks away from launching this campaign. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic slowed us down to a snail’s pace. While lockdowns and social distancing may have interfered with our progress on the hardware front, they actually accelerated the pace at which we were able to develop and test software. As a result, our team has already ported Google’s Remote Procedural Call (gRPC) APIs, which we had planned as a post-launch milestone.

We got here slow and steady…but we got here. So please come have a look! And don’t hesitate to drop us a line if you have any questions.

$11,280 raised

of $10,000 goal

112% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices


iotSDR 7020

One iotSDR dev board with a Zynq XC7Z020 FPGA


Ethernet cable (1M)

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

Bel Ethernet Cable: RJ45 CAT5E Shield (1M). Connector ends: RJ45, wire gauge: 24 AWG, male / male.


Active GPS Antenna

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

A low-noise active GPS antenna suited for the GPS L1 band. Accepts 3-5V DC and outputs RF via an SMA(m) connector. Optional adhesive mounting.


916 MHz Helical Monopole Antenna

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

Order two for use with iotSDR.

916 MHz ISM Right Angle SMA Connector (LoRaWAN, HaLow, IoT Low-Profile Whip) by Linx Technologies


LCW Dipole Antenna

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

Order two for use with iotSDR.

2.4 GHz Dipole Tilt Swivel Antenna with SMA connector by Linx Technologies. Length: 83.1 mm


430-435 MHz SMA Male Antenna

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

Order two for use with iotSDR.

One single 433MHz Swivel Stick Dipole – SMA-M Stick Antenna by Pulse. (Image includes two antenna to show swivel capability.)


microSD Card

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

An industrial-grade memory card with extended endurance.



Embedding things in reality.

Abdul Malik Khan

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